Twelfth Batch of Young Leaders Surprised by the NCA Leadership Journey

The Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF), in partnership with the University Student Council of the De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (DLSU-D), welcomed the twelfth batch of young Filipino leaders into the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey Community.

This year’s partnership with DLSU-D has been successful as twenty-seven (27) young individuals from the CALABARZON Region participated in the twelfth run of the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey held last April 25-27, 2014 in Dasmariñas, Cavite.

“We are happy to bring the program once more to the youth leaders of CALABARZON,” expresses Rafael C. Lopa, NCAF President and Executive Director. “With this twelfth batch, we now have 331 Journey Companions across the country committed to leadership and service as exemplified by Sen. Ninoy and Pres. Cory”.

The Ninoy & Cory Aquino Leadership Journey (NCALJ), one of the more transformative youth programs in the country, is a partnership among the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Center for Leadership (NCACL), the Ninoy & Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF), the Ang-Hortaleza Foundation, White Knight Hotel Intramuros, and Cebu Pacific Air.

Mr. Lopa further adds, “We would also like to express our deepest gratitude to the De La Salle University – Dasmariñas, University Student Council, headed by Ms. Jem Mamayson, for entrusting the Foundation once again and making this Leadership Journey possible for the 27 youth leaders of CALABARZON”.

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

“This Leadership Journey differs from any other leadership trainings that I have attended”, shares Rigo John Y. Teoxon from the Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas, one of the twenty-seven Companions from Batch 12. Teoxon adds, “It is a once in a lifetime opportunity where I got to know myself better, to appreciate everything and everyone around me, and most especially, I got to feel the presence and love of God in my life”.

Another participant from Laguna State Polytechnic University, Anna Lourdes R. Cruz, imparts her learning from the three-day leadership retreat, “Natuto akong tanggapin ang mga kahinaan ko at mabigyang linaw ang mga dahilan ng mga pangyayari sa buhay ko. Alam kong hindi natatapos sa tatlong araw ang paglalakbay na ito dahil nagsisimula pa lamang ang tunay na hamon ng paglilingkod (I learned how to accept my weaknesses and to understand the things happening to my life. I know that my journey does not end in those three days, instead, it is just a beginning of the real challenge of service)”.

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.


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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