Joseph and Monaliza are both teachers in Fr. Luigi Caburlotto School in Amadeo, Cavite. Teacher Mona was teaching Kinder 1 and 2 students while Teacher Joe was handling Grade 6. It was Teacher Mona’s simplicity and kind-heartedness that captured the heart of Teacher Joe. He started courting her in the Valentine’s Day of 2017 and since then, he was sure that she is the person whom he wants to be forever with. After two months of courting, Teacher Mona finally said YES on April 09, 2017.
Just like a typical relationship, the couple had to pass their own crossroads. Time had been an issue for them because of their busy schedules. But what makes their love strong and genuine is their constant dialogue and their families’ support and understanding. They also believe that the prayer of the people who support and love them, especially the sisters of the Daughters of St. Joseph of Caburlotto, keep their love pure and strong. Finally, after two years and five months of being together, regardless of a 12-year age gap, Teacher Joe and Teacher Mona decided to begin their road to life time and forever!
For them, the school is not just their workplace, but their second home, and their second family as well. Because of their attachment to this ‘second home’, they got married at the St. Joseph Chapel of Father Luigi Caburlotto School on the 25th of September 2019, followed by a reception at the Madre Vendramin Gymnasium.