About the Philippine Association of Professional Speakers, Inc.

PAPS is the only organization of aspiring and professional speakers in the Philippines. It is the only association in the Philippines that is recognized by the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), which includes National Speakers Association of the United States, Association Française des Experts & Conférenciers Professionnels (AFCP), Asian Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS), Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), German Speakers Association (GSA), National Speakers Association Sweden (NSAS), Malaysian Association of Professional Speakers (MAPS), National Speakers Association of New Zealand (NSANZ), Professional Speakers Australia (PSA), Professional Speakers Association Belgium (PSAB), Professional Speakers Association Holland (PSAH), Professional Speakers Association of Namibia (PSAN), Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa (PSASA), and Professional Speakers Association UK & Ireland (PSAUKI).

Members of the Global Speakers Federation as of 2018.
Members of the Global Speakers Federation as of 2018.

Our Mission

To uphold the holistic development of professional speakers in the country

Our Vision

To be the Philippines’ global hub for aspiring and professional speakers

Our Objectives

  • Create and sustain a community that shall recognize public speaking as a profession, which is vital to personal, professional, and business success
  • Establish and grow a vibrant network of professional speakers nationwide
  • Design and administer a platform for sharing best practices and unique experiences among professional speakers
  • Provide world-class learning programs that dignify the speaking profession
  • Foster a culture of mentorship and coaching among members
  • Connect speaking professionals with allied stakeholders
  • Recognize the excellent performance and contribution of speaking professionals and their benefactors
  • Engage and promote Filipino speaking professionals globally through international memberships and collaboration

Five Pillars of Competencies

  • Eloquence
  • Excellence
  • Enterprise
  • Ethics
  • Extension

Our Core Values

  • Authentic Performance
  • Audience Delight
  • Abundance Culture
  • Earned Expertise
  • Dignifying Diversity
  • Changing Mindset
  • Talent Mastery
  • Creating Value

Our Creed

We believe in God, the source of everything and the end of all things
We believe in ourselves, stewards of God’s blessings, voices that shape a better society
We believe in spoken words, the life they provide to the lifeless, the inspiration they give to the hopeless
We are professional speakers of the Philippines
We teach, we share, we plant the seeds of greatness
We speak to serve, we stand for truth, we celebrate life
We believe in our profession, its impact on people, its lasting influence on the nation
We believe in our mission, the life-changing experience we create, the noble cause we swear to uphold
We believe in our passion, the fire that fuels us to learn more, the energy that drives us to excel even more
We are professional speakers of the Philippines
We teach, we share, we plant the seed of greatness
We speak to serve, we stand for truth, we celebrate life


Board of Directors 2017-2019

LLOYD A. LUNA
Chairman

POCHOLO D. GONZALES
JESSE FRANCIS N. REBUSTILLO
AL IAN A. BARCELONA
MARIE JACQUELINE MICHELLE C. LIM
Members


The Executive Committee

LLOYD A. LUNA
Founder and President

POCHOLO D. GONZALES
Vice President

JESSE FRANCIS N. REBUSTILLO
Treasurer

MARIE JACQUELINE MICHELLE C. LIM
Executive Director


Board of Advisers

BARBIE L. ATIENZA
Chairman

KAREN LOREN A. OSTREA
MYRA ESTRELLA V. SANDICO
ARMAND Q. BENGCO
JUAN CARLOS D. LIBIRAN
ATTY. JEREMIAH B. BELGICA
CLEO MIEL SEREVILLA
Members