The Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga was jam-packed with 5,000 student leaders from several public and private schools in Central Luzon for the Central Luzon Assembly of Student Leaders – Pampanga 1.0, or “CLASS-PAM 1.0.” The event was held on November 5, 2015 with the theme “Diversity on the Road to Convergence.”
CLASS-PAM 1.0 was greeted with an entertaining and captivating talk from Pocholo “The VoiceMaster” Gonzales, who was the first speaker for the event. His talk entitled “Inspiring the Youth Today for a Motivated Future” centered around leadership principles to inspire young people towards becoming a person of influence in their own way.
After breaking the ice with a simple yet energizing activity, the VoiceMaster shared his own journey as a youth leader – as a student all the way to founding one of the biggest youth media organizations in the country, Voice of the Youth Network. He also talked about Dr. Jose Rizal, our national hero, and introduced Rizal’s qualities and accomplishments that make him a timeless epitome of greatness and excellence of the Filipino people. With this in mind, he challenged the youth to become a modern-day Rizal in their own right, by becoming an inspiration to their fellow youth.
The VoiceMaster also inspired the participants to find their calling in life, and take action to its fulfillment. He ended the talk with his famous Pochology quote, “Availability is your best ability,” which served as a final commission to the student leaders to respond to the opportunities they encounter in life.