A grandfather garnered praise from netizens after a photo of him helping his grandchildren with their school modules spread across social media.
Bonifacio Santolaja is a treasurer at the Office of Senior Citizen (OSCA) in Tacurong City who does not receive a salary because he works for the “labor of love”, said Facebook page DepEd Tayo soccsksargen in a post that has nearly 2k likes.
Every time Bonifacio is done with his work, he calls on his grandchildren so they can work on their modules together.
One of the photos that really made netizens admire Bonifacio is of him using a magnifying glass to read the modules. At 93-years of age, it is expected for someone like him to have relatively poorer eyesight.
Not only that, he seems to be really engaged in teaching his grandchildren.
TEACHER LOLO NG TACURONG CITY!Kilalanin si Lolo Bonifacio “Boning” Gedaya Santolaja Sr ng Tacurong City, ninety-three…
Posted by DepEd Tayo soccsksargen on Sunday, October 18, 2020
Bonifacio used to work as a cashier for a local company. He took accounting units in college but never finished.
But even without an college degree, he was able to put his children through school and gave them the opportunity he once let slip away.
“Ngayon hindi pa nagtatapos ang kanyang misyon, dahil ang kanyang mga apo naman ang kanyang pinagtutuunan ng pansin” the post said.
“Isa kang dakila Lolo Boning, pinatunayan mong ang edad ay hindi hadlang upang magturo,” it added.