Jessie Delos Santos, a former overseas Filipino worker, is now a regular truck driver, farmer, and mechanic. Born on November 5, 1969, and currently residing in Purok Lourdes, Brgy. San Juan Pontevedra Negros Occidental. He has a wife named Evelinda and has four sons. At a very young age, Jessie had gone through many challenges and hardships in life, as well as overcoming them one by one.
He faced difficulties when he was required to stop learning for a year after graduating from high school, he was given two options: either stop learning in school and assist his parents and siblings at their work on a sugarcane farm, or find work in the city so that he could afford to attend college. Jessie chose the second option. He wanted to learn more and open up more opportunities to take on in the future, so he searched for a job to not only gain but also to learn. He wanted to go to a vocational college that focuses mainly on mechanical work like engines and welding.
He found a job that suits the qualifications he set. He was hired at a garage, and after a year of saving money, he finally got enough money to go to college and learn, but due to the fact that his family is not well blessed, he is still working at the garage as well as going to school every day.
That puts Jessie in a state of stress in which he was so conflicted on what to put first: his studies or his work. He was slowly falling behind his other classmates, but little did he know that he had the upper hand because he already knew the basics of mechanicry. He was falling behind, but the determination kept him moving forward. As the time passed by, he slowly caught up with his classmates.
After graduation, A couple of years later, he met his wife, Evelinda, in the year 1992 and decided to settle in. After three years, they had a son, and after that, he decided that in order to build a better future for his family, he had to work overseas.
After 22 years of working overseas, Jessie decided to retire from his job and go back home to settle for the rest of his life. Now he is working at his own sugarcane farms as well as doing mechanic jobs and driving his truck in order to still provide for his family.