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Working in partnership with experts from across the Asia Pacific region, Digital Tayo provides accessible learning modules and resources to build skills for a digital world. Through Digital Tayo, we want to reach Filipinos across the country and shape the Philippines digital community.

Steering Committee

The Facebook Steering Committee is comprised of digital leaders from across Asia Pacific. Facebook consults with these experts on issues related to digital citizenship and will be welcoming new additional members.

Prof. Vu Minh Khuong
Prof. Vu Minh Khuong Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore)

Prof. Vu Minh Khuong is an award-winning Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore).

He has published two books and more than 20 papers in prestigious academic journals. He frequently writes press articles on development policy issues. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Telecommunications Policy and the Journal of East Asian Policy.

Professor Vu has provided extensive consulting and advisory services to international organizations and government agencies. Before transitioning into academia, he held various government positions in Vietnam.

He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Telecommunications Policy and a member of the Editorial Board the Journal of East Asian Policy.

Dr. Masato Kajimoto
Dr. Masato Kajimoto Assistant Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong



Dr. Masato Kajimoto is an assistant professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, the University of Hong Kong. He specialized in news literacy education and misinformation ecosystem research in Asia.

With the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University where he also serves as an affiliate professor, Masato has led more than a few collaborative projects among media educators and journalists in Asia to develop teaching and learning materials that take into account the media landscape, political environment, socio-economic conditions, and cultural factors in different countries.

He is the chief producer of the online course on Coursera titled Making Sense of the News: News Literacy Lessons for Digital Citizens, and the founder of the online video series Strapline: News Literacy for the Rest of Us. Before beginning a career in teaching and research, he worked as an online reporter and web producer for CNN International.

Associate Prof. Pijitra Suppasawatgul
Associate Prof. Pijitra Suppasawatgul Associate Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Mass Communication

Associate Prof. Pijitra Suppasawatgul is an Associate Professor for Faculty of Mass Communication at the Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Her research focuses specifically on Digital Literacy, policy related issues on the Internet, and the impact of media and broadcasting in Thailand.

She is also a board member of the News Broadcasting Council of Thailand and an avid columnist for the Krunthepturakit Newspaper.

Ibrahim ‘Ibba’ Bernardo
Ibrahim ‘Ibba’ Bernardo Chief Immersive Officer, I am Cardboard PH

Ibrahim 'Ibba' Bernardo is a youth leader in technology and innovation, bringing with him extensive experience in web and software development, video game animation, and helping brands grow their retail and distribution network through digital literacy.

He represented the Philippines as an ASEAN Young Leader at the 2012 World Economic Forum in Bangkok and was part of the 2013 Asia 21 Young Leaders. Also a social entrepreneur, he is passionate about bringing technology to the base of the pyramid working on Sari Software Solutions to help micro entrepreneurs run their businesses and become digitally and financially literate.

He also contributes to various local publications as technology journalist for T3, Gamesmaster, and Adobo Magazine. Ibba is currently the Chief Executive Officer of I Am Cardboard PH, an End to End Virtual Reality solutions provider, multi-awarded for their immersive historical virtual reality experiences for the Ayala Museum.

Our Partners

Get in touch with your local partners and help steer the future of digital citizenship.

  • Accenture

    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

    Visit Accenture Visit
  • AHA! Behavioral Design

    The first behavioral design company in the Philippines, AHA! fuses science, creativity, and communication to improve people’s personal and professional lives by stimulating positive habits. We co-create learning events and activate nudges based on people’s emotions, work environment, and ability, to induce the desired behaviors.

    Visit AHA! Behavioral Design Visit
  • Ateneo Office for Social Concern and Involvement

    OSCI seeks to deepen social awareness and intensify the passion for social involvement among Loyola School students in order to create a positive impact among marginalized communities.

    Visit Ateneo Office for Social Concern and Involvement Visit
  • Bato Balani Foundation

    Devoted to help build the Philippine nation’s future through education, BBFI’s programs focus on four major thrusts: teacher development, school development, student development and special involvements. The projects under these thrusts are designed for the foundation’s target beneficiaries who are mainly students, teachers and educators, as well as education and research institutions.

    Visit Bato Balani Foundation Visit
  • Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines

    The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) is the national association of Catholic Educational Institutions in the Philippines founded in 1941. It now has more than 1,484 member-schools and more than 120 superintendents of Catholic Schools. It is a voluntary organization that operates through regional educational associations located in the 17 regions of the country.

