Jay Jaboneta was named by Yahoo! Southeast Asia last year (June 12, 2011) as one of the 7 Modern-Day Filipino Heroes for his involvement in the project Zamboanga Funds for Little Kids which is now renamed as the Philippine Funds for Little Kids. His work with the fund has been featured by the Associated Press, CNN, BusinessWeek, Forbes, The Huffington Post, ABS-CBN’s Bandila, ANC’s Headstart with Karen Davila, GMA-7, GMA News TV’s News To Go, and other international and local news organizations.
Jay Jaboneta is also a Power30Under30 Honoree of New York’s Apex Society, a Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Regional Awardee and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Damers and Clarions of Cotabato (where he was born) and the Pillar of Hope Award by Eton International School. His project has also been named as the Liberal Project by the (Germany-based) Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty in the Philippines.
He was the first and former Head for New Media under the Presidential Communications Operations Office and started the team that continues to manage President Benigno S. Aquino III’s official website and social networking presence.
He is now a Consultant on Social Media Strategy & Marketing for some companies and nonprofits in the country.
Jay is also a regular speaker on social media, digital technology and youth leadership. He recently spoke in TEDxMontpellier in France (the only Asian speaker invited to that event).
Jay loves to help people, companies, non-profits and brands breathe life into their brand story.
Jay is a hungry man. He eats at least a hundred books a year, loves chocolate and sometimes can’t live without coffee. He has worked for organizations as diverse as the Philippine Government, Procter & Gamble Philippines, and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (including Metrobank Card Corporation).
Jay believes remarkable people and organizations deserve the attention of the world.
You can reach him at http://twitter.com/jayjaboneta or http://www.jayjaboneta.com.