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LIFETIME MEMBER RUNS FOR LOCAL OFFICE IN THE PHILIPPINES

PadataJoebert Flores Padata Jr., lifetime member of Pi Gamma Mu, is running for a position on the City Council in his home city of BOGO in the Province of Cebu, Philippines.  The election will be held on May 9, 2022.  If elected, Padata  ("Sir Bert" as he is known in political circles which highlights the fact that he is a teacher) will be part of the legislative body that shall enact ordinances, approve resolutions, and appropriate funds for the general welfare of the city.  Padata's platform includes boosting tourism in rural areas, increasing IT utilization with enhanced data security in government transactions, teaching reproductive health and responsible parenthood for the youth, and upholding transparency and trust in resource allocation and public spending. 

Padata joined Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Society Social Sciences via the Philippines Alpha Chapter located at the University of the Philippines.  He was inducted during the chapter’s first-ever virtual induction ceremony.  The ceremony was held on August 31, 2020.  The guest speaker was, Her Excellency, Atty. Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo, the 14th Vice President of the Philippines.

Padata participated in the 2021 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention, “Social Scientists Leading the Way” on November 3-6, 2021.  The Convention was held online and despite a twelve-hour time zone difference and a convention schedule based on business hours in the United States, Padata attended the middle-of-the-night sessions throughout the convention, including the 2021 Leadership Development Program which focused on numerous concepts in leadership.  Lectures included discussions about leadership in academia, leadership in special circumstances, and leadership in nonprofit organizations.  The program also offered a series of workshops helping students to better understand their own leadership skills, the characteristics of strong and weak leadership, and the importance of team collaboration.

Padata is currently a member of the Teaching Faculty at Cebu Normal University in the Philippines.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of the Philippines Cebu in 2015 and a Master of Education in Social Studies from the University of the Philippines Professional Schools – Cebu in 2020 where he graduated with distinction.

Founded in 1924, Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent interdisciplinary social science honor society in the United States.  Pi Gamma Mu is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization.  Pi Gamma Mu has been certified by the Association of College Honor Societies since 1953.  The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the Social Sciences and to uphold and nurture scholarship, leadership, and service. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues. 

 

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