    Visit Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines Visit
  • Child Rights Network

    Child Rights Network is the largest alliance of organizations and agencies pushing for children's rights legislation in the Philippines. CRN adheres to the principles set in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child that a child shall enjoy special protection, and shall be given opportunities and facilities, by law and by other means, to enable them to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity.

    Visit Child Rights Network Visit
  • Climbs Institute of Management

    The education and training arm of CLIMBS Life and General Insurance Cooperative, a life and non-life insurance cooperative duly licensed by both the Cooperative Development Authority and the Insurance Commission born in Cagayan de Oro City.

    Visit Climbs Institute of Management Visit
  • Department of Education

    The Department of Education (DepEd) formulates, implements, and coordinates policies, plans, programs and projects in the areas of formal and non-formal basic education. It supervises all elementary and secondary education institutions, including alternative learning systems, both public and private; and provides for the establishment and maintenance of a complete, adequate, and integrated system of basic education relevant to the goals of national development.

    Visit Department of Education Visit
  • Department of Information and Communications Technology

    The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is mandated to be the primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing, and administrative entity of the Philippine Executive Branch of the government that will plan, develop, and promote the national ICT development agenda. DICT aspires for the Philippines to develop and flourish through innovation and constant development of ICT in the pursuit of a progressive, safe, secured, contented and happy Filipino nation.

    Visit Department of Information and Communications Technology Visit
  • Department of Science and Technology

    The Department of Science and Technology, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the coordination of science and technology-related projects in the Philippines and to formulate policies and projects in the fields of science and technology in support of national development.

    Visit Department of Science and Technology Visit
  • Department of Social Welfare and Development

    The Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and Development is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the protection of the social welfare of Filipinos and to promote social development

    Visit Department of Social Welfare and Development Visit
  • Education Development Center

    Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

    Visit Education Development Center Visit
  • Mano Amiga

    In partnership with Mano Academy Philippines, the annual Digital Youth Summit aims to arm student leaders and youth organizations across the Philippines with skills to safely navigate the internet and to run digital literacy campaigns in their local communities. The program has reached over 150 social innovators, community developers and tech enthusiasts, who share best practices and resources for their community campaigns.

    Visit Mano Amiga Visit
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

    The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards, and advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. Recognized as the “gold standard” in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.

    Visit National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Visit
  • Out of the Box

    Out of the Box's (OOTB) mission is to promote critical thinking and make skills of expression relevant in the 21st century. This is the very action plan of many educational institutions worldwide that OOTB wishes to address in our country through media literacy.

    Visit Out of the Box Visit
  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration

    Facebook partnered with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to equip overseas Filipino workers and their families with the digital skills necessary for them to browse the web and use online services safely and productively. OWWA trained over 80,000 individuals in 2018 and aims to train 150,000 more in 2019.

    Visit Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Visit
  • PHINMA

    Making lives better through competitive and well-managed business enterprises. PHINMA is a Filipino conglomerate that seeks to make lives better and build the nation through successfully run and profitable businesses in the construction materials, education, hospitality, and property development sectors.

    Visit PHINMA Visit
  • Philippine Overseas Labor Office

    The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) is the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) link to the world. It is directly under the Office of the Secretary of Labor. It acts as the operating arm of DOLE for the administration and enforcement of its policies and programs applicable to the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).

  • Plan International

    Plan International has been working in the Philippines since 1961. We ensure children realise their rights to education, protection, health care and a high quality of life. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners to advance children’s rights and equality for girls.

    Visit Plan International Visit
  • Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.

    "TOUCHING PEOPLE, SHAPING THE FUTURE." RAFI is a non-government non-profit organization, since 1966, whose mission is to elevate lives by championing best practices in community development in the Philippines.

    Visit Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Visit
  • Save the Children Philippines

    Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the Philippines and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

    Visit Save the Children Philippines Visit
  • Department of Education Stairway Foundation

    As part of the Cybersafe program, Facebook collaborated with the Department of Education and Stairway Foundation to provide over 500 teachers nationwide with training and classroom resources on digital literacy for today’s 21st century learners. These teachers were provided access to Facebook's Digital Literacy Library containing interactive lessons on safety and privacy, online identity, and information literacy.

    Visit Department of Education Stairway Foundation Visit
  • Accenture

    Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations.

  • AHA! Behavioral Design

    The first behavioral design company in the Philippines, AHA! fuses science, creativity, and communication to improve people’s personal and professional lives by stimulating positive habits. We co-create learning events and activate nudges based on people’s emotions, work environment, and ability, to induce the desired behaviors.

  • Ateneo Office for Social Concern and Involvement

    OSCI seeks to deepen social awareness and intensify the passion for social involvement among Loyola School students in order to create a positive impact among marginalized communities.

