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JCI to Give Youth Leadership Excellence Award in CDO


The Youth Leadership Excellence Awards (YLEA), one of the flagship projects of the Junior Chamber International-Philippines which is I’m one of the member and past president, in partnership with the Department of Education and the office of Hon. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, is now on its 30th year.

The objective of the project is basically to honor outstanding students of the private and public elementary schools and high schools (usually the Valedictorian, but not necessarily) for their leadership qualities and academic achievement.
The YLEA had its modest beginnings way back in 1985.

Then Philippine Jaycees National President Renato “Rene” B. Batoon, a staunch supporter of youth development projects and whose NOM Theme, “Jaycees for a Better Tomorrow,” encapsulated his administration’s thrust towards the youth, conceived of the idea of honoring academically exceptional students all over the country as a way of motivating them to excel further.

This year in Cagayan de Oro City, the four local organizations of JCI Philippines, namely JCI Macajalar 24K, JCI Bailawanen, JCI Kagayhaan Gold and JCI Cagayan de Oro Inc. are working together to organize a very special Awarding Ceremonies of the student awardees from the different schools in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental.

Keynote addresses and inspirational messages will be delivered to the awardees to inspire them towards greater achievement in life. The ceremony will be held on March 21, 2015 (Saturday), 10:00 AM, at SM City Cagayan de Oro event center.

Photo by JCI Manila

CDOBloggers Award 2013 and Its Background

Its been a long way since CDOBloggers started back in 2008. It was November 8, 2008 when Chiq Montes invited bloggers and people in the online work field at Maxys Restaurant. I was new in blogging back then, I was introduced into it when I started tinkering with the open-source Wordpress platform for my website development business. I just recently close shop… Continue Reading

Laguindingan Airport Now Open

Now that the airport is in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, it is also time to plan for an airtrain that will ferry passengers to and from Iligan-Laguindingan-Cagayan and vice versa. Another plan should be a park and fly scheme like in NAIA/MIA for passengers who will just park for a fee and fly with a minimal… Continue Reading

Normin Civil Society bucks DOTC April 30 opening of Laguindingan Airport

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Stakeholders from Northern Mindanao have issued a strongly worded manifesto asking the Department of Transportation and Communications to defer the planned ‘soft opening’ of the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental scheduled for April 30, 2013. “We are concerned this will compromise the safety of the airline commuters using this airport… Continue Reading

Ayala Centrio Mall Fast Fact

Cagayan de Oro City known as a Gateway to Northern Mindanao, the city is a favorite destination for both local and foreign tourists. Centrio, a joint venture of Ayala Lands and the Anflo Group is a mixed-use development located within a 3.7 hectare property in the city’s central business district. Set in a relaxing environment… Continue Reading

Ayala Centrio Mall Cinema Official Opening

The newly opened Ayala Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro City will be formally opening its world-class cinemas this coming November 15, 2012 (thursday) in time for the release of the blockbuster movie Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn part 2. Yours truly is officially invited to the formal opening of the cinema. I have toured the… Continue Reading

A New Pasalubong Choices for Those Leaving CDO

A new pasalubong from Cagayan de Oro was just launched at Missy BonBon Breadshop. Tourists and locals who want to take tasty Cagay-anon treats with them as they leave the city now have more options, as the city’s premier breadshop Missy Bon Bon has become a go-to place for pasalubong goodies. Any of Missy Bon… Continue Reading

5th Mindanao Bloggers Summit

This coming October 29 to 30, I will be joining the 5th Mindanao Bloggers Summit which will be held in Iligan City at the Celadon Pension Haus. I’m excited to join this event to meet the newly organize Iligan Bloggers Society and network with other bloggers from Mindanao and other parts of the Philippines.  The… Continue Reading