About BYLI

“Investing on the youth is always a wise investment. It yields good and bountiful return not only to today’s generation but to future generations and to our country as well.”

Mark D. Borres has a life-changing experience as one of the 28 Filipino Youth Ambassadors who represented the country in the 2008 Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP) of Japan and ASEAN.

He was inspired to contribute in making Philippines a great nation by forming and empowering the youths to make a difference and become positive catalysts for change— in their homes, schools, workplaces, and communities through leadership and action. He believes that the youths should be enhanced by developing their leadership potentials so they will grow and raise good families that comprise the community and create a great nation and impact the world.

An offshoot of a passion for a better world, the Borres Youth Leadership Institute or BYLI was formed in 2010 by Mark D. Borres together with his friends who believe in his passion and advocacy. On January 7, 2010, BYLI was registered with Securities and Exchange Commission as a non-stock, non-profit youth development organization of dynamic students and young professionals. Since 2010, BYLI has started to conduct various youth development programs and has inspired more than 10,000 student and youth leaders from different municipalities, cities, schools, colleges and universities in the country.

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A dynamic institute geared towards forming and empowering young leaders who will make the country a great nation and impact the world.


To inspire and develop globally competitive community of Filipino youths and volunteers to leadership and action through holistic leadership development opportunities, programs and services.

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  • To provide leadership avenues for young leaders to develop their leadership competence through leadership development opportunities that focuses on their physical, mental, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual growth.
  • To equip young leaders with the necessary skills, attitudes and values will enhance their capabilities as leaders.
  • To encourage active involvement in community outreach programs and social advocacies.
  • To inculcate values, national identity, nationalism and patriotism among Filipino youths.
Award and Recognition

Maraming Salamat Po Award

Awarded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI and the Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) – Visayas Federation for its invaluable support and contribution to the advancement of youth programs in Western Visayas which inspired the youth to meet their full potentials to be able to contribute to the task of nation building.