A homage to VCAF Ed Dazo

Rhea Ayop | 3 August 2020

Edgardo A. Dazo, popularly known as ‘Sir Ed’ is one of the pioneering dwellers of Silway, General Santos City. Kidding aside, originally, taga-“Yawlis”.

Born on July 22, 1955, Sir Ed has undergone much hardships and difficulties in pursuing his dreams for success. Although he came from a poor family, poverty did not hinder his drive to elevate and improve his economic status in life. He took various part time jobs with meager earnings to sustain and succor their living, help his mother, siblings, and continue his schooling. Naturally born as a leader, he has been a community leader during his younger years.

He belong to the 2nd batch of graduates of 1972 in MSU-Gensan High School, that was previously situated at Dadiangas West Elementary compound. He was a consistent honor student and full scholar. With grateful hearts to MSU, he admittedly uttered that he couldn’t have gone to school without the scholarship grant.

He finished his degree, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in MSU-Marawi Campus and worked as Science Research Analyst and Lecturer in the same University in 1981 to 1991. He has served as a para-legal officer in the Department of Agrarian Reform, Koronadal prior to his appointment as the Head of the Human Resource Management Office of MSU General Santos from February 24, 1992 to December 17, 2018. He was the founder of the Council of Personnel Officers of Sarangani and General Santos.

At the onset of the new administration and installation of Dr. Anshari P. Ali as the 6th Chancellor of MSU General Santos, he has gained the trust and confidence of the new Chancellor, who appointed him as the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance in December 18, 2018 until the date of his retirement. Reminiscing his almost twenty eight meaningful and fruitful years, he contentedly uttered to wish that may those people he has touched their lives, spread kindness to others who are in need to spread the good deeds. As he bade goodbye to his colleagues and fellow workers, he left an inspiring and motivating message for everyone.

“As I have reached my mandatory retirement, I realized the hurdles I have encountered way back then. Part of the journey I’ve been through in my career life was to realize that going up successfully is not easy. To become successful entails looking back and side by side with colleagues, co-workers, building camaraderie and helping people. It has always been my principle to inspire, motivate, encourage people and in some ways lend a helping hand in any capacity. As time pass by, we tend to forget people and our deeds but the legacy and blessings we have shared reciprocates in any other way.

Looking forward, as I will be embarking in my new phase of life- retirement, I am grateful to all the people I’ve been working with, colleagues and friends. Thank you for the memories.”

On his retirement day, may our Almighty God grant and bless him the desires of his heart.

Bon voyage Sir Ed!