FULBERT WOO

Fulbert Woo

Treasurer

NP Fulbert comes as the second national president coming from JCI Iloilo after JCI Sen. William A. Yotoko succeeded Ambassador Ramon M. del Rosario, Sr. as the second national president of JCI Philippines in 1950-1951.
  • 2009 JCI Philippines National President – JCI Sen. Fulbert Woo of JCI Iloilo

  • Open for Growth and New Opportunities
  • New Dimension with Electronic Revolution
  • Energized Membership

Being one in stability, growth and unity will drive the 2009 Administration of JCI Sen. Fulbert Chan Woo, CLT, as he leads Junior Chamber International (JCI) Philippines in its 61st year.

NP Fulbert comes as the second national president coming from JCI Iloilo after JCI Sen. William A. Yotoko succeeded Ambassador Ramon M. del Rosario, Sr. as the second national president of JCI Philippines in 1950-1951.

It was in Yotoko’s term that the Philippine Jaycees was formally listed as an official affiliate of Junior Chamber International on March 29, 1951.

From a start of 12 chapters since 1948, the national organization grew by 100 percent to 24 chapters all over the country that launched a nationwide “Get Out the Vote” campaign for the November 1951 midterm elections under President Elpidio Quirino.

After 60 years, the new National President will run the national organization with programs still anchored on the “Be Better” international theme of JCI but with objectives capsulated in “ONE@61.”

“ONE@61” stands for:

Open for Growth and New Opportunities
New Dimension with Electronic Revolution
Energized Membership

Innovations

1014 – think greenAmong the new opportunities NP Fulbert would want to pursue is the promotion of genuine and substantial national environment awareness under what he wants to be a “THINK GREEN” campaign.

He said his administration will revolutionize all reports to the national organization so that this will be done at real time. This would include reports of the national officers, all the chapters, and trainings, among others.
The JCI Cebu-Mactan Chanel Product shop
The JCI Cebu-Mactan Chanel Product shop

The e-Awards system will further be improved to ensure its integrity and security, and to ensure more participation by chapters nationwide, he disclosed.

Purchases for various JCI merchandize, materials and other items will also be done online, he added.

Incidentally, this approach was recently adopted by JCI Cebu-Mactan Channel at the Product Shop (left) its website .

In energizing membership, NP Fulbert said he would want to tap “training warriors” in each region to conduct more trainings and promote new ideas, especially in new approaches for recruitment and ways to raise funds.

1014 – np fulbert speechTaking cue from JCI 3M (Media-Marketing-Membership), he said his administration will also give prime on marketing to solve the problem of dwindling membership among some chapters and their problems on funds to fuel their projects.

In his inaugural address on Oct. 11 during the 60th National Convention in Dipolog City (right), he stressed on the need for JCI Philippines and all affiliated chapters to create and strengthen the JCI brand.

“Our worries about dwindling membership and financial woes is just a problem of marketing,” declared the man who happens to be a top executive of one of the country’s manufacturer of medical and industrial gases, giving credibility to such a statement.

JCI career

NP Fulbert, now 33, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering at De La Salle University (Taft) in 1997 and eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jose E. Woo, is Vice President for Sales and Marketing of PRIME GAS, Inc.

He has been a noted leader in this city, an Executive Vice President of both the Dynamic Youth of Iloilo and the Iloilo Filipino Cantonese Club. He joined JCI Iloilo in 1998, a year after he graduated from college.

He rose through the ranks to become Executive Vice President in 2000 and as President in 2001 during which he started making regular rounds to visit various JCI chapters nationwide during inductions.
AS 2004 NATCON DIRECTOR, Fulbert meets with then NTC Commissioner Gleendo Dasmariñas, PRIME assistant coaches Mai-Mai Dasmariñas, Cerwin Eviota, also NTC Commissioner, and Roy Sencio, then incoming JCI Mandaue president.
AS 2004 NATCON DIRECTOR, Fulbert meets with then NTC Commissioner Gleendo Dasmariñas, PRIME assistant coaches Mai-Mai Dasmariñas, Cerwin Eviota, also NTC Commissioner, and Roy Sencio, then incoming JCI Mandaue president.

