JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL PHILIPPINES
ROSTER OF NATIONAL PRESIDENTS
 

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

AMALIO M. DE JESUS, JR.
Tarlac Jaycees
14th National President
(1962)
Presidential Theme: Better Leaders for a Better Philippines

This term was a busy one for the Philippine Jaycees, as it expended its resources in organizing relief operations to disaster-stricken areas nationwide, such as the 1962 Mindanao flood, as well as the Central Luzon flash floods in Malolos and San Fernando. It also pursued its membership growth campaign with vigor.

JOSE G. MORADA
Davao Jaycees
15th National President
(1963)
Presidential Theme: Learning Today… Leading Tomorrow

This year, the Philippine Jaycees focused its attention to extending its hand of friendship to foreign chapters. Under “Operation Friendship,” the national organization was able to visit many chapters in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. It also conducted a Filipino art exhibition in the famous New York Art Gallery

JOSE E. DELA ROSA
Cotabato Jaycees
16th National President
(1964)
Presidential Theme: Better Understanding… Better Leadership

Fresh from its renewed success in the international arena, the Philippine Jaycees focused on improving inter-chapter relations with “Operation Samahan.” It concentrated on helping poorer chapters through the institution of such projects as like the setting up of livelihood centers and developing training programs.

ANGELO A. KING
Quezon City “Capitol” Jaycees
17th National President
(1965)
Presidential Theme: Leadership through Community Service

With the first Filipino-Chinese leader at the helm of the national organization, community service became its sustaining focus. The Philippine Jaycees helped organize the “Crusade against Violence,” and launched the “World Tensions” Project that saw Asian Jaycees convene to discuss peace in their region.

JESUS P. PERLAS, JR.
Quezon City “Capitol” Jaycees
18th National President
(1966)
Presidential Theme: Accepting tomorrow’s Challenge

Cognizant of the growing unrest with established institutions, the Philippine began voicing out its opinions on pressing issues in major newspapers. Apart from its myriad of community projects, it helped secure a 400 square meter lot in Quezon City for the construction of its permanent national headquarters.

JOSE M. BARREDO, JR.
Makati Jaycees
19th National President
(1967)
Presidential Theme: Progress through Self-Improvement

Two memorable undertakings characterized this year’s administration: First, the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Jaycee-Pepsi Building in Quezon City on May 11, 1967, and the adoption of the “Ten Outstanding Policemen of the Philippines” Awards project from the Quezon City “Capitol” Jaycees.

AGAPITO A. AQUINO
Quezon City “Capitol” Jaycees
20th National President
(1968)
Presidential Theme: Developing People… Developing the Nation

Apart from the formal inauguration and transfer to the new JCP National Headquarters on May 2, 1968, the Philippine Jaycees also took time out to host the Jaycee delegates of the 18th JCI Multi-Nation Regional Conference from April 30 to May 4, 1968 in Manila.

TOMAS V. SANTOS
Cotabato Jaycees
21st National President
(1969)
Presidential Theme: Unity for Peace and Progress

The Philippine Jaycees spearheaded the formal creation of the Philippine Jaycee Senate on February 15, 1969 with the approval of its By-laws. It also helped create the Inter-Asia Pacific Cooperation during the 19th JCI Multi-Nation Conference in Taiwan, to forge stronger ties among its Asian neighbors.

FIRMO O. LIWANAG
Manila Jaycees
22nd National President
(1970)
Presidential Theme: The Spirit of 1970… Positive Leadership

Determined to be relevant, the Philippine Jaycees was heavily involved in projects that dealt with matters of state. They were the first voluntary organization to suggest the convening of a constituent assembly to draft a new Philippine Constitution and publicly called for sobriety amidst changing times.

HORACIO MARCOS V. CALO
Butuan Jaycees
23rd National President
(1971)
Presidential Theme: Young People for a Better Tomorrow

With the election of the youngest National President to assume office (24 years old), the Philippine Jaycees was imbibed with a spirit of renewed dynamism. It observed the first national “Jaycee Week” and launched a number of disaster relief projects aimed to help Typhoon Yoling victims.

JOHNNY C. ARUEGO
Quezon City “Capitol” Jaycees
24th National President
(1972)
Presidential Theme: The Jaycees… A Bridge to National Progress

Faced with a worsening political strife, the Philippine Jaycees allied itself with a number of business and charity groups in easing the plight of the poor. It submitted its proposals to the Philippine Constitutional Convention and adopted the “Alay Lakad” program from the Makati Jaycees for the out-of-school youth.

FELICIANO R. BELMONTE, JR.
Manila Jaycees
25th National President
(1973)
Presidential Theme: Leadership in Action

With the advent of Martial Law that restricted political activity, the role of the Philippine Jaycees became more pronounced. The 23rd JCI Asia-Pacific Conference was hosted in Manila from May 22 to 26, 1973. Community projects, like “Operation Bayanihan,” were created and the TOYM was revived.

DAVID D. CHUA-UNSU
Quezon City “Capitol” Jaycees
26th National President
(1974)
Presidential Theme: Our Nation, Our Responsibility

The Philippine Jaycees worked closely with stalwarts of the “New Society,” as it beautified key cities in the country. It was also one of the key players in the establishment of the first JCI Asia-Pacific Development Council and paid tribute to Artemio L. Vergel de Dios, the founder of the Philippine Jaycee movement.