Centralians join Philippine Model Congress 2018
By Keziah G. Huelar
Joriz Lanz Cometa, (BS Biology, Batch 2018) pursues excellence through civic engagement.
Three Centralians, namely: Joriz Lanz Cometa, (BS Biology, Batch 2018), Ray Peregrino, Jr. (4th Year BS Mechanical Engineering), and Nicole Anike Dorgu (1st Year BS Civil Engineering) attended the Philippine Model Congress 2018 held at the Philippine Senate on June 2-3, 2018.
During the congress, the group presented the Comprehensive Sex Education Act of 2018 as youth committee delegates. The annual model congress aims to gather student leaders all over the country so that they would understand and experience the law-making process of the country.
A passionate debater, Nicole Anike Dorgu (1st Year BS Civil Engineering) shares that the congress made her realize the power of speaking of your mind.
Ray Peregrino, Jr. (4th Year BS Mechanical Engineering) encourages fellow youth to use their time and energy to advocate progress and inclusive development.
Durgo shared that the congress encouraged her to use her voice to empower others and to advocate for causes that impact the community and the country: “It was my first time joining a congress so I took home a lot of life lessons and realizations, but if I were to condense all of my learnings into one thought, it would be that nobody is too young or too old to make a difference. Young though I may be, I have a voice. I have ideas and I am determined to make a positive difference in this country.”
Young and passionate – student leaders all over the country joined the Philippine Model Congress 2018 held at the Philippine Senate.
Perigrino, on the other hand, shared that the congress helped them become better nation-builders and future leaders of the country: “The simulation on legislative process definitely paved the way for us to correspond on the theme, ‘Redefining the Role of the Filipino Youth,’ and become better nation-builders who are more committed and involved in civic engagements and youth empowerment. Moreover, my involvement on this national delegation exposed me to different people with different perspectives and advocacies in life; thus, I was able to better comprehend the pressing issues of our country. Lastly, because of PMC, I was able to meet new friends from different schools and was able to exchange significant ideas and experiences.”