Get to know Baliuag University’s Mr. P as he opens up a whole new different side of him.
BU Advocates in 2009. It was totally accidental! They were, at that time, recruiting newbies. One moment, my group was just passing by the org’s office when my crazy friends push me off inside by the door, then, Voila! I am already being screened! Then, I was chosen, became a member of the org… Guess, that’s where it all started. Exposure!
I could vividly tell you all my fond childhood memories, but, one stood out best. It was the 1st time I experienced people joined hands for me. 6th Grade when I join a contest and won 1st, my school treated me at Jollibee. I got chicken and spaghetti then, on the glass panel beside us, there was this group of street children… I don’t know, I just got out and shared my food. When I looked back inside, they were like “Ang galing naman nung bata…”
My dad is a Muslim and my mom is a Christian – growing up, dealing with that fact is a challenge. My classmates used to tease me about that, a lot.
I used to draw. : ) In my early years in college, I joined two or so poster making contests. It was sort of my artistic outlet that time; I don’t know what happened through the years? Haha!
Seeing the reality of life, I used to think of joining all sorts of talent searches out there. My goal is just to win a house and lot for my family to have a decent home to stay at.
Before, I had high hopes in Metro colleges/universities because I thought of the network. But, later on, it came to me that it’s not about the school. After all, it would be about what a person you have become.
Marketing is something I want to do in the long run. I think of marketing professionals as “jacks of all trades”. But, later on, I want to serve the public, like in the government, specifically in the Department of Tourism.
Ever since I was exposed to school activities thru the BU Advocates, opportunities in joining several regional or national model student searches came one after the other. At first, I would just like to have a banner of myself to be posted along the campus, but, later on, it has been a calling – like, what I am really suppose to do apart from my professional career, Volunteerism and Leadership.
If you aren’t a marketing graduate now, what do you think would you be?
I think, I’ll be a PBB alumnus. Haha! Seriously, before the start of School Year 2009, I auditioned in PBB Teen Edition, underwent the screening process, experienced sleeping in the streets of ABS-CBN Compound and I was like just a step closer to being officially a housemate when my grand mom stopped me and advised me to finish schooling first.