‘Success is paying it forward’

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia ARIS LARRODER, 37, of Jaro, Iloilo City, continues to devote his life to inspiring and helping young minds as a science teacher at the Philippine Science High School. Originally from Lambunao, he lived in a rural area which had no electricity until the age of 24. He sold bread in a […]

For Fisheries’ Sake

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia JERWIN BAURE, 21, of Guimaras placed second in the October 2017 Fisheries Technologist Board Examination. He is currently based in Quezon City, Metro Manila as a Research Assistant at the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), the research arm of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). Baure took […]

Ripple of Change

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia “ONE SIMPLE act of kindness can start the ripple of change that we want to see in the world. As one person we may not change the world, but we can change the world of one person.” These are the inspiring words of Kyzel Dagdag who manages Bambulig, a social enterprise […]

Independence and Determination

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia BHERRA GRACE Bontigao, 21, of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo, is a proud product of Iloilo State College of Fisheries and a Top 10 passer of the October 2017 Fisheries Technologist Board Examination. At an early age, Bherra Grace’s parents trained her how to be independent, a trait which made her a strong […]

For a Better and Healthier Place

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia JASPER Ruby Vijar, 21, of Zarraga, Iloilo, is one of the founders of Team Dugong Bughaw, an organization that promotes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) awareness, aims to make the Philippines a healthier place. Dreaming of becoming a doctor, he earned his degree in Bachelor of Science […]

Passionate Heart, Strong Will

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia FEDELENE Joy Cawagas, 21, of Janiuay, Iloilo, is one proud product of the University of San Agustin after landing on 10th place in the August 2017 Medical Technology Licensure Examination. Since she was in pre-school, Fedelene had been an active learner and excelled academically. Though she encountered problems, her being religious […]

Heart And Soul For The Body

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia LUIS MIGUEL Tirador, 21, of La Paz, Iloilo City, manages a local pharmacy chain in the province and runs an aquaponics farm in Janiuay, Iloilo. But more than his success in business, he finds fulfillment in helping others. As a member of iLead Trainings, he considers resilience, communication, and compassion […]

Nature’s Greatest Miracle

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia KRIS Catequista Traviña, 32, of La Paz, Iloilo City, the owner of Kim & Kris Dress Shop at Barangay San Vicente, Jaro, Iloilo City, inspires people not only with his booming business but also his meaningful poetry. Aside from being a prominent businessman, he is a dynamic event organizer and a […]

Be A Leader, Be An Inspiration

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia BRYAN Eric Cerebo, 24, of New Lucena, Iloilo, the founder of iLead Trainings, possesses an undying passion for leadership. He recognized his strength when he got hooked on reading a book on leadership which his mother handed to him. He became student council president when he was in elementary, high school, […]

Serve And Build

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia JOHN Christian Lopez, 20, of Jaro, Iloilo City, a graduating student of Philippine Science High School, is both a missionary of Youth For Christ and a nation-builder of iLead Trainings. He underwent familial crises which resulted in the separation of his parents who are now both absent in his life. But […]

Educate And Inspire

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia DIOSPYROS Fuentes, 25, of Pavia, Iloilo, a Bachelor in Special Education graduate of West Visayas State University in 2012, is a dynamic teacher who educates and inspires young learners. Presently, he teaches at Pavia Pilot Elementary School while serving as the 2018 President of Junior Chamber International Regatta and secretary of […]