MANILA, Philippines- Filipino students participated in two US-Based Model United Nations Conferences in the US.
On the 8th of April, Filipino students from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde and Miriam College were tasked to represent various countries in the Model United Nations of the Far West in San Francisco.
Consular and Diplomatic Affairs Majors from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, headed by Charleton Royce Yu and accompanied by Academic Adviser Rene Valladolid, represented Italy and Saudi Arabia while International Studies students from Miriam College accompanied by their academic adviser Ms. Bing Fortin represented Bangladesh, Norway and Cote d’Ivoire.
Representatives from Miriam College bested delegates from other countries and received recognition through their efforts in representing their assigned countries.
After the conference, Filipino students visited the Philippine Embassy based in San Francisco for a courtesy call with the Consul General Marciano Paynor himself. The Consul General encouraged the Filipino students to continually pursue their goal to be diplomats and eventually serve the country in the near future.
Miriam Students had their photo taken with Consulate General Marciano Paynor
(L-R Mayumi Camba, Mayumi Arai, Randy Valdez Back row: Stefanie Noto, Muriel Autencio, Sophie Santos, Deby Dale Flores, Meredith Yabes, Mikaela Corona, Stephanie Montalvo, Crescent Samaco, Angelique Porta, Maesie Bertumen, Cheska Inigo, Rachel Tanglao, Margot Denise Castillo and Krisha Zabala)
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Students had their Photo taken with Consulate General Marciano Paynor
(L-R Miguel De Castro, Sam Magsino, Rj Parcon, Pamela Samoy, Academic Adviser Rene Valladolid, Monica Caro, Consulate General Paynor, Clariz Tanganco, Head Delegate Charleton Royce Yu, Froilan More, Jules Aguila, Sachiko Numano, Mariane Bocago and Robin Yap)
On the 16th of April, another set of Filipino students from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde participated in New York-Based National Model United Nations Conference.
16 Consular and Diplomatic Affairs students headed by Nikki Salopaso and accompanied by the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Multidisciplinary Studies Dean Remedios Lorica were tasked to represent Romania in the said conference.
Before the conference, the Romainian Delegation were welcomed by the Permanent Representative Libran Cabactulan to the Philippine Embassy (Permanent Mission of the Philippines) in New York.
Permanent Representative Cabactulan shared how essential education and training are in the field of diplomacy. He also shared to the delegation a few tips on how to be a diplomat and remind us on how important to grab every opportunity to learn the Philippine diplomatic work through utilizing the available resources, such as the DFA and other Philippine diplomacy related websites.
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Romanian Delegation won honorable mention and the Most Outstanding Delegate in NPT Committee.
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde students had their photo with Permanent Representative Cabactulan after the courtesy call.
(L-R Bernadette Yabon, Clariz Tanganco, Permanent Representative to GA 3rd, Katrina Domingo, Head Delegate Nikki Salopaso, Mico Espina, May Galao, Jovelle Garchitorena, Lake Juan ,Permanent Representative Cabactulan, Charleton Royce Yu, Dean Remedios Lorica, Neelesh Sajnani, Princess Adao, Yuji Enriquez, Josyn Palma ,Mary Anne Jao seated in front: Marco Javelosa and Pierre Pecson )
Truly Filipino students are world class.