CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES
(Philippine Jaycees, Inc.)
International Philippines better known as Philippine Jaycees, Inc.,
registered under the Laws of the Republic of the Philippines, is
an affiliate of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Worldwide
Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs.
MISSION: To contribute
to the advancement of the global community by providing opportunities
for young people to develop leadership skills, social responsibility
and fellowship necessary to create positive change.
MEMBERSHIP: Over 6,000
young adults between 18 to 40 from 200 local organizations (LOMs)
or chapters throughout the Philippine archipelago.
NATIONAL PRESIDENT: JCI
Sen. FULBERT C, WOO from the JCI Iloilo, Inc. (Philippines-)
Headquarters is located at Philippine Jaycees Bldg., 14 Don Alejandro
Roces Ave., in Quezon City. The three-storey building houses a Secretariat
of seven (7) personnel who provides membership and development services
to local chapters and organization members. Chief Administrative
Officer is an Executive Director who reports directly to the Secretary
NATIONAL EVENTS: The
National Convention is held every second weekend of October. This
year the 61st National Convention will be held in Puerto
Princesa City from October
8–11, 2009. The General Membership
meets in this annual gathering to conduct training and business
seminars, as well as undertake its other activities provided in
its annual order of business. Its five (5) Area Conferences is simultaneously
held every first weekend of September of every year.
This year the simultaneous conferences
will be held on September 4-6, 2009 in Angeles City for Area I to be
hosted by Ilocnadia LOMs in San Fernando, La Union Area II will be in
Bulcan to be
hosted by the JCI Marilaw Marilag ; Area III in in Lipoa
hosted by the JCI LIpa, Area IV in Cebu City hosted
by the JCI Cebu Sinulog and Area V, in Gen. Santos City,
hosted by JCI Gen. SAntos Twin Star. All these meetings produce specific
plans for community-based action on issues of leadership training
and business or entrepreneurship. Also during this event, the General
Membership will elect its incoming national officers.
HISTORY: The first
Junior Chamber International was organized in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. on October
13, 1915. On December 11, 1944, representatives from eight (8) nations
met in Mexico City and the world organization-Junior Chamber International
was founded. In 1974, the movement crossed the Pacific and the Manila
Jaycees was founded with the approval of its Constitution on December
20, 1947. By 1948, eleven new chapters were organized in the following
key cities: Cebu, San Pablo, Bacolod, Zamboanga , Davao, iloilo,
Lucena, Cabanatuan, Capiz, Cavite and Tacloban.
The first national convention was
held February 11-13, 1949 at the Manila Hotel. The former Hon. Ramon
V. del Rosario, Sr. was elected the first National President.
HOW THE JAYCEES ATTAIN ITS
GOALS: The Jaycees operates of the premise that the development
of individual character and personality will result in better communities
and eventually, a more peaceful world. The organization may be described
as a University of Leaders--the students are its members; the curriculum
is leadership development; and its campus, the world.
PROGRAMS: The Philippine
Jaycees, Inc. evolve around four (4) areas of opportunity. These
areas offer numerous activities for members to acquire or refine
their leadership skills and provide multiple channels for communities
to benefit from the Junior Chamber experience. The four (4) areas
of opportunities are:
Jaycees offers opportunities for personal development. Seminars
such as Leadership in Action, Personal Dynamics, Effective Communications,
and Goal Setting, among others, help members to improve public speaking
skills, learn leadership skills, improve their communications abilities
and enhance their personality.
The Jaycees provides the member immersion program in his community,
becomes aware of its needs and implements to answer those needs.
In this key area, Jaycees become catalysts for positive change,
serving the greater good of the society. The Jaycees put into practice
the skills they have developed through service to their communities,
to the country and to mankind.
The Jaycees make available very impressive international opportunities.
In this area, the member can derive awareness of what is happening
in other cultures, and helps the member to establish a network of
professional and business connections throughout the world. The
Jaycees offers its members the opportunity to contribute towards
world peace, simply by creating goodwill and friendship with their
fellow Jaycees from other countries. In brief, the Jaycees provides
young people the opportunity to succeed. It offers the challenges
that make life more meaningful, worthwhile and personally rewarding.
BUSINESS AREA OF OPPORTUNITY:
Junior Chamber since established in 1915, almost around 400,000
of its members all over the world are offered or involved in some
business networking activity and working on their own for another
company or preparing to open their own business. It is definitely
a federation/organization of young leaders and entrepreneurs. And
among the Junior Chamber’s program thrusts are: (1) to give
emphasis on entrepreneurship (2) to enable young people to have
an active role and voice in the business community and, (3) to learn
how to conduct business through their leadership skills and become
successful leaders in the business industry.
Business opportunities give Junior
Chamber the chance to enhance the economics life of the community,
by conducting projects to increase business productivity. Economic
progress can be achieved by visiting successful companies to learn
how they conduct their business, and by inviting successful entrepreneurs
to speak at monthly meetings. Junior Chambers can conduct training
sessions on how to enhance company operations and promote free enterprises
as the best way to achieve economic justice.
Many National Organizations and chapters
organize special trade missions to other countries to establish
business relations and exchange technology; organize small investment
clubs; publish business directories, and other relevant activities.
At World Congress, trade seminars encourage members to practice
free enterprise and develop business contacts or networks.
