Last week, Vilma and I had the time of our life as we went to Manila to represent Mindanao in the Talk ‘N Text’s nationwide search for Tipid Sulit Idol in the individual category.The contest recognized outstanding persons and groups who makes impacts in their community.Pasali assisted volunteer teacher Vilma Bonifacio received her trophy and cash grant worth 80,000 pesos during the awarding ceremony at Ynares center, Antipolo City, Rizal last August 1, 2010. I, too won a cash grant as her nominator.
We lived a luxurious life for three days as we enjoyed an all expense paid trip sponsored by the Smart telecommunications network. It was our first time to ride a plane (..and the turbulence) and checked in a hi- tech 32 story hotel.
When I look back of how things came to pass, I saw a breakthrough that happened specially for Ms. Vilma Bonifacio, a Manobo teacher from a remote mountain area in Sitio Biao,Palimbang Sultan Kudarat going to Manila to be recognized by Smart-the leading wireless telecommunication network and by the press people.