Commissioner-at-Large Paul Pangilinan obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Santo Tomas.

He has been in the public service for more than a decade already. He started as a Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Chairman and served as a Barangay Councilor for two terms in Quezon City.

In 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte appointed him as one of the Commissioners of the National Youth Commission (NYC). Currently, Commissioner Pangilinan chairs the NYC Committees on Global Mobility, Environment and Social Inclusion and Equity.

As Chairman of the Committee on Global Mobility and as one of the ASEAN Senior Officials on Youth (SOMY), Commissioner Pangilinan ensures the participation of the Filipino youth in international functions and affairs. One of the major accomplishments of the Committee on Global Mobility in establishing and maintaining linkages with counterpart agencies of foreign governments is the revival of NYC’s bilateral relations with the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF) after a very long time, and was solidified by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the NYC and ACYF on Strengthening Youth Cooperation signed in 2017.

As Chairman of the Committee on Environment, he represents the Filipino youth in the negotiations in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). One of the remarkable accomplishments of the committee is the adoption of the “ASEAN Declaration of the ASEAN Youth in Climate Action and Disaster Resilience Day” by ASEAN Leaders during the 33rd Summit held in Singapore in 2018. The Committee on Environment pushed for the said declaration which recognizes young people’s meaningful participation in climate action and resilience in the region.

As the Commissioner-at-Large of the National Youth Commission, Paul Pangilinan envisions to empower the youth by developing their capacity, addressing their needs and by inspiring them to make “Larger Dreams and Larger Change” in our country.