Romualdez bloc extols Yolanda survivor for topping CPA exams
• August 6, 2014
• Written by Ryan Ponce Pacpaco
• Published in Top Stories
THE House independent bloc led by Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez yesterday commended a super typhoon Yolanda survivor for his trailblazing achievement after topping the 2014 licensure exams for certified public accountants (CPA).
With a rating of 94.57 percent, Romualdez and his bloc congratulated Rommel Rhino Edusma, 25, and a graduate of Asian Development Foundation College (ADFC) in Tacloban City, for his achievement.
“Despite the sufferings he endured after surviving the onslaught of super typhoon ‘Yolanda,’ he still managed to ace the examinations,” said Romualdez as his bloc filed a resolution to extol Edusma.
Aside from Romualdez, other authors of the resolution from his bloc include Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla, Camarines Sur Rep. Diosdado M. Arroyo, Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay) party-list Rep. Lito Atienza, Abakada Rep. Jonathan de la Cruz, La Union Rep. Victor Ortega, Surigao del Sur Rep. Philip Pichay, Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap and Quezon Rep. Aleta Suarez.
In an interview, Edusma said his harrowing experience during the onslaught of “Yolanda” helped him to strengthen his resolve to perform very well in the examinations.
“I am very thankful, my hard work paid off. Our experience during Yolanda onslaught inspired me to strive very hard because education and passing this examination is my sure ticket away from poverty,” said Edusma.
In commending Edusma, the independent bloc said Rhino “did not let ‘Yolanda’ dampen his spirits to finish his studies and used the tragedy instead as a motivation to do well when he takes the licensure exams for accountants so he could help his family and inspire millions of ‘Yolanda’ survivors.”
“Rhino, the sixth of the 10 kids of a retired soldier and a housewife suffering from a heart ailment, went on to his review classes in Manila with sustained determination to pass the accounting board exams with flying colors while looking for a job to help keep his younger sister in college,” the resolution said.