SM City Iloilo Hosts Global Youth Summit 2023

Global Peace Foundation (GPF) and SM Cares proudly launched the Global Youth Summit 2023 at SM City Iloilo Southpoint, marking its 11th year of inspiring and empowering young leaders. This annual event has become a crucial platform for youth leaders, alongside esteemed guests from across the Philippines, to engage in meaningful dialogues and exchange ideas concerning pressing global issues.

As the world grapples with complex challenges, harnessing the energy, innovation, and passion of young leaders has never been more vital. The Global Youth Summit serves as a nexus where youth from diverse backgrounds come together to deliberate on critical global concerns, fostering a sense of unity and shared responsibility.

This year's summit boasts an impressive lineup of invited speakers who bring diverse perspectives to the forefront. Among them are:

Mr. Ingill Ra - Regional President, Global Peace Foundation Asia Pacific

Royston Cabunag - Program Director for Children and Youth, SM Cares

Dr. Florida Labuguen - Global Peace Foundation Philippines, and Executive Director of Philippine Society of NSTP Educators and Implementers

Hon. Ma. Angelica Bianca Requinto - Ex-Officio Member President, Pambansang Pederasyon ng mga Sangguniang Kabataan (PPSK) Province of Iloilo

Mr. Howie Severino - Documentarist & Journalist

Mr. Carlo Sampan - Head of Milo Sports

Mr. Eunkyu Chun - PATA Youth Ambassador

Adding a dash of artistry and entertainment to the summit was the special performance by the immensely talented Darren Espanto, whose musical talents captivated attendees.

While the event itself has concluded, its impact continues to resonate. The Global Youth Summit 2023 has not only empowered young leaders but also ignited a spirit of activism and global responsibility. Through the exchange of ideas, diverse perspectives, and the boundless enthusiasm of these young leaders, the event is set to catalyze positive change, not just in Iloilo City but worldwide. With their collective action and shared commitment, these youth leaders are poised to shape a better future for all, long after the event's curtains have closed.
Zach Golez

A lifestyle blogger based in Iloilo City

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