• Excellence ◦ Diversity ◦ Development

     

    The Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce

    is an industry organization of businesses

    of, by, and for the LGBT in the Philippines.

     

    The main bottom line of the organization

    is good business and national economic development

    via the efforts of its LGBT members.

     

     

     

     

    www.LGBTPH.org

    www.Diversity.ph

  • How to do the #lipSTICKwithLOVE challenge (#IDAHOT)

    Challenge five friends to join you in ending HATE, and celebrating MORE LOVE and UNDERSTANDING in this global campaign for DIVERSITY!

    1. Put on lipstick.
    2. Strike a pose and take a selfie.
    3. Post using these words: "Stop the hate and violence against LGBT! I challenge <tag your 5 friends' names here> to do this #lipstickwithlove challenge withiin 24 hours to show your love and support!"
    4. Use these hashtags: #lipSTICKwithLOVE #IDAHOT #pride #LGBTchamber

  • COVERAGE & THEMES

     

     

    Excellence

    Business excellence in the region

    Development

    Personal and professional development and growth in the context of LGBT in business

    Leadership

    Leadership of Philippine LGBT in national development and regional/International
    representation and participation in industry, business, and commerce

    Diversity

    Promotion of diversity and inclusion as part of corporate citizenship

    Entrepreneurship

    Promotion of new businesses among LGBTs and empowerment of LGBTs through entrepreneurship

    Pride

    Pride in what we do and who we are

  • STRUCTURE & PEOPLE

     

     

    Advisory Board

    Executive Board

    Read our Board Members'
    profiles below.

    Members

    Our Junior Members

    Secretariat

    Partner Organizations

    *Lavender Seats

    The Chamber has special seats, "Lavender Seats", in its Secretariat, Executive Committee, and Advisory Board for individuals who wish to be part of the organization with special functions but not have their names publicly accessible via our roster of members.

  • EXECUTIVE BOARD

    Brian Tenorio

    Chair

    CEO & Founder of Kape Coffee Company and Tenorium Enterprise, also International Consultant for Branding and Design at the Asian Development Bank and the World Health Organization // Tenorio's has 18 years of experience in Design, Development work, and Entrepreneurship. Tenorio's work in graphic arts includes internationally award-winning designs for Jaime Zobel and National Artist Salvador Bernal. Up until his retirement from Fashion in 2008, Tenorio Manila was one of the most publicized Filipino designer shoe brands in the country. Tenorio also produced and hosted Design Para Sa Lahat (Design For All) that aired primetime Sundays in the USA via GMA Pinoy TV. He also was the Head of Jury in the 2012 Adobo Design Awards and also one of main proponents of the Design Competitiveness Act of the Republic of the Philippines in the same year. He was also the Communications Director for Womensphere in New York. Tenorio is also the founder and CEO of Kape Coffee Company (a multi branch coffee brand in the Philippines). Tenorio is the first Filipino graduate of the Design Management Program of Pratt Institute in New York after completing his training at the United Nations Headquarters (New York).

    Coverage: Global Development, Policy, Entrepreneurship, Design, Communications,
    Country Branding

    Amrei Dizon

    Board Member

    Founder, General Manager and Creative Director of Vitalstrats Creative Solutions and Director for PR and Corporate Communications of the Philippine Marketing Association // Amrei Dizon is the Founder, General Manager and Creative Director of Vitalstrats Creative Solutions (VCS), an eleven-year old Digital Content Production Agency. She holds a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business and a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, Major in Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. In 2014, she was awarded as the Most Outstanding Member of the Philippine Marketing Association and was recognised for her contributions as creative / production partner for the Asian Marketing Congress and 35th Agora Awards. She was also an Organizing Committee member and Head of Creatives of the first two Ad Summit Pilipinas Trade Exhibits. She was the Creative Chairman of the recently concluded Asian Marketing Leadership Congress (July 2015) and is the Category Search Head for Entrepreneurship - Medium Scale in the 36th Agora Awards.

    Amrei is also Vice Chairman for Production in the upcoming Araw Values Awards organized by the Advertising Foundation of the Philippines.

