By BM JV MAO | 09:56 PM October 18, 2022
MANDAUE CITY, Cebu- Newly- elected National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL) Bohol chairperson and board board member Jamie Aumentado Villamor
said she wants young legislators in the province to be organized with the aim to make their ranks more effective and productive.
Members of NMYL from Bohol elected officers in a convention on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Mandaue City, Cebu.
NMYL is a league of elected young lawmakers aged 40 years old and below, which includes vice governors, vice mayors, provincial board members, city and municipal councilors and Sangguniang Kabataan federated presidents and chairpersons.
“Bohol will take active part in the efforts to engage the youth in the economic recovery and growth of the province of Bohol through legislative advocacy,” Villamor said.
Other elected officials are: Dimiao
Jessie Tagupa Paluga, vice chairman;
Balilihan Vice Mayor Esther Patrisha Veloso Chatto as secretary; Bien Unido Coun. Leonardo Benitez Querubin Jr., treasurer; Sagbayan Coun. Angelyn Tecson Camacho, auditor; and Balilihan Coun. Marianne Domivee Chatto- Calipes, press relations officer.
The board of directors for first district are
Coun. Al Pilongo Coquilla (Antiquera), Coun. Virgelle Gail Bagolor (Tubigon) and Coun. Kien Alphe Mino Garsuta (Albur).
Coun. June Reign Golosino Reyes (San Miguel), Vice Mayor Casey Shaun Monillas Camacho (Getafe), and Coun. Maria Celeste Cepedoza Lerion (Danao) are board of directors for second district.
3rd district board members are Coun. Arnielito Soriano Olandria (Candijay), Coun. Edsel Rarioa Tutor (Jagna), and Coun. Abigail Marie Lagura Gutang (Guindulman).
Villamor, 32, said she is grateful for the opportunity to make a change.
Her priority agenda:
-Maximize youth involvement and participation in consultations, policymaking and legislative processes.
- Strengthen local communities by advocating and enacting laws for the farmers, fisherfolks, small enterprises, MSMEs and the indigenous groups.
- Champion children and youth welfare in the Province of Bohol through enactment, review, amendment (when necessary) and/or ensure implementation of local laws.
- Recommend to the Provincial Government and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to tap NMYL representatives in consultative meetings, roundtable discussions and technical working groups, among others;
-Collaborate and partner with private and public sectors, both in the national and local, for projects and programs;
- Promote Bohol eco-tourism sites, heritage and faith;
- Promote and support local products; o Conduct peer education, legal and medical aid programs in the localities;
-Help provide opportunities for NMYL members to participate in public policy making and acquire knowledge and skills through trainings and classes;
-Establish and strengthen linkages and networks, both in the local and national level.
Villamor was also elected as NMYL vice chairman. Cordova councilor Larenz Lagon was elected NYML- Central Visayas chairman.
ABOUT JAMIE VILLAMOR
Lawyer Jamie Villamor is currently a board member of Bohol’s second district.
She is the granddaughter of the late Gov. Erico Aumentado and niece of Bohol Gov. Aris Aumentado.
She finished her Bachelor of Laws at Lyceum of the Philippines University in 2015. She took up her Masters in Political Economy at University of Asia and the Pacific.
As a volunteer lawyer at the Child Justice League, she provides pro bono counsel.
Before she was elected board member, she was the corporate board secretary of National Irrigation Administration (2018-2021), policy and legislation head of the League of Cities of the Philippines (2017-2018) and legislative consultant of the House of Representatives (2013-2018).
As board member, she is the chairperson of the Committee on Trade and Industry, Committee on Natural Resources and Environment Protection and Committee on Culture and Arts. with reports from Helen Castaño