Peejay Manalo

Peejay started volunteering for WYA in 2005 as the graphics guy for the SULONG lecture series. At the time he had just graduated from college and was unemployed. He spent his time shuttling to the office to either feed the staff of WYA Asia-Pacific the occasional home-cooked fresh pasta, join training discussion groups (which weren’t even his own and even if he’d already been to a discussion on the same reading), or simply to hang around the office for as long as he possibly can. Two years on, not only is he now employed, but he has also moved from being a volunteer with a lot of spare time on his hands to parlaying all of those pedestrian activities into being part of the Philippine National Committee and being the newbie head WYA AP training guy.