Huwebes, Disyembre 21, 2017

The VoiceMaster Inspires Young Leaders in Passi, Iloilo

The Passi City Young Leaders’ Bootcamp 2017 was held on December 9 and 10 at the Passi I Central School in Passi City, Iloilo. This 2-day event engaged Passinhon young leaders towards the promotion of cultural identity and principles of ASEAN, as well as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals or SDG’s. The opening day of the Bootcamp featured a plenary session which featured respectable speakers, including Filipino motivational speaker, Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

Comm. Rhea of NYC. The VoiceMaster speaks at the Passi City Young Leader’s Bootcamp 2017
Pocholo talked about “passion-driven leadership,” where he laid the groundwork for the students to embody what it means to become a young leader. He introduced his life’s work as a youth advocate, and shared how he has taken numerous opportunities as a youth to be part of various youth programs both locally and internationally. Pocholo also spoke about the life of National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, and encouraged the students to view his as the epitome of Filipino greatness and excellence.
Pocholo talked about excellence, which was his transition to discuss his work as a voice artist. He showed a video featuring his company, Creativoices Productions, and even amazed the audience with his repertoire of voice impersonations of cartoon characters and famous celebrities. On a serious note, Pocholo emphasized that greatness is a choice, and that being passionate at what you do tops the list of tips to becoming successful in life.
Passinhon young leaders

Pocholo then shared his priniciple about discovering one’s purpose in life, and gave the students 5 simple but powerful questions to answer in order to discover their life purpose. He gave the audience a few minutes to do an activity, to write a letter to their “future self”. Pocholo instructed the students to write a letter to themselves in the year 2030, and envision that their future self has achieved their , dreams.
The 2-day bootcamp also included a Youth-for-Youth Legacy Forum, ASEAN and UN Quiz Challenge, Phone Photography with Essay Competition, ASEAN Night Parade and Search for ASEAN Youth Advocacy Icons, The Think Tank Workshop and The Diversity Race.
ASEAN and UN Quiz Challenge

The Passi City Young Leader’s Bootcamp 2017 is a project of High FYV or “Highlight the Impact. Forward, Youth Volunteers” in cooperation with JCI Makati.

JCI Makati Hosts Movie for a Cause Featuring “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

On December 16, JCI Makati hosted a fundraising event with the special screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” It was held at the Cinema 7 of Glorietta 4 in Makati City. The project was headed by JCI Makati 2018 Treasurer, Mr. Joey Garcia. Over 200 guests filled the cinema to support this event.

with beneficiary Teacher Fe of Education Under the Bridge
The latest Star Wars instalment continues the story of Rey, a human female Jedi and scavenger who finally discovers exiled Jedi, Master Luke Skywalker, along with the story of war between General Leia Organa’s Resistance and the First Order. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has received raved reviews from local and international fans, being dubbed as the “best Star Wars film ever.”
Also present during the screening is Teacher Fe Lustanas, whose advocacy is one of the beneficiaries of the event. “Education Under the Bridge” is Teacher Fe’s volunteer efforts to teach the under-privileged kids who live under the bridge in Bulungan Area, La Huerta in Paranaque City. This advocacy earned her the Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipinong Guro Award in 2015.
JCI Makati Star Wars special screening
Another beneficiary of the movie screening is Biaan Aeta Integrated School, a school in the heart of Mariveles, Bataan that caters to the Aeta community in Barangay Biaan. Part of the proceeds from the ticket sales will help build a feeding center for the school through the help of JCI Makati.
Also present during the special screening were JCI Makati 2018 Executive Vice President Earl Sebastian, Vice President Kurt Soliman, Regional Training Director Reynard Francisco, Immediate Past President Ken Tiu, and incoming President Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales.

JCI Makati Spreads the Christmas Spirit in Silang, Cavite

JCI Makati, in partnership with I Aicon Philippines, hosted a Christmas party and gift-giving for over 200 under-privileged families of Silang, Cavite. The event, dubbed as “Sakto 4 Pasko,” was held at the St. John Marie Vianne Parish Church on December 17, 2017. JCI Makati 2018 President, Filipino motivational speaker Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales was in charge of the program, together with I Aicon President and JCI Makati member Christian Leynes.

