Olga Barcelona – Illustrado 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf

Olga Barcelona


Photo by: Rozen Antonio

This fierce Head of Operations of renowned branding agency Brash Brands is even more passionate when it comes to supporting the causes she so loves.

An advocate of giving back, whose true calling is in charity, Olga has been working tirelessly through the years helping out various communities around the world.  Together with her philanthropy-oriented circle of friends in the UAE, she has sent relief packages to Syrian refugees and financial assistance for refugees in Lesbos, Greece.  A couple of years ago, she had helped raise funds and also volunteered to build a school in Malawi in East Africa, and time and time again, she distributes aid to victims of calamities in the Philippines, as well as gifts to underprivileged school children in Manila.

Olga, who was touched by the plight of street kids in the Philippines, shares, “I would like to help alleviate poverty through education mainly. That is why I take it upon myself to get involved when it comes to either providing school kits or even building schools.”

She continues, “For me, it is always about paying it forward. I am too blessed to turn a blind eye to those who are in need. And I really think it’s true what they say that our purpose in life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.”  She also adds, “My ultimate dream is to be able to build sustainable schools in the remote areas in the Philippines. When I have done that, they will be my lasting legacy.”


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