LOOK: 68-yr-old 'super lolo' enrolls in senior high, loves math

Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 15 2016 09:21 AM

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This 68-year-old grandfather is a believer in education and hard work.

Lolo Virgilio Pentacasi is a senior high (Grade 11) student at Carlos Putong National High School in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

A native of Catarman, Dauis, just a few kilometers from Tagbilaran City, Lolo Virgilio said he enrolled in grade 7 in 2012 out of boredom.

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Lolo Virgilio used to be a fisherman but had to stop working due to old age. He said he wanted to do something and thought of finishing his studies.

He said he didn't enroll in high school when he was young because it would be costly, saying he comes from a family of fishermen and farmers.

Now, he enjoys going to school everyday with an allowance of P20 from his younger brother, age 66, who still farms.

Lolo Virgilio said his favorite subject is math and dislikes Filipino and Araling Panlipunan.

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He took cookery in the technical-vocational track because he likes to cook and would like to learn more.

Lolo Virgilio said he is even willing to go to college if someone shoulders his expenses. He pointed out he has no illness and does not take maintenance medicine.

School officials said they enjoy Lolo Virgilio's company, calling him a "super lolo" for finishing the four years of junior high before continuing with senior high.