Forty-nine students from public and private high schools in Iloilo City have taken over highest positions in the city government in line with the 38th Boys and Girls Week celebration of the Rotary Club of Iloilo City.
“This kind of undertaking is a very good training ground for our youth so that they will know how it is to be in public service, know first-hand the problems our society and how to best address them,” Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog said.
Each head of City hall departments and offices have a counterpart boy or girl official that they will mentor about their work and services.
They were also asked to join in official functions and meetings so they will know the feel of working in the government.
The following are some of the students who took over Iloilo City Hall:
Girl City Mayor
Nizza Ann Regalado of Ateneo de Iloilo
Girl Vice Mayor
Vicah Villanueva of Philippine Science High School-Western Visayas
David Lao of Central Philippine University
Isabelle Zerrudo of West Visayas State University
Kevinn Friedrich Chan of Iloilo Scholastic Academy
Michael Pedronio of Filipino-American School Town
Caryl Nonato of SPED-Integrated School for Exceptional Children
Blessed Plondaya of St. Joseph School Iloilo
Julie Suganob of Colegio de San Jose
Patrick Nafarrete of PAREF-Westbridge School
Kelly Binder of University of San Agustin
Zulein Gardose of Central Philippine University
Rachylle Querimit of John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University
Maria Antonette Pasquin of University of the Philippines High School in Iloilo
Girl President of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC-Iloilo City)
Christine Alvarez of Filipino-American School Town
Girl President of Sangguniang Kabataan Federation (SK-Iloilo City)
Merry Cris Ferrer of Iloilo City National High School
Girl City Administrator
Valen Jambaro of Western Visayas College of Science and Technology
The young officials were introduced to officials and employees of various Iloilo City Hall departments and offices during the flag raising ceremony on Monday, Sept. 24.