MANILA -- Here's some good news amid the lockdown: five Filipinos made it to Forbes' 2020 list of "30 Under 30 Asia" list for 2020.
Part of this year's batch are skateboarder Margielyn Didal, The Cacao Project founder Louise Mabulo, PayMongo founder Francis Plaza, gymnast Carlos Yulo, and multimedia artist Breech Asher Harani.
"This year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list-makers inspire optimism in what is promising to be a tough year ahead. They are a resilient and energetic bunch who are facing challenges head-on and actively working for a future that matches their aspirations," Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia editor Rana Wehbe said in a statement.
Wehbe added: "Young women under 21 especially stand out in our 2020 list: From Malaysia's hijab-wearing wrestler to Bangladesh's first female comedian and a social entrepreneur helping farmers in the Philippines improve their livelihoods – these fierce gamechangers are shattering gender, age and cultural stereotypes across industries."
Also featured on the "30 Under 30 Asia" list are the K-pop girl group Twice and "Parasite" actress So-dam Park, current world No. 1 female tennis player Ashleigh Barty, and four-year-old racing prodigy Juju Noda from Japan.
The full list can be found here.