The JCI movement in the Philippines—as well in Asia—started when JCI Manila was formed after the Pacific War in 1947.
A year later, they filed a petition for the admission of a national chamber to the worldwide organization. The first national convention occurred in 1949, which gave birth to the Philippine Jaycees or what we now know as JCI Philippines. In the same year, 22 more local organizations were chartered from different key cities outside Manila.
From then on, after more than 70 years, the Jaycee movement became a reflection of positive change happening in the country, decade after decade.