Emmanuel Crismas, a third-year Bachelor of Science in Social Work student from Jose Maria College, gets elected as the new president of the Junior Social Workers Association of the Philippines (JSWAP) last July 24, 2021.

As an active youth leader and advocate, Crismas is not new to the leadership role. Some of his notable experiences include:

  • Author of the Davao City Ordinance for Teenage Parents
  • Awarded as the Outstanding Young Leaders 2019 
  • Elected as the Secretary General of the One Mindanao Youth Parliament
  • Mindanao Deputy Coordinator of the National Volunteers Coalition
  • Mindanao Coordinator for Mental Health Coalition

“Now that I hold the JSWAP presidency, I’ll make sure to strengthen the partnership with all the JSWAP member schools and provide more capacity building, trainings and skills enhancement for social work students.” Crismas explained.

Meanwhile, Crismas also expressed his gratitude to JMC for supporting him in this endeavor. “I would like to thank Jose Maria College for the trust and for endorsing me to run as the JSWAP President. I will make sure to carry the JMC Core Values in all our future plans and activities.” Crismas stated.

Crismas will be serving as the President of JSWAP from A.Y. 2021-2023.