Two Filipino teenagers made it to the list of TIME’s Magazine’s Top 30 Most Influential Teens in 2017.
In an article from CNN Philippines, the 14-year-old St. Scholastica’s College Manila high school student, Shibby de Guzman, was included in the TIME’s list after she actively participated in a rally against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.
Apart from that, de Guzman photos went viral online when she marched together with other protesters her age to protest against the government’s decision to bury the dead body of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani which the TIME said “… a risky move..” to do.
On the other hand, the 19-year-old Bretman Rock Sacayanan who is recently making a scene on the Internet for producing make-up video tutorials that are viewed by his 9 million Instagram followers, 2.1 million YouTube subscribers and 1.5 million Twitter followers.
The Hawaii-based beauty vlogger previously appeared in the Miss Universe 2017 red-carpet show as host together with Miss Universe Philippines 2010 Venus Raj.
Other world-wide teen personalities included in the TIME’s top 30 list is the 19-year-old Shawn Mendes, and 13-year-old and “Stranger Things” actress Millie Brown Brown, among others.
Also getting their own spots in the list are:
- 17-year-old Krtin Nithiyanandam from the United Kingdom, who made a breakthrough in science when he was just 15 years old after he was able to develop an antibody that can help detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
- 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan, a Syrian activist and refugee now living in the United Kingdom, is the youngest goodwill ambassador of UNICEF.
- 18-year-old Hu Ranran, a Chinese youth advocate, who made a film that tackles the life of a transgender youth coming to terms with his sexual identity in China. The film, however, was banned by the Chinese government online due to its homosexual content.