Skip to main content

Maurice Jitty M. Villaester - Profile

Year of the Rat | Aries | ENTP - T | Millenial | Proud Filipino

Hello! I am Maurice Jitty M. Villaester, 22, a resident of Barili, Cebu, a town located 61 Km south of Cebu City, the Queen City of the South. I am currently working as a part-time instructor at Cebu Technological University - Barili Campus, handling various subjects.

A communicator by passion and an educator by profession. 

Some questions always bother me. Why are the grocery stalls arranged the way it is? What is the meaning of value? How can I influence people to behave the way I wanted them to be (in a good way, of course)? After realizing that the news media industry has no room for me, I spent many days and nights reading books, watching videos, and asking people looking for answers to these questions that seem to be out of reach. 

A fresh graduate of University of the Philippines' Mass Communication program, I am excited to showcase to the world what I really got.

In my 4 years of stay in the 4 walls of the classroom, I am equipped with skills that could help me in the fields of marketing, both offline and online, public relations, and events management. I have worked in the marketing industry as a copywriter, blogger, and social media manager for almost a year now, and I have been connected to some influential leaders in Cebu. Connecting with these leaders has improved my skills and motivates me to continuously push myself forward in this fast-paced industry.

These skills have helped me achieve what I have today, and I also make sure that I put these passions and skills to good use by supporting organizations and projects that I really care about whether it's helping the Google Developers Group community grow or teaching some basic journalism concepts in my high school.

I really wanted to become a respected broadcast journalist (or a great marketer, at least), but destiny has some other plans for me. 

I started teaching last year, and it is a bumpy yet awesome journey for me. I may be wishing for the impossible here, but I want to change the chaotic world that we are living in. Through the lessons that I will be inculcating in the hearts of my students, I know that they will be able to be ready after their graduation, face the challenges that the world will be giving to them, and start their own ways of change.


Popular posts from this blog

A Love Letter That'll Last Forever

(This letter was submitted to Marco Polo's Love Letter Writing Contest this year. It did not win, but I just want to share what I have written. Enjoy!)
03 February 2018
Oh Romeo, akong Romeo,
Ang gugma dili muhukom kung kinsa ang duyugan sa pagbati sa usa ka tawo.
Wala naman lang gyud nako damha nga kitang duha magkadayon. Tinuod man gyud diay nga mupana na lamang si Kupido sa atoa. Makapamalikas na man lang ta og ahat kay dili ko andam sa panghitabo kaniadto. Kinsa ra man gud ko? Usa ra man ko ka pakyas nga mambabalak nga nangayo sa imong atensyon kaniadto. Daw langit ug yuta ang atong gintang sa usa'g usa kaniadto. Linghod ang akong panghuna-huna. Ang imuha kay hamtong. Aduna ka'y plano sa imong kaugmaon. Eskwela ug pagduwa ang adlaw-adlaw kong pagabuhaton. Apan kaniadtong naabot ka sa akong kinabuhi, daw nausab ang tanan. Nabutangan og kahulogan ang akong kinabuhi.
Pila na ka tuig naman sad diay ang nilabay. Upat na ka tuig tang miduyog sa musika sa atong gugma. Matod pa nil…

The (Filipino) Teachers' Story

(The views and opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the institution that I am connected with. The accounts presented in this article is based on my co-teachers' perspective.)
Teaching is said to be the noblest profession, they say. All other jobs will not exist without the help of these unsung heroes.
They work day and night just to make sure that their pupils (for elementary learners) and students (for secondary and tertiary learners) will be able to get some new information during their classes. Visual aids need to be made. Lesson plans need to be written. Books that need to be read. All these things just pile on the desk of a teacher every night, which lessens their time with their own families.
Aside from the hectic teaching schedule, they also need to do a LOT (emphasis again on LOT) of other unrelated teaching activities. They need to follow their principal's directives. They need to clean their rooms so that the evaluato…

Educational Technology: A Friend or A Foe?

With the advent of technology today, I cannot help but wonder what will happen to me if these technologies did not exist. Whether it may be mobile devices or the internet, it has made our lives easier, faster, and more convenient. We can easily communicate with our loved ones no matter where they are located in the globe. We can now do errands quicker and cheaper.
In the general sense, technology has given us more free time than our ancestors. The time that they used in handwriting their letters, we can spend it to more worthwhile activities as we did not devote most of our time on this tedious task thanks to computer's word processing software. We can now quickly look for information on the internet in just a snap of a finger. Unlike our grandparents, they need to stay in the library for hours just to watch for the information that they need. To state the obvious, we are just so goddamn lucky.
As a teacher, I really thank the invention of computers and the internet. We can now qui…