Mario is both an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) in Photoshop CS6. He has been an ACE since 2001 (Photoshop 5.0/5.5) and has taught over 100 Photoshop classes at PCCI.
Mario is also an AutoCAD Certified Instructor and was a pioneer in teaching AutoCAD in the industry. He studied AutoCAD at Autodesk headquarters in California, USA.
Aside from teaching at PCCI, he regularly speaks at prestigious conventions such as Graphic Expo and the Graphic & Publishing Seminar Series. He also shared his know-how in graphics, engineering and general technology, at the IIEE and the PSTD National Conventions. He has been a resource speaker for the UAP and has lectured for student organizations like the IIEE Student Chapter, the UP EEE Department and the Philippine Science High School.
Mario is the charter president of the Meralco & Friends Toastmasters Club. He attained the level of Advanced Toastmaster – Bronze (ATM-B) awarded by the Toastmasters International (TI).