Ralph Semino Galan
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail”. Ralph Waldo Emerson
February 21 was a remarkable date for his parents. That unusual day, in Iligan City, marked the birth of one of the gifted Filipino poets, Ralph Semino Galan. Along with his birth, gives rise to his passion for writing. He was born with the innate talent in writing poems, stories and other literary pieces. Creative writing is what his heart and mind desires. His dream was to publish comprehensible poems, stories and books to share the happiness with the people by making their idle hours less tedious by filling them with humor and fantasy. Surprisingly, he was blessed being able to speak multiple languages like Tagalog, English, Spanish and Cebuano. Believing that his dream could transform into reality, in his heart, he developed the eagerness to learn.
His education history by year was listed below:
2006- Graduated from the University of the Philippines-Diliman
1998-Started School at University of Santo Tomas
-Started working at University of Santo Tomas
1996-Started school at Trinity University of Asia
-Graduated from MSU-IIT
1992-Started school at MSU-IIT
1989-Started working at UP-Diliman
-Graduated from Philippine Science High School
1985-Started school at Philippine Science High School
His success was a mixture of sacrifice, commitment and perseverance. Hence, his favorite quotation by Albert Camus goes, “The lucidity that was to constitute his torture at the same time crowns his victory. There is no fate that cannot be survived by scorn.”
Currently, he resided in Quezon City to pursue his passion in teaching literature, humanities and writing subjects at the Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Santo Tomas. He was one of the creams of the crop of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) where he graduated magna cum laude with AB English (major in literature) degree. With all...