Perseverance Can Lead To Success
Hi everyone! Please accept my apologies for my absence over the last two to three days. Most of you that know me probably know that I have been seeking financial help in our LGU's. That's exactly what I've been doing the last few days. It was very exhausting, but I badly needed financial help.
Last Thursday, I went back to the mayor's office to follow up on my application. I was told to go back Wednesday, but I decided to go Thursday morning just to be sure that they already had the budget for it. Unfortunately, the staff told me that they didn't have the money yet, but I was also told to go back on Monday and be early because they would have the budget on the said day. A friend of mine who works in our brgy referred me to them, so I had a higher chance of obtaining the financial assistance that I badly needed.
I headed straight to the Governor's office and just walked my way there since it is just a short walk from the mayor's office to the Capitol, where the Governor's office is located. I had with me the same requirements that I submitted in the mayor's office. My friend informed me that they would most likely request the same specifications. There was a long queue of people who had the same purpose of going there as me. So I decided to go back after lunch, but I asked for the list of requirements from one of the staff and headed home.
It was 12:30 in the afternoon when I went back, and I was hoping that there would be fewer people, but I arrived there with even a longer queue. After submitting my requirements to one of the staff, I was told to wait for my name to be called. Two hours had passed before I was called inside, and I am pretty sure that I had submitted all the requirements needed. But when the staff checked, she said that I lacked the official quotation price for the chest CT scan. She told me that they needed the official thingy with the signature and not just the request form with the price on it. I thought that they would consider it because it was okay in the mayor's office when I presented it.
What can I do but to take back all the papers and go back to St. Anthony hospital to ask for the official quotation. I was already exhausted, but I still went there so that I could finish everything at the earliest possible time. I had to pay 100 pesos for that official thingy. It was already 3 pm, and I decided to go home and go back to the Capitol the next day.
So yesterday, Friday, I went back to the Capitol at 7:30 in the morning. I went there early, hoping to be the first in the line, but when I arrived, there was already a long queue. But at least I was 10th on the line. They started giving numbers 1 hour later. But here is the thing: the staff told us that they would prioritize those who live outside the city. As in, what the heck?! We were there early, but they would prioritize those who had just arrived because they live far away. I told the staff that it was unfair for those of us who were there early. They should cater to us first since it is a first come, first served policy. But they told us to give consideration to them because they had to travel a long way to get there. We were so annoyed, but there was nothing that we could do but wait. If only I didn't need the money, I'd be long gone from the premises.
Having said that, it took three hours before my name was called. The staff member who interviewed me was so accommodating and she asked questions in the most polite way possible. It took a little longer to check my requirements, but finally, she accepted all of them, and she asked for my number and told me that they would give me a call or text about the schedule of claiming the money in the treasurer's office.
I left the building with a long sigh and in my mind, I was yelling, "at last, I am done and can finally have a long rest."
Now, I just have to wait for the text.
After going through all that, I am so exhausted. I've had a terrible headache going on and off for the past few days. So yesterday, I opted to rest and slept the whole day. And the gloomy weather and heavy rain made it possible for me to sleep soundly.
Date Published: July 9, 2022
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