Billy Joi G. Aquino Faculty
Humans and nature were created equally and must live accordingly. It is our benevolence to take care of our nature and to answer the call of Pope Francis in accordance with his book “Living Laudato Si”. Mutual respect is needed to sustain this relationship and soon our micro-actions will create a macro effect on our nature. Thus, we must love our nature as to how we love ourselves. This is my purpose, which is to spread the seeds of tomorrow, seeds of compassion, kindness, and generosity. I’ve been nurtured to be courageous, honest, and patient. Values that have been imparted to me since they brought me into this world, became my foundation to be a good person. In times of being ambivalent, they revitalize my core and keep on reminding me to be the person they want me to be. They are my parents that make me the best version of myself. At some point in our lives, we will see ourselves in the middle of the world answering the ambiguous question ever asked to us, which is knowing our purpose in this world. I serve at the church as a LecCom (reader in church) and a volunteer youth for the church that extends a hand to our brothers and sisters that are on the least, lost, and the last. Moreover, I also join volunteer camps such as tree planting, cleaning drives, and youth engagement that conform to those who are asphyxiated by liberty and right. In this time of uncertainty especially, any academic institution focuses on the welfare of their students. The institution must not only focus on the students’ empowerment, encouragement, and motivation but must also focus on teachers’ development, welfare, and mental health. Teachers are the foundation and backbone of any academic institution so it is better to keep them sane too. Apart from various awards like the Latin award (academic excellence award), leadership award, service award, or even any related academic award, the greatest achievement that I have ever attained was the fact that I inspire my students through my experiences and learnings in life. Besides, an academician will not only partake what he/she has in his/her mind but what his/her heart desires.