Willie was born and raised in Metro Manila, Philippines and received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Philippines. He subsequently received his MSc in Mechanical Engineering while employed as an Instructor of Thermodynamics and Kinematics and Mechanics.
Willie immigrated to Vancouver with his young family in 1990. He is currently a Senior Project Sales and Designer at Euro-Rite Cabinets catering to the multi-family projects in the Lower Mainland, Washington and California.
Willie has been involved with a number of Christian organizations over the past several years. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Richmond Christian School in the early 90’s. He served as a Deacon and then as an Elder at the Fujian Evangelical Church in Richmond. He is currently a member of the General Synod Council of the Reformed Church in America, He has also been invited to be a member of the Board of Trustees of Words of Hope, based in Grand Rapids, MI.
Willie and his wife, Arlene, live in Richmond with their two adult sons.