Millenials have proven once again that no one is ever too young to drive change and innovation across different industries such as art, food, entertainment, music, business, law, among others.
In Forbes’ annual encyclopedia of creative disruption – the 30 Under 30 Asia list – five young Filipinos were recognized for their “impressive, inspiring, and (genuinely) enviable” vision and accomplishments. They were selected out of thousands of travelerss by the collective wisdom of the online community, ace reporters, and a panel of A-list judges.
Take a look at the Filipinos who made the prestigious list:
1. Stephanie Sy, 29
Stephanie Sy is the founder of Thinking Machines, a data science startup designed to make artificial intelligence systems work for humans. “Founder Stephanie Sy and her team want to make companies more effective by encouraging them to make data-driven decisions,” Forbes said. her team’s most notable project to date is working with Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on tackling traffic congestion in Manila by translating data from a transportation app called Waze.
2. Bretman Rock, 19
Bretman Sacayanan, popularly known online as Bretman Rock, was born in the Philippines and relocated to Hawaii when he was seven years old. “The beauty vlogger is known not only for makeup tutorials, but also his often humorous views on life,” Forbes said. He currently has eight million followers on Instagram and almost two million subscribers on Youtube. He recently came out with his own highlighting palette with mega beauty brand Morphe. He was also named one of the 30 Most Influential Teens of 2017.
3. Carlo Delantar, 26
Carlo Delantar is the country director for Waves for Water, an international non-profit organization which provides clean water to those in need. “With only a small team, Delantar enlists the help of travellers there to distribute water filtration systems,” according to Forbes. The group has handed out some 10,000 water filters, helping one million Filipinos to access clean water.
4. Archie Oclos, 28
Archie Oclos is an artist from the University of the Philippines who tackles socio-political issues in the country. “The 28-year-old Filipino artist has criticized the country’s war on drugs through his murals—depicting President Rodrigo Duterte with a crown made of guns—as well as the treatment of its indigenous people,” Forbes said.
5. Miko Aspiras, 29
Miko Aspiras is a chef. He started baking at the age of 11 and has since set his sights on the culinary industry. He started as a commis chef at the Shangri-La Manila and has worked in a number of hotels such as Resorts World Manila and Raffles. He also started his own food group called Tasteless, where he co-owns seven restaurant concepts.
Check out the full list of Forbes 30 Under 30 here.