Saturday, October 18th, 2019 | Rotary Club Induction Day, Max’s Restaurant, Malolos City Philippines | As the Philippines further expands its international campaign to attract black American tourism, investment and diplomats, marked by the appointment of former US Ambassador to the Philippines, Harry Thomas, by US former President Barack Obama, savvy black Americans have been increasingly attracted to the Philippine Islands.
Established on July 25th, 1949 by Municipal Secretary, PP Francisco “Frank” Aniag, The Philippines Rotary Club, Malolos City Chapter District 3770 recently celebrated its 70th Anniversary; Rotary International President, Mark D. Maloney, District Governor, Bienvenido “Jon” Alonzo, Jr., President, Miguel T. Bautista, President-Elect and Secretary, Romy B. Lazaro, Vice-President, George V. Bunuan, Treasurer, Imelda D. Silang, Auditor, Joylyn M. Manio, Sgt. Ar Arms, Ronald de Leon, Manny Viardo and Membership Committee Chairwoman, Ma. Corazon G. Bunuan, and becomes a trailblazer yet again, by hosting Kareem Jackson, its districts first black American member in the 70-years since the clubs inception.
Sponsored by British Businessman, Philip Williams and Filipina Business woman, Joylyn Manio, Jackson accepted his Rotary Club Certificate and took his Pledge this past Friday afternoon in Malolos City, Philippines.
Jackson is an award winning American entrepreneur, Black Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year, he served in the US Airforce, received a Resolution from US Government for his media contributions to Minority America, a Philippines Golden Globes Award Winner, beauty pageant host and has been a frequently featured celebrity guest on The Malacanang Palace (PCOO) radio and TV shows in the Philippines and the US, promoting minimalism, outsourcing, as well as the Philippines lifestyle and economy.
Jackson’s PH talent manager, Rodel Bacsal, is also a Rotarian (Panay 18 QC), and Malacanang Palace Project Development Officer, he expressed his immense pride to The American Press Service saying, “…congratulations to Jackson, there is huge wealth in diversity and I am so honored to be a Rotarian right now.”
An international business development coach, Jackson is a wonderful addition to the club and in addition to being their first black American member, he is also its first member from the US Media.
Jackson was originally introduced to the Philippines when; still living full-time in the United States and had he embraced a minimalism lifestyle, he downsized and outsourced his US business processes; such as design, photography, IT and printing to the Philippine Islands –but had never visited.
Jackson, later would be invited to the Philippines ‘to see it with his own eyes’ originally by Philippines’ entrepreneurs and celebrities and then, PH President Nonoy Aquino and The Philippines Department of Tourism, as part of a successful effort to attract American press, and rebrand the Philippines.
Though he had never been to the country at the time, in synergy with local Philippines artists, models, printers and entrepreneurs, Jackson, created and published the premier edition of The Philippines Magazine International. Jackson did all of that, as a new minimalist, passion project, nearly a decade ago from his catamaran mini yacht which he lived aboard in Marina Del Rey, California, USA, proving to the world the power of outsourcing and becoming a #LaptopCEO. (Laptop CEO is still one of Jackson’s most popular series topics today as millions of Westerners seek the outsourcing solution.)
Successful, the Philippines experienced a rebirth and now with its Department of Tourisms’ highly-successful “More Fun in the Philippines!” campaign both tourism and diversity in the country has more than doubled. A financial renaissance, foreign trade and investment is now the country’s largest industry as more Americans, as well as global citizens realize the beauty of Philippine lifestyle and the freedom of outsourcing of their business processes.
To this day, Jackson is the US Executive Publisher of The Philippines Magazine International, when in the country, he host a seasonal radio and TV show ‘LIVE! On The Set’, a spin-off of his former US show and named after the events and hot topics section of his magazines.
Additionally, Jackson also publishes Philippines Ink, Minority Success International, PH INK Master Tattoo Competition, SWAG PH, Data Privacy 101, Success Seminars and his reason for being in Bulacan where Malolos City is located, is his the development of his newest limited special edition, Bulacan Lifestyle Magazine which will debut soon. Jackson’s Bulacan Lifestyle Magazine is a prototype and, the Philippines’ first internationally-distributed, in-print, online and digital provincial lifestyle magazine.
If you would like to know more about Rotary Club (no. 16895), and find out how you can join and/or contribute to one of the world’s largest philanthropic organizations; spearheading ‘End Polio Now’ global polio vaccinations, their donation of grooming kits to local children, development of their welding training center, POS training program, hygiene awareness and other Rotary Club at-large philanthropic endeavors you may visit Facebook.com/RotaryClubOfMalolos.