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JCI President Jun Sup Shin visited JCI Philippines
World Pres. Jun Sup Shin upon on his arrival in Manila
met by NP Fulbert Woo and Party at the VIP Lounge, NAIA Airport.
From L/R : JCI Week Nat'l. Chairman Eon Tiu, National Treasurer
Lear San Buenaventura, Chief Exec. Asst. to the JCI Pres. Dennis L.
Cunanan, JCI Pres. Shin and JCI Phils. NP Fulbert W. Woo. (Right) - JCI Pres. Shin with NP Fulbert
and Chief Exec. Asst. Decu Cunanan on board a chopper bound for Baguio City.
Philippines - JCI Philippines officers and members welcomed with
full honors the 64th JCI World President, JCI
Sen. Jun Sup Shin from JCI Korea. The JCI President coming from
his country arrived in Manila for his official four days visit to
the Philippines from March 28-31, 2009. His trip is in addition to
his travels to other countries in Asia, Europe and to the rest of
the countries worldwide. The visit is a yearly official function of
the highest officer of the Junior Chamber International visiting
countries affiliated with the JCI organization. The purpose of his
visitation is to have an audience with Head of States or high
ranking government officials as well as to have an opportunity to
interact with JCI Philippines officers and members of what are they
doing in furthering the Junior Chamber’s mission. On his arrival at
the Ninoy Aquino International Airport he was met by JCI Philippines
National President Fulbert C. Woo and 2008 JCI VP Dennis L. Cunanan,
Chief Executive Assistant to the JCI President together with some
other National Officers. During his short
stay in the country, he was accorded with the usual generous
Filipino hospitality on all the activities he attended. The JCI
President expressed his thanks and gratitude to all the officers and
members of JCI Philippines for the fruitful visit before leaving for
his next JCI National Organization visit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
JCI Vice President NOM Visitation to JCI Philippines
JCI Vice President assigned to the Philippines, JCI Sen.
James Tsui from JCI Hong Kong conducted his official visit to
the JCI Philippines last April 2-4, 2009. Said travel is
part of his job in visiting the NOMs assigned to him in JCI
Area B which includes Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines. The
purpose of his visit is to have a chance to interact with JCI
Philippines Officers, Local Organization Presidents and members.
This is in line with his supervisory job being a JCI Board member to
get an update on what is happening in the National Organization
(NOM) and Local Organizations (LOMs ) programs as well as their
concerns on issues regarding the organization.
In return, he will soon
give update to the JCI Board being the representative of all
the countries assigned to him. Also he will soon brief the General
Assembly during the Asia Pacific Conference in Nagano, Japan on June
4-7, 2009 and the World Congress in Hammamet, Tunisia on November
16-21, 2009 on what is happening in his area of jurisdiction.
During his four days visit he was accompanied by the JCI Philippines
National President Fulbert C. Woo, NSG Van Torrevillas and some
other National Officers together with JCI EVP Rafael “Boydee” Dizon
and the Chief Executive Assistant to the 2009 JCI President, JCI
Sen. Dennis “Decu” Cunanan in all the activities on his itinerary.
During his visit he was able meet LOM Presidents and members from
Area 1- 3. The highlight of his itinerary was his attendance during
the JCI Philippines 2nd Regular National Board meeting
last April 4, 2009 where he promoted to the board this year’s JCI
Presidential Thrust which is ‘Membership Growth, Corporate
Sponsorship and “Global Impact through Local Action addressing
Climate Change. In addition to his activities, he was able to join
and enjoy the induction ceremony of JCI Magalang Mekeni in which
Sen. Chiz Escudero was the Guest Speaker. He expressed his
congratulations to all for having an effective and successful
National Board meeting in Magalang, Pampanga held at Concun Cold
Spring Resort. Finally, he extend his thanks for the dedication,
motivation, and enthusiasm under the strong leadership of National
President Fulbert C. Woo which according to him he has no doubt they
will have another successful year in 2009. Just like the JCI World
President being one of the JCI Dignitaries he was accorded
with honors and warm hospitality during his short stay in the
Philippines bestows Youth Leadership Excellence Award
Since its adoption in 1985 as one of the flagship projects of the
JCI Philippines (Philippine Jaycees, Inc.), the YLEA otherwise known
as the “Batang Leader Award” has become an annual undertaking
of the organization in observing the tradition of recognizing the
academic and leadership excellence of the thousands of
graduating high school and elementary students throughout the
archipelago. The organization thru its various local
chapters nationwide in cooperation with the Department of
Education and the Office of Senator Francis “CHIZ” Escudero as the
generous sponsor, to confer with pride the Batang Leader Award
or “Youth Leadership Excellence Award” (YLEA) during
this year’s commencement exercises.
