A Social Development Worker, Political Analyst and Trainer of Community Organizers

Skills / Expertise

Work experience covers community organizing and training, program management and supervision, curriculum and manual development, advocacy, and collaborative efforts with civil society groups and coalitions, government and multilateral agencies on different thematic issues, specifically on children’s rights, peasant rights, housing rights, indigenous people’s rights, local governance, peacebuilding and conflict management, social enterprise development, disaster response and preparedness, climate change adaptation, and human rights and protection. Has expertise in the training of community organizers, community development processes and problem analysis, facilitation of meetings, leadership and organizational management, consultations and training, coalition and advocacy works, local governance mechanism, and written documentation.

Professional Experiences

Mindanao Coordinator and Trainer of Community Organizers
(July 2008 – Present)
Community Organizers Multiversity (CO Multiversity)

Manage and direct the over-all implementation of COM’s mandate on training and organizing for power of people in Mindanao. Provide direction to the Mindanao Team to ensure that implementation of different projects is in accordance with the vision, mission and goals and objectives of CO Multiversity. Conduct monitoring activities to ensure efficient and quality implementation of the projects. Ensure a conducive and supportive working environment to all Mindanao-based staff. Facilitate program management committee meeting to ensure management support system. Write proposals, feasibility study, and program reports and updates to partner funders. Deal and work closely with different funders and partners such as Oxfam International, Oxfam Hongkong, Lutheran World Relief, The Asia Foundation, Asian Community Thrust – Japan, German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Trocaire and Local Governance Support Program in ARMM, among others. Respond to training request and assistance of different partners both in Civil Society and in Government.

Previous Assignments with the CO Multiversity

∙ Trainer/Supervisor of Community Organizers - Holy Spirit Aeta Mission, Capas Tarlac (2006 – 2007)

∙ Trainer/Supervisor of Community Development Workers - Alalay sa Kaunlaran Inc, Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija ( 2004 – 2006)

∙ Project Coordinator and Trainer of COs – Bulacan Anti-Child Labor Project in partnership with ILO-IPEC (July 2001 – December 2013)

∙ Assistant Project Coordinator and Lead CO – Montalban and Bulacan Anti-Child Labor Project in partnership with ILO-IPEC (2000 – 2001)

∙ Community Organizer - Pandacan, Manila (1998 – 2000)

Advocacy Officer/ Networker (1996 – 1998)
Region III Council for Sustainable Development (R3CSD)- PO/NGO Counterpart Council.

Convene Multi-disciplinary consultations in the six provinces of Central Luzon. Facilitate focus group discussions and meetings concerning sustainable development practices. Document best practices on Sustainable Development implementation in Central Luzon. Participate in national training, consultations and meetings for the networks.

Experience in Mediation

Other related experiences or Achievements:

