Anthony Guinto Soto
or Tonkey is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Business Management last 2009. He is currently employed in Australian International School of Bangkok (Thailand) as an Administration Officer/Accountant. His responsibility includes managing the after school activities of the students and coordinate with the parents and private contractors. He is also tasked to prepare financial reports and monthly summary payments. Prior to this, he worked for a Christian Non-Government Organization in the Philippines for 5 years.
What is a highlight of your college experience? Is there something that will stand out; something that you will always remember?
Actually, there are many great highlights of my college days. I used to be the President of the highest governing body of PSCC for a year back to back as the Associate Editor In-chief of the Calypsean. I am also proud to say that I am one of the founders of SALAKNIB Club, a student volunteer organization for Community Service during our time at the same time the Pioneering President of the said organization. In addition, the most important memory of my college days is when God was introduced to me – when I met God personally and accept Him as my Lord and Savior through a good friend from a Christian Church.
Did you have a favorite subject? Why was it your favorite?
It is English. However, it is not my major subject but I saw the importance of it in my future career, especially we are living in a very competitive world and English is a universal language.
Did you have a favorite teacher? How did he/she influence you?
Yes, Ms. Maribel De Guzman. She is my English Teacher and my Thesis Adviser. She is the first one who believed that I will be a good teacher. I saw her passion and strong desire in helping the students achieve their purpose in life through her profession as a teacher. She is the epitome of a good and a genuine teacher touching the lives of her students and the community.
To date, what have been some of your more important responsibilities?
To be a good steward of the skills, abilities, time, resources and wisdom that God entrusted in me. I always believe in passing the button, that is why I love coaching and training individuals and groups. Sharing the skills and learning that I gained from my experiences as far as job is concerned.
Have you ever tried something and failed, but were glad you did it? Would you do it again? What did you learn from your experience?
Having a dominant personality and being a planner and perfectionist in terms of work, it is hard for me to trust someone and delegate a certain responsibility. As long as I can do it by myself, I won’t delegate a task to someone. I end up finishing a task, but exhausted and failed to trust the capability of my colleagues. Then, I learned the value of delegation and trusting someone’s capability, believing that God entrusted us different skills and strengths.
What do you do when you’re having trouble solving a problem?
I trust God, believing in Him that He is always in control of the situations. He is faithful enough to help us to solve a problem. Asking for wisdom from Him.
How would you want to be remembered?
A man who value time.
Do you have a personal hero? This can be anyone, not necessarily someone famous.
My late mom.
Do you have a personal motto?
It may not be possible today, it is possible tomorrow.
What would you tell yourself before?
Persevere, everything happens for a reason. Go achieve your goals in life.
Is there something you want me to ask you? Or, what question do you want people to ask you?
What is success to you? How do you achieve it?
Are you a PSCC Alumni? Do you want to share your story?
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