He got elected as National Executive Vice President for the Visayas in 2002, then served in the National Grievance Committee in 2003, and as Convention Director of the well-remembered 56th National Convention in Boracay that JCI Iloilo hosted.

By 2005, Fulbert served the organization as National Treasurer (NT), during which term he started to work with 2005 National President Dennis L. Cunanan, CLT, who is now a JCI World Vice President, in solving the financial arrears of the national organization with JCI.
2006 TOYM CHAIR Fulbert w/ Executive Director Ryan P. Solomon, Sen. Jamby Madrigal, National President Maeng Penado and NEVP-Mindanao Jay Amatong.
2006 TOYM CHAIR Fulbert w/ Executive Director Ryan P. Solomon, Sen. Jamby Madrigal, National President Maeng Penado and NEVP-Mindanao Jay Amatong.

Although he took a lighter role in 2006 as chair in the Search for Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), he still helped 2006 NP Ismael “Maeng” P. Penado, CNT bring the NOM back in good standing in the JCI league.

He fully accomplished this while serving as National Senior Executive Vice President (NSEVP) with 2007 NP Glenn B. Santos, CLT.

He served the NOM this year as National Secretary General (NSG) until he filed his candidacy last July 30 to run for National President. Unopposed, he earned the unanimous vote of the voting delegates during the simultaneous five Area conferences last month.

“To all the ‘ONE@61’ batch of (local organization) presidents and members, let’s be one – stable, united and strong – at 61 by putting our “ACTS Together’ to achieve a better future for JCI Philippines,” he declared in a statement to BRIDGES, the news team of JCI Cebu-Mactan Channel.

As Trainer
PRIME student Fulbert teaches batchmate Matet Calibugan how to dance.
PRIME student Fulbert teaches batchmate Matet Calibugan how to dance.

As a JCI Trainer, NP Fulbert took JCI PRIME in July 2004 in Palo, Leyte as part of the “Pintados” Batch with JCI Sen. Teresa M. Alberto, ITF, the 1997 JCI World EVP for Asia Pacific from JCI Malaysia, as head coach.

The 2006 Charter President, who was then NTC Commissioner, had the privilege to serve as his assistant training coach.

Also, 2006 Charter Vice President Ma. Theresa “Matet” B. Calibugan, then a past EVP of JCI Candahug Liberation, was also his PRIME batchmate..

As NEVP in 2002, Fulbert appointed the Charter President, Cerwin T. Eviota, as Area Training Director that led to his appointment as Commissioner of the National Training Commission (NTC) for the 2003- 2007 term, and eventually as interim NTC chairman for the first semester in 2005.
CLT FULBERT, as JCI Trainer.
CLT FULBERT, as JCI Trainer.

Now a Certified Local Trainer (CLT) under JCI University, NP Fulbert is due to become a Certified National Trainer (CNT) until he takes and graduates from JCI Designer from JCI University.

Still young as he turned 33 only last Oct. 12, many in JCI Philippines hope to see the JCI career of NP Fulbert rise in the international arena like the 2005 National President, JCI Sen. Dennis L. Cunanan, CLT, who is now JCI World Vice President for Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Taiwan and the Pacific.

“If not from JCI Magalang ‘Mekeni’ (Pampanga), the next Filipino JCI World President after Crispin Dy in 1998 may yet come from JCI Iloilo,” remarked Eviota. “It’s about time, don’t you think?”

Fulbert is happily married since November 2006 to Christy Marie, daughter of JCI Sen. Leon Coo, also of JCI Iloilo. As she had appreciated JCI because of her father, she has been very supportive to the JCI career of her husband.

4th Induction

fulbertMeanwhile, NP Fulbert has confirmed his presence during the 4th Induction Ceremonies of JCI Cebu-Mactan Channel on Dec. 11, which happens to be the international observance of JCI Day.

2008 President Jolex Yu Lim, CLT, will hand over the gavel to 2009 President Emi Rose R. Parcon who, with her Board of Directors, will formally start to pursue what will be “RELEVANT” for this chapter and its members to “Be Better” next year.