Life as a court server

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Friday, August 29, 2014


CHOOSE to be contented at work to lead a happy life. This is how Michael Patrick Antonio Galindez, a legal process server of the Regional Trial Courts in Davao City, has been motivated to go through his life.

"I never dreamed to become a process server or to work here in this place [Hall of Justice]. But I'm here -- perhaps it's God's call," he said in the vernacular.

Born on 1986 in General Santos City, Galindez finished his degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Davao Doctors College in 1989. He was not able to find a job related to his course and ended up working at the Hall of Justice through the help of his ex-wife who used to work there and whose father was also a former judge.

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That was his first job, and he never thought of looking for another. Though the task of a process server is not easy, Galindez said he has not thought of quitting.

A process server is the one who goes door-to-door handing out written legal notices to a person who has been sued or has a court proceeding to attend.

"Sa gawas isip individual – normal. Nagalaba, nagapanlimpyo sa balay, nagaluto… pala amigo. Karon mabuhat na nako akong mga gusto buhaton, makalakaw-lakaw ko bisan asa nako gusto, malipayon ko sa'ko kinabuhi (Outside work, I live a normal life. I do housework, I make friends a lot. I can do what I like, I’m happy with my life)," Galindez said.

Galindez said he makes sure he leads a balanced life and says he has lifted everything to God.

"Life is a circle mao ng mentras buhi pa ta buhaton nato kung unsa ikaayo sa atong kinabuhi (For as long as we’re alive, we should do good). Ako? I'm very much happy and contented with my life," he added.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 30, 2014.

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