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QUEZON CITY—Last October 25-26, 2018, the Jesse M. Robredo Foundation, in partnership with the International Republican Institute and National Movement of Young Legislators, implemented the final module of Young Leaders for Good Governance Fellowship Program (YLGG) 2 as its culminating activity which was held in Novotel, Cubao, Quezon City and in Quezon City Reception House, New Manila Quezon City. YLGG is a one-year leadership and good governance training program for incumbent local government officials ages 21-40 years old. The program aims to train the public servants on Citizen-Centered Governance and Project Management, Constituent Services and Policy Development, Coalition Building and Advocacy, and Effective Communications and Storytelling. This is the second installment of the program; the first one was concluded last November 2017.
 
Innovation Campaign and Development Market Place
 
The second batch of fellows have undergone series of governance trainings which started last March 2018 and ended this October 26, 2018. The graduation, titled “Innovation Campaigns and Development Marketplace”, aims for the fellows to present their innovation campaign videos highlighting the issues they want to solve as public servants and how they are going to resolve these by using what they learned during the duration of the fellowship program.
 
As the module also wants to help the fellows network with NGOs, CSOs, and government agencies for their projects and programs, JMRF invited organizations like Institute for Solidarity in Asia, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Labor and Employment, Coca-Cola Foundation, Pilipinas Shell Foundation. This is in the hopes that these organizations could help our LGU officials through establishing a partnership with them in case their advocacies appear to be the same or in line with each other.
 
Graduation Proper

 

The fellows showcased their best “filipiniana” and “barong” as they celebrate their efforts and hard work in finishing the extensive 4 modules of governance training of YLGG. The graduation was held in the Office of the Vice President, which was attended not only by the fellows but also by their families, close relatives and friends, past speakers and mentors of the fellows, board members of the foundation, and partner organizations. The graduation ceremony was graced by the welcoming remarks of the Chairperson of the Jesse M. Robredo Foundation, Ms. Jessica Marie G. Robredo who told them to continue and treasure the lessons that they learned in the program. It was then followed by the messages from IRI and NMYL as our official partners for the YLGG program. Three of our fellows, Mayor Karissa Fetalvero, Vice Mayor Loijorge Fegalan and Councilor RJ Tuvilla, delivered their messages to inspire the other fellows to answer the call for good governance. To conclude the graduation, Vice President Leni Robredo delivered her keynote speech where she reiterated the importance of being the “matino at mahusay” leadership, as she has already met them several times in the duration of the entire YLGG program.

Young Leaders for Good Governance Fellowship Program Batch 2 Graduation