Ernesto Marcoso for trustee

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

Biography:
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.

Connect with Ernesto on Facebook. Contact him at emarcoso@yahoo.com.