Formation and History
Jayceeism among women in Cagayan de Oro City started when
Marietta R. Saldana, who was then President of the Oro Jayceerettes attended
the Philippine Jaycees National Convention in
When she came back from the convention, she started to recruit young women by first tapping her own group, the Oro Jayceerettes. From this group, it extended to the community where career and professional women in private and government agencies were invited to join.
The first all-lady chapter in
The next move was the selection of an appropriate name for the group. Finally, a name was chosen for its historical significance and its feminine character. The name chosen was Bai Lawanen which came from a legend.
Bai Lawanen Legend: For Love of A Woman
Legend has it that a long time ago, there was an impending war between the Bukidnon and Maguindanao tribes. The Chieftain of the Bukidnon clan sent his son, Bagani, to discuss the
rules of war with the Maguindanao Sultan. Upon so doing, Bagani saw the Sultan's beautiful daughter, BAI LAWANEN, whose smile charmed the young man. Bagani forgot all thoughts of war and fell in love with the young princess. Instead of fighting, he asked for the hand of the princess. Thus, the marriage of Bagani and Bai Lawanen averted the war of the tribes. Bai is a Muslim term for "princess" and Lawanen means "without equal". Bai Lawanen therefore means "princess without equal".
A Multi-Awarded Chapter
For the past years, the JCIP- Bai Lawanen, Inc. has proven time and time again that they are one of the higher ranking chapters in the country. Consistently receiving awards at national conferences time and time again, they live up to their name as being princesses without equal!
Some of the awards received through the years are as follows:
Senators in Our Chapter
A JCI Senatorship is an award given to current or past members to honor them for outstanding service to the Junior Chamber organization on the local, national, and international level.
Our chapter has continually been blessed with extraordinary women who have risen to their potentials and became JCI SENATORS – accorded lifetime membership for their excellence in tapping the various opportunities available in the Junior Chamber and embodying the qualities of an exemplary Junior Chamber member.
JCI Senators from our chapter are as follows:
Now at the age of twenty-eight (28), the Bai Lawanen Jaycees today is one important chapter among the four-strong Jaycee chapter circle in Cagayan de Oro City. Through the years, the Bai Lawanen Jaycees has garnered its share of area, national and international awards.
The officers of the
Bai Lawanen Jaycees for the Jaycee Year 2004-2005 are as follows:
JCI EMMA B. TAN
Executive Vice President -
JCI GEAN T. CESAR
Vice President for Individual -
JCI CHERYL ANG
Vice President for Community –
JCI LORELEI PABILLORE
Vice President for International –
Vice President for
JCI JOY RONARIO
Secretary and Awards
JCI ESTRELLITA UYKING
Treasurer and Ways & Means Commissioner -
JCI NATHALIE ANG
JCI PAMELA KHO
Public Relations Officer -
JCI MARGIE VELASQUEZ
Leadership Development Commission -
JCI JAYLYN MAGSALAY
Director for Planning & Economic Affairs Commission -
JCI GRACE ANG
Director for Community Development & Involvement Commission -
JCI STEFFANI STARRA UY
Director for International Affairs & Business Network Commission -
JCI MELODY PIMENTEL
Parliamentarian/ General Counsel -
JCI DOLETTE CUEVAS
Immediate Past President -
JCI GERALDINE NOTA
Chapter Twinnings 2005
Twinning is the establishment of an on-going working relationship between two or more local Junior Chambers from different places, towns or cities and even countries. Twinning provides members with excellent opportunities to learn about other places and to discover the rich diversity of the worldwide Junior Chamber organization.
Our chapter has continually tapped into this opportunity as made available by the organization. We have enjoyed successful Twinning relationships with many chapters having implemented successful projects together, maintaining close contact with them, etc…
This year, the JCIP- Bai Lawanen has enjoyed chapter twinnings with the following chapters:
Did You Know That…
The JCIP- Bai Lawanen, Inc. has gone through twenty-eight years of being a successful Junior Chamber in Cagayan de Oro City.
But did you know that…
- JCIP- Bai Lawanen was a chapter extension of the Cagayan de Oro Jaycees?
- After extending from Cagayan de Oro chapter, it became a mother chapter of another chapter, the Macajalar 24K?