Mr. Alex C. Minguita
From guaranteeing the safety and security of Silliman University Medical Center (SUMC) patients and personnel as one of SUMC’s security guards from 1995 to 2000, to ensuring that the “E” in Silliman’s “FIRE” keeps burning in the SU Extension Program (SUEP), Mr. Alex C. Minguita has remained a faithful servant in every work he has been doing.
Born on July 1, 1971 in Surigao City, Alex grew up in Mindanao and earned his college degree in 1995 at the Surigao State College of Technology.
When he decided to explore the possibilities of life in Dumaguete, he worked as a security guard at SUMC first. From there, he developed a love for working closely and personally for those who are need.
So when he was able to land a job as a staff at the SU Extension Program, being on the field with the community didn’t come out as a hard job for him. He has been serving the University for more than 20 years now. “Five years from now, I can still see myself working at Silliman. My job helps many people. Italso supports my family,” Alex said.
The University’s pedagogy of education integrates faith-strengthening in instruction, research and extension. That is why, while others build their programs on the traditional “tri-focal” functions, Silliman came up with F-I-R-E: “faith, instruction, research and extension”.
Alex serves the office that keeps the “E” on fire – reaching out to the communities and far-flung areas in the province to maintain the University’s sustainable projects for them.
Let’s get to know Alex more.
Describe yourself in three words.
Hardworking, loyal, and God-fearing.
What is your motto in life?
Work hard to succeed.
What makes you laugh?
Happy moments with family.
What makes you cry?
Losing someone you love.
What’s your favorite time of the day and why?
Morning, because it’s a brand new day for new experiences.
What’s your favorite day of the week and why?
Friday, because it’s the last day of the work week.
What do you love doing when not working?
Hanging out with my family.
What is your favorite hangout place in the University?
The SU Cafeteria.
What makes you blush?
When my wife says sweet words to me.
If you were an actor, who would you be?
Tell us a fact about yourself.
I’m fat 🙂
What’s your favorite game growing up?
What is your idea of a relaxing day?
Movie marathon and food.
What one thing would people be interested to know about you?
What song best describes the YOU and the life you have now?
I Want to Break Free by Queen
What is the first thing you do right after waking up in the morning?
Exercise and pray
What’s your idea of a family?
A family is where loving, caring, and understanding abound
At this point of your life, what for you is your life’s mission?
To be a better man than yesterday.