Medals for Youth Leadership Excellence Awardees

Palawan Pawnshop - Palawan Express Pera Padala sponsored medals for the recipients of Junior Chamber International Philippine’s Youth Leadership Excellence Awards (YLEA) for school year 2018-2019 awarded on April 8, 2019 at Robinsons Place Palawan.

Twenty-seven awardees from different public and private elementary and secondary schools in the city received the awards in the ceremony spearheaded by JCI Puerto Princesa Peacock, Inc. PPS-PEPP’s Corporate Social Responsibility Officer Joan Louise Alip represented the company in behalf of PPS-PEPP Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Karlo M. Castro who was not able to attend the ceremony due to prior commitments. In the speech prepared by Mr. Castro, the relevance of JCI’s advocacy to PPS-PEPP’s CSR activities were better elaborated and the goal of bringing healthy minds through good education was emphasized. The Palawan Pawnshop - Scholarship Program was also mentioned having a total of 303 graduates since its establishment in 1998. The speech was ended with an anonymous quote saying, “Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader. They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role, always about the goal.”