A good son who excels in almost everything he does. The proof is his long lists of educational achievements starting from elementary to high school to college years. He was always on the top class during grade school at Ateneo De Manila and a Gold Star Cadet in high school at Peekskill Military Academy, New York. “Tito Boboy” graduated as a Cum Laude at the University of the East, Philippines year 1963 with the course Bachelor of Business Administration (BSBA). Achieved his Doctor of Humanities in Public Service at Lyceum Northwestern University and Doctor of Industrial Technology at Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology in 2006. There are still a lot of achievements on the list.
During his school days, Syjuco is not only a great achiever when it comes to academics but also a great student leader. He became National President in different organizations at University of the East and other organizations.
Syjuco is a person who values education, and a dedicated government leader. Syjuco is well known to people as a former Director General of TESDA, 2004-2010. People saw him in advertisements promoting various training skills TESDA has to offer to improve Filipino lives. He was the father of Ladderized Educational Program of TESDA. During his term in TESDA, he empowered 11,742,200+ graduates with his free Tech-Voc Scholarships. He was elected twice as Congressman/Representative for the Second District of Iloilo, in May 1998 and May 2001. He was also a Chairman of the Development Bank of the Philippines Management Corporation. Tito Boboy is also elected DELEGATE representing the First District of Rizal, then the country’s premier and largest district (13 Municipalities and Cities in Metro Manila) and Elected VICE PRESIDENT, 1971 Constitutional Convention where this position was the 3rd highest rank and at the age of 28, he was the 10th youngest of 320 Delegates. Appointed by President Fidel V. Ramos as Member, Board of Directors, Development Bank of the Philippines on July 3, 1996. There are still a lot more achievements of Syjuco that every Filipino should be proud of.
Aside from all those achievements, comes various awards. “Tito Boboy” was a Recipient, Outstanding Scholarship and Leadership Award, UE Junior Assembly in 1962. He also gained the Most Outstanding Graduate Award, Board of Trustees of the University of the East in 1963, Outstanding Congressman of the 11th Congress, awarded by Graphics Magazine, 2002-2004, UE Nominee for Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP), 1963, University of the East (UE) Alumni Achiever, University of the East Alumni Association, 2007. There are still a lot of achievements that were not mentioned here that are so overwhelming.
Despite of being a leader, Augusto “Tito Boboy” Syjuco is also a great author. He writes books with topics on education and politics. Some of his books are Salabat for the Filipino Soul Book I: A Book on Filipino Virtues, 2006, Salabat for the Filipino Soul Book II: Career Guidance in Ladderized Education for Filipino Empowerment, 2006, “The Warrior’s Creed”, 2004, “The 10 Commandments of Honorable Politics”, 2003, “So Wat?”, (Newsletter circulated in the House of Representatives), 2002-2004, SANDIGANBAYAN: An Ombudsman for the Philippines, 1971.
Currently, Syjuco is still active in doing his own thing when it comes to public service. He was a Congressman, representing the 2nd District of Iloilo, 11th and 12th Congress, House of Representatives, Republic of the Philippines. A member, Laban ng Masang Pilipino (LAMP), Mid 1998, Chairman, LAKAS NUCD, UMDP KAMPI, 2nd District of Iloilo, early 1998, Member of Manila and Cebu Polo Club, Competitor, Philippine Shooting Team with competed in the International World Shooting Championships at Thun, Switzerland, 1974. “Tito Boboy” is also into art. Aside from writing books, he also participated as an artist (painter) in several group exhibits and held one person exhibits Manila, Barcelona, Vancouver, and in West Broadway, New York City.