The Conclusive Message of our Leaders
April 1, 2019
Five years in ACCESS Computer
College was the most struggling but
best years of my life” said the man
who made his college life extraordinary.
A paramount display of
leadership, integrity, persistence and
faith. He refused to have his name
be dropped in this article because
he claimed that he’s nothing special
and he did not care about fame. This
story should be an admiration of how
h e c o n q u e r e d c o l l e g e w i t h
n o assistance or special treatment; or
how he made the most of his life
despite of his dismal and strenuous past
but he wants to inspire the students
who thinks so little of themselves.
He wants to be an example that the
statement “It cannot be done” should
be said “give me time” with the right
attitude. We have managed to get a
short but meaningful interview with
Let’s start from your very
Q: Have you considered getting
A: Started with a laugh, he
shared the very reason of this distinctive
profile. There was this episode of
Naruto, M i g h t y G u y s a i d t h a t
setting your own rules will give you
the opportunity to do your best. For
example, if I got failing grades, I’ll
cut my beloved hair that I dreamt of
since high school. Now, because I
loved my hair so much, it made me
aware of the consequences of what
will I get if I don’t give my all. And
yeah, that’s integrity, by the way.
Q: You’re working full time and
a student. Also, you’re active in two
different organizations in school.
How do you manage to get through
A: Compromise what you can,
stop making excuses on why it won’t
work and focus on thinking why it
should. The secret is your mindset.
If you justify yourself that you can’t
do a thing, you won’t. Theodore
Roosevelt once said, “Believe you
can and you’re halfway there.”
Q: How about the organizations,
what’s your secret for leading your
team and why they believe in you?
A: There are no actual secret
in that. Knowing yourself and knowing
your allies is the best way to lead.
Knowing they can do and what they
cannot. Also, a perfect balance
of rigorousness and consideration
comes in handy.
Q: One last thing you want to
say to our fellow students?
A: I won’t let you do it as I
did, it should be a conscious decision.
But once you do, you’ll be unstoppable.
First is compromise and sacrifice.
Give up what you can to gain what
you deserve. It’s the perfect balance
of the universe that in order to gain
something, you have to lose something. In my case, It’s a kind of sacrificing my health since I don’t have
anything else. Working for more than
ten hours a day, school for another
six hours, and don’t forget the traffic
and other time consuming things. I Photo credits to Sir Gregorio Sison
developed several health conflicts
that I don’t want to disclose until I’m
fully healed, but it didn’t stop me
from moving forward. Good thing,
ACCESS Computer College offers
working students like me a friendly
program to help me ease this arduous
As his last year in ACCESS
Computer College, he bids his
farewell saying “Always remember,
no matter how unsightly or indistinctive your journey is, never lose sight
of your goals.” -Ruth Salinas,