• About YABONG


    YABONG Philippines is a non-stock, non-profit youth-led organization that promotes youth participation in governance, Media and Information Literacy, and nation-building.




    "Yabong" the Filipino word for prosperous, interchangeably used with progress, is the term to describe the volume of youth leaders in a wide range of advocacies.



    Composed of 9 core members and 12 volunteers, we exemplify that by embodying our 3 cornerstones, which are to THINK, EMBARK, and CREATE.  



    Our Tagline


    Padayon sa PagYABONG!


  • YABONG Highlights

  • YABONG Pillars


    Always Think Before You Click.

    As readers, writers, and mere audience, we need to develop critical thinking skills to assess whether or not the information we consume is credible. In YABONG, we teach youth participants to always think before they click! We do this by incorporating MIL into our programs such as leadership camps and mentorship programs that promote critical thinking skills. These programs taught us the power of youth-to-youth conversations as the best way to give awareness on our digital rights, encourage citizen participation on digital platforms, and inculcate media and information competencies.



    Together Let Us Foster Growth.

     We need to encourage the youth to speak up for those who are voiceless, stand up against those who are oppressed, and spark change for those who are indifferent. This is done through digital campaigns that aim to reach as many communities as we can. One of them is about how to fight fake news entitled, ‘Spot the Fake, Stop the Fake’.



    Creation of Digital Campaigns, Projects and Activities

    From there, we can have a community where we can create dialogue and foster collaboration. These two things are quintessential in a culture of well-informed and responsible netizens. A culture where stories are heard and voices will not remain in the margins.

  • YABONG Milestones

    Overall, Yabong Philippines has created three digital campaigns, received over a million pesos worth of grants, which in turn initiated fifty capacity-building workshops, reached six hundred fifty thousand unique accounts in social media, and empowered five thousand youth leaders from all over the Philippines. Firm in our values and objectives, Yabong intends to will itself even more in addressing issues regarding the responsible use of social media, navigation of cyberspace and its platforms, and the empowerment of the youth to create digital initiatives from here on and onwards.

    Digital Campaigns Mobilized and Implemented



    Grants received from Partners and Funders



     Trainings and Workshops Conducted



    Unique Social Media Accounts Reached



    Youth Participants Empowered, and Capacitated



  • YABONG Partners and Collaborators


    UNESCO MIL Alliance


    World Health Organization


    Asia-Europe Foundation


    United Nations Development Programme-Philippines


    U.S. Embassy in the Philippines


    Philippine Youth Leadership Program


    Young South East Asian Leadership Initiative


    Ateneo de Davao University


    Rizal Technological University


    Notre Dame of Dadiangas university


    De la Salle University- Manila


    General Santos Doctors Medical Foundation Inc.


    Asian Institute of Journalism


    Department of Education


    Department of Education TV


    Department of Education Youth Formation Division


    National Council for Childrens Television


    Philippines Association for Media and Iformation Literacy


    ASEAN Abundance Innovation Lab


    ASEAN Network Youth


    International Union of Changemakers


    Equal Access International Philippines


    Transforming Fragilities


    Institute for Peace and Development in Mindanao


    Provincial Government of Sarangani


    Local Government of General Santos City


    General Santos City- Youth Affiars and Development Office


    Sulong Kabataan- Sarangani


    Sulong Kapayapaan- Sarangani


    Office of International Affairs- MSU Gensan


    Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation - Integrated Development Center (JPIC-IDC Inc.) 


    Kilos Kalinaw SOX


    USWAG Pinas


    United States Government Alumnni Association- Davao


    United States Government Alumnni Association- MAGCOT


    United States Government Alumnni Association- SOX


    Interfacing Development Interventions for Sustainability


    Project Dyesabel


    Project Verified


    MoroPreneur Inc.


    University of Southeastern University- AgiLab


    University of Southeastern Philippines- Gender and Development


  • YABONG Core Team


    Dun Concha Abiera

    Founder & Managing Director

    Roana Mae Caguliodo

    Programs Head

    Patricia Nicole Lucena

    Executive Director

    Irah Ezan Apil

    Partnership Head

    Kristiana Marie Guisadio

    Public Relations Head

    Ryjean Quent Kamid

    Secretary General

    Ena Marie Avila

    Branding Head

    Kyle Aboy

    Technical Head

    Kimbian Lim

    Membership Head

    Hans Joseph Tulayan

    Creatives Head

  • YABONG Testimonies


    Platform for Youth Leadership and Community Service

    Ryjean Quent Kamid (Sarangani)

    Ryjean, a Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Alumni, explained the pathways to youth empowerment and participation in nation-building through YABONG. As part of the long-term vision, she emphasized on the magnitude of impact that we can create if we invest in young individuals.

    Tinabangay sa Pagpalambo para sa Matag-Usa og Nasod

    Patricia Nicole Lucena (Davao)

    After her participation in the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) on Our Oceans, Patricia realized the importance of solidarity in transforming youth as agents of change in the 21st century. With outstanding achievements in sustainable development projects, she believes YABONG is an enabler to this endeavor.

    Pagpapatuloy ng PagYABONG!

    Harris Sulaiman (Cotabato)

    Being a BANGSAMORO youth leader, Harris sees YABONG as an organization that can achieve development in collaboration and sustainability. Development that thrives not only for one, but for everyone.


    Interested to know more about YABONG? Talk to us.