The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons on the autism spectrum disorder. We envision a society where Filipinos on the spectrum become the best of their potentials -- self-reliant, independent, productive, socially-accepted citizens of an Autism-OK Philippines.

20 August 2021

Meet the Candidates for ASP Bacoor Officers 2021-2023

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The Autism Society Philippines Bacoor Chapter will be electing its new Officers, who will serve for the year 2021-2023 -- between 20 August - 03 September 2021.

The Election Committee, composed of Cenin Faderogao (EleCom Chair), Abby Mendoza and Angel Penaloza reviewed nine (9) nominees for the minimum criteria set in the ASP By Laws. Read the nomination guidelines here: . While some were not qualified, others did not accept the nomination. Upon election, the officers will hold an internal vote on who will take posts in the Executive Committee: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor.

Here are the profiles of the final 9 candidates (in alphabetical order) for the ASP Bacoor Officers 2021-2023; and their qualifications and accomplishments to-date in our autism advocacy. You may fill out your digital ballot here:

Candidate #1: Arcelo, Teresita B.
Last ASP Chapter Position Held: New Candidate
Occupation: SPED Teacher
Education: AB English, Masters in SPED
Advocacy Accomplishment: Advocates to empower parents/guardians of children with special needs.

Candidate#2: Baldisimo, Merryvic N.
Last ASP Chapter Position Held: Auditor
Occupation: Dental Secretary
Education: Associate Computer Science
Advocacy Accomplishment: An advocate of persons on the spectrum and their families.

Candidate #3: Corporal, Russel Gay M.
Last ASP Chapter Position Held: New Candidate
Occupation: Housewife
Education: BS Hotel and Restaurant Management
Advocacy Accomplishment: Inspires parents of children on the spectrum and continues to raise awareness within the community.

Candidate #4: Dela Cruz, Jonie P.
Last ASP Chapter Position Held: PRO
Occupation: Teacher
Education: BSE Mathematics
Advocacy Accomplishment: An advocate of persons on the spectrum. He spreads autism awareness in the school community where he imparts knowledge to young minds. Dedicated to help PWA’s to be more active through sports.

Candidate #5: Estoque, Melody G.
Last ASP Chapter Position Held: President
Occupation: Special Educator
Education: BS Ed - with units in Special Education and Early Childhood Education Advocacy Accomplishment: Empowers, strengthens and inspires parents of children on the spectrum, as well as teachers.

Candidate #6: Lagarde, Rowena
Last ASP Chapter Position Held: President
Occupation: Housewife
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Advocacy Accomplishment: An Autism Work Project Manager in Cavite-Train PWA to be job ready with the support of the school and therapy centers and community. Passionate in assisting parents of children on the spectrum, especially in times of need.

Candidate #7: Macaroy, Agrifina M.
Last ASP Chapter Position Held: Vice President
Occupation: Caretaker
Education: Highschool Graduate
Advocacy Accomplishment: An advocate for an autism-inclusive environment in schools and supports parents and guardians of children on the autism spectrum.

Candidate #8: Malaluan, Jonathan E.
Last ASP Chapter Position Held: New Candidate
Occupation : Brgy. Employee/Entrepreneur
Education: BS. Marine Transportation
Advocacy Accomplishments : Advocates for people on the autism spectrum.

Candidate #9: Penales, Lucia G.
Last ASP Chapter Position Held: Auditor
Occupation: SPED Teacher
Education: BS Biology(Microbiology), MA SPED
Advocacy Accomplishment: Advocates on inclusion of Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSEN) in the regular classroom.


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