Part of the celebration is the Boys & Girls Week, where the City Government of Muntinlupa, through the Youth Affairs and Sports Development Office (YASDO), gave an opportunity for elementary and high school student leaders to experience work in public affairs and administration.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi greeted the “Little Officials” as they accept leadership roles given during the city’s flag raising ceremony.
Earlier, the students held an election for various local government posts that they will act upon for a week as “little officials”.
Among those elected are: Little Congressmen: Danielle Reign Cruz (Maria Ferrari School), Rona Joy Tomonong (Muntinlupa Nat’l HS Main), Jhoehannah Lumaban (Bayanan ES Main), and Rohn Nathaniel Pacoma (Sucat ES Zone 4); Little Mayors: Anika Quilay (F. de Mesa ES), Xylia Haidee Banaag (Bayanan ES Unit 1), Aira Nes Carinan (Muntinlupa Institute of Technology), and Archie Lanopa (Muntinlupa Nat’l HS – Tunasan Annex).
The four 'little congressmen' from Maria Ferrari School, Muntinlupa National High School Main, Bayanan ES Main, and Sucat ES Zone 4 attended the Committee on Metro Manila Development meeting at Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City with Congressman Ruffy Biazon.
Other elected 'little officials' were divided into four clusters and participated in a half day local governance immersion, a tour at the City’s historical landmarks and other government facilities.
The immersion program runs from November 25 to 28. A symposium and educational tour was also organized prior to the program.
The 'little officials’ will take part in various activities prepared by YASDO that will give them opportunity to learn and observe transparency, leadership and public service.
The local government of Muntinlupa puts prime priority in youth development programs and continues to strengthen programs such as scholarships, sports and arts program. (PIA-NCR)
By Ma. Alaine P. Allanigue