Seven (7) student leaders from the University of the Philippines Visayas are among the 84 delegates of the 23rd Ayala Young Leaders Congress (AYLC) for this year.
After the application and panel interview process, these 7 students from UPV were chosen over 800 other applicants from all over the country for this year’s congress, making UPV the school with the most number of delegates this year.
The AYLC is a leadership summit by the Ayala Foundation Inc. that brings together 80 of the most promising college and university student leaders. These young leaders are chosen based on their academic achievements, awards, and recognitions received, and most importantly, an established track record of leadership involvement and committed service in school and in the community.
The AYLC delegates from UPV were Cyresse Ann Achilleos, Bachelor of Science in Management II; Edgar Maverick C. Ayag II, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science III; Zyril Jeff De los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology II; Anne Caroline Ferrariz, Bachelor of Science in Marketing III; Agripino John Patrick M. Ga-an, Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies III; Aya Sophia Gaite, Bachelor of Science in Management II; and John Rey Reyes, Bachelor of Science in Fisheries III.
AYLC aims to hone leadership skills and potentials, promote service as the value of leadership orientation, and instill a deep sense of idealism, societal responsibility, and nation-building.
The congress’ theme for this year is Leaders Reimagining Hope which is in line with the pandemic that we are facing; student leaders can reimagine hope for a better future.
The congress commenced last July 3 with Mayor Vico Sotto as a keynote speaker. It was also graced by the President and Chief-Executive-Officer of Ayala Corporation, Mr. Fernando Zobel De Ayala. The congress will be done virtually and will run for the whole month of July.