Now on its 24th year, said flagship project aims in
giving due recognition and honor to deserving graduating elementary
and high school students for their academic excellence and
leadership qualities both in the private and public schools. The
awardees are usually but not necessarily the class valedictorian.
The school authorities will be responsible in the selection process
of the recipients and the JCI members or the Jaycees shall in no way
participate in choosing the awardees. Similar to the past years, the
awardees will receive Batang Leader (YLEA) certificates and medals
which will be conferred to all the recipients. This year’s National
Chairman is Past President of JCI Marilaw JCI Mem. Ronaldo C.
Olarte who ordered thru his memorandum-circular that a massive
distribution of certificates and medals to the different schools
nationwide be done in order to maximized the awarding to all
deserving graduates. More about YLEA..
Philippines Young Leaders Program
JCI Mem. Joel Tabing of JCI Manila (Past YLP Graduate) Mr.Yutaka
Katayama (Minister of Embassy Japan) Prof. Sheman S. Abe of Hitotsubashi
University of Japan, JCI Phils. NSG Van
Ms. Masako Nozu of Japan Embassy during their meeting at JCI
Philippines Headquarters last February 12, 2009.
year 2002 when JCI Philippines has opened talks with the Japan
Information and Cultural Center
from the Japanese Government which agreed our organization to
participate in its prestigious “Young Leaders’ Program (YLP). Since
then every year JCI Philippines has been sending a representative to
avail said scholarship program.
The “Young Leaders’
Program” (YLP) is a prominent student scholarship program totally
funded by the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: Ministry of
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), which aims to
contribute to the fostering of future national leaders in Asia and
other countries. While deepening the participants’ understanding
about Japan, it also helps form a network among national leaders,
contributing to the establishment of friendly relationships and
improved policy planning between Asia and other countries.
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The TOYM awardees with H. E. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
from (L/R) DOT Sec. Joseph Felix Mari "Ace" Durano, Kristin
Karen L. Davila, Christian Joseph R. Cumagun, Antonio A.
Alfonso and Rex. A. Bernardo during the awarding ceremonies held at
the Malacanang Palace, Manila last December 20, 2008.
THE OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN OF 2008 AWARDED
distinguished young Filipinos have made it to the final cut of this
year’s search for The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM). The formal
awards ceremonies was held at the Malacañang Palace last December
20, 2008 with Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo as
the Guest of Honor.
The TOYM Award
widely recognized as the country’s most prestigious recognition for
young men & women whose selfless dedication to their field resulted
to significant contributions to the country and our countrymen. The
award is now on its 50th year, being organized and
flagship project by
the Junior Chamber International Philippines or Philippine Jaycees,
Inc. since 1959. This year's JCI Philippines National President is
JCI Sen. Raphael A. Lesaca of JCI Roxas Kapatiran in Cagayan Valley
distinguished Board of Judges was Chaired by Amb. Albert F. del
Rosario, CEO of Gotuaco, del Rosario and Associates with Hon. Isabela
Gov. Grace M. Padaca, PCCI President, Mr. Edgardo G. Lacson, AFP
Chief of Staff, Gen. Alexander B. Yano, Award-Winning Conductor
Composer, Mr. Ryan P. Cayabyab, Central Bank Monetary Board
Member. Mr. Alfredo C. Antonio and PPCRV Chairperson, former
Amb.to Vatican Henrietta T. de Villa. More on TOYM
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Rip Lesaca receiving the Plaque for JCI Philippines being number one
in JCI Efficiency Program Award during the JCI World Congress in New Delhi,
India. From left is 2009 NP elect, Fulbert C. Woo, 2008 JCI VP Decu
Cunanan, NP Rip Lesaca, JCI EVP Lorie Tomlin and 2007 NP Glenn B.
