By Rusieljs G. Lunasco
John Michael Suelo is Ginoong Pilipinas 2019 1st Runner-Up. Photo by Lester Pilar of Nib Studios.
John Michael Suelo, a 4th year CPU Juris Doctor Student, and former CPU Republic President, won 1st runner up in the Ginoong Pilipinas 2019 pageant on October 27, 2019, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
Suelo competed alongside 21 other candidates from different provinces, municipalities and cities in the country.
Aside from his win in the said pageant, Suelo has also earned titles such as Mr. Political Science Ambassador in the Visayas 2014, Mr. Arts and Sciences 2015, Mr. CPU Republic 2015, and Mr. City Mall Roxas 2017.
JM is currently the National President of the Association of Law Students in the Philippines (ALSP). As Iloilo team leader of #MentalHealthPH and one of the Board of Directors for the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines-Iloilo (FPOP), he has worked closely with the Department of Health’s (DOH) Regional Alliance on Mental Health and Autism (RAMHA), Save the Children PH, UNAIDS and Love Yourself. Last September 2018, he spearheaded Pag-amliganay: the 1st Iloilo Mental Health Summit.