    Coverage: Digital Content Production, Multimedia Marketing, Visual Communication, Entrepreneurship

     

    Simoun Ferrer

    Board Member

    Assistant Vice President of GMA Artist Center // Ferrer manages the careers of the managed artists of the network, and also heads the marketing, branding, styling and PR of these artists. Prior to GMA, he was part of the sought after management trainee program for a multinational fast moving consumer goods company and was in charge of brand management of different skin brands. Before working, he was also active in De La Salle University - Manila, where he was the Student Council President, and was awarded Gawad Magaaral for Most Outstanding Student Leader and for also for Community Development, and was part of the Agora Youth Awardees. During his spare time, he does figure skating and also teaches a dance class in Fitness First.

    Coverage: Media, Management, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Sales, and Project Management.

     

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    Board Member

    CEO and Founder - Medical Technology, Agriculture, Oil and Gas Industries // The CEO of his medical technology company, a Managing Partner for an Oil and Gas start-up and heads an Agriculture Consulting Firm focused on sustainability. Brings with him 13 years of international business management experience from Fortune 50 FMCG corporations - taking on global, regional and country leadership roles. A successful start up owner –entrepreneur, he has been invited to speak in top international business schools to lecture on social entrepreneurship and business model design.

    Coverage: Agriculture, Energy, and Pharma

     

    * This Board Member occupies a Lavender Seat (for individuals who wish to be part of the organization but not have their identities publicly accessible).

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    Board Member

    Lawyer // A government lawyer practicing litigation and labor law. Was a member of her law school's honors society and was an editor of her school's law journal. Has a background in the social sciences, and she co-authored an award-winning paper studying the changing gender roles of Filipino women in society.

    Coverage: Law, Human rights, LGBT rights, LGBT psychology, Social psychology, Filipino psychology, Women's rights, Social media

     

     

    * This Board Member occupies a Lavender Seat (for individuals who wish to be part of the organization but not have their identities publicly accessible).

    Paul John Peña-Santos

    Board Member

    Group Brand Manager, Marlboro // Leads and champions overall brand stewardship of Marlboro, one of the world’s most iconic brands, through commercial initiatives that drive volume and share growth, reinforcing the leadership of the brand in the market and its equity. Pao also has expertise in integrated marketing communications with deep roots in digital marketing, CRM and advertising and has helped pioneer the digital marketing practice for various companies including Globe Telecom and Leo Burnett & Arc Worldwide.

    Coverage: Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, Startups and Manufacturing, Digital

    Angel Romero

    Board Member

    Partner & Director for Creative and Marketing, Anu'man Kitchen+ Pub ; Creative Director & Consultant ; Freelance Writer; Open Session Country Champion, Digital & Content Lead, Publicis Groupe // After her Short Stint in the Academe as an Early Childhood Educator, Angel spent the next 14 years in Advertising & Communications dabbling in Creatives, Strategy, Communications Planning, Consumer Insighting, Below the Line, Out of Home and Digital for the biggest Brands in the FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Telecom and Personal & Beauty Care Industries. Angel also boasts a former title as Director of Possibilities and was nominated to be the Youngest Mancom Member at 29 years old. She was the first to embrace Digital in her Media Agency way back when pokes and virtual gifts were still big on Facebook. She championed one of the many firsts in Branded Content & Media Maximization in the country. She graduated Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication Arts and is pursuing Masteral Studies in Business Administration under the Regis University in Colorado USA and Ateneo De Manila Program. In 2015, together with LGBT loves and straight ally friends, Angel created the Philippine's First LGBT Friendly Kitchen + Pub.

    Jeoff Solas

    Board Member

    Public Relations Manager, Anchor Land Holdings // PR Manager of the premiere properties and hotels of Anchor Land Holdings, Inc., a brand consultant of hotels and resorts, of Metropolitan Medical Center and its College of Arts, Science and Technology. He is also a digital native who took part global and local campaigns for Avon Philippines, InterContinental Hotels Group, Inc, Best Western Plus Antel Hotel. He also handles digital campaigns for clinics of Vine Holistic and Medical Aesthetics, nationwide branches Freshaire Salon, an advocate of NGOs like The Love Yourself (HIV/AIDS Awareness and Testing), and the youngest director of Makati Tourism Foundation, Inc. He was also a lecturer of professional subjects in courses of Tourism, Hospitality and Business in Centro Escolar University and Ateneo Continuing Education for Certified Digital Marketing program of Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP)

