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Roy Torrentira is a symbol of 'katapatan,' proving that he can pursue his dream without succumbing to the lure of quick money

Ever since he was 10 years old, Rosalio “Roy” Torrentira already knew what he wanted to become: a lawyer.

Now a newly-minted attorney at 29, Roy had tried all sorts of odd jobs — including being a taxi driver — to finance his law studies. Hard up financially but deadset on becoming a lawyer without succumbing to the lure of quick money, Roy is a symbol of katapatan. 

Watch as he recounts his struggles in the pursuit of a dream. –


Be inspired by the dedication of a 71-year-old teacher from Culion, Palawan on July 26.

We’ll be posting quotable quotes from these exemplary individuals on Instagram starting July 26. Follow @rappler on Instagram.

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