Leaders Connect SK EDITION #Philippines

The Youth and Student for Peace Philippines Misamis Occidental Chapter have been involved in organizing the Leaders Connect Webinar Series in celebration of Mindanao Peace of Week 2020 with the theme, “Providing Vision and Nation-Building and Peace,” which had been aired live on Facebook on November 29, 2020, from 7:30 pm – 10:20 pm. The webinar series is possible through the support of partnering organizations: the World Collegiate Association of Research and Principles (WCARP), Youth and Student for Peace Philippines (YSP), National Youth Commission North Eastern Mindanao (NYC), and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK).

This event involved nine panelists, as Sangguniang Kabataan Federated Presidents of various municipalities and cities in Misamis Occidental. Due to the poor internet connection, some were not able to join the webinar. However, those participating included: Hon. Heinrich Von Gonzaga, SK Federated President of Oroquieta City; Hon. Rea Naranjo, SK Federated President of Sinacaban; Hon. Maria Princess Angel Canda, SK Federated President of Calamba; and Hon. Philip Jon Axel Yonting, SK Federated President of Tangub City. The event was held to realize and value the principles of nation building and peace, with Prof. Richell Jalipa, International Lecturer of IAYSP Asia, as the main speaker. The event also featured invitees that gave special messages, congratulatory messages, and peace messages. Professor Ronnie Sodusta, Regional President of IAYSP Asia, was invited and delivered a remarkable message. Mr. Rene Lansangan, President of YSP Philippines, and Hon. Alyssia Ann Pao, SK Provincial Federated President of Misamis Occidental contributed with their congratulatory messages.

For his peace message, Hon. Lemuel Meyrick Acosta, City Mayor of Oroquieta City, said: “I do not doubt that this organization will be a good training ground for you. Here, you will be molded to become good and abiding citizens that not only lead but mostly serve.”

Furthermore, Ms. Karrene Añover expressed her congratulations and peace message. The new members of our chapter have also shared their peace messages in sixty-second videos.

The Secretary-General of YSP Misamis Occidental, Rolyn Chris Visitacion, and the project head and SK Federation President of Aloran, Hon. Ace John Mutia hosted the event.