AYD6 Update

for the last period of application to the Philippine Delegation to the 6th Asian Youth Day

For this last period of acceptance of applications to be part of the Philippine Delegation to the 6th Asian Youth Day (14 March – 11 April), the CBCP-Episcopal Commission on Youth will accept applications only from those dioceses and organizations which accepted the invitation by 14 March 2014.

For these dioceses and organizations that accepted the invitation: You may submit two more candidates aside from the three priority applicants, for a total of five (5) applications. Because if by 11 April 2014, there are still slots available, then the remaining application/s, if deemed qualified, will be taken into account. Please consider sending lay young people.

We will post within this afternoon the final list of dioceses and organizations which have accepted the AYD6 invitation from the ECY and are allowed to add more applicants.

Once more, we strongly encourage these dioceses and organizations to consider sending lay young people.

The ECY Secretariat must receive a candidate’s AYD6 Application Form and his/her complete application requirements, whether personally submitted or sent by courier, on or before 11 April 2014. Let us not put off to the last minute the submission of applications.

Only complete applications, i.e. with full requirements as enumerated in the Primer (pp. 4-5), will be processed for screening.

Kindly refer to the Primer (http://cbcp-ecy.ph/ayd6/) for detailed instructions as regards the application process. The instructions specified here prevails over previous ones to which they are related; other instructions in the Primer remain in effect.
Reminders and additional information will also be published on our Facebook fanpage and website. Please be guided accordingly.

May the Lord Jesus, the Glory of the martyrs, shine on us all!

~The ECY Secretariat

FNYO launches ‘new look’

After 23 years, the FNYO unveiled a new logo at its annual FNYO Day last December 15.

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 16, 2013—Celebrating the “unity in diversity” of 17 youth organizations, the Federation of National Youth Organizations (FNYO) presented its “new look” at its annual FNYO Day last December 15.

Hosted by Claret School, Quezon City, the event featured the launching of the official FNYO song, a reorganized FNYO handbook, its official website, and a new logo.

Bernadette Felix of Chiro Pilipinas presented the new FNYO handbook, which will be available to the public by March 2014. According to Felix, the handbook aims to introduce FNYO and the different organizations it comprises to more people, as well as to be a guide on the services and programs the federation can offer to young people in the dioceses.

The attendees got to see the spiffy, new website of FNYO, as showcased by one of its webmasters, Frence Boiser of the Student Catholic Action of the Philippines (SCAP).

The interactive website, which contains relevant information about the FNYO and its member-organizations, can now be accessed at https://www.fnyoph.com. Macoy Quinto of CFC-Youth for Christ (CFC-YFC) is the other webmaster of the site.

Shortly after, Chadrix Tañada of the Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) introduced the new FNYO logo, which features the FNYO acronym visible inside a circle, which symbolizes the Host, the Body of Christ, and is intersected by the cross, which represents Jesus Christ. Yellow, the predominant color of the logo, represents the Church and signifies the FNYO’s primary goal of leading young people towards the “Light of the World”, Jesus Christ.

He explained, the logo still contains the elements of the federation’s motto, “Iisa kahit magkakaiba” (unity in diversity), which is symbolized by the four human figures with different colors.

Lea Dasigan of the SYM-FMA composed the FNYO’s first ever official song, titled “We Journey Together as One” with musical arrangements made by Fr. Danny Dadule, SDB. The official animation dance was also introduced.

The 23-year-old umbrella organization is composed of CFC-Singles for Christ (CFC-SFC), CFC-Singles for Family and Life CFC-Youth for Christ (CFC-YFC), CFC-Youth for Family and Life (CFC-YFL), Chiro Pilipinas, Christian Life Communities of the Philippines, Christ Youth in Action (CYA), Columbian Squires, Filipino Youth with a Mission (FYM), Filipino-Chinese Catholic Youth (FCCY), Institucion Teresiana (IT) Youth, Mary Help of Christians Crusade (MHCC), Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) – SDB/FMA, Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP), Student Catholic Action of the Philippines (SCAP), Youth for Mary and Christ, and Franciscan Youth (YouFra).

Source: CBCP NEws Article by Mark Vertido/Nirva’ana Ella Delacruz