I am 47 years old and born on January 05. I am happily married with two children both living on their own with their respective husbands. My ambition since child was to become a teacher which was influenced by my high regards to my mentors looking at them as having so much knowledge and wisdom to impart to their students. The childhood ambition was derailed due to financial considerations when I was a freshman with my three other siblings also in college. I had to consider a course that would free my parents from the burden of not only the tuition fees but all the expenses for a decent and promising career. My acceptance to the Philippine Military Academy in 1981 made my parents the proudest in the community. A lot have been dreaming of entering the premier military school but only a few are given the opportunity and privilege. Besides, it has been the wishes of my late father to have one of his three sons to be in the military service as he could never forget his adventures with the Japanese forces as a child. Upon graduation from PMA, another sort of luck came when I was given a scholarship to yet another premier school, the University of the Philippines, which I took up BS Civil Engineering course and eventually passed the board examinations. This chartered my career in the military. I’m now with the Philippine Army Corps of Engineers which I recently handled the salient position as Chief of Staff of the 53rd Engineer Brigade. This was preceded by a three years stint in PMA and being an engineer battalion commander for two years in northern Luzon.
As a requirement for acceptance at the National Defence College of the Philippines for the Master of National Security Administration course, I undertook a series of tests which classified my Emotional Quotient to be that of an “Achiever” or the “#3” type under the ENNEAGRAM Profiling method.