2013 The Outstanding Mapúan (TOM)

in the Professional Field of Practice in Mechanical Engineering

“A Father Bee” who juggles time between jobs and services to his family, community,  professional organizations and parish, best describes Engr. Manuel L. Paulino. 

             Known to be a philanthropist, generous to a fault, Engr. Manny is well-loved not only by is family but also by his work associates, co-parishioners, vendors in Cainta wet market and neighbors in the subdivision where he lives—Kasibulan Village, Cainta, Rizal.

             He served three terms in the village’s Homeowners Association as President.  It was during his tenure that the subdivision’s Our Lady of Fatima Chapel was built, complete with church pews.  He is also serving on his third term as President of the Parish Pastoral Council of the Immaculate Conception Church, Vista Verde Executive Village, in the same municipality where his silent work, inspiring leadership and accomplishments resonate.

             It was during his more than 30 years of service in Meralco, and even in retirement, that Manny helped many depressed areas avail of Electrification  Program of the company.  In gratefulness, residents of Barangay Kalawaan in Pasig City named their street after Manny’s full name.

             As testimonies of his being a man for others, were the awards he receive from his peers in some organizations among the many he unselfishly supported.  Notable are—2013 PSME Outstanding Chapter President, 2009 PSME Outstanding Mechanical Engineer in the Field of Community Service,  2002 Ulirang Ama Awards given by the Immaculate Conception Parish. 

             Engr. Manny hails from Bustos, Bulacan where he grew up and nurtured by his religious roots.  He has five children with the equally unassuming lady, Bercini Paulino who along with them serve as Manny’s inspiration in establishing and successfully managing the 28-year old hauling services business—Sweet Caroline Enterprises.  The company is servicing Coca-Cola Bottlers of the Philippines from plant  to several of its sales offices.  His proceeds from his 35-year stint with Meralco produced also the apartment leasing business.  Four of his children are also MAPÚANS—Melvin, an Electrical Engineer; Marvin, a Mechanical Engineer; Maricar, an Industrial Engineer; and Monroe, a Computer Engineer.  Only his youngest, Matthew took another route, the culinary field, at the Center for Culinary Arts.

             Now wealthy, healthy, loving and busy, JOB 36:11 truly applies to Manny, “if they obey and serve Him, they spend their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.”

Manuel L. Paulino