ASEAN ● Philippines

Manila Hub

The Manila Hub was the first Global Shapers Hub in the Philippines and one of the earliest hubs to be formed in the world. Our mission is to develop and nurture diverse young leaders who channel their energy and enthusiasm to shape a peaceful, prosperous and inclusive world starting with Manila. We are a diverse collective of young leaders. From internationally awarded directors to public school teachers. From doctors to board game designers. We span different industries creating programs and projects within our four focus areas: mobility, policy, climate change, and human trafficking.

30 members


Justine Lyris Bacay

Joined 5 Jan 2017


Jerom Canlas

Joined 29 Aug 2022

Impact Officer

Mark Joseph Laceste

Joined 22 Jun 2020

Marimar Baticulon

Joined 25 Sep 2022

Simon Baumgarten

Joined 24 Feb 2021

Judge Virgilio III Calimbahin

Joined 4 Jun 2019

Veronica Renee Carlos

Joined 19 Jan 2021

Angela Chen

Joined 11 Dec 2012

Lester Lim Cruz

Joined 15 Sep 2017

Ann Dumaliang

Joined 15 Sep 2017

Benedict Thaddeus Espiritu

Joined 18 Sep 2022

Tonio Flores

Joined 20 Sep 2022

Monica Camille Galang

Joined 9 Feb 2021

Rejiel Gonzales

Joined 5 Jun 2019

Jaime Gonzalez Fernandez

Joined 18 Jun 2019

Hilary Joyce Hao

Joined 4 Jun 2019

Jim Jimeno

Joined 23 Jun 2020

Joshua Miguel Deniega Lopez

Joined 3 Aug 2018

Cecilia Martinez-Miranda

Joined 4 Sep 2014

Annette Osmeña

Joined 11 Jun 2021

Emmanuele Marie Parra

Joined 3 Aug 2018

Rebecca Plaza

Joined 21 Jul 2017

Shahab Shabibi

Joined 19 Jul 2018

Jeremiah Cedric Tomas

Joined 29 Aug 2022

Dave Louie Ang

Joined 8 Sep 2022

Dennis Betito

Joined 28 Jan 2023

Miro Frances Capili

Joined 9 Jul 2015

Alexander Cornelius Friedhoff

Joined 22 Jun 2020

Kelly Go

Joined 1 Jul 2019

Founding Curator

Karen Davila

Joined 19 Nov 2012

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.