  • Bato Balani Foundation

    Devoted to help build the Philippine nation’s future through education, BBFI’s programs focus on four major thrusts: teacher development, school development, student development and special involvements. The projects under these thrusts are designed for the foundation’s target beneficiaries who are mainly students, teachers and educators, as well as education and research institutions.

  • Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines

    The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) is the national association of Catholic Educational Institutions in the Philippines founded in 1941. It now has more than 1,484 member-schools and more than 120 superintendents of Catholic Schools. It is a voluntary organization that operates through regional educational associations located in the 17 regions of the country.

  • Child Rights Network

    Child Rights Network is the largest alliance of organizations and agencies pushing for children's rights legislation in the Philippines. CRN adheres to the principles set in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child that a child shall enjoy special protection, and shall be given opportunities and facilities, by law and by other means, to enable them to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity.

  • Climbs Institute of Management

    The education and training arm of CLIMBS Life and General Insurance Cooperative, a life and non-life insurance cooperative duly licensed by both the Cooperative Development Authority and the Insurance Commission born in Cagayan de Oro City.

  • Department of Education

    The Department of Education (DepEd) formulates, implements, and coordinates policies, plans, programs and projects in the areas of formal and non-formal basic education. It supervises all elementary and secondary education institutions, including alternative learning systems, both public and private; and provides for the establishment and maintenance of a complete, adequate, and integrated system of basic education relevant to the goals of national development.

  • Department of Information and Communications Technology

    The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is mandated to be the primary policy, planning, coordinating, implementing, and administrative entity of the Philippine Executive Branch of the government that will plan, develop, and promote the national ICT development agenda. DICT aspires for the Philippines to develop and flourish through innovation and constant development of ICT in the pursuit of a progressive, safe, secured, contented and happy Filipino nation.

  • Department of Science and Technology

    The Department of Science and Technology, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for the coordination of science and technology-related projects in the Philippines and to formulate policies and projects in the fields of science and technology in support of national development.

  • Department of Social Welfare and Development

    The Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and Development is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the protection of the social welfare of Filipinos and to promote social development

  • Education Development Center

    Education Development Center (EDC) is a global nonprofit that advances lasting solutions to improve education, promote health, and expand economic opportunity. Since 1958, we have been a leader in designing, implementing, and evaluating powerful and innovative programs in more than 80 countries around the world.

  • Mano Amiga

    In partnership with Mano Academy Philippines, the annual Digital Youth Summit aims to arm student leaders and youth organizations across the Philippines with skills to safely navigate the internet and to run digital literacy campaigns in their local communities. The program has reached over 150 social innovators, community developers and tech enthusiasts, who share best practices and resources for their community campaigns.

  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

    The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards, and advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. Recognized as the “gold standard” in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.

  • Out of the Box

    Out of the Box's (OOTB) mission is to promote critical thinking and make skills of expression relevant in the 21st century. This is the very action plan of many educational institutions worldwide that OOTB wishes to address in our country through media literacy.

  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration

    Facebook partnered with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) to equip overseas Filipino workers and their families with the digital skills necessary for them to browse the web and use online services safely and productively. OWWA trained over 80,000 individuals in 2018 and aims to train 150,000 more in 2019.

  • PHINMA

    Making lives better through competitive and well-managed business enterprises. PHINMA is a Filipino conglomerate that seeks to make lives better and build the nation through successfully run and profitable businesses in the construction materials, education, hospitality, and property development sectors.

  • Philippine Overseas Labor Office

    The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) is the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) link to the world. It is directly under the Office of the Secretary of Labor. It acts as the operating arm of DOLE for the administration and enforcement of its policies and programs applicable to the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW).

  • Plan International

    Plan International has been working in the Philippines since 1961. We ensure children realise their rights to education, protection, health care and a high quality of life. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners to advance children’s rights and equality for girls.

  • Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.

    "TOUCHING PEOPLE, SHAPING THE FUTURE." RAFI is a non-government non-profit organization, since 1966, whose mission is to elevate lives by championing best practices in community development in the Philippines.

  • Save the Children Philippines

    Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the Philippines and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

  • Department of Education Stairway Foundation

    As part of the Cybersafe program, Facebook collaborated with the Department of Education and Stairway Foundation to provide over 500 teachers nationwide with training and classroom resources on digital literacy for today’s 21st century learners. These teachers were provided access to Facebook's Digital Literacy Library containing interactive lessons on safety and privacy, online identity, and information literacy.

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