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To perpetuate the local Filipino heritage and provide development opportunities that empower young active citizens to create positive change.

About Us

The Filipino Jaycees of Honolulu (FJCH) is a local organization member (LOM) of Junior Chamber International (JCI) and JCI USA who are dedicated to developing leaders for a changing world. The FJCH is one of seven chapters affiliated with JCI Hawaii that include the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce, Honolulu Chinese Jaycees, Rising Phoenix Jaycees, Hawaii Kai Jaycees, JCI Honolulu, and JCI Maui. The focus of the Filipino chapter is to provide members the development opportunities to be leaders and change-makers in our community, as well as to perpetuate local Filipino culture and practices. 


Our History

The FJCH legacy can be traced back to 1969 when Geminiano “Toy” Arre, Jr. made history by becoming the first president of non-Japanese descent to lead the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce. During Toy’s tenure, he led the effort with Ernest Mina to form the first Filipino-themed JCI chapter in Hawaii with Ed Hasegawa (ironically of Japanese descent) as its first president: the Bayanihan Jaycees. 


Unfortunately, the word ‘Bayanihan’ was forced to be removed due to the U.S. Junior Chamber’s policy banning ethnic connotations to chapter names. Although it was renamed to the Metropolitan Jaycees, the chapter’s bayanihan spirit remained. 


The U.S. Junior Chamber’s policy eventually changed and a new chapter later emerged as the Oahu Filipino Jaycees. It became a solid source for young leadership in the local Filipino community, bringing forth notable individuals such as Judge Rey Graulty, Roland Casamina, Larry Ordonez, Alex Sonson, and Willie Espero. Some of its members would ultimately be key in helping establish Oahu’s Annual Filipino Fiesta, the Filipino Community Center, and the Miss Sampaguita Hawaii Pageants. 


Until 1984, the organization's membership was restricted to men between the ages of 18-35. In 1982, women who were supporters of the Oahu Filipino Jaycees organization, formed The Oahu Filipino Jayceettes. In 1985, the two groups merged to form one co-ed organization.


Today’s organization began to form in the late 1990s by Harry Alonso. In 1998, the Filipino Junior Chamber officially reemerged as the Honolulu Filipino Junior Chamber of Commerce (HFJCC) with Michelle Acosta as its first president. Under Eric Barsatan’s leadership in 2008, HFJCC branded itself simply as the Filipino Junior Chamber (FJC).


Under Jay Raymundo’s leadership in 2011, HFJCC officially renamed itself JCI Hawaii Filipino Junior Chamber of Commerce as JCI resources became more readily available to its national and local organization members. 


In 2012, Ryan Fernandez became the first ex officio board member of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. This position would continue to be held by current Filipino Junior Chamber presidents and open leadership and networking opportunities to members. 


Around this time period, FJC continued its tradition as a source for young leadership in the local Filipino community, supporting the development of notable leaders today such as Brandon Elefante, Tyler Dos Santos, and Sergio Alcubilla. Prominent projects included Save a Bottle Save a Life, Night of Honor, Top Outstanding Young Filipinos, and the Luzviminda Fashion Show.


In 2018, FJC hosted its 45th Reunion Celebration and continued to build its legacy, with a focus on member recruitment, engagement, and retention. They sponsored projects for World Clean Up Day in 2019, a civic movement in bringing 180 countries together for a cleaner environment as well as their now signature project, Kamayan Feast. In 2020, the chapter was heavily affected by COVID-19. Despite the restrictions, FJC held their very first virtual twinning ceremony with their current sister chapter, JCI Dagupeñas, and was awarded “Most Outstanding Chapter” by JCI Hawaii. In 2021, the chapter reorganized itself to what it’s known today, Filipino Jaycees of Honolulu. 


Like the chapters that preceded it, the current chapter has a diverse and talented membership. Current and former members are sought for their leadership by businesses, government of all levels, and the community. Collectively, they share a journey that allows them to learn about and appreciate Filipino culture and history; work with other young professionals on projects aimed at taking local action in support of global challenges; and, most importantly, discover themselves in a whole new light. 


Today, the Filipino Jaycees of Honolulu is the local community’s premier young professional organization that develops and empowers leaders for the future, while remembering the Filipino roots that precedes it.


1974-75  |  Nick Cava & Lorenzo Lee

1975-76  |  Rey Graulty

1976-77  |  Don Manuel

1977-78  |  Fortunato Elizaga

1978-79  |  Rufo Lagrosa

1979-80  |  Darrell Bareng

1980-81  |  Bernie Matute

1981-82  |  Roland Casamina

1982-83  |  Mar Garchitorena

1982-83  |  Amelia Casamina (Jayceettes)

1983-84  |  Larry Ordonez

1983-84   |  Enelita Lopez (Jayceettes)

1984-85  |  Elvin Gines & Willie Espero

1985-86  |  Rito Saniatan

1986-87  |  Cynthia Cabot

1987-88   |  David A. Floirendo & Gloria Tabiolo

1988-89  |  Shaina Caporoz

1989-90  |  Ben D. Martin

1990-91  |  Mario Subia

1994  |  Alex Sanson

1995-96  |  Greg Sellona

1996-97  |  Ben Gudoy, Jr.

1998-99  |  Michelle Acosta

2000  |  Aldrin Villahermosa

2001  |  Bryan Andaya

2002  |  Russell Pascua

2003  |  Scott Arakaki

2004  |  Brandon Dela Cruz

2005  |  Jeoffrey Cudiamat

2006  |  Bobby Agpaoa

2007  |  Cheryl Cudiamat

2008  |  Eric Barsatan

2009  |  Darwin Arellano

2010  |  Angel Madamba

2011  |  Jay Raymundo

2012  |  Ryan Fernandez

2013  |  Randy Cortez

2014  |  Zhoydell Magaoay

2015  |  Michi Villaluz

2016  |  Clevan Cabuhat

2017  |  Joshua Javier

2018  |  Rommel Raymundo

2019  |  Natalie Millon

2020  |  Tiffany Marie Salvador

2021  |  Patrick Comiso

2022  |  Su Lazo

2023  |  Maximo Mejia


Harry Alonso

Geminiano “Toy” Arre, Jr.

Shaina Caporoz

Roland Casamina

David Floirendo

Larry Ordonez

Jay Raymundo

Cheryl Cudiamat

Jeoffrey Cudiamat


Scott Arakaki

Darwin Arellano

Eric Barsatan

Brandon Dela Cruz

Larry Ordonez

Jay Raymundo

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