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Who were our Filipino leaders, trailblazers, and innovators before we looked up to them? A student working as a bus mechanic. A child with a stutter, bullied by her peers. A resistance fighter against the Japanese, who was captured and tortured. 

We hear their stories in Bago Ang Lahat. A podcast by Youth Leadership for Democracy, or YouthLed, a program implemented by the United States Agency for International Development and The Asia Foundation. Powered by PumaPodcast.

 

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Who were our Filipino leaders, trailblazers, and innovators before we looked up to them? A student working as a bus mechanic. A child with a stutter, bullied by her peers. A resistance fighter against the Japanese, who was captured and tortured. 

We hear their stories in Bago Ang Lahat. A podcast by Youth Leadership for Democracy, or YouthLed, a program implemented by the United States Agency for International Development and The Asia Foundation. Powered by PumaPodcast.

 

    Jesse Robredo: From overprotective kuya to a politician who knew how to share power

    Jesse Robredo: From overprotective kuya to a politician who knew how to share power

    Jesse had a fun childhood: swimming in the Bicol River, playing agawan base, and telling stories by the bonfire. But it wasn't all carefree days. From his visually impaired father, he learned to hone his own strengths in order to achieve his goals. Like turning Naga into a first-class city, and reaping awards for good governance. His sister, Dr. Penny Bundoc, and executive assistant, Atty. Nina Rances, tell us about the man who believed that "yielding power to the people" was among his greatest achievements.

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    • 42 min
    How Santanina Rasul went from teacher to the PH's first Muslim woman senator

    How Santanina Rasul went from teacher to the PH's first Muslim woman senator

    Santanina “Nina” Tillah Rasul learned that many of her adult kababayans in Mindanao could not read. So, she gathered her family to teach their community how to read. This literacy project spread across the Philippines until Cory Aquino heard about it and asked her to run for senator.

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    • 40 min
    Cheche Lazaro's thirst for adventure led her to journalism

    Cheche Lazaro's thirst for adventure led her to journalism

    As the face of Probe's TV documentaries, Cheche Lazaro became known as a fearless broadcast journalist. Pero bago ang lahat, she was a child who dabbled in music, treated the world as her classroom, and jumped headlong into the then-emerging field of television. Hear her story from Cheche herself and from Yasmin Tang, executive director of Probe Media Foundation.

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    • 33 min
    Juan Flavier overcame childhood bullying and revolutionized public health

    Juan Flavier overcame childhood bullying and revolutionized public health

    Senator Juan Flavier was a doctor to the barrios at a time when many Filipinos died before ever seeing a health worker, and when other doctors found prestige in working abroad. He implemented mass vaccination campaigns and promoted reproductive health—even earning the ire of the Catholic Church. But before all that, he was a boy whose playground was the mountains, who excelled in school despite childhood bullying. Listen to his children Jondi and Joy share funny anecdotes about the late Health Secretary.

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    • 45 min
    Bagong Mga Kwento sa "Bago Ang Lahat"

    Bagong Mga Kwento sa "Bago Ang Lahat"

    Sino nga ba ang mga lodi natin bago sila nakilala bilang magagaling na lider? May kwento rin kaya sila na kahawig ng personal IG stories natin? Kaya ba nating maging katulad nila or are they rare Pokemon who are really just one in a million?

    Pakinggan natin ang mga istorya nila sa second season ng "Bago Ang Lahat"—isang podcast mula sa Youth Leadership for Democracy, o YouthLed, a project of the United States Agency for International Development at The Asia Foundation. Powered by PumaPodcast. Abangan ang Season Two sa Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen.

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    • 1 min
    Jo-ar Herrera's love of books led him to discover servant leadership

    Jo-ar Herrera's love of books led him to discover servant leadership

    He helped end the Marawi crisis, and encourages fellow soldiers to become servant leaders. Pero Bago Ang Lahat, Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera was a bookworm who read constantly—even while he was in the mountains. Joining his brother Jesson Herrera and subordinate Lt. George Yu, Jr., he shows us how he became the leader he is today.

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    • 27 min

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