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ABOUT ME

A SNAP LOOK AT DANI

Dani at the Al-Rashid Mall in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Dani at the Al-Rashid Mall in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Danilo Tao-tuan Naraja was born in San Remigio, Cebu on July 10, 1977.  He finished both his grade school (1990) and high school (1994) education as valedictorian.   In 1990, he was recognized as one of the most outstanding student leaders by the Philippine Jaycees, Inc. and awarded a Gold Medal for Academic Excellence by the Congress of the Philippines.

In 1992, he was elected councilor of the Sangguniang Kabataan. As such, he represented the SK Council in the Seminar on Barangay Budgeting and Development.   From 1991 to 1994, he served as circulation manager, features editor, associate editor and editor in chief of The Michaelian, a high school student publication. From 1992 to 1994, he represented his school in the Cebu Division Secondary Schools Press Conference, where he garnered awards in news writing, copy editing and headline writing.

In 1994, he was awarded a Philippine Senate Gold Medal for Academic Excellence.

He took up AB Industrial Psychology at the University of Cebu as a government scholar under the Senate Scholarship Program and as a university’s academic scholar, graduating cum laude in 1997. In the same year, he entered the UV College of Law as an academic scholar while teaching at the San Isidro Parish School in Talamban, Cebu City.

He stopped his law course after earning some units and pursued Master of Arts in Education (MAED), with specializations in Guidance and Counseling and Special Education. He has completed the academic requirements for Guidance and Counseling and lacks 9 units in Special Education.

During his college days, he was very active in student organizations. From 1995 to 1997, he served as senior editor for magazine of The Lakandiwa, official student publication of the University of Cebu. As such, he became a member of the education committee of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines, umbrella organization of the student publications in the country.

In 1996, he was one of the delegates of the University of Cebu to the 28th National Student Press Congress at the Boys Scouts Jamboree in Los Banos, Laguna and to the 55th National Student Press Convention at Cebu State College of Science and Technology (now Cebu Technological University) in Cebu City.

He served as vice president of the Erato Circle from 1995 to 1996 and as auditor of the Psychological Society for two times from 1995 to 1996, then from 1996 to 1997. For two times also, he became a COMELEC Commissioner of the UC Supreme Student Government.

In 1997, he was awarded a plaque of recognition for his academic excellence and for his meritorious performance in the field of journalism by the UC College of Arts and Sciences.

In January 2001, he, together with the then regional editor of a local daily and the multi-awarded writer, had his first crack as a speaker in the seminar-workshop on journalism and creative writing by the UC College of Arts and Sciences. He was instrumental in the establishment of a school organ of the same college.

For several times, he has been invited as a speaker on such topics as self-awareness, supervisory skills, leadership, managerial competencies, psychological assessment tools, multiple intelligences, customer service and relations, values realignment, stress management, career path, job evaluation and analysis, among others.

Discussion

29 thoughts on “ABOUT ME

  1. Thanks for the follow! (Even though I’m super late in thanking you!)
    🙂

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    Posted by joyfulstander | February 8, 2014, 3:31 pm
  2. Danilo, you have a wonderful blog and it`clear that you`re a hard worker. Thanks a lot for the follow and I`ll sure come back to read some more of your great post.

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    Posted by Nadyess | May 6, 2013, 8:42 pm
  3. Thanks for liking and following my blog, Dani! You sound like a very hard working person. I have a friend from Cebu. She spends half a year there and the other here in Canada.

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    Posted by hafong | April 13, 2013, 6:44 pm
  4. Thank-you for visiting my blog and following. Renee 🙂

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    Posted by PositiveBoomer | April 7, 2013, 10:33 pm
  5. Hi Danilo, I know it’s late but I nominated you for the “Blog Of The Year” award. Check it out:
    http://writersfield.wordpress.com/2013/01/04/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/

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    Posted by tsizzles | January 4, 2013, 5:44 pm
  6. Thanks for stopping by and reading! 🙂 I’ll definitely have to check some of your articles. I’m curious now, did you take those pictures on the Flickr account? They’re really good!

