On March 17, 1957, around 1 AM, the late president Ramon Magsaysay, who was then called the “president of the masses,” was abruptly killed in a plane crash. Fast forward 27 years later, a young boy was born on the same date at University Health Service in UP Los Baños. His parents decidedly named him after the late president.
RM Nisperos didn’t disappoint. Although he spent most of his time playing in the streets which made his parents mad, RM Nisperos stepped up when it matters the most. He ranked no.81 in the University of the Philippines Rural High School (UPRHS) entrance exam. In his four years in UPRHS, RM Nisperos got the best foundation in academics and at the same time started to learn how to do things in a rockstar way.
RM Nisperos then pursued Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. Without forgetting the value of education, RM Nisperos continued his partying ways during his college days. RM Nisperos learned to do different things at once, seemingly clamoring for chaos in his life. From partying, studying and singing his heart out all night, RM Nisperos enjoyed every bit of turmoil he infused in his life. Though it took RM Nisperos more years to finish his 4-year course, RM Nisperos compensated it with street smarts that no one can learn from a traditional four-cornered room. RM Nisperos made his outside world his extended classroom, which gained him valuable experiences that made him what he is now.
Despite finishing his BS Economics Degree in University of the Philippines, Los Baños, RM Nisperos felt that he can still do better in the academe. While RM Nisperos was working in a BPO company, he took up Personal Entrepreneurial Development (PED), New Enterprise Planning (NEP) and Introduction to E-Commerce (eCom) in University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), where he finished with high distinctions. Still unsatisfied, RM Nisperos also took a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course from Institute of Sigma Learning Pvt Ltd (ISL), an online course taught from India. RM Nisperos graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree in 2015 from the Cesar E. A. Virata School of Business, University of the Philippines Diliman. He earned units for a 2nd degree B.S. E-Commerce from Asian Institute of E-Commerce where he became a Certified E-Commerce Entrepreneur, Certified E-Commerce Specialist, and E-Commerce Professional.
RM Nisperos was invited by the Faculty of Management and Development Studies (FMDS) of the UPOU to become an instructor. An entrepreneur at heart, RM Nisperos accepted the challenge to reinforce others’ entrepreneurial aspirations, and now, RM Nisperos is an instructor for online-taught courses in UPOU. He previously taught as the assistant course coordinator for Personal Entrepreneurial Development and New Enterprise Planning Certification Course. He is now the Course Coordinator for Introduction to E-Commerce and New Enterprise Planning Courses. He is currently the Senior Lecturer for the Master in Public Management also at the University of the Philippines Open University, Faculty in Management and Development Studies.
RM occasionally lectures on New Enterprise Planning & Personal Entrepreneurial Development, and Electronic Commerce Learning Sessions either through face-to-face mean in University of the Philippines Open University Campus or via Webinars through his platform EntrepLounge. He extended his expertise learned by conducting training and workshops outside the University. Most notable of which are his training workshops for the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Negosyo Center Business Counsellors, University of Negros Occidental Recoletos, and Certified E-Commerce Specialist Programs.
In 2015, RM Nisperos co-authored Cyberpreneur Philippines: Online Business Start-Up Guide. 22 experts in the Philippines on business contributed to this best book on profession award on the 35th National Book Awards by the Philippine Government.
RM Nisperos is a full-time Business Intelligence Head of a distinct financial institution in the Philippines, where he is responsible for the company’s strategy, research, and marketing. He facilitated Strategic Planning Workshops, Operations Planning Workshop, and other various workshops. RM Nisperos never ceases to pursue his entrepreneurial passions. In his current day job, RM Nisperos devotedly exemplifies intrapreneurial attitude, improving the business and leveraging on opportunities through innovations.
On the side, RM Nisperos tirelessly establishes his businesses as a consultant/trainer and a cyberpreneur. Previously, he had prior short-term entrepreneurial stints in trade fairs. Armed with both experiences from the MBA classroom, E-Commerce Certifications and practical knowledge from the real world, he is the founder of EntrepLounge – E-Learning Platform where he conducts webinars and podcasts and hosts free online courses. He is also the founder of CrusadeHero a crowdfunding platform for personal causes. He is now the CEO of Elbi.Agency, a digital agency for managed e-commerce services.
RM Nisperos is also a leader seasoned by the International Order of DeMolay, Mt. Makiling Chapter in Los Banos, Laguna. He was voted as the Master Councilor way back in 2003 and just finished his 2-year term as the President of the Makiling DeMolay Alumni Association No. 23. He was the National Auditor for the DeMolay Alumni Association of the Philippines (DAAP) from 2015 – 2017.
RM Nisperos, as most people don’t know, has an exciting and adventurous side. RM Nisperos is a sports enthusiast. He was awarded Rookie of the Year in his 1st year in high school and the Athlete of the Year in his last year for exceptionally performing in basketball, volleyball, softball, and football. In fact, he consistently won the MVP honors in most sporting events during his hay days in high school. He was also an active advocate of Ultimate Frisbee in UP Los Banos, the founding of the first Ultimate Frisbee Club in the Los Banos Community. RM Nisperos even came on top on one of the Los Baños Billiards Tournament way back in 2000. Not just a typical Manny Pacquiao boxing fan, RM Nisperos challenged himself by engaging in an ABAP-sanctioned amateur featherweight fight. Unfortunately, he lost his first and last boxing fight. RM Nisperos is also into other sports such as swimming, running, darts, bowling, badminton, table tennis and sports fishing, though not as competitive as his other sports.
Not only a gym rat, but RM Nisperos also loves work it out in his kitchen. RM Nisperos enjoys infusing creativity and innovation in every bit of his gastro-culinary adventures. But more importantly, the food RM Nisperos prepare gives pleasure, not only to himself but to the people whom he came in contact.
RM Nisperos is also a self-confessed microphone-hugger when he is in his zone. Armed with his guitars, he had a solo guitar-play-and-sing gig for a wedding and had prior acoustic performance stints in a small bar in Quezon City (now retired). Music is one of his stress relievers. Whatever comes his way, RM Nisperos just sings it away – his gateway to a paradise of relaxation