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Theme: Nation-building

Quezon City, Philippines
January 12th, 2013

About this event

The key point is Nation-building - ideas from different schools of thought that seek to develop the Philippines as a nation.

Tagline: IgNation - I Grow the Nation

As a developing country, the Philippines has much room to grow and an untapped potential that can take the world by surprise. Through our event, we wish to showcase the lives and experiences of some of the country's "nation-builders" - people who have been able to capitalize on opportunities to create innovative notions and inspiring deeds for the Philippines as a nation.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Pepe Diokno
    Pepe is a motion picture director, producer and screenwriter. He was awarded in the Venice Film Festival a Lion of the future award for his debut film, Engkwentro. This form of media was his tool to act upon the issues of poverty and crime of our nation revealed in the movie. He will talk about the role of art and the power of media in developing Philippine society into a nation that is ready for the world.
  • Kaka Bag-ao
    Kaka represented the Sumilao Farmers (see their story) in court and more importantly, joined them in their “walk” from the province all the way to the supreme court, going beyond her call of duty. She is a graduate from the Ateneo Graduate School of Law.
  • Christopher Lao
  • Eddie Calasanz
  • Sabrina Ongkiko
  • Alex Hornstein

Venue and Details

Henry Lee Irwin Theater
Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights
Quezon City, 1108

Event Type (what is this?) University

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Xavier Alpasa
Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Jason Uy
Quezon City, Metromanila, Philippines

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Danielle Nicole Ocampo