By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia
BLESSED Bea Plondaya, 20, of Mandurriao, Iloilo City, the president of iLead Trainings and a member of JCI Regatta, has been leading a productive and interesting life by observing the motto “passion with a purpose.”
One her advocacy projects, “Umambag Tayo!”, won the Angat Buhay Youth Project Proposal Grant Competition of the Office of Vice President Leni Robredo while her “Recycling Paper, Advancing Development in Society (REPADS)” is a national finalist in the search for Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations 2018.
Plondaya, a quiet and keen observer type of person, discovered that she has strengths in event management, public speaking, client negotiation, journalistic and creative writing, program direction, and a team worker.
But amid all these strengths, she still finds transition periods difficult like moving from high school to college, being a part of the school publication to student council, and being a graduate to a working professional. She eventually learned the value of adjustment.
When she was in college, she took up Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Business Management because she wanted to pursue her academics and extra-curricular activities inside and outside the university without compromising either one.
Her experience as prime minister of Central Philippine University Republic for academic year 2016-2017 taught her how to be consistent and fair in service to everyone, to coordinate well with different people to achieve goals and plans, and to value and take care of the people she worked with.
As of now, she enjoys being a mentor to the younger generation, seeing them achieve their goals and continuously excelling in their respective fields.
“You can only live in this world, but once; but if you live it right, once is already enough.”