Ernesto Marcoso for trustee

Ernesto Marcoso, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines            Marcoso
Kiwanis Club of Cagayan de Oro
Philippine South District

Married, five children, three girls and two boys. The eldest daughter is now a medical doctor and the second daughter is a certified public accountant. The other three are still studying. A businessman for 20 years, I currently engage in tugboat operations and the real estate business.

Why did you decide to run for office?
When I first joined Kiwanis in 1982, I had no premonitions that I would be holding sensitive positions in the organization, considering that I am shy. But Kiwanis molded my personality and made me a better person. Thus, I became president for two terms, lieutenant governor, governor and Asia-Pacific chair.

What qualifies you to become an officer of Kiwanis International?
As president of our club, I received the outstanding lieutenant governor award for having created 15 new clubs, with a net growth of 367 members. As governor, I had a high collection record for both the KI and district dues. My experience as ASPAC chair qualifies me to seek higher office.

How will you leave your mark on Kiwanis?
I would like to be remembered as a Kiwanian who truly dedicated himself to Kiwanis. A Kiwanian who unconditionally devoted himself to the organization and inspired others to become better Kiwanians. When the time comes for my final rest, I would like these to be engraved on my tombstone:
Ernesto V. Marcoso, Mr. Kiwanis.

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