PHILIPPINE
GLOBAL
EXPLORERS

GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF FILIPINO WORLD TRAVELERS

PHILIPPINE
GLOBAL
EXPLORERS

GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF FILIPINO WORLD TRAVELERS

PGE History

From Conception to Birth

July 27, 2019

Breakfast meeting at Antonio’s Restaurant in Tagaytay City with Riza Rasco, Jimmy Buhain, Rambi Francisco, Mars Mendoza, Dong Rasco, Jr., Felix and Choy Nolasco. The group discussed forming the Philippine Travelers Group. Riza Rasco is elected to assume the leadership of the envisioned Philippine Travelers Group.

July 30, 2019

Facebook private group was created by Riza Rasco as Administrator.

August 1, 2019

Philippine Travelers Group members Riza Rasco, Jimmy Buhain, and Mars Mendoza were interviewed by Thelma San Juan, Lifestyle Editor of the Philippine Inquirer. The article was published on Sept 8, 2019.

August 4, 2019

Jon Opol became the first Facebook group moderator and joined the leadership team.

August 26, 2019

1st Philippine Travelers Group meet-up was held at Larry's Cafe and Bar, BGC attended by Riza Rasco, Nolan Tianco, Mars Mendoza, Jess Rasco, Jan Chavez-Arceo and Jimmy Buhain.

Sept. 2, 2019

Changed Facebook Group name to Philippine Global Explorers.

Sept 16, 2019

Finalized group logo created by Camille Miranda Evangelista.

Sept. 21, 2019

Nolan Tianco became a PGE Facebook group moderator and joined the leadership team

April 23, 2020

1st Global Virtual Meet-up of PGE members attended by 14 members from 5 different continents: Riza Rasco, Jon Opol, Nolan Tianco, Dondon Bales, Rambi Francisco, Luisa Yu, Mafe Leal-Lalonde, Cedric Valera, Raoul Bernal, Cyrus Dan Canares, Clifford Lopez, Marix Tajo, Andrew Gacayan and Ricky Alcantara.

April 30, 2020

Launched Weekly Thursday Zoom calls created by Dondon Bales to increase membership engagement through Meet & Greet, Q&A, Storytelling, Travel Gameshow, Masterclass

May 6, 2020

Dondon Bales became a PGE Facebook group moderator and joined the leadership team

May 28, 2020

The PGE Founding Board of Directors have been formalized and composed of Riza Rasco, Jimmy Buhain, Mars Mendoza, Dondon Bales, Jon Opol, Nolan Tianco and Rambi Francisco. This was witnessed by Lee Ulangca.

June 4, 2020

The PGE Founding Board of Directors finalized the Mission, Vision, Core Values and Objectives of the organisation.

June 6, 2020

Dondon Bales and Jon Opol created the PGE official email account and social media accounts (Facebook Page, Facebook public group, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, and LinkedIn).

June 12, 2020

Launched PGE website created by Dondon Bales and the team composed of Hazel Borres Apuhin, Cedric Valera, Rambi Francisco, Andie Andros and Jeanne Gokotano.

From Conception to Birth

July 27, 2019

Breakfast meeting at Antonio’s Restaurant in Tagaytay City with Riza Rasco, Jimmy Buhain, Rambi Francisco, Mars Mendoza, Dong Rasco, Jr., Felix and Choy Nolasco. The group discussed forming the Philippine Travelers Group. Riza Rasco is elected to assume the leadership of the envisioned Philippine Travelers Group.

July 30, 2019

Facebook private group was created by Riza Rasco as Administrator.

August 1, 2019

Philippine Travelers Group members Riza Rasco, Jimmy Buhain, and Mars Mendoza were interviewed by Thelma San Juan, Lifestyle Editor of the Philippine Inquirer. The article was published on Sept 8, 2019.

August 4, 2019

Jon Opol became the first Facebook group moderator and joined the leadership team.

August 26, 2019

1st Philippine Travelers Group meet-up was held at Larry's Cafe and Bar, BGC attended by Riza Rasco, Nolan Tianco, Mars Mendoza, Jess Rasco, Jan Chavez-Arceo and Jimmy Buhain.

Sept. 2, 2019

Changed Facebook Group name to Philippine Global Explorers.

Sept 16, 2019

Finalized group logo created by Camille Miranda Evangelista.

Sept. 21, 2019

Nolan Tianco became a PGE Facebook group moderator and joined the leadership team

April 23, 2020

1st Global Virtual Meet-up of PGE members attended by 14 members from 5 different continents: Riza Rasco, Jon Opol, Nolan Tianco, Dondon Bales, Rambi Francisco, Luisa Yu, Mafe Leal-Lalonde, Cedric Valera, Raoul Bernal, Cyrus Dan Canares, Clifford Lopez, Marix Tajo, Andrew Gacayan and Ricky Alcantara.

April 30, 2020

Launched Weekly Thursday Zoom calls created by Dondon Bales to increase membership engagement through Meet & Greet, Q&A, Storytelling, Travel Gameshow, Masterclass

May 6, 2020

Dondon Bales became a PGE Facebook group moderator and joined the leadership team

May 28, 2020

The PGE Founding Board of Directors have been formalized and composed of Riza Rasco, Jimmy Buhain, Mars Mendoza, Dondon Bales, Jon Opol, Nolan Tianco and Rambi Francisco. This was witnessed by Lee Ulangca.

June 4, 2020

The PGE Founding Board of Directors finalized the Mission, Vision, Core Values and Objectives of the organisation.

June 6, 2020

Dondon Bales and Jon Opol created the PGE official email account and social media accounts (Facebook Page, Facebook public group, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, and LinkedIn).

June 12, 2020

Launched PGE website created by Dondon Bales and the team composed of Hazel Borres Apuhin, Cedric Valera, Rambi Francisco, Andie Andros and Jeanne Gokotano.