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.

35 projects

29 members

Julius Abante

Joined 26 Jul 2023

Dave Louie Ang

Joined 8 Sep 2022

Justine Lyris Bacay

Joined 5 Jan 2017

Marimar Baticulon

Joined 25 Sep 2022

Raja Batino

Joined 1 Oct 2023

Impact Officer

Dennis Betito

Joined 28 Jan 2023

Judge Virgilio III Calimbahin

Joined 4 Jun 2019

Jerom Canlas

Joined 29 Aug 2022

Miro Frances Capili

Joined 9 Jul 2015

Veronica Renee Carlos

Joined 19 Jan 2021

Andre Chan

Joined 24 Jul 2023

Angela Chen

Joined 11 Dec 2012

Kimberly Chen

Joined 29 Dec 2021

Lester Lim Cruz

Joined 15 Sep 2017

Founding Curator

Karen Davila

Joined 19 Nov 2012

Ann Adeline Dumaliang

Joined 15 Sep 2017


Benedict Thaddeus Espiritu

Joined 18 Sep 2022

Tonio Flores

Joined 20 Sep 2022

Alexander Cornelius Friedhoff

Joined 22 Jun 2020

Rejiel Gonzales

Joined 5 Jun 2019


Mark Joseph Laceste

Joined 22 Jun 2020

Reef Liggayu

Joined 4 Oct 2023

Joshua Miguel Deniega Lopez

Joined 3 Aug 2018

Steph Naval

Joined 23 Mar 2023

Job Ochoa

Joined 2 Aug 2023

Emmanuele Marie Parra

Joined 3 Aug 2018

Khamile Armhynn Sabas

Joined 19 Feb 2023

Shahab Shabibi

Joined 19 Jul 2018

Jeremiah Cedric Tomas

Joined 29 Aug 2022

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