Santos (Right Picture)
Hon. Gov.Luis Raymund Villafuerte
(besides JCI Pres. Graham Hanlon) with his fellow co-awardees of the
The Outstanding Young Person (TOYP) Award during the awarding
India JCI World Congress: JCI Philippines bags top awards!
concluded 63rd JCI World Congress in New Delhi, India
held last November 4-9, 2008 was a resounding success. The affair
was attended by around 5,000 JCI members from around the globe
coming from the 125 country JCI affiliates from the North and Latin
Americas, Australia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Asia and the
Pacific which includes the delegation from JCI Philippines headed by
National President Raphael A. Lesaca
Congress this year was chaired by JCI WP President Graham Hanlon
from JCI Ireland. The Congress was attended by JCI Officers as well
as the different National Presidents from national organizations
accompanied by the members of their respective delegations coming
from the different chapters around the world. Various JCI luminaries
attended the congress. The likes of 1995 JCI World President David
Oji, now the JCI Foundation Chairman, 1988 JCI Pres. Jennifer Yu of
Hongkong, 1999 JCI Pres. Yong Suk Choi of South Korea, 1989 JCI
Pres. Isfahani Sameen to name a few. In addition, prominent JCI
dignitaries like JCI Sen. Sonny Yu, Past ASPAC Senate President,
Cecilio K. Pedro from the Philippines among others were also in
Philippine delegation came and conquered the congress with a bevy of
bestowed awards. For 2009, we are again fortunate to have another
Filipino JCI officer in the person of JCI Sen. Rafael “Boydee” P.
Dizon III from JCI Manila. Past National President Boydee was the
2000 National President and 2001 JCI VP and is now JCI Executive
Vice President-elect for 2009. He will be assigned in Area B and
hold Chairmanship of the ASPAC next year to be held in Nagano,
Japan. As EVP he will work closely with the JCI VPs, namely: JCI
VPs, Terumasa Kitakimi of JCI Japan, James Tsui, JCI Hongkong,
Farzana Chowdhury, JCI Bangladesh and Tae Gun Lee, JCI Korea.
honorable Camarines Sur Gov. Luis Raymund Villafuerte (2002 TOYM
Awardee for Entrepreneurship) This year’s JCI Philippines nominee
for The Outstanding Young Person of the World (TOYP) was also
chosen as one of the awardees of this prestigious global award.
likewise extend our congratulations to JCI Sen. Louie Basilio of JCI
Manila who won the "Most Outstanding Local President" of the World
Award. In addition to deserved commendation was the JCI Manila’s
entry “Ecobuilders Corp” which won the top prize for the JCI “Best
Business Plan” award bagging the US$5,000.00 cash prize.
Philippines emerged number ONE in the JCI Efficiency Program this
year. This achievement augurs well for the future of the JCI
Movement in the Philippines in relation to its relationship with
JCI VP for
2008, Deniss “Decu” L. Cunanan was appointed as Chief Executive
Officer to the 2009 JCI World President Jun Sup Shin of JCI Korea.
This also marked the beginning of 2007 NP Glenn Santos term as APDC
Councilor with the appointments of the following APDC Development
Officers under him namely, JCI Sen. Darius L. Cunanan, 2008 NP
Raphael A. Lesaca, JCI Senators Tonkie Arriola, Joni May Tan and JCI
Mem. Lorelie Dasmarinas
one week affair, JCI members hailing from all over the globe trooped
to this annual Congress where delegates unite to magnify the
positive impact of the Junior Chamber and discussed its activities
and affairs. Representatives headed by different National
Presidents as Chief Delegates from each country-affiliate were given
the opportunity to report in meetings on the developments and
updates on the activities undertaken by their respective National
Organization (NOM) during the General Assemblies.
activities during the affair were the traditional trade shows, the
opportunity to interact and do business networking with fellow
delegates. City tours at the famous Taj Mahal one of the Seven
Wonders of the World, were enjoyed by the multinational delegates.