THE PHILIPPINE JAYCEES-ITS MEMBERS
Since the founding of Junior Chamber
International Philippines 62 years ago, the organization continues
to assume key roles in the international arena. Among the past JCI
World Presidents coming from the Philippine Jaycees not to mention
those who held elected international positions as Exec. Vice Presidents
and Vice Presidents are:
1. RAMON V. DEL ROSARIO , SR.
1951 JCI World President
- Served as Ambassador of the Philippines to Japan
and now heads the PHINMA Group of Companies
2. ROBERTO VILLANUEVA (Deceased)
1953 JCI World President
3. FELICIANO R. BELMONTE, JR.
1976 JCI World President
- Former General Manager of Government Service Insurance System
(GSIS) and head of various government corporations i.e. Manila Hotel,
PAL, Member of the House of Representatives and currently Mayor
Quezon City, Philippines.
4. VICTOR JOSE I. LUCIANO
1985 JCI World President
Quezon City Capitol Jaycees
- He is now a successful businessman.
5. CRISPIN C. DY, JR.
1997 JCI World President
- a prominent and successful businessman.
WHERE ARE THE GRADUATES NOW ?
Among the Jaycees, past and present
members, assuming leadership position in government as of 2004 are:
1. Philippine Senate – 4 out
of 24, or 16.67%
2. House of Representatives – 25 out of 218, 0r 12.14%
3. Provincial Governors – 3 of 76, or 3.75%
4. City/Municipal Mayors –
20 out of 1,559, or 1.28%
5. Cabinet Secretaries/Under/Asst. Secretaries – 7
6. Government Corporations – 4
7. In Diplomatic Posts – 3
CURRENT MEMBERSHIP PROFILE
Total current membership (age 18 to
40) total 3,500 excluding active associates of past members numbering
more than 6,000 and an auxiliary group of Junior Jaycees, numbering
over 3,000 members operating in more than 300 communities across
the Philippine archipelago. The Philippines Jaycees, Inc. is an
authentic people’s leadership training and development organization
with members coming from all walks of life, of divergent professions
and careers. It is a rural-based, national organization with 85%
of total chapters in the countryside and the rest in highly urbanized
1. Age group: 18-20 regulars or 6.0%
21-25 regulars or 17.4%
26-30 regulars or 30.8%
31-35 regulars or 25.1%
36-40 regulars or 20.7%
Professions: Businessman 32.2%
Private Employee 14.9%
Government Employee 9.6%
Nurse/Other Allied 5.0%
Business Executive 45%
Medical Practitioner 3.4%
Government Official 1.9%
Law Practitioner 1.5%
PHILIPPINE JAYCEES LANDMARK PROGRAMS
The JCI Philippines (Philippine Jaycees) initiated,
organized and continues to confer among the most prestigious awards
in the Philippines namely:
1) The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM)
in 1962 in which initiated by the Manila Jaycees
in 1959 as the Ten Outstanding Young Men;
2) The Outstanding Policemen of the
Philippines (TOPP), 1967, initiated by the Quezon City “Capitol”
Jaycees in 1965
3) The Voice of Philippine Democracy
(VOPD) a nationwide oratorical competition on the value of freedom
and democracy is another institutional project of the Philippines
Jaycees since the 1950s.
The Jaycees undertake annual activities
to help raise funds for government programs for the out-of-school
youth and street children. One of such projects is the ALAY LAKAD
an annual walk-for-a-cause held nationwide. This was originally
conceived in 1972 by the Makati Jaycees.
PHILIPPINE JAYCEES AS AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
The JCI Philippines, being the University
of Leaders, is the only special non-formal training institution
that provides non-stop leadership training and development to its
members, as well as for non-Jaycees who want to avail of its training
expertise and facilities. It is accredited by the Professional Regulation
Commission (PRC) as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider.
More so, it is an accredited Corruption Prevention Unit (CPU) of
the Office of the Ombudsman, among other accrediting government
HOW THE PHILIPPINE JAYCEES
SUSTAINS ITS OPERATIONS?
With its limited annual operating
budget, almost 90% is derived from membership dues and 10% from
various ways and means activities.
Through 60 years non-stop operations,
the Jaycees survive mainly through the spirit of VOLUNTEERISM. Elected
National Officers commit to shoulder in part all their traveling
expenses related to national projects and institutionalized programs.
All of its programs and projects are conducted on self-liquidating
basis. Resource mobilization for projects and programs then becomes
the main areas of training in local as well as national and international
JCI PHILIPPINES, INC.
(PHILIPPINE JAYCEES) PREPARES
ITSELF FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS
Under the able leadership of
JCI Philippines National President,
JCI Sen. Fulbert C. Woo
The country’s economy affects
the growth of membership nationwide, both in quality and quantity
considering that 85% percent of members are from rural areas. To
counter this adverse effect, we have come up with the following
1. Actively participate in the
ENTREPRENEURSHIP program and promote SUSTAINABLE COUNTRYSIDE DEVELOPMENT.
2. Establish a PUBLISHING HOUSE.
3. Organize a TRAINING CENTERS
4. Increase in membership base via handsome add ons.
5. Mobilize the entire resources, including the past awardees in
the volunteering efforts to gain goodwill, understanding, public
Strengthen and upgrade the SECRETARIAT
by accepting local and/or foreign grants and subsidy.
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