About the Social Good Summit

The Social Good Summit is an annual global event organized around the United Nations General Assembly. It is sustained globally by +SocialGood, a community which shares world-changing ideas to spark action in our social media era. Rappler has been organizing the Philippine leg of this global event since 2012.

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What is #HackSociety?

#HackSociety is an ideathon that harnesses the new democratic space in order to crowdsource “hacks” that address these core issues: education and jobs; food, agriculture & poverty alleviation; accountability & governance; environment & disasters; and peace and development. It is a solution-simulation forum where participants learn, connect and act.

During the Social Good Summit, a team of facilitators and mentors will help participants of #HackSociety improve on their ideas towards creating feasible projects. Mentors will include subject matter experts from government, multilateral agencies, civil society and private sector, venture capitalists, startup incubators, and tech experts.

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The Venue

Green Sun is a creative enterprise that is home to passionate professionals of multi-disciplinary backgrounds. The main plenary of Innovation+SocialGood 2016 will be held at "The Eye," a 1,000 square meter venue within Green Sun that features a high-end projection system which transforms the whole 360 degrees of this space into a digitally created world. Green Sun is located along 2285 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City.


  • 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Lobby, Green Sun Hotel
  • Opening Plenary
    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Program Hosts: Atom Araullo and Natashya Gutierrez The Eye, Green Sun Hotel
  • 9:00 AM to 9:05 AM
    Welcome Remarks
    Rupert Ambil, Executive Director, Move.PH
  • 9:05 AM to 9:45 AM
    Technology and the Future
    Paco Sandejas, Founder and President, Narra Ventures Minette Navarette, President, Kickstart Ken Lingan, Country Head, Google Philippines Isabel Sieh, Girls will code Moderator: Maria A. Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler
  • 9:45 AM to 9:50 AM
    What is #HackSociety?
    Gemma B. Mendoza, #HackSociety Project Lead
  • 9:50 AM to 9:52 AM
    Peace and Social Justice (Message)
    Rodrigo Duterte, President, Republic of the Philippines
  • 9:52 AM to 9:57 AM
    #FutureProof: developing a resilient nation (Message)
    Leni Robredo, Vice-President, Republic of the Philippines
  • #HackSociety Mini Workshops
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    3rd Floor Function Rooms, Green Sun Hotel
  • #2030Now Challenge at the XChange
    Anima, 1st Floor, Green Sun Hotel
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Lunch Break
  • Afternoon Plenary
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM
    The Future Now
    Maria A. Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler
  • 1:15 PM to 1:40 PM
    Powering the Future
    Leandro Leviste, Solar Philippines
  • 1:40 PM to 2:25 PM
    Technology and Public Debate
    Pia Ranada, Multimedia Reporter, Rappler Stephanie Sy, Founder, Thinking Machines Vince Lazatin, Head, Transparency and Accountability Network Vergel Santos, Chairman, CMFR Moderator: Maria A. Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler
  • 2:25 PM to 2:45 PM
    Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through innovation
    Ola Almgren, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative
  • 2:45 PM to 3:12 PM
    #HackSociety pitches: chipping away at the Global Goals
    5 best ideas from #HackSociety
  • 3:12 PM to 3:32 PM
    The Revolution
    Robin Padilla, Actor
  • 3:32 PM to 4:05 PM
    Technology and the fight against corruption
    Asif Anwar Ahmad, Ambassador, British Embassy Manila Michael Aguinaldo, Chair, Commission on Audit Liza Agamata, Director, Contact Center Ng Bayan (8888), Civil Service Commission Robin Padilla, Actor Moderator: Chay Hofileña, Investigative Desk, Rappler
  • 4:05 PM to 4:30 PM
    #2030Now Challenge: Teaching tomorrow’s innovators
    Leonor Briones, Secretary, Department of Education
  • 4:30 PM to 4:45 PM
    Joey Salceda, Representative, 2nd District Albay
  • 4:45 PM to 5:00 PM
    Closing and Thanks


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Mentors and Facilitators

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