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ROMELO ASTRONOMIA

Mediator | Trainor | Mentor

Experience on Mediation

Settlers’ Ejectment Case | 1997 | Building Peace: Best Mediation Practices in Filipino Communities, A Compendium of Nine Community Mediation Cases

Training on Mediation

Facilitated Basic Mediation Trainings | Eastern Visayas Basic Mediation Training | August 7-11,2017 | Handmaids of The Lord, San Damiano Retreat House, Palo Leyte

Professional Experiences

Freelance Mediator/Trainer | 2016 - present | Private law practitioner working with environmental NGOs Provided legal advice and support, reviews legislation and drafts position papers for the following environmental non-governmental organizations: Ecological Solid Waste (EcoWaste) Coalition of the Philippines and Earth Island Institute (EII)-Philippines

City/Municipality Coordinator | Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) – DILG Region VI | 2013 - 2016 LPRAT spearheads the formulation and monitoring of the Local Poverty Reduction Action Plan (LPRAP)

Freelance Mediator/Trainer | 2009 - 2012

Regional Coordinator for Visayas | Mediators Network for Sustainable Peace (MedNet) Inc. | November 2005 - 2008

Training Officer Brgy. Justice Service System Project, Merciphil Development Foundation, Iloilo City | April 2000 – January 2003

Program Director | Agrarian Center for Transformation and Development, Inc. Iloilo City| April 1995 – March 1999

National Staff | PEACE Foundation, Inc. | Quezon City- Area Assignment: Cebu | March 1993 – March 1995

Lead Trainer | PEACE Panay Development Center | Iloilo City | January 1992 – February 1993

Community Organizer | People’s Social Formation Center, Inc. Roxas City, Capiz | January 1991 – December 1991

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science in Sociology | March 1994 | Non-Traditional Studies Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila

Bachelor of Science in Architecture | March 1991| University of San Agustin

Achievements