They Call me the RUBBERMAN :-), as the Rubber Artist of Marikina
One of the 2011 10 Outstanding Young employee of Metro Manila
2011 Best Innovative Employee of Metro Manila
2011 Most Outstanding Public Servant in Administrative and Gen. Support
2012 PINOY HERO awardee
At every stage our life we have an inkling about where we can be happy to hitch our wagon to a star and choose our destiny.
As a kid of 5 years old he loves to get involve into arts and craft activities collecting used boxes, plastic bottles, drawing and creating miniatures, designs, rocket ships and robots made of plastic bottles, something out of garbage and let his hands and imaginations go making a lot of mess in every corner of the house driving his mom crazy and frantic everyday. Putting together lego blocks at an early age of 3, has a big bearing in his art skills. Archie is a playful, insighhtful and curious kid.
In 2004 at age 23, Archie became a theater artist of Marikina. He used his brilliant ideas and designs in making props, used rubber, from rubber slippers and rubber shoes to rubber mat, create and mold anything that pops his mind like robots to anime, knights and etc. that can reach up to 10 feet tall, things like key chains boxes with designs statue of any size. A lot of people calls him a rubber man or "The Transformer." Meaning he can transform garbage into something useful.
In 2006 he formally learned how to use rubber arts and pushed himself to be trained and explored more to nurture his passion and will stop at nothing to perfect it. In the same year the Hataw Hanap Hero of ABS CBN channel 2, launched a competition called Cosplay. He created a costume in spired by the Lord of the Rings which made it unique than the rest. It was the first competition that he joined and he garnered the "First Prize" Best in Craft. Thereafer he won more awards. That very day marked the drastic change in his fate ever.
In 2007 he sought the help of City Government of Marikina City and they supported him the tools and more rubber for Archie to create more of his rubber crafts. The spins seems to be working at his advantage when the City government of Marikina named their 2007 Christmas Festival into "Transformers". They gave Archie the task to create more rubber robots to give attractions and entertainmant to all Marikenos and tourist especially.
Marikina City made a big boost for Archie's unique creation, making him the Marikina Rubber Artist that was the first time that he appeared over in diiferent television shows interview like Unang Hirit. Since then, Archie guested in Unang Hirit several times, Umagang Kay Ganda, Reuters, where he was featured in some show outside of the country, Tribe at Nat 25, Sa Pulso QTV11, Kiddie Kuek, TV Patrol,24 Oras where he was featured as the 2008 World Cyber games champion, Shop Talk, Mel and Joey, Padayan na Aksyon, Tacloban local news and more shows. He was featured in some radio talk show and magazines, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Philippine Star, The Tacloban local news interviewed him at Jam 88.3 Uno por dos, Radyo ng Bayan over 7.39 khz and a lot more.
In December 2009, Archie was invited to Tacloban to judge at the Sangyaw Festival where then, he designed and created their 50 feet Christmas rubber tree. It was one of Archie's biggest project as of yet. Everywhere Archie goes, he feels very much fulfilled keeping a group of people amazed and entertained, the toddler's utmost.
Archie's confidence flows in his skills and competencies taking the plunge believing and embracing the thrill of doing the art and skills that he loves to do best.
For the people willing enough to believe and assists him, in his talents he hopes with optimism that his arts and talents will take him to different places around the globe for somehow, somewhere in the Lord's time, his long wooed dream to be one of the National Artists will be a reality. For sure an ultimate break is at bay!!