/ 25 November 2021

THE NATIONAL Federation of Supreme Student Government elected a new set of officers for School Year 2021-2022 through a virtual election on November 13.

Among the 17 Regional SSG presidents, Bienesto Fidel Junio, the incumbent Regional SSG President of Region I from Schools Division of Pangasinan I, was elected as NFSSG overall President.

“We all are leaders dito. As Regional Presidents, magtutulungan tayo para mas lalong matugunan natin ‘yong mga pangangailangan ng mga estudyante,” Junio said.

“Asahan ninyo, based na rin sa experiences ko, maraming times na tayong mga regional presidents ang magiging boses, kasi ‘yong mga suggestions natin ay mapupunta talaga sa DepEd national level. Congratulations sa lahat at maraming maraming salamat sa tiwala at suporta ninyo,” he added.

Meanwhile, Julie Ann Velonta from SDO Dumaguete City was elected as Federation vice president, Carl Christian Caduhada from SDO Negros Occidental as secretary and Sandara Lorin Del Mundo of SDO Gapan City as treasurer.

Gian Franscine Lampaz from SDO Baguio City was designated as auditor, Niko Gumapac of SDO Cotabato City as public information officer and John Edward Navor Eugenio from SDO Caloocan City as protocol officer.

The regional presidents who were not elected were designated as board members.

According to the Bureau of Learner Support Service – Youth Formation Division, they conducted the election to empower student leaders to be more proactive on existing social issues that affected the learners.

“I am thrilled and excited with what’s ahead of us this year. I hope that we can all see and feel the promise of a better Philippines, reflected in the eyes of our student-leaders, whatever colors you would like to choose,” YFD Chief Adolf Aguilar shared.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones hoped that the elected officers would understand the responsibility of their positions as the voice of the Filipino youth.

“I would like to congratulate the newly-elected National Federation for SSG officers for answering the call of duty. I hope that these student-leaders will realize how important their role is in developing the education sector in the country,” Briones said.