Pinoy Engineer in Denmark quits high-paying job to help build LRT-2 projects

If you are working overseas and receiving a high salary, would you want to go back to the Philippines and work with a way lower salary instead? Perhaps, you would give it some time to think over.  Maybe, only few people may answer, yes they would but for this Filipino engineer who used to work abroad earning a big salary, was even the one who offered himself to go back home to the Philippines and work for the government’s project instead! Let’s get to know him.

Deo Miranda, a Filipino engineer left his high-paying job in Denmark  for the LRT-2 East and LRT-2 West Project Teams, part of the “Build, Build, Build” program of the government.

Engineer Deo Miranda. Photo Credit:  Department of Transportation.

The Department of Transportation shared Deo Miranda’s inspiring story on social media. It is inspiring to read stories about people who are really committed to work for their country and Miranda is one of them.  As a railway engineer in Europe, Miranda was enjoying a good life with his family because his high salary allowed him to provide his family with a comfortable life.

He graduated from the Technological Institute of the Philippines and began working overseas in 2006 as an engineer in Saudi Arabia. He then moved to Denmark in 2015 and worked as an M&E Construction Coordinator and M&E Lead Commissioning Engineer for the Copenhagen Metro Team I/S, assigned under the Copenhagen Cityringen Metro Project.

He loved his work and was enjoying it. However, his desire to work in his home country and be with his family has influenced his decision to go back to the Philippines.  Coincidentally when he saw a viral post of a cutter head prototype for the Metro Manila Subway Project, he decided to rally with his other OFW friends to set a meeting with the DOTr and offer their expertise and services to help in building the country’s mass transport systems.

Consequently, Miranda was hired and started his new job as an Engineer IV for the LRT-2 East and LRT-2 West Project Teams.

Engr. Deo MIranda. Photo courtesy of DOTr.

Transport secretary Arthur Tugade  recognized Miranda’s decision to work in the “Build, Build, Build” project and featured his story on their Facebook page. He said, “Nakakaantig ng puso kung ang isang OFW, kahit sobrang laki ng kinikita sa ibang bansa, magdedesisyong bumalik at tumulong sa bayan at magsabing: Pilipinas naman.”

Every Filipino is proud of Miranda. We salute you, kabayan! We hope that there will be more committed Filipinos like him who will offer their services for the development of the country.

Source: Virtual Pinoy

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