"By 2021, all of the sub-projects that have been already been approved now should already be finished, but not simultaneously," Namoc said.
Namoc said most of the projects that are being applied for have something to do with infrastructure, specifically FMR roads, adding that the application process before a project proposal gets approved normally takes 6 months to 1 year.
You never even finished school," Namoc quoted her employer as saying three years ago, the scathing remarks that succeeded in bringing her to where she is now.
Now a fourth-year high school student at Batasan Hills National High School's Alternative Delivery Mode (ADM) program, Namoc works five days a week as a sales exhibitor at a mall on Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City.
On the way to proving her former employer wrong, Namoc, a single mother, said she wanted to serve as a model for her two sons and teach them that they can be what they choose to be.
Namoc's story and her fight for functional literacy comes as the world celebrates International Literacy Day Monday, which was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) on Nov.
Namoc was introduced to the program when, in 2012, an advertising streamer caught her attention while she was picking up her son from the Corazon Aquino Elementary School, across from the Batasan Hills National High School.
"I remember telling myself, 'This is my chance to study again and get a diploma,'" Namoc said.
I decided then I will go home and finish my studies," Namoc said.
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was the artist's first large-scale exhibition in China since leaving for Japan in the '80s.