Teaching is the noblest profession they say, because the future leaders of the world lies on the teacher’s hand. A teacher from Aklan has been teaching since 1950, so we can only imagine how many lives he has touched and inspired.
Age Is Just A Number
For the 91 year old professor Gonzalo Maravilla, age is nothing but a number. He might easily be one of the oldest living teachers still practicing their profession in the country. He started teaching in 1950 and never stopped since, and he is showing no signs of slowing down.
Despite his advance years, Sir Along, as he is fondly called, said that he doesn’t plan to retire soon. Unlike many men his age, Sir Along is physically fit and mentally sharp. In fact, he walks from home to the school everyday, a proof of his excellent health.
Sir Along is teaching Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, and Physics at Madyaas Institute in Albasan Numancia, Aklan. He has been teaching there since 1950 and his father also taught in that same school.
According to his colleagues and students, he can stand and walk easily, without any difficulty and teaches the subjects with such eloquence as if he he knows it by heart. Well, that’s what 69 years of experience gives you!
Outpour Of Praises
When the stroy of sir Along was featured on Front Row of GMA and his story went viral on social media, there was an outpouring of support and praises from the netizens. The netizens were all proud of the dedication that sir Along has for his profession.
Even his former students said that his attitude and skills as a teacher is second to none. He was very knowledgeable of the subjects he taught and was very kind and compassionate to his students. The netizens thanked him for his unbridled service to his students and his sacrifices to the youth.