4th Batch of Young Leaders to take on the Journey of Ninoy and Cory Aquino in 2011
The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation (NCAF) and the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Center for Leadership (NCACL) are proud to once again, call for applications to the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Leadership Journey on November 18-20, 2011.
In the Philippines today, there is an underlying culture of patronage, corruption and deceit. This has resulted in broken institutions, poverty, mistrust of government among citizens, and abuse of the underprivileged. A vacuum of moral leadership in critical areas of national life is impeding the country’s progress.
“We have been truly blessed on our first year of implementing our core youth formation program,” NCAF President and Executive Director Rafael C. Lopa says. “ We are already on our fourth batch of young leaders that will hopefully transform Philippine society.”
Using Ninoy and Cory Aquino as role models, the program seeks to reintroduce spirituality as a major foundation for Filipino leadership. Harnessing their innate values systems, the participants take part in a process of self-reflection that will ultimately lead to self-transformation and self-commitment for others and country.
“We are proud of our Journey graduates as they have excelled in their communities – winning several national awards and attending other prestigious leadership conferences. But more than that, we are at awe as they have embraced a life of service and mission,” Lopa shares.
Together with program partners, Cebu Pacific Air and White Knight Hotel Intramuros, the program invites the youth leaders to undergo a 3-day transformative experience and be living witnesses of leadership. It is the hope of the Foundation that the young persons will be moved to commit to a life of service and mission through effective and impactful community work. The objectives of the program are:
To reintroduce models of leadership based from the lives of Ninoy and Cory Aquino
To realize that spirituality, faith and love are values that anchor one’s life
To build communal experiences in spirituality with other youth leaders
To respond to a life of love through the call for action
To appreciate a life of sacrifice that is deeply rooted in one’s faith
The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Leadership Journey is open to all Filipino citizens, 18 – 25 yrs. old, and at least a college sophomore (or the equivalent) at the time of the application period.
Interested applicants may contact the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Leadership Journey Secretariat at (02)892.2950, (02)892.5360 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to download application forms.
Deadline of application is on October 5, 2011. Based from the application process, NCAF will be filling up the remaining slots who will participate in the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Leadership Journey Batch 4.
Thanks To Our Sponsors:
Official Manila Residence of the NCA Leadership Journey 2011
Official Air Carrier of the NCA Leadership Journey 2011
NINOY AND CORY AQUINO FOUNDATION (NCAF)
NINOY AND CORY AQUINO CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP (NCACL)
The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundatino traces its roots to the Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Foundation (BSAF), established by the late Senator's widow in November 1983 to perpetuate his legacy. BSAF became her vehicle for continuing to engage non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and people's organizations (POs) that played a key role in empowering communities and reviving democratic institutions alongside her administration.
On August 21, 2008, BSAF launched the iamninoy campaign with the help of creative and merchandise partners to introduce Ninoy Aquino to new generations of Filipinos as a fitting commemoration of his 25th death anniversary. Using the senator's iconic glasses as its visual signature, the campaign invited young Filipinos to look at society "through Ninoy's eyes" and to surface the selfless hero inside them.
Today, NCAF seeks to build on the legacy of Ninoy and Cory by supporting activities that embody the spirit of People Power as a strong and positive force for social change in a robust democracy.
The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Center for Leadership is an institution established with the help of Drs. Rolando and Rosalinda Hortaleza of Splash Corporation. NCACL seeks to identify, form, nurture and recognize individuals who, through a process of self-transformation, can develop into a community of empowering, world-class leaders.
CEBU PACIFIC AIR (CEB)
The Philippines' largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) operates the most extensive route network with 33 domestic and 16 international destinations. This includes top local tourist destinations such as Boracay, Siargao, Puerto Princesa, Coron, Bohol, Cebu and Davao. CEB also flies to the most ASEAN destinations and routes from the Philippines, and is the only Philippine low-cost carrier flying to all three major North Asian countries of Japan, China and South Korea.
CEB, the country's low-fare pioneer and leader in creative pricing structures, offers fares as low as P499 for domestic and P1,599 for international flights.
WHITE KNIGHT HOTEL INTRAMUROS
White Knight Hotel Intramuros is located within the Plaza San Luis Complex of Intramuros, Manila. It is considered to be the best in its category of budget hotels featuring rooms with prices ranging from Php 1,750 per night up to Php 2,700. The whole facility is being managed by a professional and highly respected group called the White Knight Hotels Group. The room sizes range from 25-35 square meters and provide superb comfort, exclusive privacy and culturally mesmerizing scenery as it stands in the middle of the Historical Capital of Intramuros.
The Deluxe, Standard, Suite and Executive Rooms of White Knight Hotel Intramuros are all furnished with private bathrooms, personal wardrobes, desks, telephones and free WiFi Internet access. In addition, rooms come with al the modern equipment to bring the convenience and safety for guests, such as flat screen television sets, air conditioners, menu tours, refrigerators and other necessities. Guests may also dine at the onsite restaurant Coco Bango Cafe which showcases class A cuisine. The restaurant offers buffet packages and features live bands every night.