Forward Pilipinas is a celebration of diverse and daring ideas from brave pioneers who are creatively solving today’s big challenges. We want to empower Filipinos to look far beyond our troubled past and uncertain present to focus on moving the Philippines forward. #ForwardPilipinas
Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court
Maria Lourdes became the country’s first female Chief Justice. She is unafraid to lead daring reforms and believes in the power of the community.
President/CEO, BCDA/New Clark City
From Chevening scholar to President and CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority, Vince dares to create the country’s first smart and green city.
Maria is an internationally acclaimed investigative journalist. She started Rappler, an independent social news startup that is now one of the country’s most trusted news sites.
Nico is an entrepreneur and social media sensation. He dares to reimagine agriculture in the Philippines.
Former President, Korea Transport Institute
Previously the mastermind of Seoul’s bus and railway transformation and now a consultant to the Department of Transportation of the Philippines, Dr. Kim is on a mission to reform the Philippines' public transportation.
Lechon Diva, Pepita’s Kitchen
Head of Pepita’s Kitchen, the one and only Lechon Diva, and a mother first before anything else, Dedet is on a daring mission to make lechon and Filipino food a global sensation.
Writer & Co-founder, Grrrl Gang Manila
She dares to create safe spaces where women can come together to discuss the issues that matter to them and lead them towards social change.
Founder, Urban Greens
Ralph is a former technology/corporate business development professional turned hydroponic enthusiast/farmer. He dares to address the issue of food safety with urban greens.
Chief Marketing Officer, LM10
Niccoló is a young serial entrepreneur, exploring various businesses across the globe. In agriculture, he believes in empowering farmers and giving them a real stake their operations.
Youth Advisory Board Member, UN Philippines
Regine is a young Filipina peace activist. Based in New York as Social Media Adviser for United Nations Habitat, she utilizes digital platforms to promote co-existence in the country and region.