These Filipino Millennials Are Lending Their Voices to Their Communities
September 24, 2018
Each year, Lifestyle Asia releases a coffee table book to capture what “living at its finest” truly means. For 2018, we have released “Millennials. Travel. Entertaining,” a book inspired by a “curated Instagram feed.” We have collected photographs from outstanding travel stories, the most exemplary parties in town, and millennials who are making a difference in the world through the lives they chose to live.
The fourth chapter of the book focuses on millennials who are in the fields of media, law and activism. These exemplary individuals use their voices to tell the news and current events, defend the rights of human beings, and have found callings to live their lives in the service of others.
Scroll down to see a sneak peek of our book, featuring six excellent millennials chosen amongst hundreds that populate our pages. To read more and to see the complete list, you can purchase the “Lifestyle Asia’s Millennials. Travel. Entertaining” coffee table book by sending us a private message on Instagram (@lifestyle_asia) or on our Facebook page. The book is also available in leading bookstands.
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Working in New York for UNICEF’s public private partnership division under Latin America and the Caribbean and East Asia and the Pacific, her mission is to bring the world closer together by strengthening nations capacities through education.
Charles channels his interests in sports into a career where he is able to do something he likes for a profession. He played basketball for the Ateneo Blue Eagles in college, became a basketball coach after he graduated, and now anchors a sports segment aired on television. Describing himself as someone with a passion for life, he cities eating good food and drinking good wine as his preferred leisures, “I enjoy living. Other than that, basketball and sports are a huge part of my life.”
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“I work every holiday! Last year, I had no birthday, I had no Thanksgiving, no Christmas and no New Year’s celebration,” Reno-based news reporter Chloe Ortega shares. Although coffee is her go to drink to survive the hectic schedule at Good Morning Reno, she says her love for telling stories keeps her working hard. Life’s biggest treat is coming home to the Philippines and seeing her family and friends.
Harvard graduate Henry Motte-Munoz is the founder of Edukasyon.PH, a website dedicated to helping students find suitable schools and courses for college. It acts as a map towards the right path, educating students about job opportunities for particular courses and encouraging them not to stick to any stereotypes on what comprises a “good education”.
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Rocio Olbes wrote a children’s book in 2015 entitled Daughter of the Sun and Moon, in collaboration with Love Marie Escudero, who did the illustrations. She also made a splash in the fashion industry when she joined a London trade show in her 20s. Today, Rocio is best known for her humanitarian efforts. Her work with Bars to Bears provides inmates with livelihood, therapy and a means of expression. Each inmate is paid per stuffed teddy bear they make, which are later given to terminally ill children or orphans. Many of the materials used to make the bears are donated by Rocio’s close designer friends.
As a two-term No. 1 Councilor of the Municipality of San Juan, Province of La Union, young entrepreneur and farmer Migz Magsaysay lives by the Magsaysay Credo, “I believe that he who has less in life should have more in law.” His heart goes out to the less fortunate, where his passion is to give every San Juaneño a fighting chance in life by creating opportunities in the public policies to address their concerns because where there is hope, there is a future.
You can purchase “Lifestyle Asia’s Millennials. Travel. Entertaining” coffee table book by sending us a private message on Instagram (@lifestyle_asia) or our Facebook page. The book is also available in leading bookstands.