Junior Chamber International (JCI) Sen. Batbayar Ulziidelger, JCI 2010 World Vice President for Asia and Pacific was here last Saturday for a two day official visit.
On hand in welcoming the honored guest were the officers and members of JCI Hundred Islands led by City Councilors Carolyn Dizon-Sison and Earl James Aquino, the charter president and executive vice president, respectively.
Batbayar, a native of Mongolia, was accompanied here by JCI Sen. Manuel Van Torrevilas, JCI Nat’l Sec. General Ryan Ravanzo, NSEVP Bernard Dy, Area1 President Christine Ponce-Garcia, RVP Rodelit Sabado, RVP Rowena De Vera and other chapter presidents from Area 1.
His week-long visit to the country is part of his world tour to promote the JCI movement and see for himself the programs and projects of local chapters geared at creating positives in the communities.
While in Alaminos, Batbayar led the unveiling of the JCI Hundred Islands marker at the city’s gateway barangay, in Cabatuan.
Sison thanked Batbayar, in behalf of JCI Hundreds and City Mayor Hernani A. Braganza, (who was unfortunately in Manila (for a prior important commitment), for choosing Alaminos City as one of the areas he will officially visit.
“It is indeed a great honor and privilege to welcome JCI Sen. Batbayar in our beautiful and peaceful city,” she said during the simple program right after the blessing and unveiling rites.
“Your presence today will definitely inspire us even more to work harder to be of service to our fellowmen and in bringing more improvements to our community,” added the two-termer city legislator.
Right after the unveiling, Batbayar and other guests of the city motored to the city proper and to Lucap Wharf, the jump-off point to the world famous Hundred Islands National Park.
Then they were toured around the first declared national park and the biggest marine sanctuary in the country.
Mesmerized by its beauty and serenity, Batbayar said that he hopes to bring his family to the city in the future to experience the real eco and sports adventure that include kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling as well as nature photography, parasailing and riding on a jet ski at the 1,884 hectare marine park.
“The weather is very nice, Alaminians are very friendly and this place is amazing,” he added as he walks around the Quezon Island and see fellow foreign tourist and local guests frolic at the white sand and cool waters.
“I wanted to stay or maybe revisit this city very soon,” said Batbayar who admitted that this is his first ever visit to the country.
And definitely a very memorable one.
Later in the evening, JCI Hundred Islands hosted a welcome party for the city’s guests at Vislas Resort at Lucap Bay Area.
Batbayar was entertained by the “Dang-daang Pulo Dance Group” of the Alaminos City National High School. Egged on by fellow JCIs, he gamely tried the national dance of the Philippines, the Tinikling, to delight of the guests in attendance.
In his message, Batbayar congratulated the JCI Hundred Islands for being one of the most active new local chapters in Area 1.
He urged the JCIs to continue to embrace and carry out the JCI mission, vision and creed and in contributing to the realization of its global programs such as in addressing the problem on climate change and dreaded malaria virus.
“We may soon all graduate with this organization but we will not graduate the friendship that we share together and they way we work for the betterment of our society,” he said.
“(And please always remember), we have to be active citizens in our life. You must be active citizens to your community and to your country,” he added.
Batbayar disclosed that in his country they also have a park known as “Hundred Trees, a bunch of century old trees which they considered also as a national treasure. "