Outstanding young leaders to convene on Feb 8-11, 2011
By: Bennie A. Recebido
Sorsogon City, February 4 – Eighty one promising youth leaders across the country are expected to participate to this year’s 13th National Ayala Young Leaders Congress which will be held on February 8-11 at the San Miguel Corporation – Management training Center in Alfonso, Cavite.
With the theme, “Leadership: Serving Transforming, Sustaining”, said congress will underscore the need to bring about lasting transformation in the country.
Delegates to the Ayala group’s annual youth leadership were selected from a total of 722 nominees from 138 colleges and universities nationwide not only for their academic excellence but also for the quality and effectiveness of their leadership and involvement in their schools and local community organizations.
One hundred fifty three (153) outstanding student leaders from different schools were interviewed sometime in November last year during the final phase of the selection process and eventually after careful deliberations came up with eighty-one potential youth leaders.
In Sorsogon, John Edward Evano, a senior engineering student of the Sorsogon State College was luckily chosen.
In a letter sent by John Philip S. Orbeta, Program Director, Ayala Young Leaders program and managing director, Ayala Corporation to Sorsogon State College (SSC) president Dr. Antonio E. Fuentes, the corporation commended the SSC for molding Evano to become an outstanding youth leader and at the same time its effort in continuing to build the foundations of the country for the next generation through leadership development.
It also says that beginning this year the school is to nominate an administrator or a faculty member to serve as mentor to the AYLC delegate for one school year to sustain the young leaders’ growth and the impact of their leadership.
Energy Secretary Jose Rene D. Almendras, who is also the former president of Manila Water Company, will keynote the congress while notable figures from government, business, and the socio-civic and arts sectors will also be joining the AYLC 2011 delegates. These include Dr. Chelsea Calcado, rural health physician of the Integrated Provincial Health Office of Negros Oriental, Chris Tiu, TV personality and athlete, who is also a businessman and barangay official in Makati City; and Marites Vitug, co-founder and board member of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. (PIA Sorsogon)