Astig na PUPian Millionaire October 10, 2006Posted by kilospup in Alumni.
By Ms. Abby Balendo
“Poorman’s University of the Philippines” is one of the common stereotypes for PUP. The university accommodates students who are not belonging from a well-off family, a household that earns adequate income only for simple living. Rightfully so, PUP has the lowest tuition fee in Metro Manila; a student may enroll paying only P300 to P500 per semester, very affordable.
However, what make student’s life complicated are other expenses aside from tuition fee; transportation fare, everyday allowance, lodging, and school projects.Though technically living in difficulties, many of PUP students excelled in their fields after graduation; became rich and prominent individual of the society. Lloyd Abria Luna is one of them – a successful PUP alumnus, a millionaire at the age of twenty-five (25).Lloyd Luna took his Bachelor of Science in Electronics & Communications Engineering at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines from 1999 – 2004. During his stay at the university, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of PUP Spectrum, the official student publication of the College of Engineering. He founded the Editors in Chief of the Philippines (EICP), presently known as Network of Campus Journalist of the Philippines (NCJP). Lloyd Luna was also cited as an Outstanding Student in 2002. At the age of 22, Lloyd gained experiences a professional journalist could have. He works for “The Manila Times”, one of the major broadsheet newspapers in the country, and he also ventured website engineering.
Although he was not able to get a profit from his first client from New Jersey as website engineer, it improves his skills and eventually paves the way for having an investment, a book. “Wala po akong kinita dun sa pinaghirapan kong dalawang website pero ngayon po ay meron na akong libro na pumapasok na sa international market”, he said. In 2005, his first book entitled ‘Is there a job waiting for you?’ was published and due to the overwhelming appraisals from different newspaper writers and columnists, it gained him prestige and more clients. Eventually, he was able to build his own company, LLOYD LUNA COMMUNICATIONS.
When he was featured in Rated K, Korina Sanchez asked, “Anong sikreto mo?” Lloyd has one thing in his mind, DREAM BOARD. He showed it to Korina and the board reveals his dream of owning mansions, luxury cars, and multinational corporations. Moreover, to make this dream a reality, he included in the board his target income. For him, it is important to write his plans in life, “Sa akin po, ang plano kapag hindi nakasulat ay isa lamang hiling. Kung maisusulat mo ang iyong mga pangarap at paraan kung papaano ito gagawin, iyan ay ganap na matatawag na isang magandang plano.” Today, Lloyd Luna is a regular columnist of ‘The Manila Times’, JobsDB.com and GoodNewsPilipinas.com in Singapore. He is the president and CEO of LLOYDLUNA Communications, founder of LLOYDUniversity.com, website engineer of GoNegosyo.org and chief webdeologist of Webdeology.com
Being poor, at some point, is disappointing but that does not the case of a PUPian millionaire who passionately advocates diligence and humility. PUPians may all pass through the same hardships that Lloyd encountered, but in the end, you’ll have the final say to your life and maybe, you might end up a millionaire if you’ll be optimistic too. By the way, PUPians were all trained on the principle of hard working and humility, so we’re actually not far from getting what Lloyd Luna achieved. However, might as well use some strategies on applying those principles to get our dreams in easier ways.If Lloyd has his dream board, what should we have? Well, we might get one too, anyway we’re schoolmates. Astig!
Start moving on with your dreams now; you might be the next PUPian millionaire to be featured in this blog! Always remember, possibilities are endless.