Mr. Jaime C. Lopa, Trustee of the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) and Ms. Candice A. Iyog, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Distribution formalized the partnership during a Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony held at the Cebu Pacific office in Pasay City last May 31, 2013.
“2013 is a very important year for NCAF since it is the 30th year since Sen. Ninoy Aquino’s martyrdom in 1983 and our third year of implementing the Leadership Journey program,” explained Mr. Lopa. “Thanks to our partnership with Cebu Pacific, we’ve been able to share the Filipino model of leadership embodied by Sen. Ninoy and Pres. Cory all over the country through the Journey.”
Said Ms. Iyog, “We continue to support leadership programs for the youth such as the NCAF, because it allows students from all over the country to represent their region and learn alongside their peers. This is our 3rd year supporting the NCAF, and we at Cebu Pacific are very happy to take part in these young leaders’ journeys.”
In 2012, Cebu Pacific flew in young leaders from Visayas and Mindanao across three batches of the Leadership Journey. In addition, Cebu Pacific Air flew the NCAF team to Zamboanga City in February of 2012 and in February 2013 for two regional runs of the Leadership Journey, reaching out to fifty-six young leaders in Mindanao.
This year, Cebu Pacific allotted fifty tickets to and from Manila for the Journey program. Using these tickets, NCAF will continue its regional runs of the Leadership Journey, starting with its first Visayas run in Cebu City this June 28-30.
“Three years of the Journey program would not have been possible without Cebu Pacific,” said Mr. Lopa. “NCAF is proud and grateful to be working with an airline that not only appeals to the youth, but more importantly, commits to their formation as the future leaders of our country.”
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.
The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation traces its roots to the Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Foundation (BSAF), established by the late Senator’s widow in November 1983 to perpetuate his legacy. BSAF became her vehicle for continuing to engage non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and people’s organizations (POs) that played a key role in empowering communities and reviving democratic institutions alongside her administration.
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