Costanilla: Dynamic leadership, delicious grilling

LEADERSHIP. His is the kind of leadership that others should have, the type of leadership that commands a lot of respect from his co-workers, subordinates and students. When he directs them to do something for the school of which he is the head, all of them would smilingly and gladly move as one and produce results effectively.

Dr. Paulus Mariae Cañete, president of the original Mandaue City College, is actually dynamism personified. He has been implementing a number of school projects and activities that showcased his dynamic style of leading the learning institution.

SINULOG. So when he invited me to emcee the college’s belated Sinulog Festival last Thursday afternoon, I readily accepted it because I also wanted to witness the launching of what he envisions to become a yearly campus event. It was the very first time that the college did a three-in-one Sinulog competition on singing, drum and bugle and Sinulog ritual-cum-dance. Jomar Bongco won the grand prize in the singing competition that featured only one contest piece titled Sto. Niño, Maghari Ka. He bested three other contestants. The Troubadours was the best in the drum and bugle contest while Tribu Edukado, composed of the college’s education students, was chosen as the grand winner in the Sinulog ritual-cum-dance category. Sitting as judges were singers Baby Condeno and Ruth Daguan, rapper Rey Nacilla and dancers Dan Repuela and Rose Steve Cortes.

STATION. Another proof of Cañete’s dynamic leadership is the establishment of a campus-based radio station that carries the call sign dyPC that, according to him, stands for Public Concern, not necessarily for his initials. He proudly told us that come Feb. 14, dyPC will have its grand inauguration and blessing with no less than presidential spokesman Herminio Coloma and deputy presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte to cut the ribbon. Running a radio station is not easy, but because of Cañete’s strong leadership, will, zeal and determination to pursue his dream, it (dyPC) becomes a
reality.

AFFORDABILITY. Eating delicious food at a very affordable price is always a diner’s target, not to mention the eatery’s clean and spacious ambiance, plus the courteous and hospitable staff and personnel. When you visit Rodeo Grill at the second level of SM City Cebu, I know you will definitely agree with my observation. Lyndon and Hazel Sanchez made the right decision to establish Rodeo Grill here if only to cater to the gastronomic need of the general public, including those with discriminating taste.

Their waiters and waitresses are dressed in cowboy/Western attire in keeping with the concept of the restaurant. By the way, Rodeo Grill has another outlet near Elizabeth Hotel and a branch in Bicutan.

LEADER. I should felicitate Provincial Board member Gigi Sanchez on her election as the new president of the Cebu Association of Media Practitioners (Camp) Inc. She is highly qualified for this new position, being a media practitioner herself, not to mention her being the big boss of Bantay Radyo network. I know that under her watch, this media club will surely become vibrant and dynamic. As one of the club’s past presidents, I am fully supporting Sanchez in her leadership of Camp Inc. The rest of the club officers are commentators Jess Villarba (executive vice president), Cesar Albor, Efren Lonzon and Danny Cogtas (vice presidents for print, radio and television, respectively), Richard Alfajora (secretary), Edgar Alcover (treasurer), Mike Nuñez (auditor) and Loy Jurado (mass media officer). Sitting as members of the board of directors are Rep. Bebot Abellanosa, Max Andrino, George de la Peña, Louie Reyes, Ely Camomot and Zac Aragon. Engr. Greg Senining is the club’s president emeritus.
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