He may look young but he thinks like a grown up man. He may be timid at times but once you talk to him, you will learn a lot from him, and indeed a sensible and articulate man in nature.
Jonnel is a third year student, taking up Bachelor of Political Science with specialization in International Relations. He finished secondary education at V. Mapa High School. He is a recipient of various recognitions and awards from both academics and in the field of arts (Academic Excellence Award-College; 1st Place Poster Making Buwan ng Wika; 1st Place Science Month Poster Making; 1st Pace Alumni Anniversary, Group Category Poster Making; 1st Place-Division Level Recycled Lantern Making Contest).
He actively participates in different organizations such as the Youth for Christ, Youth Consultative Council, and Rotary Club Manila. He is also a volunteer member of the Philippine National Red Cross.
During his spare time, he likes watching television, sketching and ‘staring at the sky’. He likes the Singaporean film Homerun because it depicts the love of family and friendship through the trying times of poverty and despair. He is also a fan of Indie films because he finds it more realistic and unconventional.
‘Observe, analyze and decide’ is his leadership philosophy. His personality really portrays a humble man and definitely a future leader.