Sunday, July 14, 2024

The Kiwanis International 47th Asia Pacific Convention & Fellowship with MerNel’s is a historic event in Manila.

The Kiwanis International 47th Asia Pacific Convention & Fellowship with MerNel’s is a historic event in Manila.

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Governor Raymund Yap, Merle and Carmela Balicao and Dr. Elton See Tan

The annual celebration of Kiwanis International Asia Pacific Convention was held in Manila and hosted by the Philippine Luzon District headed by Governor Mario Marasigan with ASPAC Convention Chair Past Governor Raymund Yap recently in Alabang who oversee all the preparations to make sure that the 3 activities will be the best.

“A more exciting 2022 Kiwanis ASPAC eConvention, which is 2 days and after a long vacation of social gathering, it’s time to rejoice with fellow Kiwanians from various Districts,” Yap said in an interview before the event. It is an honor to be the 2022 Kiwanis ASPAC Convention Chair, and it will be a big challenge for my committee/team to make this event a success. We only had a short preparation of another eConvention, that only last January we decided to have it on Virtual for the safety of the delegates, we recommended this platform because of the rising cases of Covid 19, and we recommended this platform because of the rising cases of Covid 19 after the holiday season though went down, we will continue it with a face-to-face “Fellowship” celebration on April 2nd.

MerNel’s CEO was on hand to accept the award in recognition of their outstanding contributions during the epidemic, particularly through Kiwanis. When Merle and Carmela Balicao, together with their managers, took the stage to accept the award for SMEs CSR Company of the Year, they were giddy with excitement. In order to advertise their famous chocolate cake, they also give some cakes to the guests.

Grace Bondad Nicolas, being the events queen,  on the other hand, is the one in charge of the program of 3 activities from the two days online convention up to the fellowship night. She added that it’s fabulous, it became the place to be since the Philippines now is opening the economy.

“Time to meet once again not just for the members from different clubs which are from different industries but also to level up more the help for the children via Kiwanis activities. As per what I heard, the 3 activities under the 47th Kiwanis Asia Pacific Convention since we tapped also the team under Tag Media Group, are exceptional, flawless, and organized. Our objective actually, for everyone to enjoy and at the same time to be with this Kiwanis family again online and face to face.” – Grace Bondad Nicolas

Dr. Elton See Tan, the Fellowship Chairman made sure that the guests had a good time.

More or less 250 paid registrants from all over the Philippines with some guests from outside the country. There were also exhibitors who promoted their local products and services, entertainment, and a short program to celebrate the Asia Pacific Convention in Manila. There were also leaders presented with plaques from Governor Raymund Yap for their exemplary deeds.

Kiwanis ASPAC consists of Kiwanis Districts, Provisional Districts, and non-districted Nations in the Asia-Pacific Region.


Australia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand-South Pacific (New Zealand, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Vanuatu), Philippine Luzon, Philippine South, Taiwan, together with non-districted Kiwanis Nations  Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Shanghai and Thailand work to grow Kiwanis in Asia Pacific.

Membership in a Kiwanis club will give you the chance to meet people from all walks of life, including local business people and community leaders. It will also give you the opportunity to contribute to improving your community.