Meet Joselito Caasi Padilla

Meet Joselito Caasi Padilla, a former sea urchin diver who is now a certified seaman.

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Joselito Caasi Padilla | Image Credit | DOTr


Joselito Caasi Padilla was only five years old when he started diving for sea urchin
to help with his family’s daily expenses.


But even in this difficult situation, he dreamed of becoming a seaman and continued
to persevere and studied hard to realize his childhood dream of one day becoming
a seaman.


With the help of the Project Malasakit Program of Kara David, Joselito was able to
graduate with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation course on March


As of this month, September 2018, he is currently in Singapore to work as a
“deck cadet”.


No matter how hard life is, do not give up. It is difficult, but there are many ways
to achieve your dream. Strive, study hard, and persevere because every difficult
ride will bring you success, “Joselito said”.


You are an inspiration, not only to your fellow sailors, but to the young people who
dream of succeeding in life,Joselito.We salute you, in the name of Filipino people!
Long live! (DOTr)