Bernadette Mansay Pillien — 1996 Graduate
Chef in a Hotel in London
Since my father was a tricycle driver and my mother a fulltime housewife, I really did not expect to study and go to College. Until one day, I heard about Punlaan School and enrolled in their program.
Punlaan gave me the chance to give my family a better life and lead me to many great opportunities. Punlaan taught me how to build and strengthen myself mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Being bombarded by lessons about self-reliance, self-esteem, work ethics and faith in God was most valuable to me.
I gained a lot of incredible experiences from my On-The-Job Training at the Manila Peninsula Hotel where I was absorbed right after graduation and which prepared me to deal with the difficulties that came along while working abroad dealing with different kinds of people.
Punlan School helped me develop myself professionally and made me a more responsible person.