Our PGE Story

Over the Years

July 28, 2019

The Founding Date of PGE

July 27 2019 - 1st PGE MeetupBreakfast meeting at Antonio’s Restaurant in Tagaytay City with Riza Rasco, Dominador Buhain, Rambi Francisco, Marcelino Mendoza, Dong Rasco, Jr., Felix, and Choy Nolasco.

The group formed and founded the Philippine Travelers Group, as it was initially called before it was changed to the Philippine Global Explorers.

July 30, 2019

Creation of FB Group

The Facebook private group was created by Riza Rasco as Administrator. Jon Opol became the first Facebook Group Moderator.

August 1, 2019

The Inquirer Interview

The Inquirer Interview

Founders Riza Rasco, Dominador Buhain, and Marcelino Mendoza were interviewed by Eric Carucho (Senior Writer) and Thelma San Juan (Lifestyle Editor) of the Philippine Daily Inquirer about the newly minted Philippine Global Explorers. The article was published on Sept 8, 2019.

August 26, 2019

1st Philippine Global Explorers Member’s Meet-Up

The 1st Philippine Global Explorers member’s meet-up was held at Larry’s Cafe and Bar, Taguig, Manila attended by Riza Rasco, Dominador Buhain, Nolan Tianco, Marcelino Mendoza, Jan Chavez-Arceo and Cherrie Atilano

September 2, 2019

New FB Group Name

Changed Facebook Group name to Philippine Global Explorers.

September 16, 2019

The PGE Logo

PGE Pages Cover Image

Finalized group logo created by Camille Miranda Evangelista.

April 23, 2020

1st Global Virtual Meet-up of PGE

First 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.

May 28, 2020

Founding Board of Directors of the Non-Profit Entity

May 28 2020 - PGE Charter Board of Directors

In anticipation of the incorporation of a non-profit entity of PGE, the Founding Board of Directors has been formalized and composed of Riza Rasco, Jimmy Buhain, Rambi Francisco, Mars Mendoza, Dondon Bales, Jon Opol, and Nolan Tianco. This was witnessed by Lee Ulangca.

June 4, 2020

Mission & Vision

The PGE Founding Board of Directors finalized the Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Objectives of the organization. Visit our Mission and Vision Page.

June 6, 2020

Official Emails & Social Media

Dondon Bales and Jon Opol created the PGE official email account and social media accounts (Facebook public pageInstagramTwitterPinterest, Youtube, and LinkedIn).

June 12, 2020

PGE Website

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

March 20, 2021

Finalized Articles of Incorporation and By-laws

The PGE Founding Board of Directors finalized the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws of the Philippine Global Explorers.

September 21, 2021

Incorporation Date of the Non-Profit Entity of  PGE

The Philippine Global Explorers have been granted the Certificate of Incorporation by the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Incorporators of the PGE non-profit entity are Riza Rasco, Jimmy Buhain, Mars Mendoza, Rambi Francisco, Nolan Tianco, and Dondon Bales.

September 27, 2022

First Filipino Traveled the 193 UN Countries

Tita Odette Ricasa

The PGE celebrated the key travel milestone of Odette Ricasa, the first Filipino to travel to all 193 UN Countries. You can read more of the story here: Odette Ricasa: First Filipino to Travel to All Countries in the World

November 9, 2023

Second Filipino Traveled the 193 UN Countries

The PGE celebrated the second Filipino to travel to all 193 UN Countries. We were so proud of Luisa Yu’s life achievement.

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