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Thursday, February 21, 2013
MAYBE you've read the column of my colleague Attorney and Baguio Correspondent and Broadcasters Club Past President Delmar Carino some how many decades ago regarding the upcoming annual elections of the Cordilleras oldest media organization or the BCBC.
Well, to give you a bit of a background of our organization, the BCBC was created in 1958 by print and broadcast journalists based in Baguio and the Cordilleras.
One of it's notable undertakings is the annual "Search for the Lucky Summer Visitors for Baguio and Benguet" during the holy week, which is media and the local governments of Pines City and Strawberry Capital's way of thanking the yearly tourists that come and visit our place.
And once again, we will all be visible during the lengthen season at Camp Peppot in Burnham park.
Now going back to the elections for the BCBC this February 26, 2013 at the Philippine information Agency Cordillera regional office starting at 8:00 am lasting until 3:00 pm with no less than BCBC Comelec Commissioner and Past President Ramon "Mondax" Dacawi overseeing the event.
Ninong Delmar's angle focused on the platform of the presidentiable's Tatang Edong Carta of 98.7 Z-radio and Sunstar sports editor Roderick Osis particularly on the whereabouts of the missing 200,000 something grant awarded to the club some how many years ago by the Department of Labor and Employment Cordillera.
It's a long story but it was fitting for the presidentiable's to be asked during the candidates forum just last Tuesday on what they plan to do with the said amount. A tough task to be taken by the next administration.
One thing good about the two candidates eyeing the lead role is that they have been officers of the club and have seen how it was run, and have their own point of view on how it should be managed.
This young bloods foresight is critical as it will lead the way on where the BCBC should go. Simply put, their policy direction will spell the future of the organization.
Edong's call is leadership by example, while Roderick's focus is on the financial viability of the BCBC. Both outstanding traits of management skills. In other words, "SMART!"
I know them both personally and I must admit, their being officers have helped them travel this path to leadership.
I can almost guess Ninong Delmar's vote for the leading role, and if his choice fails to deliver, I will hammer him.
But since both of us have served the organization, it is our duty being past presidents to guide this young bloods on where the BCBC should go.
It is our duty to give recommendations that will help them analyze what needs to be done and what is doable in one year beneficial to organization and it's members.
To my Ading's, my salute to the both of you and to all the candidates in the various positions. Your pure intention to lead and serve the BCBC is an indication that our Manong's and Manang's have taught us well.
And once again Ladies and Gentlemen, May the best man and women win and do serve our organization well. And to our fellow members, if they fail to deliver, always remember, we get the leadership that we deserve.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 22, 2013.