Team Member of the Rotary International Group Study Exchange (GSE) to the United Kingdom from May 17, 2009 – July 4, 2009
Councilor Jong Cortez was a member of the Rotary International District 3790 Philippine Outbound Team that went to Wales, Manchester, Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Thru the kindness and support of the host clubs of Rotary International District 3790 and District 1180, Councilor Cortez was able to observe the best practices in recycling, waste management, renewable energy, traffic management, education, tourism and local governance in the UK. Thanks to RI D3790 and RI D1180, Councilor Cortez learned new insights for the future of Olongapo.
Center for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys, United Kingdom – the United Kingdom’s leading and pioneering agency that promotes sustainable living and alternative technology to everyday environment-friendly living. www.cat.org.uk
Metal bins for recycling of used clothing & shoes, Barmouth, Wales, United Kingdom
Windfarms across Crosby Beach, site of Gormley’s famous Iron Men statues
Llandrillo College, Rhyhll, Wales – teaching students to install solar panels as power source
Composting facility in Wales, United Kingdom
Posing across Westminster Abbey & the Parliament (Big Ben) along River Thames
Rotary International D3790 Philippine GSE Team courtesy call to Chester Lord Mayor John Ebo
Stonehenge, Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK at 7:00 p.m.
Si Councilor Jong Cortez ay isa sa mga nauuna sa pagresponde sa panahon ng sunog, aksidente, sakuna at krisis. Naniniwala si Councilor Cortez na dapat ang kawani ng gobyerno ay nakakapagsilbi ng lampas sa oras ng trabaho at hindi lang sa opisina ang serbisyo publiko. Si Councilor Jong Cortez ay sumasama din sa mga rescue at relief operations ng Pamahalaang Bayan ng Olongapo, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) at ng Phil. National Red Cross.
Councilor Jong Cortez onboard AFP Huey helicopter delivering relief goods to Botolan Zambales with PNRC Chair Sen. Dick Gordon
Councilor Jong Cortez spent 15 hours in flood waters assisting stranded passengers and motorists during September 9, 2009 Olongapo flood. To see the daytime flooding, click video link Olongapo City Flood Sept 9, 2009 Video courtesy of Benjamin Florencio
Councilor Jong Cortez on the scene of Sta. Rita fire incident ( December 7, 2009).
Vehicular accident Purok 12, Old Cabalan, Olongapo City. Motorcycle with 3 riders head-on collision with SUV, the two female riders later dies in James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital due to internal injuries. (March 11, 2010)