Kung Gusto Mo Ng Pagbabago...
The Chito Gascon Leadership Series
As 2022 marked a critical year for the Philippines with the National Presidential elections, Asia Society Philippines with PumaPodcast, BUKAS: Conversations for Actions, and YouthLed PH, co-produced the Kung Gusto Mo Ng Pagbabago (If You Want Change) series. This series was named after the former Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights, the late Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon.
"Pound the rock," the late human rights champion Chito Gascon used to say to changemakers. It was this belief in reform, and in the power of the youth to drive it, that carried him through frustration to victory. His commitment to serving our country and his example of leadership continues to inspire the next generation of advocates and activists.
Kung Gusto Mo ng Pagbabago (If You Want Change) series highlighted the crossroads Filipinos are in deciding the future of the nation. The series asked, if you want change, what would you do? How would you do it?
The series spanned 5 major issues that the nation has been facing, with each episode dedicated to each. These issues are not new, rather issues that have wrestled Filipinos with across the decades. We talked about good governance, mis- and dis- information, gender equality, climate crisis, and education reform. The episodes brought together veteran changemakers and young leaders to learn from each other and discuss how we can build the future we want for our country.
The series asked, what insights can the youth of today learn from leaders in civil society? And conversely, how are the youth of today taking on the challenges of nation-building?
Kung Gusto Mo ng Pagbabago is available in both video and podcast format