- A konduktor in the Philippines has become a very successful businessman in the U.S.
- He used to earn only P10 to P15 a day when he used to serve commuters but now earns huge amounts
- He drives his own limousine and now owns a fleet of cars that service Hollywood celebs like Simon Cowell, Patty Austin and "Captain America" Chris Evans
- He shares how his hard work and dreaming big paved the way for his success abroad
A Filipino guy, Felix Santillan, who used to work as a conductor of buses in Baclaran has turned things around and made a fortune in the U.S.
He narrated in "Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho" that he started out with a poor family, and when an opportunity was given to him, with the help of a friend to be able to go abroad, he immediately grabbed it.
He worked odd jobs until he was able to drive a limousine.
Out of this, he came upon an idea to buy his own limousine and drive it himself.
Using the money he saved, he bought the limo for $70,000 and started to have a throng of high-end clients.
Soon, his business flourished and he has been serving the likes of Chris Evans, Patti Austin, and Simon Cowell, the latter of whom he said has a staff mostly of Filipinos, which is why he is always at ease with Pinoys.
His message is for everyone to keep on pushing and never stop chasing their dreams.
Filipino resilience is evident in times of crisis. Many have shown that they can make it through a pandemic. Filipinos abroad have also shown this kind of resiliency. This old man clearly showed this trait. He still tried his best to ensure that he would have a teeny bit of income in order to survive the pandemic.
One very good example of Filipino resilience is how people looked for ways and means to live after they lost their jobs because of unexpected circumstances. For instance, a stewardess turned to online selling when she lost her job. She showed that there would always be a way.
Artists, like Gladys Guevarra, also put her skills in making Filipino delicacies to good use. A decent income from selling food will go a long way. Another artist who also turned to online selling is Gloc-9.
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