CEBU, Philippines — “Apply the principles that you have learned as an athlete in everything that you do.”
For champion athlete and bar topnotcher Atty. Jebb Lynus Q. Cane, this is a major component for the student-athletes of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) to succeed in whatever kind of path they want to take in life.
Cane, the pride of University of San Carlos (USC) who placed 9th during the 2018 Bar Examination and a decorated swimmer during his student days, was the honored guest and speaker during yesterday’s elaborate opening ceremony of CESAFI Season 19 at the Cebu Coliseum.
The 36-year-old Cane, recalled all the hardships and challenges he encountered during the early stage of his career as a student-athlete.
“For most of my life, I rose up early in the morning when it’s still too dark to get out of bed. And my body was still aching from yesterday’s training. I was always tempted to get back to sleep. But I made a choice to rise and train again,” he said.
“Each day I rose with a conflict between the easy way and the hard way. And I chose the latter. I chose to live a tough life,’ added Cane, a consistent gold medallist in all major tournaments he joined such as the Palarong Pambansa and the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) from elementary to college.
Cane admitted that it was uncomfortable and to ordinary people, beyond common sense.
“From the day that I chose which path to take, it just got tougher. And all of you made that choice:to be an athlete, a student, and to be extraordinary,” said Cane, telling the CESAFI athletes. ”