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Maharlikans go cheesy

ERMITA, MANILA — 2006 Humorous Speech Champion Ed Fabonan DTM led a meeting on “Everything Cheesy,” May 16, at Casa Bocobo Hotel.

Ed brought various types of cheese (as well as wine) to remind everyone what the theme is NOT about. His presentation featured various cheesy pick-up lines, which were further, er, exploited in the Table Topics session led by Chris Herrera CC.

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(Clockwise from left) Joevel Fernandez CC, Rojan Mercader CC, Christine Fernandez, Nicole Uy CC CL. Photos: Daryl Zamora ACB ALB

Maharlikans gamely fostered the hilarious theme, with guest Christine even delivering a mini-speech that could well be titled “Flirting 101.”

Among the Table Topics speakers were Amir Acosta CC CL and guest Harry.

The lone prepared speaker was Phebe Pendon CC, who delivered her ‘graduation’ speech for the Competent Communication manual, the basic module on public speaking for Toastmasters.

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(Clockwise) Emma, Amir Acosta CC CL, Phebe Pendon CC, Harry. Photos: Daryl Zamora ACB ALB

Other meeting attendees were Aida Valles DTM, Mimosa Maghanoy DTM, Daryl Zamora ACB ALB, Nicole Uy CC CL, Jesse James Llamado CC CL, Joevel Fernandez CC, Rojan Mercader CC, Lee Gano CC, and Carol Reyes TM.

Maharlika Toastmasters Club is one of the thousands of chapters worldwide of Toastmasters International, which aims to develop better speakers and leaders. Contact us at (0995) 477 8945.

Newly inducted member gets CC — immediately

ERMITA, MANILA — Nurse-psychologist Phebe Pendon CC had just been inducted into Maharlika Toastmasters Club…when she accepted her Competent Communicator (CC) award an hour later, May 16.

A returning Toastmaster from the now-defunct Diplomatically Speaking Toastmasters Club, Phebe started joining Maharlika’s meetings in March and finally completed her CC speech projects.

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Club President Daryl Zamora ACB ALB swears Phebe Pendon CC into Maharlika Toastmasters Club, with Aida Valles DTM as Phebe’s mentor

The CC manual is the basic module for public speaking among Toastmasters International members.

Phebe plans to help recharter her US Embassy-based ‘mother club’ later this year. In the meantime, she is improving her public speaking and leadership skills at Maharlika.

Maharlika Toastmasters Club is one of the thousands of chapters worldwide of Toastmasters International, which aims to develop better speakers and leaders. Contact us at (0995) 477 8945.

Maharlikans elect new officers

ERMITA, MANILA — Members of Maharlika Toastmasters Club elected their officers for the incoming Toastmasters Year 2017-2018 last May 16.

The elected officers are the following:

President: Kenley Liong CC
VP Education: Rojan Mercader CC
VP Membership: Amir Acosta CC CL
VP Public Relations: Chris Herrera CC
Secretary: Jesse James Llamado CC CL
Treasurer: Eds Esparagoza TM

They will assume office on July 1 and will be formally installed soon thereafter.

The Sergeant-at-Arms will be elected at a later date because none of the nominees during the election accepted their nomination.

Club President Daryl Zamora ACB ALB presided the election, with Rojan Mercader CC as Acting Secretary.

Maharlika Toastmasters Club is one of the thousands of chapters worldwide of Toastmasters International, which aims to develop better speakers and leaders. Contact us at (0995) 477 8945.

Maharlikans learn ballroom dancing, nominate next club officers

ERMITA, MANILA — Thanks to guest Toastmaster of the Evening Bruno Tangangco CC of LANDBANK Toastmasters Club, Maharlikans took their first steps (literally) to graceful ballroom dancing, May 9.

Bruno demonstrated the most popular ballroom dances, from cha-cha-cha to waltz to tango to samba.

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Lee Gano CC and Amir Acosta CC CL evaluate speeches of their fellow Toastmasters. Photo: Daryl Zamora ACB ALB

The Table Topics session, led by Nicole Uy CC CL, featured quotes about dancing. Among the impromptu speakers were Jesse James Llamado CC CL and guests Harry and Jen.

Meanwhile three speakers delivered prepared speeches: Jai Patria TM, Phebe Pendon TM, and Kenley Liong CC.

