Ateneo, Beng host Bam Aquino PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 13 July 2012 14:04

The Graduate School Students of Ateneo de Zamboanga University in partnership with the Office of Cong. Beng Climaco welcome Bam Aquino to Zamboanga today, July 13, 2012 for a series of Social Development Enterprise Forum in the different universities in the city.

Bam Aquino, whose real name is Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV, is President of MicroVentures, Inc and TAYO (Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations) Awards Foundation, the country’s premier youth award-giving body for youth organizations. He is a staunch advocate of social marketing as a means to nation building.

Aquino is former chairman of the National Youth Commission and had played an important role in representing the youth in various countries to discuss relevant issues.

“Our office had always been grateful for the readiness of Bam Aquino to come over to Zamboanga every time there is an invitation for him to share his experiences in the fields he is currently in. Ateneo de Zamboanga Graduate School through Mr. Myl Amsid invited Bam and they had been gracious to partner with our office so we can likewise help in the activities set today,” Climaco said.

Upon arrival this afternoon, he will immediately proceed to the Western Mindanao State University where a student forum on social development enterprise as youth initiative for nation building will be held at 2pm.

Aquino is also expected to promote TAYO Awards and meet TAYO Awardees during the forum: YSP and El Consejo Atenista. After the forum, he will have TV guesting and later visit the Carmelite Monastery.

The young Aquino is a cousin of President Noynoy Aquino. He was one of the finalists of the 2010 Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award as well as one of the PLDT SME Bossings and GoNegosyo’s Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs for their work in the Hapinoy Program. He was also chosen as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) in the category Social Enterprise and Community Development in 2007. — Marvin Segura