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BSP re-elects Region 8 exec as national vice president for Visayas

Tacloban City (June 22) -- The Boy Scouts of the Philippines has once again unanimously elected Hon. Remedios Loreto Petilla as the vice president for the Visayas of the National Executive Board.

Prior to being elected as Vice President for the Visayas in 2008-2009, Hon. Petilla was Deputy Chief National Commissioner for Visayas in 2007-2008 and was President of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Leyte Chapter.

The election for the BSP National Officers for 2009-2010 was held during the meeting of the National Executive Board held on June 20, 2009 at the Philippine Scouts Center, Mt. Makiling, Los Banos, Laguna.

Reports received by the Philippine Information Agency from the Boy Scouts of the Philippines indicated that re-elected as National President is Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay.

The sketchy report did not mention if the other National Officers for 2008-2009 have also been re-elected.

The election was held as the Boy Scouts of the Philippines is in the middle of preparations as host of the 26th Asia Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree in late December 2009 up to early January 2010.

This is the third time that the Philippine Scout hosted the Asia Pacific Regional Scout Conference. The Philippines hosted the First Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree in 1973 and the 12th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree in 1991.

The year 2009 has so far been colorful and busy year for the Boy Scouts of the Philippines.

Four giant activities have been lined up to render color to the BSP for the year. In January, the much awaited 4th National Scout Venture was held in Camiguin.

In April, the 6th National Rover Moot was held in Isabela and in May, the BSP was in Zamboanga City for the 2nd Philippine Boarder Jamboree.

The fourth and the most gigantic activity will be held in December, all roads lead to Mount Makiling, Los Baņos, Laguna for the 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree, the banner activity for the year.

Since its introduction by the Americans in 1910, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines continues to be the leading provider of progressive outdoor-based non-formal education committed to develop morally straight, disciplined, concerned, self-reliant citizens in the best tradition of World Scouting. (PIA 8) [top]

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