‘BIN-I’ scholar hurdles October 2018 CPA board exam

SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte – Jayson D. Custodio, a scholar of the San Nicolas Express BIN-I Foundation, Inc., passed the 2018 October Certified Public Accountant (CPA) board examination on Monday, October 22.

Custodio, a resident of Brgy. 6 San Juan Bautista, is the youngest of three siblings. His father, Bernabe, was diagnosed with heart disease so his mother, Magdalena, resorted to all means of livelihood, including selling of lotions, dishwashing soaps and other household products just to make ends meet.

According to him, tertiary education is truly difficult specially when you are financially challenged. “It requires a lot of effort, dedication and discipline to graduate,” Custodio told in an online conversation. “Kasi ti panawen itan ket narigat agpaturpos ti kolehiyo gapo ti kinangina agpabasa,” he added.

Being a consistent BIN-I scholar from first year up to his last year in college, Custodio was accorded free tuition fees, monthly allowances and even board examination fees by the foundation.

Custodio expressed his profound gratitude to the foundation and its trustees, “Thank you to BIN-I foundation, my sponsors, most especially Mayor Alfredo P. Valdez, Jr. and Dr. Melanie Valdez for helping me achieve my dream to become a CPA through your financial, moral and spiritual support.”

“You have played a very important role in my life and to my fellow scholars. I hope ma’ams and sirs nga dikay koma maumuma nga mangtulong kadaguiti padak nga adda noble dream na,” he added.

In June, Custodio graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at the Mariano Marcos State University and eventually took the board exam.

BIN-I is a goodwill organization which is founded and chaired by Municipal Mayor Alfredo P. Valdez, Jr. who has been unfailing in his purpose to help out less fortunate students to one day achieve their dreams in life.

Mayor Valdez recently had a trip to Hawaii, USA for a fund-raising concert which was organized and conducted for the benefit of the 128 present scholars of the foundation. A total of $6,500 was raised for educational assistance of these scholars. – Rod Jerick R. Ribao