City youth officials assume posts
By Gerald O. Enguero
This year’s city youth officials took their oath of office before City Mayor John G. Bongat during the flag raising ceremony at the City Hall Complex here last Monday, April 16.
In his speech, Bongat said the city hall employees should make the city youth officials feel the warmth and hospitality of their offices where these youth officials would be sitting and discharging their tasks side by side their counterpart officials, from the city mayor, to the city councilors and down to the department heads and section chiefs.
The city mayor noted that certain CYO officials in the past had eventually become incumbent city officials themselves, like City Councilor Nathan Sergio, City Administrator Florencio ‘ Jun’ Mongoso, and Assistant City Legal Officer Imee Abardo-Estrada.
The new city youth mayor, Her Lynn F. Balares, an incoming 2nd year law student at San Beda College in Manila delivered her acceptance speech after the oath-taking. She said her assuming the post is a good opportunity to serve her hometown and that she now looks forward to her responsibilities as youth chief executive.
“The City Youth Officials program provides an avenue for us youth to take part in the endeavors of the city government of Naga by putting us directly with the task, duties, and responsibilities of our appointed government officials,” Balares said.
Jenny B. Orpia, last year’s city youth mayor, challenged the new set of youth officers to strive for more and do better than their predecessors. “Much is given to you and much is expected from you. We, the former batch of CYO hope that you will carry on with your responsibilities and that you may posses the attributes of a responsible CYO before, during, and after your term” Orpia stressed in her parting message.
City Councilor Dan Paolo R. Morales representing the youth in the regular Sangguniang Panlungsod explained that the city youth officials will serve their term from April 16 up to May 15 during which time they will each receive an allowance equivalent to the daily minimum wage obtaining in the city hall payroll, based on their daily accomplishments.
Aspirants to the various city youth offices who are aged 16 to 25 years undergo oral and written examinations where the top 45 are determined and accommodated by the Naga City Youth Executive Committee to various offices, from the city mayor down to the department heads and sections chiefs, including the four officials of the Naga City People’s Council.
This year’s CYO
Executive Committee is headed by Michael C. Racal.
Following are the 2012 City Youth Officials: Her Lynn F. Balares, Her Lynn F., city youth mayor; Johannes C. Ibardaloza, city youth vice-mayor.
City youth councilors: Mark Sevanne B. Joaquin; Nikki Philina N. Luansing; jo Ann A. Bries; Danilyn P. Lucio; Rojie D. Diaz; Jayson B. Candelaria; Chucky M. Enciso, Milica E. Tan; Vanessa Mae P. Nosce; Kristina Cazandra DL. Remorozo; and Jerron Jaen G. Ramos.
City youth department heads and NCPC representatives: Ramon Arvin A. Adolfo; Mary France A. Agdoro; Lovely Munel F. Aguenza; Arthur Justibe P. Alemania; Devine Grace B. Anes; Alec Francesca A. Anonuevo; Edgardo C. Bedrijo, Jr.; Hazel A. Bolante; Sandy DA. Brutas; Abegail DR. Buela;
Ronald John S. Buena; Clarence Lilian D. Cajot; France Angelique B. Candelaria; Alfrancis B. Chavez; Breathney Renee B. Cielo; Regine O. DelaVina; Mariz O. Fernando; Annaliza B. Galido; Rian Lei C. Garcia; jannah L. Ignacio; Abigail V. Lanson; Jehan C. Mesia; Lovella Y. Ochoa; Ma. Estrella Simplicita N. Pili; Arnold P. Redota, Jr.; Benito Lot O. Reyes, Jr.; Joel R. Rosales; Bea Fatima V. Salva; Joanna Marie P. San Jose; Anjo S. Toledano; and Asther G. Villareal.