on Community Organizing and Community Development (1996 – present)
∙ Office of the Ministry of Basic, Higher, Technical and Madaris Education – BARMM (July – December 2019)
- Consultant on Mainstreaming Community Organizing in Ministry’s Program
- Office of the Bangsamoro Women Commission – BARMM (January – December 2019) - Consultant on Mainstreaming Setoral Agenda on BWC Programming
∙ Office of the Vice President Maria Leonora Robredo (January 2019 – present) - Consultant for Mindanao Affairs and CSO/Grassroots Participation
∙ Department of Interior and Local Government (January 2013 – up to 2016) - Local Poverty Reduction Action Planning (LPRAP) Facilitator for Sultan Kudarat Province - Assisted CSO and Municipal Government in the province in initiating BUB process for 2014 budget
∙ Department of Interior and Local Government – Project Management Office (Transition Investment Support Program) for the ARMM (January 2012 – December 2012) - Consultant in strengthening CSO participation and developing strategy for social mobilization
∙ Office of the OIC Regional Vice Governor of ARMM (2011 – June 2013) - Assist the Office of the VRG on the institutionalization of CSO participation of Office of Special Concerns that will serve as feedback mechanisms at the provincial level.
∙ Department of Social Welfare and Development – ARMM (2011 – June 2013) - Work as lead facilitator for Civil Society Organizations and ensuring broader participation of CSO in the implementation of 4Ps and other DSWD programs
∙ ACT for Peace Programme and Assisi Development Foundation (2008 – 2010) - Work as Resource Person on series of trainings on Community Organizing, Leadership and Organizational Development, Advocacy and Coalition Work and Culture of Peace
∙ Local Governance Support Program in ARMM (August 2008 – June 2009) - Work as Local Resource Partner and Project Manager for the Localizing Peacebuilding Project in South Upi and Barira, Maguindanao and Strengthening CSO Mechanisms in the province of Maguindanao. Design and develop training design, assessment tool, facilitate trainings and seminars on strategic planning, organization building, conflict management, organizational development and leadership, project proposal making and resource mobilization, and write narrative and project reports
∙ Office of Cong. Wilfrido Buyson Villarama- Distrcit II, Bulacan (2002 – 2003) - Provides assistance on integrating participatory processes in implementing people’s program and services delivery in District II.
∙ Holy Spirit Aeta Mission – Capas, Tarlac (2002)
- Facilitates community planning and problem analaysis.
- Assists leader-organizers in strategizing and application of CO steps.
∙ Office of Vice Mayor Immaculada Mauricio – Sta. Maria, Bulacan (2000 – 2001) - Facilitates the conduct of legislative agenda setting in the Municipality. - Documented the results and formulated into a Municipal Action Plan.
∙ Office of Mayor Bartolome Ramos– Santa Maria, Bulacan (2008 – 2010) - Provides assistance on formulating a Community Development programs in the Municipality
∙ Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) – on-call (June 2006-present) - Provides lecture and technical assistance on developing Child labor monitoring tools specifically on the pyrotechnics sector
∙ Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc. (June 2006)
- Provides Technical Assistance on the Development of Trainers Module for Domestic Workers
∙ Free-lance Resource person and technical writer (2007 – present)
∙ Provide training on leadership, community organizing, peacebuilding and proposal development as requested by the Assisi Development Foundation, Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute and UNDP-ACT for Peace Programme.

Training & Education

Masters in Community Development
College of Social Works and Community Development
University of the Philippines, Diliman
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (ABPS)
With option in International Relations
Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila

▪ Panel Speaker: Why We Invest in Care Conference
Oxfam Canada – January 26 – 30, 2019, Toronto Canada
▪ WECARE Learning Assembly
Oxfam International – September 2017 and November 2018, Zimbabwe, Africa
▪ Pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Mecca / CSO Monitors for Hajj Pilgrims National Commission on Muslim Filipino – August-September 2015, Mecca/Madinah Saudi Arabia
▪ International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation 8
IIED and CBA8 – April 23 – 30, 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal
▪ Regional Learning on Community of Practice on Women Economic Leadership and Gendered Economic Market in Asia
Oxfam Great Britain – November 11 – 16, 2013, Davao City, Philippines
▪ Livelihood in Conflict in Asia Workshop
Oxfam International - October 2011, Bali, Indonesia
▪ World Bank Study Tour on Conditional Cash Transfer – Philippine Delegation The World Banks, AUSAID and DSWD - May 29 – June 4, 2011,
Mexico City, Latin America
▪ Young Leadership Invitational Trip – Ambassador on Peace
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan - October 18 – 26, 2010,
Osaka, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nara and Kyoto - Japan
▪ Regional Social Accountability Workshop
Oxfam Great Britain – July 6-9, 2010, Phnom Pehn, Cambodia
▪ 2006 Asian Human Rights Folk School
May 18 Memorial Foundation – September 9 – 22, 2006
Gwangju,Seoul and Busan South Korea
▪ World Habitat Forum
UN Habitat / UN-ESCAP – October 9 – 14, 2005, Bangkok, Thailand
▪ Regional LOCOA Workshop on Globalization and National Situation Leaders and Community Organizers of Asia – Secretariat,
November 2003, Manila, Phiippines
∙ Regional Multidisciplinary Workshop on Child Labor
ILO-IPEC -August 2003, Manila, Philippines
∙ Leading Collaborative Action for Societal Change, A Course on Bridging Leadership Asian Institute of Management May 3 – 10, 2003, Philippines
▪ International Conference of Community Organizers
LOCOA / Community Organizers Multiversity - February 2000, Baguio City
∙ Regional Trainor’s Training on Para-Legal
Department of Labor and Employment, UNICEF, March 2002
∙ Workshop on Case Analysis and Strategizing
Asian Institute of Management, October 2001
∙ Training on Principled Negotiations
Community Organizers Multiversity, February 1998

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