    Evan Tan

    Board Member

    Regional Communications Director for Southeast Asia, Freelancer.com // Evan Tan is the lead for Freelancer.com's communications efforts within Southeast Asia, which ensure that Freelancer is the top-of-mind online freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace in the region. His work involves partnering with local media and stakeholders who are aligned with Freelancer‘s aim to provide time- and cost-efficient freelancing and crowdsourcing opportunities for small businesses in Asia. He has been featured and interviewed in various media outlets such as Bloomberg Malaysia, Channel News Asia, The Straits Times, Manila Times, and GMA News. He was previously the Administrative Head of HIV advocacy organization The Red Whistle.

    Jay Yao

    Board Member

    Artist, Graphic designer @ Betur // Yao did his thesis on Canadian-Asian identity at Hampshire College through a photography exhibition. He has also had numerous solo exhibitions at Hiraya Gallery (Manila), Silverlens (Manila), Tixe Artspace (New York), Manifesto Gallerie (Manila), and quite recently in Artinformal (Manila). He has been sponsored by the Canadian and Mexican embassy in his earlier days. In 1998, Yao did an exhibition celebrating 150 years of Mexican Influence in the Philippines. In 2005, Yao represented the Philippines for the Goethe-Insitut project “Art Connexions: SYD - MLA - KUL.” His current body of work, Homecoming, was nominated and short-listed for the Ateneo Art Awards in 2014. Yao is an alumnus of Hampshire College, Parsons, and Columbia University. Yao, spends the majority of his time in Manila pursuing his passion in both branding and fine art. He is also an avid typographer.

    Raxiey Gumamera-Mendoza Adolfo

    Junior Member
    and Secretariat

    Raxiey is a youth advocate from Surigao committed for social development in his community and his country as a whole. He is a recent graduate of  International Relations Major in Diplomacy from Mindanao State University in the Philippines with 11 distinguished awards. He also graduated Civic Ecology administered by Cornell University and the Embassy of the United States of America in the Philippines. Being an active youth leader, he is enthusiastic in social reforms, human rights advocacies and youth empowerment programs in the country. Raxiey devoted his work in learning and understanding the advocacy on human rights particularly on migrants' rights and youth leadership and development. He works as a program associate at Migrant Forum in Asia, a regional network of civil society organizations in Asia . He is the head of ASEAN & Ethical Recruitment programs as well as the international coordinator of the Lawyers Beyond Borders Network of MFA.

  • PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

    February 13, 2016

    ImpactHub Manila, Green Sun, Makati

    February 18, 2017

    The Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce is planning for the DIVERSITY AWARDS to highlight the work and contribution of LGBT and our allies.

    February 18, 2017

    An evening of lively discussion, introductions, and a flair for business excellence, pride, progress, and development

    Join our mailing list to be sent invitations.

    Q4 2016

    Planning ongoing. For inquiries regarding collaboration and timelines, please email the LGBT Chamber.

    Quarterly

    In partnership with GALANG Philippines

    Pride Month, Annually

    Let's us all celebrate PRIDE and DIVERSITY through great food and drinks!

    Pride Month, Annually

    An LGBT Chamber-style series of cocktails and business mixers during Pride Month.

    Launching Sept, 2016

    A workshop program for LGBT youth -- as they take on leadership roles in the community and industries in the region

    Ongoing

    July 2016 : Forum
    on the Anti-Discrimination Bill

     

    July 2016

    Explorations of LGBT in culture, art, design, and society. 

    Announced in 2015, this program highlights great spaces for LGBT in various locations in the country

  • PARTNERSHIPS & MEMBERSHIP

     

     

    Join the Philippine LGBT Chamber as an Organization

    Email your organization name and your contact information to partnerships@lgbtph.org to be sent more information on how we can partner for projects, causes, or business.

    Become an Individual Member

    of the Philippine LGBT Chamber of Commerce

    Email your name and your contact information to membership@lgbtph.org to be sent more information on how to be a member of the chamber. For inquiries regarding our Lavender Listing, please call +63 2 9490212 Manila or +1 646 340 9268 New York (voicemail messages are possible).

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