Gabriel Billones Jr. is a digital entrepreneur, storyteller, and educator. At his highest value, he provides experience-based insights on the areas of digital marketing, e-commerce, software development, and multimedia content production through mentoring, training, and project management.
Gab is the Founder and Sole Proprietor of Y-loop Digital Solutions - a Manila-based weekend agency mobilizing virtual talents to create value in digital marketing and innovation for social causes and advocacies. With more than 8 years of experience in digital marketing, e-commerce, and multimedia, and a Certificate in New Media and Journalism from Ball State University, Indiana, as a recipient of the Study of United States Summer Institutes (SUSI) Fellowship in New Media and Journalism, Gab has helped 100+ international and local brands establish their online presence and optimize their digital channels for conversion.
Gab is very involved in the local and international digital sphere. He has led several digital projects across the Philippines and in the ASEAN region. He is currently the Co-Founder and Chief Organizer of the Break the Fake Movement, which focuses on projects on critical thinking, fake news and disinformation, and media awareness and literacy. Break the Fake is a recipient of the YSEALI Seeds of Future 2019 and the organizer of Break the Fake Hackathon 2019, Break the Fake Blogathon 2017, and Break the Fake Vlogathon 2020. In his role in Break the Fake, he has contributed to several efforts to combat disinformation, including providing the framework for Facebook’s Digital Citizenship program; launching the Department of Education (DepEd) Philippines’ online training on fact-checking which amplified to thousands of teachers all the country; and centralizing and fact-checking data on Covid-19 response, which served as a backbone database for several COVID-related technology initiatives in the Philippines.
He is also one of the Project Managers of Go Social: A Digital Marketing Tour Bootcamp, the Philippines’ winning entry to the 7th Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF), a Trainer of the digitaljobsPH program of the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) - the Philippines, a Certified Lead Learner of DevCon Philippines, Former Vice President of Iligan Bloggers Society (IBS), and a Founding Member of Digital Rights Coalition (DRC) of the Philippines and Digital Makers Asia Pacific (DMAP).