42 year-old Dad gets college diploma, honor
Romeo L. Canceran, 42 of Brgy. Dangan, Reina Mercedes, Isabela proved that age is not a requirement to earn a college degree.

He received his college diploma and graduated Cum Laude on April 3, 2014 at the Isabela State University, Cauayan City Campus. He took up Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology major in Electronics.

“This is my passion. I am repairing appliances like television, electric fans and other devices. This is why I took up the course because I know I will excel in this field, “ Canceran said.

Asked, what are his motivations to pursue college education, “I want to give my children a better future. I can now apply as a teacher and earn a stable income,” he said.

Canceran plans to continue his studies by taking up his master’s degree at the same University.

Aside from his meritorious academic performance, Canceran also served as president of the Student Supreme Council for the school year 2011-2012. He was also recognized for being a TESDA National Certificate II Passes in Consumer Electronic Servicing.

His wife, Marissa Garcia Canceran was elected as a village councilor in the last barangay election. She is helping her husband by raising livestock and having a rolling store selling vegetables in their community.

For 10 years, ASKI served as the couple’s partner in achieving their dream. Through the loan that they got, they were able to start their business and eventually build a concrete house for them. The Canceran family is now staying in a stronger house compared from an old nipa hut where they lived.

Romeo is also a client of ASKI Cauayan Branch under the Loan Educational Advancement Program or LEAP. He has a P20,000 loan which he used to support his education.

The couple was blessed with five wonderful children. Miriam Joy, Mark Haggai and Honey Mae are studying at the Reina Mercedes Vocational High School while, Grace Ann and John Roi study at the Dangan Elementary School. They continue to excel in their respective classes.
"This is my passion. I am repairing appliances like television, electric fans and other devices. This is why I took up the course because I know I will excel in this field"
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