• Dec 23, 2016

    Jessica Lee: Advocating Happiness, One Cup at a Time

    In the bustling, crowded landscape of Makati City, Jessica Lee is a breath of fresh air. She’s the co-founder and owner of Yardstick, a coffee company set on introducing the concept of third wave coffee to the Philippines. Third wave coffee is a movement to create, promote and prioritize high-quality coffee, and advocate the drink as more than a commodity.  It aims to establish coffee as an artisanal foodstuff, similar...

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  • Dec 19, 2016

    An Upward Journey: Alex Suarez talks Enhancing Life Through Technology

    The digital economy is growing by leaps and bounds. With its growth only headed upwards, tech has been changing people’s lives by making so many tasks easier and more convenient ― from getting to work on time, delivering food at your doorstep, shopping for the holidays, and transferring money to a loved one. This was why Alex was so keen on growing in the industry and making a difference one tap...

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  • Nov 22, 2016

    From U.P. Diliman to Harvard: How Jordana Valencia Discovered a Passion for Mental Health

    “I think it’s tragic,” Jordana begins, “how there is only one licensed psychiatrist for every 2 million people in the Philippines, especially when several ills of our society can be traced back to a person’s mental wellbeing.” After spending a few years in the corporate world, Jordana discovered her passion in the intersections of psychology, business, and education. There’s a little more sparkle on Jordana Valencia’s eyes nowadays as she...

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  • Nov 22, 2016

    Nicole CuUnjieng: This Jill of All Trades Wants Young Filipinos to be Involved in Policy and Governance

    Nicole CuUnjieng is many things: a co-founder of the public policy platform Pampubliko, a columnist for The Manila Times, a contributor to The Manila Review and The Philippine Star, an advocate for reform incubation on the Department of Finance, and a PhD candidate in Southeast Asian and International History at Yale University.  She’s definitely got a lot on her plate, but Nicole faces every task with an open mind and...

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  • Nov 22, 2016

    For Clara Aseniero, Studying Abroad Laid the Foundation for Social Action

    From an early age, Clara Aseniero had always been able to situate herself and her experiences on a broader scope than most Filipinos physically or socially confined to life within the country.  After studying at a British international school and moving to London for her college and postgrad years, she acknowledges that these international ventures have given her a wider perspective and enhanced her self-reflexivity. “I just got to New...

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