He was born in Wawa Ad Ilog, Occidental Mindoro, to spouses Celistino A. Datinggaling, a businessman, and Heminia C. Datinggaling. He has seven siblings, namely, Reynold, Baby Lyn, Jovelyn D. Panganiban, Loreilyn D. Cueto, Reymark, Celistino and Kathlyn. Three of them are also working in Dubai.
He was educated in Batangas City, where he finished at San Agustin Kanluran Elementary School in 2000 and San Agustin National High School in 2004 as an honor student. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Golden Gate Colleges in 2009. He was a Dean’s Lister, President of Supreme Student Government and City Mayor’s scholar for four years.
“My greatest achievement in life is making my family, especially my parents, proud of who I am today. If I’m seeing my family happy, this I consider a success. I know success is a never ending process. There will always be incompleteness in some aspects of our lives. What matters most is that we are valuing the abundance of blessings that we have right now and sharing it accordingly.”
“Every year, I, along with the closest friends and my family, conduct an outreach program in the community where I grew up. The recipients are the lovely people living a simple life (with no electricity) in a floating Island off Batangas City. We are reaching out to more than 90 students, senior citizens and malnourished kids. We usually have a feeding program and gift giving, among others.”