RAC Makati goes to PROCON Cebu! 

By Hira Angelica Hermoso | Posted on April 3, 2024

The highly anticipated 12th Pilipinas Rotaract Convention (PROCON) held at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino last February 16-18, 2024 participated from 10 districts across the Philippines. Ten members from the Rotaract Club of Makati participated. Headed by Top Outstanding President Emmanuel Adrian Manuel, accompanied by a dedicated team including Immediate Past President John Nicole Dela Cruz, Secretary Hira Angelica Hermoso, Past Presidents Mark Gil Cato, Prame Rose Cato, and April Jan Sembrano, Foundation Chair Jover Acebuche, Club Membership Chair Joseph Carlo Tan, and dedicated rotaractors Ninna Shania Tumbagahan and James Calvin Piñero.

The three-day convention was nothing short of spectacular, brimming with engaging activities and memorable moments. The festivities commenced on day one with the vibrant Festival Booth, where delegates were greeted with lively musical and dance performances and treated to a delectable array of culinary delights showcasing the diverse flavors of the Philippines. The evening culminated in the enchanting Moonlit Masquerade gala night, setting the stage for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration.

In Photos : RAC Makati delegates TOP Emmanuel Adrian Manuel, IPP John Nicole Dela Cruz, Sec. Hira Angelica Hermoso, PP Mark Gil Cato, PP Prame Rose Cato, PP April Jan Sembrano, Dir. Joseph Carlo Tan, Dir. Jover Acebuche, Rtr. Ninna Shania Tumbagahan, Rtr. James Calvin Piñero

Day two started with a noble cause as participants gathered for the Walk to End Polio, a testament to the unwavering commitment of Rotaractors to eradicate this debilitating disease.  This event saw the active involvement of Sec. Hira Hermoso, PP April Jan Sembrano, Rtr. James Calvin Piñero. Following the walk, attendees delved into plenary lectures focusing on Rotary’s seven areas of focus, deepening their understanding of these critical pillars of service.

In the afternoon, participants had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich history of Cebu City, exploring iconic landmarks such as the Cebu Heritage Monument, Casa Gorordo, Fort Santiago, and the revered Magellan Cross. A visit to the Sto. Niño Magnet of Love at the Synodal Church and the Basilica Minor del Santo Niño de Cebu added a touch of spiritual reverence to the day’s itinerary. The night concluded with a high-energy Y2K themed rave party, ensuring that every moment was filled with excitement and fun.

Walk to End Polio participated by Rtr. James Calvin Piñero, Sec. Hira Angelica Hermoso and PP April Jan Sembrano with the PROCON hosts.

The final day of the convention focused on strengthening ties among Rotaract clubs across the Philippines, paving the way for enhanced partnerships and collaboration to further extend their impact and reach through Twin Club Signing with Rotaract Club of Bagong Sandigan, Rotaract Club of Lucena South, Rotaract Club of San Pedro East and Rotaract Club of Manila Zobel.

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