Born and raised in the islands of the Philippines, Nikko is both an active youth leader and advocate for the environment. He founded Straw Wars Philippines after being a delegate to the SEA (Sea and Earth Advocates) Camp in summer 2015. Nikko is currently the President of Straw Wars Philippines.

Ever since, he has organized different activities to engage the youth in his university and the community to discussions on the many threats that the environment faces, especially our oceans. Nikko continues his campaign to raise awareness on the harmful effects of single-use plastic, especially straws, on environment and human health.