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 […]

Be An Advocate, Be A Rainbow

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia Justin Francis Bionat, 21, of Mandurriao, Iloilo City, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science senior student of West Visayas State University, dreams to make a difference through his advocacy. He aims to change the world’s perception of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders (LGBT) so that the day will come when […]

Welding Arts, Realizing Dreams

By Ancel Marie B. Mondia MOREEN Joy Austria, 42, of Talisay City, Negros Occidental is a well-known visual artist whose public art – the 12-meter metal sculpture dubbed “Pagtaguyod” – will be built early this year in partnership with Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE) and Federal Land, at the rotunda of Edsa Extension, Macapagal […]

Be Virtuous, Be Victorious

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia Reynelyn Lou Mistio, 24, of Sibalom, Antique, a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering graduate (cum laude) of UP-Visayas, now works for a petrochemicals firm in Batangas City as a Process Automation Engineer. As early as high school, she lived in a dormitory where she learned to take responsibilities independently, which […]

Hard Work Has Its rewards

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia FRIETZ ARBAN Perales, 24, is enjoying a fruitful career in banking after earning his degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Marketing from UP-Visayas. Perales is a national awardee of 2014 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines, UPV Most Outstanding Graduate for 2014, Rotary Club of Iloilo’s Most […]

Be Proactive, Be Progressive

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia RHODA MAE SIMORA, 38, of Bingawan, Iloilo, who earned her degree in Bachelor of Science in Fisheries at the University of the Philippines Visayas, is now a progressive fish scientist. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Fisheries at Auburn University, Alabama, USA under the Fulbright-CHEd (Commission on Higher Education) Scholarship. […]

Be Persistent and Be Rewarded

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia MELCHOR Cichon, 72, of Mandurriao, Iloilo City, is an accomplished Aklanon writer whose works continue to be the gold standard in the local and national literary circles. His poems, essays, and short stories have published in books, magazines, and anthologies aside from winning prestigious literary plums. Mr. Cichon credits his success […]

Color and beautify the world

By: Ancel Marie B. Mondia THERESE Claire Varon, 23, of Pandan, Antique, a Bachelor of Science in Economics graduate of the University of the Philippines Visayas, now works as a Key Accounts Specialist in West Visayas for Monde Nissin Corp. Varon discovered her prowess in writing and leadership when she was in Grade Five. She received […]