Eighth Batch of Young People Commit to Leadership and Service

The Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) welcomed its eighth batch of young Filipino leaders into the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey Community.

Rizal, Philippines – Thirty-one Filipino youth leaders participated in the eighth run of the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey held last November 16-18, 2012 at the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres Vigil House in Taytay, Rizal.

“We are humbled that after its second year of implementation, our Journey community has expanded to include over two hundred servant-leaders,” said Rafael C. Lopa, NCAF President and Executive Director. “After our largest batch to date, we are thirty-one young Filipinos closer to seeing new generation of leaders continue Ninoy and Cory Aquino’s legacy of leadership rooted in love and service for God and country.”

The Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey, touted as one of the more transformative programs for the youth in the country, is a partnership among the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Center for Leadership (NCACL), the Ang-Hortaleza Foundation, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde, White Knight Hotel Intramuros, and Cebu Pacific Air.

Using Ninoy and Cory Aquino as role models, the program seeks to reintroduce spirituality as a major foundation for Filipino leadership. Harnessing their innate values systems, the participants take part in a process of self-reflection that will ultimately lead to self-transformation and self-commitment for others and country.

“It makes a ton of difference to see yourself in a different light for a whole weekend,” Kurt Cendana, a Batch 8 graduate working in the Department of Education shared.  “The mere fact that you have reviewed where you have gone, where you are now, and where you want to be — while thinking that everything is a product of Love and Grace — is definitely a Journey worth going through and holding on to.”

“The journey helped me a lot,” Krystel Calderon, Batch 8 graduate from Mindanao State University, said. “I had the time to cry and let my emotions out… And along with my journey batch mates, I know we now belong to a more hopeful community.”

“We’re very thankful for our partnership with the De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde for Batch 8, the fifth national run of the Journey program, as well as the continued support of White Knight and Cebu Pacific,” said Mr. Lopa. “We look forward to another year of guiding even more young Filipinos in their lives of service, mission, and love.”

The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Center for Leadership (NCACL)

The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Center for Leadership is an institution established with the help of Drs. Rolando and Rosalinda Hortaleza of Splash Corporation. NCACL seeks to identify, form, nurture and recognize individuals who, through a process of self-transformation, can develop into a community of empowering, world-class leaders.


Cebu Pacific Air (CEB)

The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) operates the most extensive route network with 33 domestic and 16 international destinations. This includes top local tourist destinations such as Boracay, Siargao, Puerto Princesa, Coron, Bohol, Cebu and Davao. CEB also flies to the most ASEAN destinations and routes from the Philippines, and is the only Philippine low-cost carrier flying to all three major North Asian countries of Japan, China and South Korea.

CEB, the country’s low-fare pioneer and leader in creative pricing structures, offers fares as low as P499 for domestic and P1,599 for international flights.

Website: www.cebupacificair.com


White Knight Hotel Intramuros

White Knight Hotel Intramuros is located within the Plaza San Luis Complex of Intramuros, Manila. It is considered to be the best in its category of budget hotels featuring rooms with prices ranging from Php 1,750 per night up to Php 2,700 . The whole facility is being managed by a professional and highly respected group called the White Knight Hotels Group. The room sizes range from 25-35 square meters and provide superb comfort, exclusive privacy and culturally mesmerizing scenery as it stands in the middle of the Historical Capital of Intramuros.

The Deluxe, Standard, Suite and Executive Rooms of White Knight Hotel Intramuros are all furnished with private bathrooms, personal wardrobes, desks, telephones, and free WiFi Internet access. In addition, rooms come with all the modern equipment to bring the convenience and safety for guests, such as flat screen television sets, air conditioners, menu tours, refrigerators and other necessities.Guests may also dine at the onsite restaurant Coco Bango Café which showcases class A cuisine. The restaurant offers buffet packages and features live bands every night.

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