The Facebook post of Alphi Magdaluyo about his encounter with an intelligent kid went viral in social media recently.
In the post of Alphi, she told about his inspiring conversation with the kid named Mudjur Clemente, 13 years old from Tondo
and currently in grade seven level at Jose Abad Santos High School.
She said that Mudjur approached her to sell snacks for his “baon” in school. However, she did not want to buy at first that’s why the kid volunteered to recite “Preamble” in exchange that she will buy the goods and Enchanted kingdom tickets that the boy was selling. To her surprise, Mudjur also know national territory, declaration of state policies, citizenship and suffrage, legislative, revised penal code article 14 aggravating (circumstances), article 11 justifying circumstances, family code – what is marriage and civil code article 1920. He also knows accounting.
Alphi was inspired by eagerness of Mudjur to learn despite poverty. She concluded “amazed by this kid and how cool his schoolmates can be. This generation was not that hopeless as I imagined it to be, after all.”
Mudjur wants to take law someday.
To date, the post has been shared almost 3,000 times.
Here’s the full post
“Ate bili na po kayo.”
This kid often shows up outside the school at around 6pm onwards asking people to buy snacks, “pang baon ko lang po” he adds.
This evening, I was surpised by his spiel.
“Ate bili na po kayo.”
Me: next time na, next time.
Him: Ate gusto nyo po irecite ko sa inyo ‘yung Preamble?
I turned to look at him, seriously.
“Ano pa ang alam mo?”
H: Preamble, national territory, declaration of state policies, citizenship and suffrage, legislative, revised penal code article 14 aggravating (circumstances), article 11 justifying circumstances, family code – what is marriage, saka po ‘yung civil code article 1920.
M: *laughs* Memorize mo? sino nagsabi sa’yo nyan? Mga law students?
H: Opo. May deal po.
Me: anong mga deal?
H: bumibili po ng mga paninda ko, meron pa po, ticket. Sa EK.
M: Enchanted Kingdom?
Nagpunta ka dun?
H: Opo. Nagpunta po sila tapos sinama po ako. May ticket nga sa Star City, dalawa sayang di po nagamit.
Me: Sige papicture muna sayo ha. Baka may gusto magpa deal ng accounting sayo.
H: “‘yung taxes po. Tapos ‘yung “negotiable”.
Amazed by this kid and how cool my schoolmates can be. This generation was not that hopeless as I imagined it to be, after all.
Mudjur Clemente is 13 years old from Tondo, grade seven student of Jose Abad Santos High School. He is already planning to take up law someday.