"Fray Earl” joined the Dominicans after finishing high school at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Minor Seminary in Makati. Three years with the Dominicans gave him the opportunity to be a postulant at Manaoag, a novice at Iloilo and a Corista at Santo Domingo. Thereafter, he earned his A.B. Philosophy degree from UST Manila. He subsequently earned a Master of Science and a Doctor of Education both with a major in Educational Management at the De la Salle University, Manila. Career experiences began with 9 memorable and heart-warming years of teaching at Colegio San Agustin, Makati. Later, having migrated to Houston, Texas, Fray Earl managed occupational rehabilitation facilities for 5 years that led to another 4 years of accreditation consulting for rehabilitation facilities. Realizing the dire need for teachers in the USA, Fray Earl then partnered with his immigration lawyer brother in bringing 187 teachers to the USA, starting with his colleagues from Colegio de San Agustin, Makati. However, when implementation of immigration laws became difficult for teachers to be brought, Fray Earl returned to his original passion – teaching. This is now his 7th year of teaching in a Texas independent school district where he teaches pre-AP English, serves as English Department chair and sponsor of the National Honor Society. His pastime now includes a lot of gardening, as well as volunteering for various services in his home parish – St. Thomas Aquinas, Sugarland.
2020 Q4 Cityscapes Features

The Iniquities of Complacency and Mediocrity

The grade school teachers of Letran College have instilled in me the rigors of academic learning.  Whether these be the principles of diagramming in order to understand the English grammar or the speed of computing mathematical equations, Letran did not settle for mediocrity.  I had to live up to the academic expectations of this venerable […]

2020 Q3 Afternoon Respite Inspiration Nook

Mahilig Akong Magdamo

Isang paggunita ng nakaraan Napakahilig kong magdamo. Ito’y aking nagisnan at napagtanto noong ako ay isang nobisyo sa Iloilo.  Subalit, bago n’yo po akong husgahan nang di kanaisnais, maaari po bang basahin nyo muna ang aking paggunita sa nakaraan at sa aking munting pagninilay-nilay. Lumaki ako sa gitna ng siksikang siyudad.   Kahit ang kalye namin […]