Giving of toys to kids
After the opening prayer and introduction, the party began with fun games for kids and adults, such as Trip to Jerusalem, candy relay and Pinoy Henyo. Prizes were given to the winners of each game.

The VoiceMaster inspires families of Silang Cavite in JCI Makati Sakto 4 Pasko

Pocholo also came onstage to entertain the audience with his voice acting prowess. He did several voice impressions of cartoon characters, celebrities and even dead famous personalities. Towards the end, Pocholo also inspired them to strive to uplift their status in life, and to become an instrument of giving, loving, sharing and caring – the very theme of the celebration.
The celebration was followed by an afternoon snack for the participants, as well as giving of toys to the kids who were present. The celebration ended with the giving away of Noche Buena packages to 200 families.
200 Noche Buena packages given to families in Silang Cavite
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Martes, Nobyembre 28, 2017


Membership of JCI will give you a lot in return. And when you are getting involved you'll see the big picture of the network.
Why join JCI MAKATI? 
  • You want to get involved in your community and be part of JCI's projects giving back to society 
  • You want to expand your network 
  • You want to develop new skills 
  • You want to get new business insights 
  • You want to travel to JCI's international conferences 
  • You want to meet inspiring people 
  • You want to be a better trainer and speaker 
  • You want to go to more black tie dinners. 
If you say yes to any of the points above you should get involved in JCI. There's nothing to lose and a great way for you to develop new skills, get new insights and at the same time gaining a broader social life! 

Who can join?

Membership is open to everyone between 18-40 years old who is interested in being part of an active network.
"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." Albert Einstein

11 things you'll do as a member of JCI MAKATI:

  1. You'll broaden your network of contacts
  2. You get the chance to give back to your community through taking part in JCI projects
  3. You'll go to seminars you never would get access to if it wasn't for JCI
  4. By practice you'll develop your leadership and management skills
  5. Get a chance to practice public speaking and debating in a safe environment
  6. Meet people from all over the world at JCI's conferences
  7. Discover your potential and what makes you tick
  8. Expose yourself for new challenges
  9. Have fun and meet new people
  10. Get a great dose of positive energy
  11. You'll get heavily discounted training and personal development opportunities.

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Our membership is very diverse - from start-up entrepreneurs to people working in blue chip companies, non-profit organisations and charities. JCI members come from all walks of life, and from all around the world. But they are united in one common aim: to challenge and develop themselves.

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Huwebes, Nobyembre 23, 2017

Passi City Young Leaders’ Bootcamp 2017

Passi City Young Leaders’ Bootcamp 2017

             Founded on the principles of unity, camaraderie, volunteerism, and service, the team behind High FYV or “Highlight the Impact. Forward, Youth Volunteers” in cooperation with JCI Makati is proud to organize the Passi City Young Leaders’ Bootcamp 2017 with the theme – “Beyond Thinking Forward” on December 9-10, 2017 at Passi I Central School, located in the Sweet City in the Heart of Panay, Passi City, Iloilo. This 2-day leadership bootcamp will engage Passinhon young leaders towards youth empowerment promoting the cultural identity and principles of ASEAN and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This leadership bootcamp is also supported by DepED – Schools Division of Passi City, Passi City LGU, and Borres Youth Leadership Institute with the Voice of the Youth (VoTY) as the official media partner.

High FYV and JCI Makati believes in the capacity of the youth to contribute meaningfully in addressing various issues and problems towards the attainment of the 17 SDGs. Through this leadership bootcamp, Passinhon young leaders will be able to gather relevant insights and discuss among themselves strategic solutions that are deemed relevant and sustainable in addressing identified problems in their respective schools and communities.