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    Posted by PAZ | April 22, 2012, 8:56 am
  7. Danilo
    Thanks for following my blog. I hope you enjoy the work.

    Bryan

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    Posted by redwheelbarrow1957 | April 1, 2012, 4:34 pm
  8. Hi, thank you for following my blog. Yours is amazing and so full of meaning and purpose. I guess my poetry is an outlet for all my emotions, frustrations and issues. Looking forward to exploring yours more. Take care.

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    Posted by patriciakirsch | April 1, 2012, 3:24 pm
  9. I admire the way that you express yourself here, the honesty and sincerity of feeling, and your contemplative voice. I am now following you, because you are truthful and real and the world could use more of that.

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    Posted by Olive Twist ~♥~ | March 30, 2012, 8:37 pm
  10. You’ve lived a lot of life and gained a lot of wisdom doing such and it reflects in your blog! Always wonderful to see another Filipino doing great things with their life and sharing them! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the follow! Keep up the great work!

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    Posted by CJ | March 30, 2012, 4:21 pm
  11. Hey! I’ve tagged you in a little game, here’s the link: http://dontbesadleila.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/tag-game/

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    Posted by leilarashid | March 26, 2012, 6:41 pm
  12. Wonderful Blog! I look forward to reading more. Many Blessings

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    Posted by onidamerlyn | March 21, 2012, 2:24 am
  13. Thank you for the follow! Keep up your good work, sir!

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    Posted by Unapologetically Right | March 18, 2012, 1:41 am
  14. Hey, thanks for subscribing! I hope you stick around, because I feel like we’re speaking the same language when it comes to life. Perhaps I’ll stick around as well.

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    Posted by Daniel Bacon | March 17, 2012, 9:02 pm
  15. Hi Danilo. Very nice blog. Thank you for following thefirstgates!

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    Posted by Morgan Mussell | March 17, 2012, 3:51 am
  16. Thanks for the follow! I am really enjoying your blog, btw!

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    Posted by Persto | March 17, 2012, 2:23 am
  17. Hi. Thank you for following my blog. Kudos to you Mr. Danilo! 🙂

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    Posted by elyelano | March 16, 2012, 2:23 pm
  18. Thanks for subscribing to my blog and liking the post ‘To life in all it’s lying glory’. I look forward to exploring your blog

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    Posted by mshaiq | March 15, 2012, 5:34 am
  19. Thank you for following my Blog and liking my post. I’ve just read one of your post about OFWs in Saudi Arabia and I feel that what you are doing here is something worthy of praise. Having your time to share how each Pinoys outside the Philippines are going through to make a living. I have relatives outside also, in UAE. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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    Posted by iramzb | March 15, 2012, 1:12 am
    • Hi iramzb, I just feel obligated to share what I know of what OFWs are experiencing while working in Saudi Arabia not because I am a Filipino but I believe it is wrong to violate the rights of the workers. There is indeed a need for the Philippine Embassy to look into situations of OFWs.

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      Posted by Danilo Tao-tuan Naraja | March 15, 2012, 9:14 pm
  20. Thanks for checking out my page!

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    Posted by angelice153 | March 15, 2012, 12:54 am
  21. Thanks for dropping by my blog and liking one of my posts. Blessings to you…

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    Posted by justbewhoyouare | March 14, 2012, 11:55 pm
  22. Thank you for the subscription! You have a wonderful blog, must explore it!

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    Posted by leilarashid | March 14, 2012, 7:46 pm
  23. This reminds me the nature of a Man. Because Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices his money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future, that he does not live nor enjoy the present; the result of being this are living as if he is not going to die, and then die having never really lived.

    Life basically is living in Happiness and in Love, if we don’t know this then we don’t know the meaning of Life after all.

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    Posted by Fernando Palencia | March 9, 2012, 9:49 am
  24. This is clearly a masterpiece of a master!Hats off for this wonderful article Dan.Knowing our purpose motivates our life and purpose always produces passion.Living on purpose is the only way to really live and everything else is just existing. Once we know what God wants us to do, the blessing comes along in actually doing it.

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    Posted by Rosa Mayet Arreglado | June 9, 2011, 9:15 am

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