Iloilo student to join children’s confab in Japan

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

AN 11-YEAR-OLD high school student from Ateneo de Iloilo will represent the Philippines in the 26th Asian Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC), which will be held in Fukuoka, Japan from July 10 to 24.

Ma. Abby Genevieve Inocencio Penaflorida was selected as the Philippine Junior Ambassador and the first student outside Luzon to be selected in the last 26 years.

Abby is also the current president of the Junior Student Council of Ateneo de Iloilo.


Abby underwent a rigid screening before qualifying as a Philippine Junior Ambassador for the Japan convention where all expenses for the trip, including airfare, food, and accommodation are provided by APCC.

APCC aims to develop children to become global citizens who will shape the world in the 21st century by gathering them together in Fukuoka to gain mutual understanding of different cultures and traditions through hoe stay and cultural exchange.

A total of 230 children from 58 countries and big cities in the Asia Pacific region and 40 youth ambassadors will gather in Fukuoka to participate in the biggest international event for children aged 11 years old.

The other Philippine Junior Ambassadors are Francis Adrian Matondo Bernas of Las Pinas City, Eugene Francis Adanza Cutillar of Bacoor City, Julian Angelo Dioso Garcia of Las Pinas City, Marina Sophia Cumigad Fagela of Pasig City, and Amanda Luisa Marco Roque of Batasan Hills, Quezon City.

Chaperon is Chris Edson San Gabriel Alquizalas of Paranaque and Peace Ambassador is Raphael Antonio Villamiel Morallo of Alabang, Muntilupa City. (LCP)

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