Ten Young Leaders Changing the Philippines
Young leaders from business, civil society and government are among the changemakers selected for the Philippines 21 Class of 2010. A flagship program of Asia Society-Philippines, the Philippines 21 Young Leaders Initiative aims to develop a nationwide, multi-sectoral network of changemakers to meet, educate and inspire each other; collaborate and share ideas on public service and other meaningful initiatives, and build relationships of trust and understanding.
The new Fellows are: Regina Irene Gaza (Business-Fair Trade), Therese Clarence Fernandez (Business-Social Enterprise), Maria Concepcion Hernandez (Government), Bryan Albert Lim (Health), John Piermont Montilla (Non-profit/Civil Society), Jed Christian Sayre (Government), Jason Roy Sibug (Non-profit/Civil Society), Cecilia Clare Reyes (Government), Erika Tatad (Business-Social Enterprise), and Mark Anthony Yu (Business).
The Fellows convened in a 2-day Forum on August 26-27 at the AIM Conference Center. Organized with the support of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and Philamlife Insurance, the forum provides a venue for discussing issues of national and regional importance, with the ultimate goal of developing projects that address these concerns. Among the speakers invited to share their insight with the Fellows were 2010 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba of Hiroshima, and Asia Society Philippines trustee Dr. Carolina Hernandez, chair of the Institute of Strategic and Development Studies.
Philippines 21 Fellows serve as the country’s official delegation to the annual Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit, a regional leadership conference organized annually by Asia Society New York. This year’s Summit is slated for December in Jakarta, Indonesia.