-Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Vincent Rodriguez III Leads Global Filipino Industry Leaders at Networking and Mentoring Summit at The Harvard Club of New York on June 9th

NEW YORK CITY, New York (May 21, 2018) - Global Filipino industry leaders from all over the world are getting together and gearing up for the first-ever PH Time Is Now: A Networking and Mentoring Event on June 9, 2018, Saturday at the Harvard Club of New York City. The ticketed event will take place from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

PH Time Is Now aims to create a platform for Filipinos to share their personal stories of learning, growth and success in hopes of inspiring the next generation.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to meet, engage and collaborate with fellow innovators and changemakers; and take part in building a community of global Filipinos who innovate together and mentor and support each other.

“We were inspired to help create a space and time for global Filipinos to connect with each other and help each other. Every minute and every session of PH Time Is Now will teach and challenge attendees to create meaningful paths for personal and professional success,” said PH Time Is Now co-founder Carissa Villacorta.

“It's about time we highlight new global Filipinos who are making their presence felt in the world and connect them with other Filipinos who are looking to do the same. This is about SHARING TIME, BRAINSTORMING and MENTORING so that together, we can help create more success stories and happy journeys,” she added.

PH Time Is Now puts Filipino ambition, perseverance and talent in the spotlight with its roster of facilitators, mentors and trailblazers – each one a leader in their respective fields, with special guest from Hollywood, Vincent Rodriguez III, the first Filipino American lead star in a TV Series. Joining Vincent are:


  1. Bianca Consunji, Director of Video, Vice Broadly

  2. Vanessa Gabriel, Product Operations Specialist at Uber

  3. Nicole Ponseca, Owner of Maharlika Bistro and Jeepney Gastropub

  4. Alfredo Tan, Chief Digital and Innovation Officer at WestJet

  5. Erwin Valencia, Physical Therapist with the New York Knicks


  1. Ernabel Demillo, Host of Asian American Life on CUNY-TV

  2. John Dioso, Editorial Director at BRWN Media

  3. Colleen Leigh, Admissions Director at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

  4. Nina Pineda, Reporter at WABC-TV

  5. Hazel Sanchez, Reporter at WCBS-TV’

  6. Ryan Songalia, Reporter at Ring Magazine

There will also be MENTORS that attendees can #ShareTime with to consult with as they navigate their respective #GlobalFilipinoJourneys.

  1. Analisa Balares, CEO and Founder of Womensphere and Young Global Leader 2012

  2. Licelle Cobrador, Immigration Lawyer, Founder of Cobrador & Associates

  3. Janice Lao, Chief Corporate and Sustainability Officer at Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels

  4. Cecilia Pagkalinawan, Founder of StyleTrek, appLOUD and BRWN Media

  5. Clint Ramos, Tony award-winning Costume Designer

  6. Mike Sagun, Professional Development Coach

  7. Earl Valencia, Founder of Valence Enterprises, Director of Advanced Engineering at Dell EMC and WEF Young Global Leader 2014

  8. Ayesha Vera-Yu, CEO and Founder of Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK) and WEF Young Global Leader 2014

  9. Jess Villarina, Head of Payments and Cash Management at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking

The event will also feature the Reginald F. Lewis Entrepreneurship Panel Setting Up Business for Success featuring Ian Doromal (Co-Founder of ecoSPEARS), Ivie Joy Agustin (Founder of Ivie Joy Flowers) Joy Murao (Global Practice Support Executive and eDiscovery Strategist at Practice Aligned Resources), Mollie Coleman (Founder of High Caliber Events). The panel will be moderated by the FilAm Chamber of Commerce’s President William Peetoom and Secretary Kristine Custodio.

#PHNow, a curated trunk show highlighting Filipino creativity and ingenuity, including the limited edition Global Filipino Watch by Philip Stein. Two limited edition luggage pieces that commemorate the 120th anniversary of Philippine Independence and celebrate the #GlobalFilipinoJourney, designed by NY Pop Artist Peter Marco, will also be presented for silent auction.

Also joining the event is Broadway Barkada, a group of Filipino American theater artists and musicians who perform on and off Broadway. They will close the program with a special performance.

PH Time Is Now is organized by ReachUs, LLC with the support of Ayala Corporation, Ayala Land, Inc., GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV & GMA NEWS TV, Jannelle So Productions, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Philippine Airlines.

ReachUs thanks its community partners the Fil Am Chamber of Commerce, San Diego (FACC), FYLPRO, Liga Filipina of Columbia University, Womensphere, and the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA).

For more information or to attend, visit or email You may also participate in online discussions by following PHTimeIsNow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @phtimeisnow.

Speakers, Mentors and Vendors subject to change without prior notice.


About ReachUs, LLC

ReachUs, LLC exists to create time and space to connect people. Whether that is online through digital marketing or in person through networking events, we aim to help each client, sponsor or attendee reach their goals and their aspirations, their role models and collaborators. We are here to support each other. And we need to reach one another, share inspiring stories, purpose-driven companies, pproducts that have stories and stories that build communities.

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