Training seminars were also offered by the JCI University designed
for leadership enhancement and personality development. The
excellent fellowships hosted by different countries during national
parties gave added bonus to the festivities.
Congress was indeed a perfect venue to celebrate past
accomplishments whilst gaining wonderful experiences. This is also
an opportunity to interact and learn from fellow delegates how they
are living up to the JCI mission and how they can help people in
their respective communities. The 2009 JCI World Congress will be
held in Hammamet,
in November 2009.
60th Anniversary and Grand Homecoming
A Souvenir photo taken during the 60th
JCI Philippines Anniversary Grand Celebration and Homecoming held at
the Manila Polo Club last October 18, 2008. It was a successful
event attended by the different local chapters nationwide. (Standing L-R)
– 2000 NP Rafael P.
Dizon, III; 1998 NP Joseph Victor G. Ejercito; 2007 NP Glenn B.
Santos; 1968 NP Agapito A. Aquino; 1999 NP Joselito T. Reyes; 1997
JCI World President Crispin C. Dy, Jr.; Presidential Adviser Cecilio
K. Pedro; Presidential Adviser Congressman Edwin C. Uy; 2001 NP
Jimmy T. Yaokasin, Jr.; 2006 NP Ismael P. Penado; 1972 NP Johnny C.
Aruego; Presidential Adviser Renato P. Dragon; 1996 NP Roberto A.
Alvarez, Jr.; 2003 NP Michael Alan Z. Ranillo; 1994 NP Gerardo C.
Sevilla; 1993 NP Roderick L. Ngo; 1988 NP I.M.F. Ricky R. Bakunawa;
1986 NP Luis F. Abaño; 1978 NP Rozel Mar F. Santos; 1980 NP Frank A.
Evaristo; 1983 NP Douglas G. Nazareno & 2005 NP Dennis L. Cunanan.
– 2008 NP Albert Raphael
Angelo A. Lesaca; 1976 JCI World President & Q.C. Mayor Feliciano
"Sonny" Belmonte & 1975 NP Ernesto B. Marcelo.
It was one starry night and a perfect evening, the streets’ white
lights speckled the trees, there was chill in the air just enough to
hasten the occasional jitters of what was to come. The roar of
vehicles in the streets leading to the Manila Polo Club resonated
auspiciously to the cacophony of what was to come. Excitement and
anticipation were palpable from those who converged for this grandiose
October 18, 2008 provided another
important milestone in the history of JCI Philippines – formerly known
as Philippine Jaycees – for the grand celebration of its “Diamond
Anniversary Homecoming.” This date was chosen to almost coincide with
the birth date of its founder, the late Artemio Vergel de Dios, to
make it more memorable (actually, his birthday was on October 20). The
“Grand Anniversary Celebration and Homecoming” was to commemorate the
60th year of existence of JCI Philippines, a red-letter day
in the annals of its rich history, and the organizers left no stone
unturned to make it truly worthwhile.
More on 60th Anniversary..
JCI Naga Cariñosa receiving their
trophy during the 3rd Temiong Awards night.
NP Rip Lesaca handing a Plaque of
Appreciation to Sen. Chiz Escudero being the Guest of Honor and
Speaker during the National Convention Presidents night at the
Dakak Beach Resort last October 9-11, 2008.
memorable and fun filled 60th JCI Philippines National
indeed another year of success for JCI Philippines with the JCI
Greater Dipag played host this year’s 60th national
convention last October 8-12, 2008 in Dipolog City. Held at the
Zanorte Convention Center located right at the center of Dipolog
City. Delegates trooped to this northern part of Zamboanga province
dubbed as ‘Twin City Province”
known for its beauty and charm of the orchid city of Dipolog
and the historical rustic quaintness of the Shrine City of Dapitan.
This was the first time for the host chapter to host a JCI
Philippines national convention in its 12 years of existence. With
confidence, the host LOM showcased their leadership skills to host
such event. More on 2008
Remembering Amb Ramon del Rosario Sr,..
1989 NP Atty. Rolly Ramirez..
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Outstanding Filipino Physicians (TOFP)