Club K Leaders
Rose Lauren Mariano
About Rose: Rose joined Advocates for Youth in 2006 as a Project Officer for the organizations' various projects and campaigns. She has then become an active Club K Youth Leader and the associate editor and contributing writer of The Advocate. She is currently a spokesperson in A4Y campaigns and a facilitator and moderator in the organizations various activities. Rose graduated Cum Laude from her double degree course of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in Social Sciences/Social Studies from the University of Santo Tomas last 2006. Though at a young age of 22 years, she has gone through a lot of life changing experiences, learning and cherishing life lessons as well.
Rose is very passionate in her advocacies and hopes that one day, all of these could make a positive change in her society.
About Edmund: Edmund is 20, and presently taking Economics and Advertising Management, 3rd year, at De La Salle University.
Edmund is the past president of Club K. He is the perfect example of chaotic harmony. From being cool, relaxed and sometimes collected;
Edmund can instantly change the scene to being fun,
young, full of life and absolutely reckless at times.
It's not that he's unstable. It's more of he has this
ability to adapt to any environment. This is just one
of the many things that make him special but enough of
Edmund, being officially 20 years old, has been serving Advocates for Youth unconditionally for three years now. Along the way, he's experienced a whole range of emotions. Some being Joy, Excitement, Heartache, Disappointment and some feelings that can't be considered as emotions because they are beyond human comprehension. It doesn't bother him though because he realizes that everybody goes through the same thing anyway. Edmund is truly one of a kind. We don't know where we'll be without him.
"I'm really glad I found Advocates For Youth at a time when I needed something like it the most. Not only did I find myself, I found people who believe in the same cause as I do." - Edmund
About Ria: Ria graduated from De La Salle University-Manila with degrees in Mass Communication and Commerce. She was a former Associate Editor of Counterpoint, De La Salle Zobel's official high school paper.
In college, she directed and wrote for a number of concerts as part of the DLSU Pops Orchestra where she also served as principal violist. Ria is also an avid traveler, artistic photographer and aspiring writer, not to mention a frustrated bagpipe player (just kidding!). The world is indeed limitless for this citizen of the world.
Stephanie Palma Gil
About Steph:Steph is 17 years old and currently Nursing Student at Manila Doctors College, Metropolitan Park, Pasay City. She is a self-confessed drama queen and describes herself as humorous, "kalog", most definitely smart and likes to talk about herself ad infinitum.
"I want to make my mark on the world, I want to help people, enjoy, and live my life to the fullest. I want to share whatever it is that I have to share and feel that the fastest most progressive way to do it is writing. Above all, I want to be complete."
About Anna:Anna is currently a high school senior at Saint Jude Catholic School. She is the editor-in-chief of her school paper, The Judenites. Anna loves the stage and the performing arts - singing, acting, directing - you name it. She also enjoys biking and softball, and is a whiz in math and science. She describes herself as " a disciplined, responsible person", but one, she adds, who knows how to have fun.
Anna is 17 years old, a 4th year high school student at the Saint Jude Catholic School. She is about to take up Chemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
Hilda Monica Cao-Naval
About Hilda:Hilda is 20, and is a 4th Year Math Major from University of the Philippines-Diliman.
Hilda is fascinated with abstract painting and has engaged and won contests since high school. She was an artistic director in many high school plays, been part of the school paper and joined math contests and became finalist for MTAP Sectoral and Math Olympiad.
She loves music, too and can sing and play the keyboards and piano, and re-learning how to play the silver flute. Hilda is a born leader and is a member of UP Mathematics Majors' Circle, UP State Varsity Christian Fellowship, UP Dormitories Christian Fellowship and UP Prime Movers, a cause-oriented organization. She is also a Counselor of Inter-School Christian Fellowship from 2004-present.
Hilda sees herself as someone who believes in the existence of a God for she personally deems Theism not as a mental suicide, but rather as a reasonable choice.
Dan David C. Medallo
About Dan :He is 20 years old and graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2007 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems.
His extra curricular activities include being a Cluster Head of the Youth for Christ; the Outgoing Ambassador of Buklod Atenista '07; and the Formations and Evaluations Head of the Ateneo Student Leaders Assembly Batch 5.
His hobbies include playing basketball, playing the guitar, surfing the net and hanging out with friends. David takes pleasure in social encounters and in hearing the views and opinions of different people.