From left to right: Sacayanan, Delantar, Sy, Aspiras, Oclos.
MANILA, Philippines — Five Filipinos landed on this year’s Forbes’ “30 under 30 Asia” list, which recognizes young innovators and leaders in the region.
The third annual list featured 300 individuals who are “reshaping their industries and changing Asia for the better,” Forbes said.
Among them was social media sensation Bretman Sacayanan, also known as Bretman Rock.
Forbes noted that the Hawaii-based beauty vlogger is known “not for makeup tutorials, but also his often humorous views on life.”
In 2017, he was also named as one of the 30 Most Influential Teens by the Time Magazine.
Pastry chef Miko Aspiras also made it on the list. The 29-year-old who is behind the Tasteless food group is seen as the next household name in desserts.
Stephanie Sy, the founder and CEO of data science startup Thinking Machines, was also on the list.
Thinking Machines aims to make big data and artificial intelligence systems work for humans. One of the company’s notable projects was using data from transportation application Waze to come up with road congestion solutions in Metro Manila.
Forbes likewise recognized Waves for Water country director Carlo Delantar. W4W is an international non-profit organization aiming to provide clean water to benefit water-insecure communities in the Philippines.
Another Filipino on the annual list was artist Archie Oclos.
“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. Oclos keeps his technique simple, often opting for industrial paint and heavy brushstrokes, so viewers could focus on the subjects and message,” Forbes said.
Philippine-based entrepreneur Patrick Lynch was also recognized.
The Irish native co-founded First Circle, a financial technology company providing finance to small to medium enterprises who find it difficult to secure capital.
The Forbes “30 under 30 Asia” includes 30 honorees in 10 categories: the arts; entertainment and sports; finance and venture capital; media, marketing and advertising; retail and e-commerce; enterprise technology; industry, manufacturing and energy; healthcare and science; social entrepreneurs; and consumer technology. / Philstar / Gaea Katreena Cabico (philstar.com) – March 28, 2018 – 10:36pm / All photographs, news, editorials, opinions, information, data, others have been taken from the Internet ..aseanews.net | email@example.com / For comments, Email to : Aseanews.Net | firstname.lastname@example.org | Contributor:-