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Modern-Day Filipino Revolutionaries to Spread Ideas in Katipunan

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Choose Philippines | Feb 19, 2015
Modern-Day Filipino Revolutionaries to Spread Ideas in Katipunan

In the spirit of sharing ideas worth spreading, this February 21, 2015, the Ateneo Junior Marketing Association proudly presents TEDxADMU: Why Coordinate. The event will feature revolutionary speakers, thinkers and doers who are passionate, innovative and inspiring.


Jim Paredes, is a popular Filipino musician, producer, writer, photographer, television personality, workshop facilitator and activist. Mr. Paredes is best recognized as one-third of the popular Filipino band, the APO Hiking Society, and is famously known for his songs popularized during the 1986 People Power Revolution.

Having successfully used his talent to send a powerful message, Jim Paredes is a firm believer that every Filipino must remain strong amidst the issues that our country faces. He writes books and newspaper columns in the Philippine Star to continue to spread his advocacies for our beloved country.

Dr. Queena Lee-Chua is a currently a full time math and psychology professor at the Ateneo de Manila University, a daily newspaper columnist and an author of various science and math books. Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Lee-Chua has been awarded numerous recognitions for her advocacy of changing the way schools teach math and science.

Among these awards are the Outstanding Women in Nation's Service (2001), Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Teachers Award (2003), and the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (2001).

While finishing up a degree in Industrial Design, University of the Philippines senior Julian Tanaka also serves as the Gender Committee head for the UP Diliman University Student Council. As the first openly transgender male to win in the University’s Student Council Elections, Julian strives to encourage fellow young transgenders to fight for their personal dreams and stand firm against inequality.

As a young softball player who had dreams of joining the men’s team, Julian understands the limitations that societal norms pose on transgender individuals - “We still have to choose between who we are and what we wanna be”. He now serves as an inspiration for those in the LGBT community to bravely pursue their personal goals.

Dr. Roberto Guevara, better known as the legendary professor “Sir Bobby Guev”, teaches about the Theology of the Catholic Social Vision through his Theology 141 classes at the Ateneo de Manila University. He was the recipient of the 2012 Henry Lee Irwin Memorial Teacher Award, which honors the Ateneo faculty members who have shown excellence in their profession and service to the Filipino youth.

In addition to being well loved by a great number of Ateneo’s graduating students, Sir Bobby Guev is also known by many for his advocacy of serving the less privileged sectors of society. 


Paul Rivera is a Filipino American who has come back to the Philippines to found Kalibrr, a technology startup transforming how people find jobs. After quitting Google, he dedicated his professional career to helping eradicate unemployment in the Philippines.

Millions of Filipinos are underrepresented in the employment market because they lack college degrees to prove they have the skills, but Kalibrr's technology matches any jobseeker to the right job - whether they have college degrees or not. Kalibrr is the only Filipino startup to have won over coveted investors like Pierre Omidyar (founder of eBay) and Y Combinator (Alumni include Reddit, Dropbox, 9gag) with their vision to help emerging markets through their employability platform.

Enrico La Vina is currently the Political Officer of Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan, the socio-political arm of the Philippine Jesuits. He is also part of Taskforce Anti-APECO, a national coalition of peoples’ organizations, civil society groups, and university students protesting land rights violations by the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority (APECO) in Casiguran, Aurora.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University in 2014 where he headed a student political party, CRUSADA, and co-founded AFARM (Ateneans for Agrarian Reform Movement).


TED is a yearly conference aimed to spread ideas in light of technology, entertainment and design. TED has created TEDx where x=independently organized TED event. TEDx is a local conference that brings people together where they can share ideas worth spreading.

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