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Tabaco Councilor Sheina Onrubia joins Obama workshop

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Tabaco Councilor Sheina Onrubia is representing not just her hometown, but the Philippines as she joins a workshop of the Obama Foundation in Hawaii.

In a Facebook post, Onrubia said she was honored to be given the chance to co-design the Leaders Program for the Asia-Pacific youth, along with other leaders from the region.

They will focus on action that address pressing issues and contribute to positive change, she said.

She vowed to exert all effort to represent the Philippines well, especially the youth and the local government sector.

What also gets her excited is the chance to meet former US President Barack Obama, who is expected to join the workshop.

Make us proud, konsehala!

“ALOHA! Mahalo for your prayers! Safely arrived here in the University of Hawai’i. ❤

Earlier today, we had our Orientation for the Obama Foundation Workshop. So honored to be given this opportunity to co-design the Leaders Program for the Asia-Pacific youth, together with a fellow YSEALI alum, Amalina from Malaysia, and other nineteen (19) emerging leaders from Asia-Pacific. Our output will be a course of action that addresses pressing issues and opportunities, and meaningfully contributes to positive change in the region. Will do my best to represent well the Philippines, especially the Filipino youth community and the local government sector.

We’re thrilled to learn that President Barack Obama will personally join us during the workshop to hear from us directly about the strengths in our respective communities and how the Obama Foundation can support our unique needs. 🌺 Amalina and I will once again meet him after our town hall experience at the White House on June 1, 2015. 💚💛

#ObamaLeaders

#ParaSaDiyosAtBayan,” Onrubia shared on Facebook.