Crispin Valeriano – the Volunteer who Learned Excel
Crispin Valeriano will celebrate his one year anniversary as a Honolulu Community Action Program (HCAP) volunteer at FilCom next month. Born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, he is married with three grown children who are all professionals. He finished his Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Accounting, at Divine Word College at Laoag City. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the Philippines, his first job was with Sycip, Gorres, Velayo (SGV), a prestigious accounting firm in the Philippines.
In March 1976 he was recruited to work for Philippines National Bank (PNB) where he worked for 28-plus years in different of positions. He rose through the ranks and by the time he retired in June 2004, he was the Assistant Manager and Head of PNB Laoag Business Center, a loan center handling business loan accounts for the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra , Batanes and part of Cagayan.
Due to his desire to share his knowledge and skills he accepted took part-time jobs after office hours. He was a college instructor for 11 years from 1978 to1989 in two private colleges where he personally handled/coached and motivated the first CPA board passers. After his retirement, he established two computer shops and provided accounting and bookkeeping services to various clients while volunteering for the community in Laoag City.
He migrated with my wife to Hawaii on August 4, 2012 to reunite with his grown children and soon after started to work at FilCom Center as an (HCAP) office volunteer. “I love to work here because I gain more skills especially computer programs and I am able to share my other skills and meet my fellow Filipinos. I like to stay more years with FilCom Center so I could help attain its vision and mission,” he says.
Since joining FilCom he has been instrumental in preparing a comprehensive inventory of the organization’s furnishings and equipment. The process helped him learn the use of the computer, particularly Excel. He has become an indispensable part of the administrative staff, but also is enthusiastic in helping prep for the events held at FilCom, including serving as photographer and exhibit-installer.