Students in Capiz were exposed to the “art and intricacies” of local governance when the two Rotary clubs here –the Rotary Club of Metro- Roxas and the Rotary Club of Roxas — sponsored the ‘Boys and Girls Week 2008’ for the province and city, respectively.
Roxas City, Capiz The Rotary Club of Metro Roxas is headed by board Esteban Evan Contreras while the Rotary Club of Roxas is steered by Dr. Pip B. Acepcion.
Rhaiza Khey L. Llorico of the Jamindan National High School (JNHS) was chosen “governor” following rigid examinations and interviews. Kara Micas D. Trogo of the Capiz National High School (CNHS) was named “vice governor.”
The young “officials” sat in their respective positions for one week and were aided by their respective counterparts.
They paid courtesy calls on Gov. Victor Tanco, Vice Gov. Felipe Barredo, Mayor Vicente Bermejo and Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas and later “presided” the City Council and the provincial board sessions on Sept. 24.
Those who sat as “board members” for the first district were Mary Rachelle Legaspi, Maria Angelica Asis and Anne Brigette Ledesma, all from the CNHS; Martha Alyssa Tullo (Capiz State University-CAPSU) and Ana Amor Albar (Hipona National High School).
For the second district, selected as “board members” were Christiannne Anne Pimentel of the Cuartero National High School, Jelly O. Barrion, Ivisan National High School; Mariante D. Gamayo, Sapian National High School.
Chosen “provincial administrator” was Lynde Fuego of the Vicente Andaya National High School.
The “ex-officio board members” were Lorna Bibit of the Don Felix memorial National High School for the Philippine Councilors’ League, Camela Deocampo of the Maayon National High School for the Liga ng mga Barangay, and Regino Hibaler (CNHS) for the Sangguniang Kabataan.
Contreras said the activity was meant to give the youth the importance that they deserve and teach them how to become good leaders in the future.
Meanwhile, chosen “city mayor” was Maria Melyssa Ponsaran, a fourth year student of the Saint Mary’s Academy of Capiz (SMAC). Chosen city vice mayor was Lorraine A. Alberto, also of SMAC.
The “city councilors” were Airon Buenvenida of the Filamer Christian College (FCC), Carmela Vannette Vicera (SMAC), Charise Mae Palmos (FCC), Erlyn Joy A. Quiarao (FCC), Ivanne Danise Juare (Our Lady of Grace Academy (OLGA), Jerome Bagares (St. Pius X Seminary), Ma. Vanessa Pagayon (SMAC), Paula Ann A. Alaba (Milibili National High School), Peterebon M. Alcazaren (Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion, or CPC), Irene M. Soreño of Congressman Ramon Arnaldo A. High School (CRAAHS), Cherrybol Laruan (FCC) for SK federation, Mary Grace Aller of Milibili National High School for Liga nga mga Barnagay and Angela Baranda (CPC) as “sanggunian secretary.”
Students who were “appointed” to certain city positions were Nennalou Mario Artates (CRAAHS) as “city general services officer,” Ghyditte A. Suicon (Tanque National High School) as “police chief,” Jayson Mendosa (CPCP as “city administrator,” Milwaulk Anthony Navarrosa (St. Pius X Seminary) as “city health officer,” and Roque Leccio lll (OLGA) as “city engineer.”
By Harold A. Feliciano and Benny Cortes, The Capiz Times
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