Apollo Pablo Zantua owns up to 5 degrees: Civil/electrical/mechanical engineer na, master plumber at teacher pa

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Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) security guard can’t believe Apollo Pablo Zantua has 5 degrees

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Apollo, 50 years old and a native of Paracale: “I photographed all five degrees. Then, from their gate, someone wanted to check all my degrees.”

“And then I send one. So that’s okay, no problem.

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“I sent the second one. Now, there’s a problem.”

The tester asked me: “Sir, bakit pareho lang ito? Pareho lang. Kayo rin ba ito?”

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The 5 professional licenses of Apollo Pablo Zantua

So, just out of the gate Apollo also submitted his four more permits.

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This took his tester by surprise.

According to Apollo, electrical engineering was the first course he took at Bicol University.

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After that, he also studied mechanical engineering in Japan under a scholarship program.

He added that when he returned to the Philippines to take the board exam in mechanical engineering, he was not allowed because he did not graduate from the said course.

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To solve his problem, he sought accreditation for his degree from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Apollo Pablo Zantua as a practicing engineer

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CHED has awarded Apollo three recognitions – as a mechanical and industrial engineer, as well as as a teacher.

In an interview with RMN DZXL 558 Manila on January 4, 2022, he said that he did not take the first board exam.

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He re-studied and got civil engineering, which he completed in just two years because of the units credited from his first course.

In 2017, he applied for board exams.

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He said, “But I took the board exam for four professional exams within six months and passed all of them.”

Although and an engineer, Apollo liked to call him “Doctor Zantua”.

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“Actually I’m a PhD, a PhD graduate. Because when you say Dr. AP Zantua, nobody asks.”

Apollo Pablo Zantua with logo of his YouTube channel

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“It’s not like when I put Engineer before my name, they always ask, ‘What engineer are you? Are you a sanitary engineer? Are you a civil engineer?’”

“In order not to repeat the question.”

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Because of his accomplishments, he said, many thought Apollo was an honors student in his youth.

He says he often hears, “Maybe it was valedictorian then, maybe it was pure honor then.”

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He made it clear, “I am not an honors student. I always tell my students that going to college isn’t smart, but it’s determination and diligence.”

“If you want to, no matter how hard you try, you’ll find a way.”

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Apollo currently teaches mechanical, civil, electrical, and plumbing engineering at Taguig City University.

He also does fieldwork so he can use all of his licenses.

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He also has a YouTube channel, DrEYPEI ZamuraiEngineer.

Here’s his backing, where he does a free tutoring session.

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He advises those who are inspired by his license year and want to follow in his footsteps, “If you want to complete multiple degrees, complete one first, then the next, and so on.

“I always tell my students, ‘You don’t need intelligence to be an engineer. You need effort’”

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