About

The Blog

Raketero.com is a channel and is my pursuit of my advocacy of helping working professionals like me (and, of course, YOU) to become better familiarized with concepts, ideas, tools, and opportunities that will eventually enable you to protect yourselves against financial troubles and from career stagnation. That goal, I hope, is achieved through content that provides solutions to problems and answers to questions in the areas of career advancement, income generation and income protection. I hope to provide content in formats that are motivational, practical, smart, honest, and actionable.

Raketero. Those who work multiple jobs and who work hard towards the goal of creating legally-earned income.

I believe that there is an abundance of opportunity to reach not just advancement but also—ultimately—success in your careers, journey towards financial freedom, or any endeavor in life. I also believe that this can be achieved through discipline, a bit (or a lot) of risk, focus, and—above all—hard work. In short, I believe in the hustle.

In the long-term, I would love to see this channel, along with its counterparts in the different social media, transcend from being just another blog, into a platform for a community of raketeros supporting each other.

The Name

Raketero. Etymology: raket + -ero. A Filipino word derived from the calque of English racketeer. In the English context, it has negative connotation as the word is usually associated with someone who commits crimes to aid in running a shady or illegal business. In the Filipino context, however, Raketeros (please do not confuse this with the 2013 Tagalog comedy film) are those who work multiple jobs and who work hard towards the goal of creating legally-earned (?) income.

The Author

Oh, you want to know more about me? I am going to have to direct you to The Author page.