Vice President Leni Robredo (seated) with her daughters Jessica, Janine (Tricia), and Jillian | Photo via FYLPRO
NEW YORK – The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) has announced that the daughters of Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo are among the confirmed keynote speakers for the Filipino Young Leaders Conference (FYLPROCon) 2021.
FYLPROCon will hold a three-day global virtual conference for young leaders from November 4 to 6. It aims to hear stories, remember the past, and honor those who have paved the way for Filipinos worldwide today. It will also harness their collective strength to create positive changes in communities. The conference will use a platform called Airmeet.
As young leaders with a unique lens in public service and community building, participants will share insights on the importance of role models and creating a legacy. FYLPROCon will have students and young professionals from the U.S. and the Philippines.
Harvard graduate Jessica Marie Robredo, or Aika, works for a non-government organization in the Philippines to help people in disaster-prone areas to get back on their feet through livelihood opportunities. She also heads a foundation named after her father, Jesse Robredo, to continue his genuine public service and governance legacy.
Dr. Janine or “Tricia” has a Doctor of Medicine with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health. She volunteers as an attending physician for the Swab Cab program, doing COVID-19 tests.
Jillian, the youngest sibling, is a Philippine Science High School graduate and a current college student at New York University with a full scholarship.
Other breakout panels include topics on young leaders in government, including Filipino history and culture in school textbooks, an all-women judges panel, and lessons about doing business in the Philippines. Internet personality Tita Che!, “everyone’s favorite tita” by Jeppy Paraiso, will also appear at the conference.
According to FYLPRO, FYLPROCon is currently taking pitches for panels that celebrate the bridge between the nations and highlight stories that inspire the youth not to be afraid to dream.
Panels will be under the following tracks:
- Civic Engagement
- History and Education
- Arts, sports & culture
- Innovation, business, and technology
- Personal development and health
Anyone interested in pitching a panel may find out more HERE fylprocon.com/people.
FYLPRO added that if anyone or their company supports the advancement of the Philippines and the Filipino people, they may download the packets online and consider becoming a sponsor by sending an email to email@example.com.
–With Jay Domingo/PDM