          Further, the Passi City Young Leaders’ Bootcamp 2017 aims to:
a.    capacitate Passinhon young leaders towards youth leadership development highlighting the significant role of the youth in advancing innovative ideas and solutions in the community;
b.    engage Passinhon young leaders in maximizing their leadership skills through meaningful interaction, plenary sessions, team dynamics, and  strategy formulation;
c.    provide opportunities for the Passinhon young leaders to develop their leadership skills and values by advocating the High FYV brand of leadership strategy called the“Act-Generate-Engage” (AGE) principle

The participants to this leadership bootcamp are Grade 7 to 10 Junior High School students and Grade 11 and 12 Senior High School students from both public and private secondary schools in Passi City who are elected officers in their respective SSG and other co-curricular clubs or organizations for S.Y. 2017-2018.

This year’s leadership bootcamp is proud to offer the following exciting activities for Passinhon young leaders:

Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session
The Passi City Young Leaders’ Bootcamp 2017 will officially start with an opening ceremony followed by the plenary session featuring some respectable resource speakers in the country.

Youth-for-Youth Legacy Forum
Another exciting activity during the camp is the Youth-for-Youth Legacy Forum, where in the participants will be clustered into 5 subgroups for the simultaneous breakout sessions with the following themes:
a.    The Digital Millenials: Youth Empowerment and Social Media Literacy
b.    DRRM and You: Being Aware, Getting Prepared, and Being Involved
c.     Going Global: The Ultimate China and ASEAN Youth Experience
d.    Basics of Photography                                                       
e.    Connecting with the World: A Talk on Global Social Awareness

ASEAN and UN Quiz Challenge
At the camp, representatives from different schools will also participate in the ASEAN and UN Quiz Challenge giving emphasis on the relevant information about the ASEAN, United Nations, and United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

Phone Photography with Essay Competition
There will also be a phone photography with essay competition which is open to all registered campers. They can use any smartphone unit capable of taking good resolution photos that promote any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Their entries together with a short essay shall be posted in The High FYV Project Facebook page. The 10 best photos and 1 online favorite shall be awarded during the closing ceremony.

ASEAN Night Parade and Search for ASEAN Youth Advocacy Icons
Passinhon young leaders will also be engaged in meaningful and fun activities during the ASEAN Night Parade and Search for ASEAN Youth Advocacy Icons. Campers will also be given the chance to wear cultural attires of their chosen ASEAN-member countries.

The Think Tank Workshop
Another interesting activity at the camp is the Think Tank Workshop which will give the campers an opportunity to think and act like social innovators and policy thinkers in developing localized and action-driven youth-led projects in their schools and communities that support their chosen SDGs.
The Diversity Race
This year’s Leadership Bootcamp will not be complete without the Diversity Race. This will engage the campers in various team building activities located in different stations that promote positive organizational values, cooperation and teamwork.

          So what are you waiting for? If you are an active and passionate Passinhon young leader who wants to develop your leadership potentials and create positive change in your community, join the first ever PASSI CITY YOUNG LEADERS’ BOOTCAMP 2017 and be part of something big.
          For inquiries, you may reach us through You can also hit the like button in our Facebook page “The High FYV Project” and connect with us right away.

Abanse, Passi! Abanse, Passinhon young leaders!

Martes, Nobyembre 14, 2017

Opportunity to Impact - New Members Orientation

Opportunity to Impact
Are you Young Professional (Yuppie) working in CBD of Makati and do not know your purpose in life? You don't know how you will share and extend your passion to other people? Do you want to make a difference?
We are here to Help! Join the Fellowship of Young Entrepreneurs, Professionals and Leaders.
We are young active citizens all over the world living, communicating, taking action and creating impact in our communities. Are you a young active Citizen? Do you want
to make a difference in your community?
Join Us this journey of Local Action for Global Impact.
1. Make Positive Changes in your Community.
2. Build Self Confidence in your own abilities by
practicing skills., JCI is a learning by doing organization.
3. Attend Seminars/Trainings from inspiring Key Note Speakers.
4. Utilise Practical Leadership opportunities such as project management.
5. Meet Business People, Share Best Practice and Visit companies.
6. Have the Opportunity to try and do things you don’t get to do at work.
7. Develop Public Speaking Skills.
8. Network Locally, Nationally and Internationally.
9 Attend National and International Conferences, paries and Finally
10. Have Fun and make Friends All Over the World.