OWWA Scholar in Region 1, a Certified Youth Parliamentarian

Out of over 800 aspirants nationwide, only 218 applicants were named as delegates for the said event. John Carlo A. Manabat was one of the 12 chosen delegates in Region 1 who attended the 10th Parliament of Youth Leaders held last May 15- 18, 2014 at the Manila Grand Hotel.

Manabat, a scholar under the Education and Livelihood Assistance Program (ELAP) of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) was chosen as one of the delagate to the said event.

The Parliament of Youth Leaders is now on its 10th year of drawing together youth leaders from all over the Philippines in which policy recommendations were drafted to deal with the issues and concerns of the youth. This also serves as government’s guide in youth policy formation and program development.

John Carlo is also a qualifier for the 3rd Philippine Model Congress, the largest legislative simulation conference in the Philippines that allows students to participate in debates, assemblies, and plenary sessions to understand the Philippine legislative process.Last December 2014, John Carlo attended the 3rd Philippine Scholars Summit with the theme “Filipino Scholars’ Role and Contribution to the

Coming of ASEAN Integration” at the University of Santo Tomas.He is also chosen as one of the 81 participants out of the 718 applicants for the Ayala Young Leaders Congress which will be held on February 1-13, 2015.

John Carlo is the eldest of the three children of the late OFW Julito Manabat and Mrs. Nenita Manabat. It was in the year 2012 when the OFW passed away. His family received Death and Burial Benefit including a scholarship for him and a livelihood assistance worth Php 15,000.00 for his mother under the ELAP as his father’s OWWA Membership was still valid at the time of death.

John Carlo is active in his academics as well as in extra-curricular activities at the Saint Louis College in San Fernando City, La Union where he is in his 2nd year taking up Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. John Carlo has joined various organizations in the school like the Louisian Torch where he is the Associate Editor-in-Chief and Speech and Debate Society (SPADES) where he is currently the Vice President. John Carlo is also a consistent Dean’s Lister.

Truly, John Carlo is one of the prides of OWWA Region 1 as he has exhibited outstanding performance in his academic requirements and organizations and has also displayed a strong sense of civic responsibility and involvement.

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