28 Youth Leaders Selected for the 12th Batch of the NCA Leadership Journey

The Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) and the De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (DLSU-D) are proud to announce the twelfth batch of participants to the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey this coming April 25-27, 2014.

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Inspired by the lives of the beloved Aquino couple, the Ninoy & Cory Aquino (NCA) Leadership Journey Program aims to reintroduce spirituality as a major foundation of Filipino leadership. Developing their innate values systems, the participants take part in a process of self-reflection which, it is hoped, would ultimately lead to commitment for others and country. Since its beginning in November 2010, the NCA Leadership Journey has already provided a unique and life-changing experience to 11 batches of young people nationwide.

“After almost four years of the Program, the incoming batch for college students signifies the growing community of young leaders in Luzon, particularly in the CALABARZON region”, NCAF President and Executive Director Rafael C. Lopa shares.

After a rigorous screening process, the following participants were carefully selected for the April 2014 batch of the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey:

  1. Alvaran, Alysson G. – Dasmariñas City, Cavite
  2. Batac, Louis Paulo C. – Imus, Cavite
  3. Bautista, Lourene V. – Dasmariñas City, Cavite
  4. Cruz, Anna Lourdes R. – San Pablo City, Laguna
  5. Dalwatan, Lanerose S. – Bacoor, Cavite
  6. Dela Cruz, Elyssa Grace D. – Imus, Cavite
  7. Dela Cruz, Cedric G. – Pasig City
  8. Erediano, Jennifer Gabrielle C. – Binangonan, Rizal
  9. Flores, Chantelle P. – Dasmariñas City, Cavite
  10. Gonzales, Micah Riezl P. – Bacoor, Cavite
  11. Indonila, John Darrell D.R. – San Francisco, Quezon
  12. Lopez, Jamailah Joy, P. – Antipolo City, Rizal
  13. Lumagui, Glenard A. – Dasmariñas City, Cavite
  14. Magsombol. John Robert B. – San Luis, Batangas
  15. Manalo, Lester R. – General Trias, Cavite
  16. Mausisa, Jennelyn – Paco, Manila
  17. Mendoza, Christine Joy C. – Silang, Cavite
  18. Mendoza, Jason M. – Sta. Rosa City, Laguna
  19. Nalaunan, Mark Kevin D. – San Pablo City, Laguna
  20. Ocasion, Daniel Benedict H. – Taytay, Rizal
  21. Razon, Jan Joevil – Marikina City
  22. Rementilla, Carlo I. – Dasmariñas City, Cavite
  23. San Miguel, Micah J. – Dasmariñas City, Cavite
  24. Stevens, Norman Matthew S. – Dasmariñas City, Cavite
  25. Tabajunda, Dastin M. – Dasmariñas City, Cavite
  26. Teoxon, Rigo John Y. – Ibaan, Batangas
  27. Tined, Vann Joseph P. – Imus, Cavite
  28. Valdepeña, Keeshia Mae P. – San Francisco, Quezon

Mr. Lopa expresses his gratitude to DLSU-D for partnering again with the Foundation for the Leadership Journey. “We are happy to have partnered with DLSU-D, for the second time, in conducting the Program on a regional scale. We are thankful to DLSU-D for sharing the same vision with us, of forming young leaders committed to a life of service for God and country”.

Together with program partners, Cebu Pacific Air, the Official Air Carrier, and White Knight Hotel Intramuros, the Official Manila Residence, the Program invites the youth leaders to undergo the three-day leadership retreat and be living witnesses of leadership. The Foundation hopes that the “Journey Companions” will be moved to commit to a life of mission through effective and impactful community work.

Facilitators of the program are Mr. Lopa, Department of Education Undersecretary Rizalino Rivera, and NCAF Consultant for Youth Engagements and Formation John Paulo “Jampao” Reyes. Past speakers of the program were Born to Be a Hero author Coach Pia Nazareno-Acevedo, Public School Teacher Sabrina Ongkiko, and the Country’s Outstanding Policemen in Service (COPS) Awardee SPO1 Edgardo Figuracion among others.

Batch 12 of the NCA Leadership Journey is open to all Filipino citizens, 18-21 years old, a resident of CALABARZON region, and at least a college sophomore (or the equivalent) at the time of the application period.

Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF)

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.

On August 21, 2008, BSAF launched the iamninoy campaign with the help of creative and merchandise partners to introduce Ninoy Aquino to new generations of Filipinos as a fitting commemoration of his 25th death anniversary. Using the senator’s iconic eyeglasses as its visual signature, the campaign invited young Filipinos to look at society “through Ninoy’s eyes” and to surface the selfless hero inside them.

Today, NCAF seeks to build on the legacy of Ninoy and Cory by supporting activities that embody the spirit of People Power as a strong and positive force for social change in a robust democracy.

Reference: www.iamninoy.com

Ninoy & 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.

Reference: www.ncaleadershipjourney.wordpress.com

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: http://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.

Website: http://www.whiteknighthotel-intramuros.com

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