The 100th Monkey, One Movement at a Time

Living in a community-centric family, collaboration towards shared goals has been ingrained in me since childhood. I’ve always been driven by the potential I see in Davao City and Mindanao. That’s why I joined DEVCON and started volunteering in Mindanao—to contribute to our growth together.

Leading DEVCON in Davao, my focus is on crafting strategies and partnerships to boost innovation and technology across our region. Equally important is nurturing leaders who share our vision, giving them platforms to showcase their ideas and skills, and seeing how they make a real difference in our community.

Mindanao’s diversity has taught me that our differences can be our strength. Just like the 100th monkey effect shows, when we unite diverse perspectives, we can achieve incredible things together.

In my experience, I’ve seen firsthand how collaboration can transform communities. Our work has brought together cities like Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and soon, Bukidnon, spreading our vision and sparking collaboration.

I’ve learned that change starts with one person taking a step forward. Being that catalyst has shown me the power of community support. It’s not just about leadership—it’s about bringing people together to achieve our shared goals.

Looking ahead, I envision Mindanao becoming a leading tech hub in the Philippines. Empowering skilled trailblazers and fostering a community of innovators will drive progress in arts, education, and technology across our region. Ultimately, it’s the actions of these individuals that create lasting change.