/ 23 November 2023

THE HOUSE of Representatives has adopted a resolution honoring the 10 Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines for their exemplary demonstration of authentic qualities of leadership and good moral character.

The lawmakers passed House Resolution No. 1469 principally authored by Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Majority Leader Manuel Jose Dalipe, Minority Leader Marcelino Libanan, Senior Deputy Majority Leader Ferdinand Alexander Marcos, and Reps. Yedda K. Romualdez, Jose Manuel Alba, Peter Miguel, Jude Acidre and Dale Corvera.

“In this resolution, we recognize 10 Boy Scouts who have shown tremendous qualities that help shape their communities for the better. They are role models that people can imitate or emulate, and they do our country a great service by being good leaders,” Speaker Romualdez said.

According to the resolution, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines has been instrumental in shaping the character and leadership skills of young individuals across the nation, established to inculcate in our youth the values of patriotism and nationalism and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.

“In 1989, the Boy Scouts of the Philippines established the search for the Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts to recognize scouts who have shown exemplary and best epitomized good moral character and demonstrated authentic qualities of leadership in the institution and community,” it read.

For 2023, the Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines are:

1. Hannah Angela Arribas (Cebu)
2. Queen Marjorie Arroyo (Batangas)
3. Alester Galieto Jude Capacio (Zamboanga Sibugay)
4. Johann Sebastian Capanas (Cebu)
5. Ethann Michael Aguirre (Quezon City)
6. JP Nelson Sumando (Surigao del Norte)
7. Samantha Lorraine Jauco (Tarlac)
8. John Jazper Luna (Manila)
9. Jedryc Romero (Laguna)
10. Jason Paul Mendez (Negros Occidental)

“The Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines for 2023 have proven themselves as outstanding role models, embodying the ideals of scouting and contributing significantly to the development of their respective communities and our Country as a whole,” the resolution stated.

“Now, Therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives, to extend its warmest congratulations to the Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts of the Philippines for 2023 for their exemplary achievements in embodying the principles of scouting,” the resolution said.