The Annual Dinner and Induction of Officers of PPS CV Chapter for Year 2016-2017 was held last Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu, Cebu City. The affair was formally opened with the procession of the Past Chapter Presidents, the Outgoing and Incoming Members of the Board of Directors with the Liaison Officers of Bohol and Dumaguete, Visayas Chapter representative, Dr. Winston Felix Quebec, Keynote Speaker: Atty. Ma. Margarita P. Ardivilla, Inducting Officer and the National President, Dr. Alexander O. Tuazon.
The Inaugural Speech of Dr. Jean Francis F. Alcantara with the theme: #MAGBAKABANA – a Cebuano word meaning “To be aware, to be of help, and to do something passionate.”
The Inspirational Message from our National President of PPS, Dr. Alexander O. Tuazon. centered on one of the main thrusts which is to focus attention and effort to the less privileged children in our society. Together we shall have one vision, one purpose, ONE PPS, ONE HAPPY PPS.
Our Keynote Speaker, Atty. Ma. Margarita Ardivilla is a Child Protection Specialist of UNICEF, PHILS. She stresses that one of the most harrowing realities that a facet of violence against children is the phenomenon known as child online sexual abuse and exploitation. In the Philippines, it appears that the central forces in the perpetuation of the problem are financial benefits that child online sexual exploitation brings to the perpetuators , inability of societal values and government system to curb the problem.
The activity was then followed by the Induction of our New Officers. The audience was also entertained by the children’s production number .
From Left to Right: The Inducting Officer and President of PPS, INC: Dr. Alexander O. Tuazon. Dr. Leah V. Seares, Member, Board of Directors; Dr. Shanida L. Camomot, Secretary; Dr. Jean Francis F. Alcantara, Chapter President; Dr. Cristina Monina S. Cabral, Vice President; Dr. Stephanie T. Sitoy, Treasurer; Dr. Herminia Rosario H. Manlangit, Assistant Treasurer; Dr. Alfredo L. Bongo, Jr, Member, Board of Directors, Dr. Rudy A. Amatong, Member, Board of Directors; Dr. Jose Antonio S. Quitevis, Immediate Past President
(Seated From left to right) Dr. Leah V. Seares, Dr. Shanida L. Camomot, Dr. Cristina Monina S, Cabral, Dr. Jean Francis F. Alcantara, Dr. Alexander O. Tuazon, Dr. Winston Felix Quebec, Dr. Jose Antonio S. Quitevis, Atty. Maria Margarita P. Ardivilla, Dr. Stephanie T. Sitoy, Dr. Herminia Rosario H. Manlangit, Dr. Alfredo L. Bongo, Jr., Dr. Rudy A. Amatong
Our gratitude to Dr. Jean Francis F. Alcantara for this article. Dr. Alcantara is the Chapter President for Central Visayas.