Batangueña finds hope in Qatar

FI Cumal, Rachelle

Batangueña Rechelle D. Cumal is Service Coordinator of BARQ Construction Group.

New hope

For her, Qatar is a Land of New Hope. “It somehow changed, because nothing in this world is permanent but change. I was a Document Controller for two years before and recently promoted as a Service Coordinator. Basically, I’m the one who’s coordinating with our clients, preparing documents and monitoring each maintenance service. I’m living in a world full of love and hope. I always make it to a point that I wake up in a good mood. There may be unexpected circumstances that it may get spoiled but still, I manage to reverse things into positivity.”

“Our company is in the field of construction. We do MEP, Electro-Mechanical works and maintenance of Fire Protection System. I think one of the reasons behind the company’s success is its employees, considering that they are the “bread and butter” of the company. And of course, through the way how the management handles and resolves issues and keeps their employees motivated.

Keep moving

She was born on May 29, 1993 in Taysan, Batangas. Her parents Benito B. Cumal, a retired professional welder, and Adelaida Calawin De Villa, are from Lipa City. “My family is my inspiration. My Tatay really motivates me to keep forward and be successful in life. I have a loving family. Now that all of my siblings are working abroad we appreciate each other more and value each time when we’re together.”

She has five siblings, namely: Rose Ann Cumal, Assistant Manager of Promod; Rejelyn Cumal, a coordinator of Bershka; Richard Cumal, a chef; Rod Cumal, an electrician; and, Benito Cumal, a college student. She took her elementary education at Taysan Central School (Achiever, 2006) and her high school at Lipa City Colleges (Third Honors, 2009). She was a Dean’s Lister at the First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities where she graduated in 2013.

Never doubt yourself

She’s only 23 years old. “You should never doubt yourself and just go with the flow and always remember to keep your faith. Joining FI is one of the things I consider as a community project. My greatest achievement is that I was able to provide for my family. I’m still appreciating what life has offered me. I’m not yet close, not yet far to my dreams.”●

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IMG_3984THE BLOGGER. Ulysses Espartero is a journalist, historian and book author who traces his roots from two Philippine jewels – Laguna and Antique.  While in Dubai, he enjoyed his expat life documenting the struggles and victories of migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council states. He has released two books – Precious Gems in a Desert of Gold (2014) and Filipino Heroes in the Gulf (2016). Connect with him on facebook.




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