The City Government of Malaybalay had been supporting the Scholarship Program intended for low income and deserving students of the City. The program was started by former Mayor now Congressman Hon. Florencio T. Flores Jr. I was one of the beneficiaries of the said program and I can say it was a tough yet satisfying journey to maintain the scholarship. Hon. City Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri continued the program and enhanced it by approving a course to help the scholars in maintaining their scholarship and at the same time develop their productivity as citizens of the City.
Last July 28, 2012 , the City Mayors Office together with the Xtus Society (in which I'm a member) spearheads the 1st Scholars General Assembly. I was the host of such event and it was nerve racking since its my first time to host a huge event.
The City Scholars posing for the camera.
The audience while listening to my hosting. (Don't know if they like my hosting but its not important.
After the program, Mr. Rodney M. Sarilla - head of Xtus Society - break to the scholars about the CHARACTER LEADERSHIP COURSE that they will all undergo in order for them to be helped in their academic and non academic life. The City Government approves to have it every last Saturday of the month. The 1st topic of such course will be on August 25, 2012.
This is just on of the programs improved by Mayor Zubiri. In October, Xtus Society will again spearhead a historical event - the creation of MALAYBALAY CITY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL - which aims to involve the youth from different sectors - academe, gangsters, fraternities and sororities, etc. - in the development of Malaybalay City. It is a very big activity to prepare yet I'm excited to spearhead such event.
I'm very excited for the empowerment of the youth given by the City Government. I'm sure in the future Malaybalay would grow as a premier component city not just in Mindanao but in the whole Philippines.
Malaybalay City Scholars 1st General Assembly
July 28, 2012
Bukidnon State University Auditorium