Family Life

San Joaquin Central School

Ria’s cousin, Soledad Lumagdong (Monton) Abella (above photo 3rd from right), is a dedicated, hard-working elementary school teacher at the San Joaquin Central School located in the Barangay San Joaquin, Samar, Philippines. The school is about 35 minutes northwest of Calbayog City via the Pan-Philippine Highway AH26.

In October of 2015, Soledad’s elementary students needed school supplies. Ria and I sent some money via Western Union to Soledad. Before we knew it, we received a photo from Soledad’s class thanking us for their school supplies. There is nothing better in this world than helping young children with their education!

“Thank you Sir Marcus and Ma’am Gregoria” is printed on the blackboard