Miguel Roberto Parungo
Miguel Roberto Parungo, or Rob, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Technology Management from the Ateneo de Manila University. His academic experiences immersed him in different fields of studies, such as communications, multi-media, and information technology. These different fields of studies taught him how they have changed and will change the relationship of people and businesses altogether.
He actively participated in various student-based organizations and projects that cultivated his passion for development work. He served in Tugon Ateneo, an organization that advocates against the existence of child sexual abuse in the country. As Assistant Area Head to one of the partner institutions of Tugon Ateneo in 2013, he was tasked to design and execute sustainable systems to improve the organization’s area engagements. He also spearheaded Lights for Hope which was formerly known as Blue Christmas, a university-wide project that celebrates Christmas with over a thousand public school children. He, along with his team, pushed for innovations while expanding the experience of the project to the different school units and more children. He is also part of the Loyola Mountaineers, an organization that advocates environmental preservation and rehabilitation. Rob co-headed Loyola Mountaineer’s Indigenous People’s Forum, which discussed the rights of the Philippines’ indigenous peoples with the assistance from the National Commissions of Indigenous People.
His experiences in project management and social work, along with his persistence for innovation and change, fuels him to work in the development sector.