MANILA 26 JANUARY 2012 – DLSU College of St Benilde
Vangge Giorgetti President of Changeneers Digital Inc. www.taopo.org
Charie Villa Head of ABS-CBN News and Online Regional Network Group, ChoosePhils, Taopo www.choosephils.org www.taopo.org Seasoned broadcast journalist and news executive Charie Villa is all set to revolutionize regional news in the country after her recent appointment as News Head of the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group (RNG). The former Reuters Manila Bureau Chief also head of ChoosePhils.org, a travel website dedicated to providing accurate and up-to-date information about the places, food and culture of the Philippines from a uniquely Filipino perspective through the resources of the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group.
Broadcast media veteran Vangge Giorgetti is the president of Changeneers Digital, Inc. Their pioneer project is TaoPo.org, an online platform that aims to remind Filipinos of their right to efficient government service. Tao Po derives its strength from the collaborative experience of grassroots journalism from user-generated content.
Niccolo Cosme Founder of Project Headshot Clinic www.headshotclinic.com Niccolo Cosme started out as a conceptual photographer 10 years ago. In 2007, he noticed the emerging desire for fashionable profile photos and developed Project Headshot Clinic, an online campaign that merges personal portraits and advocacy campaigns. The success of his project has scaled to involve neighbouring Asian countries.
Marie Sonsehrey Bretana Individual Donor Program Online Officer World Wildlife Fund Marie Sonsehrey J. Breta–a graduated with a degree in Political Science at the Ateneo de Manila University in 2009. Currently part of the Marketing and Corporate Relations Unit of the World Wide Fund for Nature - Philippines (WWF), she aids in online fundraising efforts and leads youth-oriented endeavours. One of the programs she handles is the innovative online MyCoralTriangle campaign will make ample use of social media, a series of print advertisements, and a 30-second television commercial that will lead online audiences to www.panda.org/mycoraltriangle, where they can buy a “spot” in the Coral Triangle for just US$5 or approximately PhP215.
DAVAO 04 February 2012 – Ateneo de Davao University
Co-founder of JeepneED (Origin: Saranggani) www.jeepneed.org
Founder of Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation (Origin: Zamboanga) yellowboat.tumblr.com, www.jayjaboneta.com
Co-founder, PicLyf (Origin: Davao) www.piclyf.com
Shaina Tantuico co-founded JeepneED by dreaming of an ideal place. She and her friend Erika Pineda took it to heart, starting with a research project with students who lived at poverty line but made it to college. The result is JeepneED, a mobile science and tech lab focused to make learning in schools relevant and to build support systems that can be sustained. JeepneED is the official local partner of Twestival, a single day global movement that uses the power of social media to mobilize communities for local advocacies.
Jay Jaboneta is a social media advocate who was recently named by Yahoo Southeast Asia as one of the seven (7) Modern-Day Filipino Heroes for his involvement as Chief Storyteller for Philippine Funds for Little Kids, which is also known as the Yellow Boat Project. He was the first and former Head for New Media under the Presidential Communications Operations Office and started the team that manages President PNoy’s official website and social networking presence.
PicLyf is a proudly Philippine-made social photo blogging network app that lets you easily create a picture-based blog that acts like a diary, a catalogue and a bookmark. Piclyf is a community around people sharing pictures about their lives, things & interests. It’s like a photo blog incorporated with social functions.
Joseph Anthony Ernest Mansilla Anti-corruption Advocate Joseph Mansilla graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of the Philippines in 2009. He is a member of the communications team of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network, and is a lifestyle contributor to The Philippine Star. He a member of British Council’s Global Changemaker network, where he currently implements a project called "Transparency Talks,“ which aims to empower the youth to promote transparency and accountability within organisations.
Dwight Ronan British Council Global Changemakers Network wheniwas20.com Dwight spearheads the When I was 20 campaign, which initiates a dialogue between inspirational leaders/heroes and young people who want to make a difference. The project is currently implemented in 6 Asia Pacific countries.