Effective today, November 17th and until the 21st, sixteen students, from among the city’s premier high schools will immerse themselves in their new roles as the junior versions of the elected officials of the local government of General Santos, the Tuna Capital of the Philippines.
A yearly endeavor of Youth Affairs and Development Office under Elmer Cequina, this program seeks out the best and the brightest among the Tuna Capital’s highschoolers and through a series of interviews and exams, 16 of them will be tapped as younger counterparts of the mayor, the vice mayor and the fourteen city councilors.
The assignment of posts however are determined by the students themselves who will vote among them their choices for the different positions.
For this year, elected Junior City Mayor is Hope Christian School’s Hennela Jin Kwan who also topped the exams and panel interviews. Vice Mayor is Mindanao State University’s Charis Kay Antonio.
The rest who will assume the positions of the fourteen juniors city councilors are Romeo Martin, Jr., Lara Mae Lorenzo, John Mar Dangane, Charmane Dawn Esper and Gwenbelle Acharon (all of Notre Dame of Dadiangas University – IBED Lagao Campus); Christel Anne Chu-Santos, April Joy Ong, Ciarra King, Kycia VAnelie G. Cue and Glenn Francis Gacal (of General Santos Hope Christian School); Shareen Miranda and Quenny Guibone (of Notre Dame of General Santos); Mindanao State University‘s Katherine Anne Facelo and General Santos City High School‘s Jay Vaughnn Pelonio.
General Santos City Mayor Jun Acharon himself administered their oath taking at the City Mayor’s Conference room after giving his short pep talk.
hehehee…im one of the newly elected…
congratz ke Jay vaugn.
happy new year pla s lhat.!
hi sir eLmer..
reunion i mean for all the batches of gscjo…
congrats new batch of gscjo! i’ve been a junior official also way back 2004. gaining the position of junior city vice-mayor. to answer the question of paul if sumuswledo din ba sila. the answer is no. the only privilges they will have are just more on trainings and workshops specialized for the youth, i.e. workshop for resolution making, parliamentary procedure, and other basic administrative skills.
for tanchi: kudos jud sa mga tga city high! sa batch namo 4 mi nkasulod sa gscjo.
wer planning to have a grand alumni for gscjo. so sa mga alumni ng gscjo program ng yado e-mail me at email@example.com
Good luck on your plans meikko. Thanks for your comments here. 🙂
james, better check it with the organizers. I do not have the results I am only involved with the Bloggers Summit which kept me busy during the E-business week. Visit the guys at AMA-CLCC. They can assist you. I hope this helps.
D naba tlga ma post ang e-biz 2008 and e-competitions winners?
Haha! Special mention man gyud ang inaanak mo ha? 🙂
I like your suggestion Jinky. 🙂
Hi Joana! Glad to see you’re back. Regards to Sir Ariel. Does Sarangani have the same program? 🙂
That’s not too farfetched SleeplessInKL. 🙂
Definitely that’s not part of the agenda of the program Rhey. Hopefully, they’ll come out of this more appreciative of how government works. Thanks for your response. 🙂
What a great opportunity for these kids! Who knows? One of them will serve the city for real one day.
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were just hoping that this is not an avenue for them to learn how to corrupt in many ways….
wow! congrats young generals.^^
Romeo Martin, Jr.. ..haha congrats sa imo clubmate sa science club…
1st place sad ka sa declamation..
for paul – nope.. wala silang matatanggap nah honorarium or cash gifts and the likes.. but in the absence of those.. the fact that you were chosen to be one of the JUNIOR OFFICIALS is like receiving the a year paycheck..
congratulations to everyone who made it especially to kycia cue!
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Wow! congratulations to this bunch of young, talented generals!
‘just enjoy the experience, guys!
galing…may maibubuga tlaga ang school ko sa high school:)
congrats to all new junior officials:)
sumusweldo din ba sila katulad ng mga officials?
congratulations to the this year’s Junior Officials!..