JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES
ROSTER OF NATIONAL PRESIDENTS
 

1949-1961 | 1962-1974 | 1975-1987 | 1988-2002 |2003-PRESENT

RAMON V. DEL ROSARIO
Manila Jaycees
Charter National President
(1949-1950)
Presidential Theme: Faith in God Gives Meaning and Purpose to Human Life

Spearheaded the birth of the Philippine Jaycees with the creation of the first 12 Jaycee chapters and organized the first JCP National Convention in Manila from February 11 to 13, 1949. Organized “See the Philippines” speaking tour in the U.S. and hosted the 5th JCI World Congress in Manila from March 1 to 8, 1950, where Ramon V. del Rosario was elected the first Asian JCI World President

WILLIAM A. YOTOKO
Iloilo Jaycees
2nd National President
(1950-1951)
Presidential Theme: Government Should Be of Laws Rather Than Of Men

The Philippine Jaycees was formally listed as an official affiliate of Junior Chamber International on March 29, 1951. During this term, the national organization grew to 24 chapters all over the country and the first “Get Out the Vote” campaign was launched nationally.

JOAQUIN V. GONZALEZ
Manila Jaycees
3rd National President
(1951-1952)
Presidential Theme: Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life

The growing Communist threat prompted the Philippine Jaycees to ally with the Anti-Communist League. Together with the American Legion, the first “Voice of Democracy” oratorical contest was launched. The JCP By-laws were also amended to allow the national president to run for a second term.

RAMON G. MORADA
Davao Jaycees
4th National President
(1952)
Presidential Theme: Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life

The untimely death of re-elected National President Joaquin V. Gonzalez on March 30, 1952 prompted his Executive Vice-President to finish his remaining term of office. A pavilion in Welfareville was constructed in honor of the late President and extension work outside the Philippines began this year in earnest

OSCAR J. ARELLANO
Manila Jaycees
5th National President
(1952-1953)
Presidential Theme: Economic Justice Can Best Be Won by Free Men through Free Enterprise

The Philippine Jaycees hosted the 3rd Jayceeasia Regional Conference from April 8 to 11, 1953, which saw around 500 delegates attending the international gathering. Apart from actively extending chapters in Asia, it was able to push for the election of Roberto T. Villanueva as the 2nd Filipino JCI World President

PRIMITIVO E. DOMINGO
Manila Jaycees
6th National President
(1953-1954)
Presidential Theme: Earth’s Great Treasure Lies in Human Personality

The increasing prominence of the Philippine Jaycees led to being tapped by government. It helped host the officials and athletes of the 2nd Asian Games in 1954. It also conducted a youth rally in honor of visiting U.S. Vice-President Richard M. Nixon, and as organized educational health campaigns nationwide.

AMELITO R. MUTUC
Manila Jaycees
7th National President
(1954-1955)
Presidential Theme: Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life

The term focused on international relief projects with the launching of “Operation Brotherhood,” as Filipino doctors and nurses were deployed to help North Vietnamese refugees. It also held rat extermination projects in Cotabato, launched its first national directory and published its first official newsletter

RAMIRO J. GARCIA 
Bacolod Jaycees
8th National President
(1955-1956)
Presidential Theme: Government Should Be of Laws Rather Than of Men

Building upon the foundation of its predecessors, the term continued many of the major projects of the previous term and launched new ones, such as the national “Diamond Gloves” boxing tournament for boys and the installation of the first Philippine-Vietnam radio-telephone direct link.

LUIS MARIA Z. ARANETA 
Manila Jaycees
9th National President
(1956-1957)
Presidential Theme: Government Should Be of Laws Rather Than of Men

Inspired by the overwhelming success of “Operation Brotherhood” international relief project, the Philippine Jaycees held a local version of the project entitled “Help Juan,” a multi-disciplinary approach to helping the needy. It provided assistance to the 1956 Mindanao earthquake and Catbalogan flood victims.

SOTERO H. LAUREL
Manila Jaycees
10th National President
(1957-1958)
Presidential Theme: Unity among Men… Unity among Nations

Continually beset with financial difficulties, the Philippine Jaycees embarked on a JCP raffle to augment its coffers. It sent the biggest delegation to the 12th JCI World Congress in Tokyo and conducted a Mindanao Studies Project. Lastly, it launched the “Traveling Tamaraw” project to forge better inter-chapter relations.

ANTONIO M. MEER
Manila Jaycees
11th National President
(1958-1959)
Presidential Theme: Greater Understanding in a Changing Nation

In an effort to improve its operations, the first Special National Convention was held in May 1958, which led to the shift of the Philippine Jaycees’ fiscal year to the calendar year. This year’s administration focused on strengthening its global relations through foreign visitations and attendance to international functions.

GREGORIO L. ARANETA II
Manila Jaycees
12th National President
(1960)
Presidential Theme: Our Progress… The Challenge to Our Nation

As the new fiscal year took into effect, the term marked the first dozen years of the Jaycee movement in the Philippines. The Philippine Jaycees hosted the 10th Jayceeasia Regional Conference from April 26 to 30, 1960, and officially adopted the “Ten Outstanding Young Men” (TOYM) from the Manila Jaycees.

RAMON M. OSMEÑA
Manila Jaycees
13th National President
(1961)
Presidential Theme: Service to Humanity… Our Commitment

In support of President Carlos P. Garcia’s “See the Philippines” project, the Philippine Jaycees launched “Travel Philippines,” a tourism campaign. It played host to visiting Jaycees to the JCI World Congress, with its “Stop over Manila” campaign. It also adopted the “Walkathon” project to foster a healthy citizenry