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Jen, a guest, takes part in the Table Topics session; Phebe Pendon TM delivers her ninth basic speech project; Kenley Liong CC delivers an advanced speech project. Photo: Daryl Zamora ACB ALB

Rojan Mercader CC served as general evaluator for the first time; she was assisted by Amir Acosta CC CL, Lee Gano CC, Ed Fabonan DTM, and Daryl Zamora ACB ALB.

Once the meeting was over, Club President Daryl presented the Nominating Committee’s nominees for the club’s next set of officers. Nominations from the floor were also accepted. The following were the nominees:

President – Kenley Liong CC
VP Education – Rojan Mercader CC
VP Membership – Amir Acosta CC CL
VP Public Relations – Chris Herrera CC, Jai Patria TM
Secretary – Jesse James Llamado CC CL
Treasurer – Eds Esparagoza TM
Sergeant-at-Arms – [nominees were later on invalidated because they had not yet consent to the nomination]

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(Standing, from left) Harry, Bruno Tangangco CC, Kenley Liong CC, Nicole Uy CC CL, Amir Acosta CC CL, Rojan Mercader CC, Jesse James Llamado CC CL, Lee Gano CC, Ed Fabonan DTM. (Seated) Eds Esparagoza TM, Jai Patria TM, Daryl Zamora ACB ALB, Jen, Phebe Pendon TM.

On May 16, Maharlikans will elect their next set of club leaders.

Maharlikans welcome new member, discuss empathy

ERMITA, MANILA — Maharlika Toastmasters Club welcomed Eds Esparagoza TM in a simple induction ceremony at Casa Bocobo Hotel, April 25.

Eds is a certified public accountant and financial consultant with Pru Life UK. Jesse James Llamado CC CL stood as proxy for Ed’s mentor, Ed Fabonan DTM. More than a dozen Toastmasters shook hands with Eds at the end of the ceremony.

During the meeting, Maharlikans also learned about empathy through Chris Herrera CC, who served as Toastmaster of the Evening. Chris highlighted how empathy is a crucial concept and practice that helps people succeed and societies flourish.

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Nicole Uy CC CL evaluates the speech of Phebe Pendon TM; Jesse James Llamado CC CL facilitates the Table Topics session; Lee Gano CC joins the Table Topics portion. Photos: Daryl Zamora ACB ALB

Jesse James Llamado CC CL then facilitated the Table Topics portion, Toastmasters International’s trademarked impromptu speaking exercise. Among the impromptu speakers were Lee Gano CC, Reymond Alumbro TM, Angel Pojol CC, Bruno Tangangco CC of LANDBANK Toastmasters Club, and guest Jhann Tan.

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Kenley Liong CC and Nicole Uy CC CL stage a role play: salesperson convinces a random lady to buy bars of beauty soap. Photo: Daryl Zamora ACB ALB

The meeting’s prepared speakers were Eds, Phebe Pendon TM, and Kenley Liong CC, who did a role play about sales alongside Nicole Uy CC CL.

Other meeting attendees were Nelly Ampuan TM, Celine Antonio TM, Jai Patria TM, and Carlo Acosta TM of Molave Toastmasters Club.

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Phebe Pendon TM, Jhann Tan, Jai Patria TM, and Carlo Acosta TM. Photo: Daryl Zamora ACB ALB

Maharlika Toastmasters Club is one of the thousands of chapters worldwide of Toastmasters International, which aims to develop better speakers and leaders. Contact us at (0995) 477 8945.

Maharlika president is next Division L director

ERMITA, MANILA — Maharlika Toastmasters Club President and Area 92 Director Daryl Zamora ACB ALB has been elected as the next director of Division L. The election was held during the District Convention (Discon), April 30.

Daryl will succeed Division L Director Jun Hio Jr. of LANDBANK Toastmasters Club starting July 1. Division L comprises 16 clubs in Metro Manila and two clubs in the Bicol region.

A communication prof at the University of the Philippines Manila, Daryl joined Toastmasters International in 2014. He won in various speech contests in the area and division levels and has served as VP Education in 2015.

Daryl’s installation as division director will be held on June 11 in Davao City, along with other incoming district officers headed by District Director-elect Chin-Chin Talaver CC ALS.

Maharlika Toastmasters Club is one of the thousands of chapters worldwide of Toastmasters International, which aims to develop better speakers and leaders. Contact us at (0995) 477 8945.

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