• Leading With The Best Of Intentions

    Why do you join a group or an organization? What are your intentions? We all have different purposes that may start as for ourselves but, through the years, will lead us to become better and do more for others. 

    Such is the journey of our guest for this episode, John Glenn Lee, current president of JCI Philippines, president of the Legaspi Tourism Council, and chairman of the Bicol Hotel Travel and Tours. He tried different ways to lead and better serve others through the years. His intentions evolved into leading with the best intentions, ensuring the continuity of projects and planning for the long term, not changing with every administration. 

    Are you planning to join JCI or want to invite friends to join? Then, listen to this episode and share this episode so that we can all be better together.

    S1E9 - 41m - Aug 24, 2022
  • Becoming Aware That Peace Is Doable

    Everyone wants peace. It has always been a cliche that everyone wishes for world peace. And wishing makes it seem that it is impossible to achieve. 

    But our guest for this episode shares with us that peace is doable. The first step is to become aware that it is possible. 

    Samira Gutoc is a Maranao activist, writer, and politician. She was a representative of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Assembly for Women Sector during the time of Pres. Benigno Aquino III and a member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) during the time of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte. 

    With her early exposure to different nationalities at a young age and these government positions, she spreads the word that peace is doable by learning about each other. Filipinos should learn about each other first to attain peace. Think about how you care for a loved one. You try to get to know that person - what she loves and dislikes. If we try to achieve peace, we should open our minds to understand other people. 

    Listen to Ms. Samira Gutoc as she shares ways to become better by becoming aware that peace is indeed doable.

    S1E8 - 26m - Aug 11, 2022
  • Creating Meaningful Lives For Others

    Have you ever met a person whose love for others and dedication to service can be seen and felt with the warmth of her smile? Her persona radiates in such an inspiring way that would also prompt you to do something not just for yourself but more so for others.

    This is how people feel when they see Ms. Chaye Cabal-Revilla. She is the EVP, CFO, and Chief Sustainability Officer of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation. If you are a teacher, you probably will thank her for being the founding chair of Gabay Guro, one of the Philippines’ most significant advocacy programs since 2007. In addition, she was a TOYM awardee in 2013 and the incumbent president of the Ten Outstanding Young Men Foundation. 

    As her parents instilled in her the love and fear of the Lord, she grew up with the belief that as she is blessed, she has no right to complain and everything that she is as a human being is something given to her because the Lord needs her to change the lives of Filipinos for the better. 

    Listen to this latest episode as Ms. Chaye Cabal-Revilla shares with us how to become better by uplifting the lives of others.

    S1E7 - 57m - Aug 3, 2022
  • Inspiring The Youth To Serve The Country & The World

    Do you know what a vaccinologist is? How about a vaccinologist and social media educator rolled into one? 

    In this episode, we get to know Dr. Melvin Sanicas, MD, TOYM awardee for 2021, now based in Zurich, Switzerland. A global health thought leader with 55k followers on social media is also a TED educator who teaches people not just about the importance of vaccines but, more importantly, to avoid panicking with what they see on the news. As challenging as his scientific work is, his best moments are getting comments saying that someone converted into taking the vaccine because of what he said. 

    The pursuit of studying science in our country is quite expensive and limited. That is why Dr. Sanicas also encourages youth to take the same path as he did - study abroad since Covid-19 won’t be the last pandemic for sure. Filipinos are highly intelligent and talented, but opportunities seem scarce because we do not know about them. So tune in to this episode to understand how Dr. Sanicas was able to study abroad. 

    We are now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to scientists like Dr. Sanicas. May he inspire the youth to serve the country and the world and become better through the pursuit of scientific knowledge.

    S1E6 - 39m - Jun 15, 2022
  • Our Patriotic Duty To Travel

    After two years of being cooped up inside our homes, travel restrictions are slowly being lifted locally and internationally. Someone even coined a social media buzzword called revenge travel, not getting revenge on someone who has hurt you but taking revenge on the pandemic. But as Filipinos, we have a higher calling and higher reasons why we should go out and travel again, especially to local tourist destinations. And that is our patriotic duty. 

    Our exceptional guest, Atty Anthonette Velasco-Allones, CEO of the Tourism Promotions Board of the Department of Tourism, will further explain traveling as our patriotic duty. We can be local ambassadors by inviting our family and friends to go out and travel again. You don’t need to ride a plane or a ship to do that! Biking and motorcycle riding can be ways of traveling, too! 

    Tune in to this episode as we discuss the many benefits of traveling - benefits for yourself, the local communities, and our country. May this episode inspire you to travel, heal, learn, take care of yourself and the environment, and most of all, become better.

    S1E5 - 37m - Jun 1, 2022
  • Inspiring People Through Art

    A rare talent such as painting must be inherited through the family’s genes. This is proof of Abe Orobia, Juan Luna’s great-grandson, who had his first painting when he was three years old. 

    But he didn’t keep his passion and talent for art to himself as he teaches not just college students of the University of Sto. Tomas and the De La Salle College of St. Benilde but also indigenous peoples.

    As art can inspire people, Abe raises his torch for people not just to appreciate his paintings but make them aware of our country’s history, culture, and social issues.

    Tune in to this episode and learn more about Filipino artists as Mr. Abe Orobia represents them. We hope that this special interview may help you better appreciate creations by Filipinos and start to support our very own artists.

    S1E4 - 46m - May 18, 2022
  • The Caffeine-Boosted AgriPreneur

    Powered by the perky energy of coffee. The entrepreneur and amazing human being, Aries, has had his share of low energy and the failures that went with it. Raised from humble origins in his native Batangas province, Ariestelo Asilo talks to us about his natural and youthful grit, hearing impairment in his youth, and being an "Anak Ng Jueteng" with an eye for agriculture and entrepreneurship. Join us in this rollicking caffeine-boosted conversation.

    S1E3 - 46m - May 11, 2022
  • Turning Failures Into Breakthroughs

    Dr. Eugene Mende did not come from affluent roots but that did not stop him from dreaming big. Despite his achievements and overcoming many odds, he has never stopped dreaming for more breakthroughs in his life and for the people he cares about. From financial limitations to patenting a virus that rewarded him financially even to this day. Listen in and learn from this lively yet heartwarming and inspiring chat.

    S1E2 - 50m - May 4, 2022
  • Let There Be Light!

    From harnessing the light-giving power of the sea's saltwater to finding out Barack Obama and Jack Ma will chat with you and will be viewed by millions. Listen and learn from our first guest, Aiza Mijeno, in this maiden episode of Becoming Better.

    S1E1 - 38m - Apr 8, 2022
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