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Theme: BOUNDLESS: Dare to Pursue

This event occurred on
October 16, 2021
City of Cabuyao, Laguna, CALABARZON (Region IV-A)

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Malayan Colleges Laguna
Pulo-Diezmo Road
City of Cabuyao, Laguna, CALABARZON (Region IV-A), 4025
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Aurel Agcaoili

Civil Engineer
He graduated from Malayan Colleges Laguna in July 2019 and became a licensed Civil Engineer in November 2019. He is the CEO and Founder of Zero to One Construction Corporation. His main goal in starting his own company is to build a sustainable business that will make the world a better place through innovation and continuous improvement.

Chel Diokno

Lawyer, Educator and Human Rights advocate
The man behind the success in abolishing the death penalty progressed in 2006 when Congress enacted Republic Act. No. 9346 prohibiting the imposition of the death penalty. A human rights lawyer and litigator for 30 years, who also is the founding dean of the De La Salle University (DLSU) College of Law, and Chair of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG). A degree holder in philosophy at the University of the Philippines Diliman. He also studied law at Northern Illinois University, where he earned his Juris Doctor magna cum laude degree in 1986. In 2012, he was nominated by the Judicial and Bar Council for the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Also known as a keynote speaker for a variety of events with numerous schools and organizations across the country, which serve as a venue for him to continue his advocacy for justice, human rights, and youth empowerment, as well as to engage with young Filipinos.

Jan Nathan Anastacio

Civil Engineer
He graduated with honors from Malayan Colleges Laguna's Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program (June 2014 - June 2019) as a magna cum laude and a consistent Dean's Lister (2014 - 2019). He also received an Iskolar ng Laguna Scholarship and actively participated in various intercollegiate civil engineering quiz competitions such as AggregatES Quiz, National Civil Engineering Quiz, and Executives' Challenge. During his college years, he earned awards such as PICEsiklaban 2018 Quiz Show - 1st Runner UP at University of Perpetual Help System Laguna (March 15, 2018), MITL Week 2018: Battle of the Brains - 1st Runner Up at Malayan Colleges Laguna (December 6, 2018), and MITL Week 2017: Battle of the Brains - 2nd Runner Up also at Malayan Colleges Laguna (November 9, 2017).

Marla Redillas

Civil and Environmental Engineer
Dr. Marla Maniquiz-Redillas earned a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas in 2006, an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Kongju National University in 2009, and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the same university in 2012. By profession, she currently serves as a Board Member of the International Water Association's (IWA) Diffuse Pollution and Eutrophication Specialists Group, an Editorial Committee Member of the Journal of Wetlands Research, an ASEAN Science Diplomat for 2020, and the NAST-PHL Outstanding Young Scientist for 2019. The National Academy of Science and Technology named her one of the Philippines' Outstanding Young Scientists in 2019. She is also one of the Outstanding ASEAN Science Diplomats for 2020.

Marvin Sarrate

Mechanical Design Engineer
An experienced Mechanical Design Engineer with a documented history of working in the machinery industry/Electronics Manufacturing, proficient in SOLIDWORKS & AutoCAD software, metal fabrication/precision, plastic injection, machining processes, process automation, and reverse engineering. Earned a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Perpetual Help Laguna, and passed the Licensure Examination for Mechanical Engineering last October 14-15, 2009. A topnotcher in Eng’g Licensure Exam; Mechanical Engineering pre-board last March 24, 2009. He is also a Certified Solidworks Professional-CORE. He is currently taking M.S in Mechanical Engineering at the Technological University of the Philippines.

Nikolas Banzuela

Expert in Development Studies
He graduated from De La Salle University with a major in Development Studies. He is the Secretary-General of the Southeastern United Nexus Model United Nations (MUN) and the Full-Time Head Chair of International MUN, an NGO MUN that holds MUNs every week. He also serves as the Head Chair of the Historical Security Council in Asia Pacific MUN, an annual traveling MUN that takes place in a different country each year.

Paul Cortez

Civil Engineer & Environmental and Sanitary Engineer
Engr. Paul is a youth leader who graduated with a degree of BS in Civil Engineering, and a BS in Environmental and Sanitary Engineering from Mapua University. He is a sustainability and youth empowerment advocate who aims to inspire more youth to take action for our environment in their own little way. Currently, he is an Organization Engineer and member of Project Blue Ilocos, a member of the Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers, the Deputy Director of ATO ClimatEducate, the Cavite Provincial Coordinator for the 2030 Youth Force Inc Region 4A, the Cavite Regional Director for UNSDG for JCI Cavite South, and the Vice President of Earth Shaker PH - Environment and Life Science Division, an organization in which he is also a Founding Member. His speeches aim to raise awareness about environmental issues such as water conservation, climate change, youth empowerment, student leadership, health, sanitation, and sustainability.

Organizing team

Oberio III

Cavite, Philippines


Santa Rosa, Philippines
  • Andrea Nichole Mortiz
  • Chloe Shaye Peña
  • Clarence Steven Sumaria
  • Kirsten LucyAnn Mayo