5 Day Highlights of My Philippines Trip

Manila, Philippines has officially become my second home after Jakarta, Indonesia as I have lots of friends here who work as researchers, innovators, trainers, teachers, educators. Here are my highlight moments during my trip to Manila!

ASEAN Friendship

(From Left to Right) Steven, Heri (Indonesia) , Brian (Philippines), Oradol (Thailand)

It’s really a privilege to be surrounded by very warm, passionate and open minded & smart lecturers like Heri, Brian, and Oradol. They all have extensive international collaborative research experiences in Language, Social Studies, & Film Studies.

EduTECH Asia Philippines 2019

EduTECH Asia Philippines 2019

On the first day in the Philippines, I joined EduTECH Asia Philippines 2019 at the SMX Convention Center. From tertiary education to STEAM Education, EduTECH Asia Philippines 2019 was one of the most exciting FREE conference for educators, school leaders, technology company to meet and discuss relevant and contextual technology for learning.

The 4th South Manila Educational Consortium Research Congress

Global Research Opportunities in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Sharing the potential of research topic Flipped Learning, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, technology adoption in schools & university at the 4th South Manila Educational Consortium Research Congress together with amazing group of researchers, lecturers, teachers, and students. Here’s the sketchnote of this two days conference!

Global Research Opportunities Toward the Industrial Revolution Sketchnote

G Suite for Education Training at St.Paul University Manila

Introduction to G Suite for Education Training at St.Paul University Manila

St.Paul University Manila explored the power of Google Drive & Classroom to elevate learning journey in higher education. Together with the university president and lecturers, we discovered tips, tricks, and strategies to make learning more effective, productive, and collaborative.

Interview at Veritas Radio

St. Paul University Students Led Interview at Veritas Radio

Brian, one of the most inspiring lecturers trained his students to conduct short talks & interview session about HIV AIDS awareness project at Veritas Radio. Super empowered to be part of their learning journey!

GEG Leaders, Trainers & Innovators at the Philippines

Google Educator Group, Trainers, & Innovators – Philippines

One of my favorite parts of this trip is to meet my Google Educator Group friends whom I met in 2014. It’s been 5 years and I am beyond inspired to see how these leaders work hard to reimagine education in the Philippines as DepEd staff, Google for Education PD partner, & Digital learning center.

Meet Mark & Abi

Mark x Abi

Meet one of my favorite couple in the Philippines: Mark N. Plaza & Abigail Felix Plaza. I knew Mark since 2014 and miraculously we met every two years since then at GEG Summit & YSEALI Critical Thinking. Mark & Abi just started a super useful place & product review & story which you should visit here: https://markxabi.com/ You will be surprised how inspiring these couple!


Steven is a life long learner and multi-award educational technology coach with international certifications from Google, Apple, National Geographic, TED Ed, Google Earth Education, EdTech Team, EduTECH Asia, Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative, US Embassy, Tech in Asia, and many international and local institutions.

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