“Fray Alex” from Capas, Tarlac joined the Dominican Postulancy right after his high school graduation in 1973. He stayed first in Letran Manila then proceeded to Aquinas University in Legazpi (now UST). He continued his formative year at the Manaoag convent then progressed to the Novitiate at Villa Lizares in Jaro, Iloilo City. In 1976 he joined other brothers in Letran where he studied AB Psychology and Economics. In 1979 he was assigned to Aquinas University under his rector and mentor, Fr. Manuel Pinon, OP. Alex resumed his university studies in Aquinas University and eventually graduated BSE in English and Pilipino. After his graduation, he taught at the Science Oriented High School of Aquinas University. He then followed his mentor to Sto. Domingo Convent when the latter completed his term in Aquinas. While in Sto. Domingo, Alex taught Computer Science in Letran Manila, and Angelicum School, Quezon City. In 1989, Alex made a decision to leave the Dominican religious life and emigrated to the United States. He is currently based in Long Beach, California.