December 8, 2023


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PASSI City Mayor Atty. Stephen A. Palmares greeted the participants of the Camp Pagsusubok during the opening ceremony held at the Pintados de Passi Grand Arena, the site of the 18th National Scout Jamboree which is scheduled on Dec. 11-17, 2023.


PASSI City, Iloilo – Indefatigable Mayor Atty. Stephen A. Palmares of Passi City led the opening of Camp Pagususubok 2023, a 3-day tabletop exercise held 30 days prior to the scheduled start of the National Scout Jamboree on December 11-17, 2023.


Mayor Palmares was joined by Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Undersecretary Jesry T. Palmares, City Vice Mayor Elyzer C. Chavez, 18th NSJ Project Director Yasser F. Sarona, BSP Deputy Secretary General and 18th NSJ Camp Director Rodolfo C. Pangilinan, Regional Scout Director, and 18th NSJ Project Officer Michael Indoma, the Technical Working Group of the host Passi City and thousands of scouts and scoutmaster during the opening rites.


PASSI City bigwigs. Passi City mayor Atty. Stephen A Palmares (left) was joined on stage by his vice mayor Elyzer T. Chavez (middle) and Agrarian Undersecretary Jesry T. Palmares (right) at the opening ceremony of Camp Pagsusubok, a 3-day scouting event that serves as kick-off for the 18th National Scout Jamboree that will be held at the Pintados de Pass Grand Arena.


“I am confident that we can deliver a one-of-a-kind National Scout Jamboree,” Mayor Palmares said during the opening ceremony of Camp Pagsusubok 2023 at the Pintados de Passi Grand Arena on Nov. 10.


Palmares was proud to look back on his humble dream, and his work to achieve it after convincing the National Executive Board that the City of Passi is a capable host of the 18th National Scout Jamboree. Camp Pagsusubok meanwhile, is a traditional affair that served as kick-off to the national event.


Camp Pagsusubok is also as a dry run to test the preparedness of the host, identify and clarify the roles of all involved, and identification of the additional needs to mitigate any untoward incidents.


The 3-day activity will feature scout fellowship, mock parade, skills training, campfire, evaluation, and feedback to test the facilities and the readiness of venue for the upcoming national event in December.


Scouts from the different schools of Iloilo Province were at the Pintados de Passi Grand Arena for the 3-day Camp Pagsusubok 2023.


Following the opening rites, the participants proceed to their respective campgrounds and began the activities for Camp Pagsusubok 2023. (Photos and text provided the LGU Passi City)


SALUTE to the flag. Mayor Stephen A. Palmares (middle) along with 18th NSJ Project Director Yasser F. Sarona (left) and USec Jesry T. Palmares were shown giving salute to the Philippine flag during the playing of the Philippine National Anthem at the start of the Camp Pagsusubok 2023 on Nov. 10, 2023.

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