WELCOME TO JCI-MANILA
University of Leaders
It auspiciously began with the curiosity of a young World War II veteran, the venerable Artemio L. Vergel de Dios, who read about the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) in the October 1946 issue of PIC Magazine and forthwith wrote the United States to inquire how a similar organization could be established in the Philippines.
By September 12, 1947, Vergel de Dios got the cue from Robert H. Richards, Executive Secretary for External Affairs of the United States Jaycees, who referred him to Bertram J. Talbot, a former Jaycee from St. Paul, Minnesota, who was then the traffic manager of Northwestern Airlines in Manila. At about the same time, Talbot got a letter from Junior Chamber International World President, Taylor S. Cole, about Vergel de Dios' intention, suggesting that he and Robert R. Trent, then representative to the Hawaiian Sugar Planters in Manila, meet with the Filipino.
Here, they will be challenged to move out of their comfort zone by exposing themselves to community development,
business & government, environment and disaster response. In the process of helping the community, they will learn more
about themselves and what it means to become a leader.
We are a UNIVERSITY OF LEADERS.
A business network of over 300 members within the chapter and over 400,000 members worldwide.
Special trainings and seminars exclusive to JCI Manila members. Listen and learn from business leaders.
The opportunity to help your fellow men and contribute to the well being of your community.
Meet, learn, and interact with people from all over the world. Establish lasting friendships and camaraderie