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, and college of the schools he attended.
He is a proud product of New Lucena Central School, Santa Barbara National Comprehensive High School, and Central Philippine University.
When he was in high school, he was one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines and was the president of the National Federations of Supreme Student Government.
He served as the Sangguniang Kabataan Municipal Federation President and Ex-officio Sangguniang Bayan Member of New Lucena.
At the age of 16, he founded iLead Trainings, a leadership team that gives impact trainings and team building activities to schools, corporate groups, and government entities.
He also led the Dr. Rex Drilon Debate Society of Central Philippine University and won the best speaker and best debater awards in various inter-school debate competitions.
In college, he took up Business Administration because aside from being a public servant and a lawyer, he wants to be an entrepreneur.
At the age of 21, he became the chief of staff of former Vice Governor Raul “Boboy” C. Tupas; and at the age of 23, he started preaching the word of God.
As a law student of the University of San Agustin, he became part of the Moot Court team that won third place in the International Humanitarian Law Moot Court Competition.
Presently, he is in his second year in College of Law and leads The Feast of Bro. Bo Sanchez, a weekly prayer gathering in Iloilo.
For eight years, with the team he founded, he has given a message of inspiration to almost 20,000 young people all over the country through trainings and team building activities.
Despite his achievements, he said he also failed in the management of the organizations, in his academics, in different competitions he joined, and in his family relationships; but he trusts God’s process and bounces back.