Posted by: Teng | April 21, 2008

Palawan celebrates Jaycee Week

By JCI Mem. Cheryl A. Galili

MEMBERS OF the Junior Chamber International Philippines (JCIP) in Palawan celebrated the opening day of their Jaycee Week last Sunday, April 13, with a mass sponsored at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral by their local organization managements (LOMs).

LOMs JCI Puerto Princesa Kiao, Oil and Peacock, Inc. were led in the celebration by the JCI Palawan Region whose current national vice president is Celeste Anna R. Formoso, also the editor of this newspaper.

On the morning of the opening, the three LOMs jointly planted trees in support of the City PNP’s campaign to green its compound in Barangay San Pedro. Around 50 active members of the Jaycees, including Junior Jaycees from Palawan Technical College and Institute (PTCI), planted varieties of gimelina, mahogany and other fast growing trees that could later provide shades in the area.

“This tree planting project is in support of the City PNP’s call for private organizations to help plant shade trees in its compound and in celebration of our Jaycee Week in Palawan, which primarily promotes the seven tenets we follow in the Jaycees to be better,” Regan Alili, the president of Oil Jaycees said.

He added that because the City PNP Building is new, there are still no trees planted within its surroundings.

It was followed by a blood letting project implemented by the Oil Jaycees in response to the Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) call for blood donation to the Blood Bank.

At lunch time, all the members of the LOMs gathered at the Kalayaan Beach inside the Western Command for a get together lunch. “The celebration of the Jaycee Week is the time for all of us Jaycees and our supporters to exult the mission and vision of the Junior Chamber International which is are all directed to creating positive change for the attainment of world peace,” said Gemma B. Medina, the president of Peacock Jaycees.

Formoso, on the other hand, lauded the members of the Jaycees in Palawan for a job well done in implementing projects that benefit many indigent residents.

She encouraged young people in the city to be active in the community and help where it is needed. “I am proud of all of you because your commitment gives value and importance to the seventh tenet of the JC Creed that says service to humanity is the best work of life,” she said.

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