Mr. Jun Diputado
He once said that in one’s life, there’s bound to be one thing from his childhood that his elders remember vividly. To him, it is his pursuit of a good life.
Mr. Jun Diputado was born on September 29, 1957 in Tubtubon, Sibulan. He describes his childhood as fun and memorable. It was his inclination and passion for success that prompted his parents to enroll him in school. With limited chances for him to explore his talent in what was during his time a quiet and small town of Sibulan, he decided to pursue college in Dumaguete.
Straight from his graduation in college, Jun joined Silliman University as a composer at the then Silliman Press (now Printing and Publishing Unit). He served the Press for 22 years, before being transferred to the Office of the Registrar and Admissions where he is currently a computer encoder.
“Being part of a prestigious institution gives me that needed boost to test for myself on a much greater level whether I have it in me or not to become one of the best employees of this University,” he shares.
While without kids, Jun enjoys a happy married life with wife Lisbeth. In everything that he does, he reminds himself that life is precious and that it should be spent with the people who matter to you. He strongly feels about making the most of every opportunity that comes his way especially after he almost died when a vehicle hit him as he was driving his motorcycle.
“Life is indeed short and should be considered significantly,” Jun advises.
Let’s get to know Jun more.
Describe yourself in three words.
Simple. Cheerful. Enthusiastic
What is your mantra in life?
“To strive for success. Just be simple and always think positive.”
What makes you laugh/cry?
I love engaging in different sports activities. Winning or losing makes me laugh or cry. I am sometimes sentimental about the outcome.
What’s your favorite time/day of the week and why?
Saturday and Sunday, since those will be the days wherein I can engage in sports full-time. I am addicted to sports!
What do you love doing when not working?
Engaging in Sports. I love playing tennis, volleyball and basketball. They also serve as a sort of an exercise activity.
What is your favorite hangout place in the University?
It has become my habit to hang out in this very familiar place which is the Printing and Publishing Unit. I worked there for 22 years. I just love hanging out there considering that some of my closest colleagues are still there.
What makes you blush?
During games, especially that time when I was recognized as one of the most valuable players.
If you were an actor/actress, who would you be?
The funny and simple Jackie Chan.
Tell us a fact about yourself?
I’m just a simple man who is a positive thinker, in spite of the problems in life.
What’s your favorite game growing up?
What is your idea of a relaxing day?
Engaging in different sports activities. It is also a fun way to exercise and burn all the bad calories.
What one thing would people be interested to know about you?
I am just a simple person in all aspects of life.
What song best describes the YOU and the life you have now?
“Close To You”.
What is the first thing you do right after waking up in the morning?
I right away feed my chicken and pigs, since selling them have been my “other” source of income.
What’s your idea of a family?
Being united — That’s my basic idea of a family. A group of blood-related persons who are one, or even those you are not related with but hold close connection to.
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