Mr. Rodrigo G. Puracan
It is true that no one can predict what lies ahead of us. And to Mr. Rodrigo G. Puracan, life is about faith. While he may have encountered a lot of delays and redirections in his journey, he still stands strong and optimistic. His faith continues to allow him to withstand every challenge he's faced with.
It was in 1975 when he decided to leave his comfort zone in Trinidad, Bohol to study Agriculture in Silliman University. Knowing well what studying far from home meant in terms of pressure and expenses, he divided his time between studying and working as a student assistant at the Silliman University Church office.
He graduated in 1981, and landed a job at the Bureau of Plant Industry in Mindanao as a Seed Production Assistant. But he would later find himself back to the Silliman campus in 1989, working as a cashier at then Silliman Press (now Printing and Publishing Unit under the Office of Information and Publications). In 2000, he transferred to the Philosophy and Religion Department to take on a new role as secretary, the position he holds until today.
He lives a happy married life. His wife, Luzminda, also works in the University as the secretary at the Physics Department. They are blessed with two daughters, Ellen and Realin, who are now both nurses. He adds to his sources of inspiration his first grandson, Gzemial Cxian, son of Ellen.
A man deeply rooted in his faith, Rod shows everyone that a devoted Christian will always get the best things in life.
Let get to know more about Rod.
Describe yourself in three words.
Good and faithful.
What is your mantra in life?
Be good always.
What makes you laugh/cry?
What’s your favorite time/day of the week and why?
Saturdays and Sundays.
What do you love doing when not working?
Planning for a group Bible study.
What is your favorite hangout place in the University?
My home in the campus (Dalla Cottage).
What makes you blush?
I guess there's nothing that makes me blush. But I smile.
If you were an actor/actress, who would you be?
No one. I am unique.
Tell us a fact about yourself?
I am a real man.
What’s your favorite game growing up?
What is your idea of a relaxing day?
What one thing would people be interested to know about you?
My experiences in life.
What song best describes the YOU and the life you have now?
Church and Christian songs.
What is the first thing you do right after waking up in the morning?
Go around the yard.
What’s your idea of a family?
A family that lives a life of contentment. A happy family.