JCI Lipa’s very own Juan Teodoro “CAYO” Katigbak was awarded as the Most Outstanding Member in the 35th South Luzon Area Conference (SOLAC 2015) during the DANGAL Awards Night in Iriga City.
Cayo Katigbak, is the son of two former JCI Lipa members. Having parents who were active in civic work and public service, and with grandparents known for their philanthropic acts, serving those in need is not a new concept to Cayo.
Growing up, Cayo has been exposed to many leadership roles and affiliations. In high school he served as a catechist and student leader, in college he was an active volunteer in the University of the Philippine’s extension office, working with various community and facilitating programs for the youth, farmers, housewives, and others.
Coming back home to Lipa, Cayo joined JCI Lipa at the age of 24. Given a new avenue to serve, Cayo married his expertise and experiences in community work to improve the culture in JCI Lipa.
As a JCI member, Cayo spearheaded projects with various stakeholders. In his first year as a regular member, he was elected as the Director for Individual Development, where he institutionalized member retention and development programs. On his 2nd year, he was elected as the Local Organization Treasurer and restructured the LO finances.
Throughout his 3-year involvement with the chapter, Cayo has been a proactive and animated member, focusing on the essential details of every project, and enticing other members to be active as well. This year, he has 100% attendance in GMM and BOD meetings and has attended a handful of inductions, as well as local, national, and international JCI events.
Cayo also actively participates in JCI conferences by attending trainings and activities available, and for 2015 , he competed in the public speaking competition, winning the Area 3 contest and besting other participants in the national conference. As a result, he represented JCI Philippines in the 2015 ASPAC in Kota Kinabalu, were he made it to the top 3.