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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