BROD. ENGR. ARNELITO “Boyet” B. GARCIA
Alpha Phi Omega Member
Batch ’93 Gamma Psi Chapter (BCF-UC) Baguio City
” Great leader don’t create followers, he create more effective leaders… ”
Hello to my loyal readers, maybe you guys wondered why I posted a not beauty related article guys just for a change. A very inspiring story about this man that must be told and this will probably inspire people especially the youth of this generation and for the next generation as well.
Brother Boyet actually came from an impoverished family who has lived in Brgy. Taping, Municipality of Dolores Province of Abra . He told that life was so difficult that at his very young age, it was already etched in his mind that he really needed to works for himself and for his poverty-stricken family. Since Childhood Days he has dreamed to become an Engineer, but he was never serious about it because of their very poor condition of life.
” Grade School Up to Highschool Life”
He started working at a very young age, he usually woke up so early to help his parents. During his elementary years until high school he usually went to school 7kms (barefooted) passing the rice fields with weirs and always went to the mountains to look for some resource of living like gathering firewood, vegetables, catch shrimps/crabs from river and streams to be sold in the market to make money instead of playing with friends.
” College Life “
He never expected for his parents to send him to college due to their impoverishment situation. He cannot play a waiting game so he urged himself to find some relatives to seek out for possible to support his endeavor. He felt uncertain until two of his relatives came. Fortunately, he was able to pursue and finished his college degree with their help but in return he has to work for it.
He worked really hard then to pay off his tuition fees and other educational expenses. He has to endure to be separated from his family and did suffer homesickness among all others.
College life went harder and harder as the months and years passed. So he had to work extremely harder too like working his fingers to the bone. He would normally wake up at dawn or before the sun would rise amidst the freezing cold in Baguio to start his day that loads of works. He always starts with the car washing task then followed by another task and lot of tasks. Believe it or not, he also did woman works like doing all around household chores that men don’t bother to do. For him time is more precious than gold so there were no wasted time. Even during his vacant times in school he had to work riprapping, carrying heavy loads.
” Focus on your goal, don’t look in any direction but ahead… “
So many hard and rough times he has been through, made him more tough and never frustrates his own burning desire and strong determination to finish college and achieve his dreams in life. So that he could escape from the cruelty of poverty. He often feels hopeless and about to give up because of endless school expenses and all. But he never let his outbursts of emotion wins the battle quest. He remained stronger and made his face thicker so he can continue asking financial support from his other relatives despite knowing their own lives were unstable too.
But he still remained unstoppable until he finally graduated from his chosen course through blood sweat and tears he finally made it.
” Passing the Board Exam and Internship “
After college he urged himself to seek work on his own to support himself and to be able to save money for his board exam preparation. He multi tasks again, works and do a self review and then he decided to went down to Manila to push himself harder to go forward in pursuing his dreams . Luckily fortune favored him because he successfully passed the Engineers Board Exam.
After a successful board exam, he’s so eager to face another challenge then which is his first job. Finding his first professional job has never been easy. Because of the compilation with fellow engineers who graduated from well-known universities like La Salle, UP, Ateneo, Mapua to name a few, compared to him who graduated from a prominent university in province and without even have any academic honor to decorate to his resume. But Engr. Boyet despite of that fact, he hope against hope and had untiring perseverance and relentless energy for finding his first professional job. Until he has proven that he can also compete with Manilenyos because he finally got hired by a Japanese Firm.
” Effective managers always look for ways to learn from others and to actively train and develop them to become future leaders of the organization… “
” As Cadet Engr to Consultant “
While working, he always gives his best on every work given to him and he consistently maintained his excellent performance. He easily promoted into a higher rank from cadet to field/site engineer at the young age of 24 then he was hired by a Consultancy Firm ( a french firm) a better position and to take up challenges as a consultant for a multi million US Dollar Project the EDSA MRT Design and Construction.
After the MRT project, he employed and handled key positions in other international companies like Hanjin Heavy Industries, Inc. ( a korean firm) then later joined the Light Rail Train Authority with the position of Principal Engineer for the LRT Line 1 South Extension Project.
” The Making of a CEO ”
” Continuation of his Education “
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