Global Filipino industry leaders from all over the world are getting together and gearing up for the first-ever PH Time Is Now: A Networking and Mentoring Event on June 9, 2018, Saturday, at the Harvard Club of New York City.

The ticketed event will take place at 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

PH Time Is Now aims to create a platform for Filipinos to share their personal stories of learning, growth and success in hopes of inspiring the next generation.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet, engage and collaborate with fellow innovators and changemakers; and take part in building a community of global Filipinos who innovate together and mentor and support each other.

“We are inspired to help create a space and time for Global Filipinos to connect with each other and help each other. Every minute and every session of PH Time Is Now will teach and challenge attendees to create meaningful paths for personal and professional success,” said PH Time Is Now co-founder Carissa Villacorta.

“It’s about time we highlight new Global Filipinos who are making their presence felt in the world and connect them with other Filipinos who are looking to do the same. This is about SHARING TIME, BRAINSTORMING and MENTORING so that together, we can help create more success stories and happy journeys,” she added.

PH Time Is Now puts Filipino ambition, perseverance and talent in the spotlight with its roster of facilitators, mentors and trailblazers — each one a leader in their respective fields, with special guest from Hollywood, Vincent Rodriguez III, the first Filipino-American lead star in a TV series.

Joining Vincent are Trailblazers: Bianca Consunji, Executive Producer at Buzzfeed News; Vanessa Gabriel, Product Operations Specialist at Uber; Nicole Ponseca, Owner of Maharlika Bistro and Jeepney Gastropub; Alfredo Tan, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer at WestJet; Erwin Valencia, Physical Therapist with the New York Knicks

Facilitators: Ernabel Demillo, Host of Asian American Life on CUNY-TV; Nina Pineda, Reporter at WABC-TV; Hazel Sanchez, Reporter at WCBS-TV.

There will also be MENTORS that attendees can #ShareTime with to consult with as they navigate their respective GlobalFilipinoJourneys.

Analisa Balares, CEO and Founder of Womensphere and Young Global Leader 2012; Janice Lao, Chief Corporate and Sustainability Officer at Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels; Cecilia Pagkalinawan, Co-Founder and CEO of StyleTrek, appLOUD and BRWN Media; Mike Sagun, Professional Development Coach; Earl Valencia, Director of Advanced Engineering at Dell EMC and WEF Young Global Leader 2014; Ayesha Vera-Yu, CEO and Founder of Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK) and WEF Young Global Leader 2014; Jess Villarina, Head of Payments and Cash Management at Societe General Corporate and Investment Banking.

The event will also feature Entrepreneurship Panel featuring California’s Joy Murao (Practice Aligned Resources), Florida’s R. Ian Doromal (Co-Founder and Vice President of ecoSPEARS), Ivie Joy Agustin (Founder of Ivie Joy Flowers) and William Peetoom (President of the FilAm Chamber of Commerce, San Diego); as moderated by the Chamber’s Secretary, Kristine Custodio.

#PHNow, a curated trunk show highlighting Filipino creativity and ingenuity, including the Limited Edition Global Filipino Watch by Philip Stein, will also be presented.

Two limited edition lugagge pieces that commemorate the 120th Anniversary of Philippine Independence and celebrate the #GlobalFilipinoJourney, designed by NY Pop Artst Peter Marco, will also be presented for silent auction.

Also joining the event is Broadway Barkada, a group of Filipino-American theater artists and musicians who perform on and off Broadway.

They will close the program with a special performance.

For more information or to attend, visit or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

You may also participate in online discussions by following PHTimeIsNow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @phtimeisnow.

About ReachUs, LLC

ReachUs, LLC exists to connect.

To create.

To create space and time.

To connect people.

To create time and space to connect people.

Whether that is online through digital marketing or in person through networking events, we aim to help each client, sponsor or attendee reach their goals and their aspirations, their role models and collaborators.

We are here to support each other.

And we need to reach one another, share inspiring stories, products that have stories, communities that build stories and stories that build communities.

This event is being organized with our community partners NaFFAA, FYLPRO, Columbia University Liga Filipina, Fil-Am Chamber of San Diego and Broadway Barkada.

For media inquiries, contact: Miles Bonanno / Carissa Villacorta Mobile: +1(917) 330-2806 / +1(917) 907-4279 E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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