Truly, Filipinos are very resourceful. This was proven once again after the BS Hospitality Management student Jovel Bante Jr went viral for making a makeshift oven to continue his studies at the Holy Cross of Davao College in Davao City.
A series of photos were posted by his professor, Raymond Minoza, on his Facebook account. He shared the oven that was made from a big tin container, chicken wire, and sand.
“Totoo talaga ang kasabihan na kapag gusto, maraming paraan. Wala talagang imposible kung gugustuhin lang natin matuto,” Minoza, who is Bante’s professor in Bread and Pasty Production, wrote.
As part of the distance learning, the professor wanted his students to study the oven’s temperature before their pastries are baked. According to Minoza, he is still happy for Bante’s ‘alternative oven.’
Bante, a second-year college student, told ABS-CBN News that they didn’t have an oven that’s why he had to make an alternative one so he can use it in school.
“Naisipan ko po na gumawa na lang ng DIY oven para po makapag-laboratory ako sa major namin. Medyo mahirap pero kaya naman, inisip ko na gawin para may magamit ako sa laboratory namin,” he said.
For his part, Minoza said he sees potential in his student and he hopes that the incident serves as an inspiration for other students.
“He is very resourceful at masipag. For 1 month namin na virtual class, may nakita akong potential sa kanya na maging chef in the future,” he added.