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Adelinda S. Cordero

She has been a Special Education Teacher/Educator in 2005-2007, after her Master of Arts in Special Education at Arellano University, Manila. Linda, as she is called, also has experience in teaching vocational/technical skills to high school students. …(Read More)

Aida F. Santos-Maranan
is a co-founder of WeDpro and KALAYAAN (Katipunan ng Kababaihan para sa Kalayaan), the first feminist organization established in 1983, from which WeDpro and other feminist organizations sprung. She is a Researcher, Trainer, Educator, Writer,…(Read More)

Alexandrina Marcelo
is a co-founder of WeDpro, a mother, a grandmother, a feminist, a firm believer of authentic empowerment and a pranic healer. She has worked in the field of reproductive health, gender and development for more than 30 years as evaluator, researcher…(Read More)

Alma G. Bulawan
hails from the Northern Samar, the president of the 24-year old women’s group called Buklod Center, Inc. based in Olongapo City. She had survived sexual exploitation and since then has devoted her life to assisting women and youth mired in sexually…(Read More)

Alpha Gracias Allanigui
Her wide ranging interest brought her to work with Radio Mindanao Network in its marketing services unit. She had in her younger years dabbled as a theater actor, exploring her artistic self until she joined the Women in Bliss (WiB)…(Read More)

Ava Vivian Gonzalez
(aka Giovanni Aszlaveva) has written essays, reviews, and features for ISIS International’s Women in Action, the Philippines-Fookien Times Yearbook, TODAY, and other publications. Ava worked with WeDpro as a volunteer on the project “The Youth…(Read More)

Charles P. Celdran
is a cultural activist, and performing artist. He began his art career at age 14 as a cartoonist for a local Manila newspaper, enrolling at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1991, where he began working in performance art. After university, he moved…(Read More)

Damcelle Torres-Cortes
Is a member of WeDpro’s Board of Directors. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, Ateneo de Manila University (cum laude) and her Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines (Dean’s Lister). She currently teaches at UP Los Banos…(Read More)

Danicar Mariano
is a PhD candidate at the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore and the 2011 Asia Research Institute scholar. Her advisors are Shirlena Huang and Brenda Yeoh. Her research interests include gender and sexuality as well as…(Read More)

Diego Silang Maranan
an artist, academic, and activist interested in the intersection of motion, bodies, technologies, and cultures. He is currently finishing an MA at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University, where he had also previously…(Read More)

Edna de la Cruz
came straight from a private corporation and into WeDpro. She is the longest staying WeDpro staff and co-coordinates the Administrative and Finance Unit since 1997. For a while, she served as a staff of Bukal, a sister…(Read More)

Elsa Ebrole Gonzaga
is currently the Vice President of Buklod Center, Inc. since 2003 and the Secretary 2001 to 2003. Before that, Elsa had known the landscape of the entertainment industry in Olongapo where she worked as a waitress from 1981 to 1991…(Read More)

Fanny Velasquez
is currently a visual consultant to the Gender and Development Resource and Coordinating Office of the Local Government Unit of Quezon City. She was involved with the Sagip Pasig Movement, Inc. for five years until 2010… (Read More)

Jasmine Trice
traces her roots in the Philippines, where her Filipina mother married an American. She was raised in the United States but is deeply connected with her maternal heritage. For her doctoral dissertation, she was invited to be…(Read More)

Jay Florante Cruz Catalan
was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada in his teens. He studied Computer Science at University of British Columbia; he took up his high school at the Pasig Catholic School. He co-founded Tulayan…(Read More)

La Rainne Abad-Sarmiento
hails from Zambales, and completed her doctoral studies on Public Administration at the University of the Philippines where she lectures at the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) on Administration of…(Read More)

Lalaine P. Viado
is a blogger, a writer, an editor. Her fields of expertise include Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Multi-Generational Issues, Gender Justice, South-South Partnership, Feminist Analysis, and Communications. Her master’s thesis, “Love…(Read More)

Leilani Galvez
is a certified public accountant and real estate broker by profession but a public servant by heart. She obtained her degree in BS Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines…(Read More)

Lilian L. Pimentel
is a social development worker for the past forty years, specifically a trainer of community organizers. She was trained by PECCO (Phil. Ecumenical Council on Community Organizing) and nurtured organizers in Cebu,..(Read More)

Lolita Santos
has worked with non-profit organizations for more than two decades, mainly as administrative and finance officer. She has worked with WeDpro on and off through the years in various capacities. She worked at the Division Office Quezon City Hall..(Read More)

Ma. Rosalyn G. Mesina
has been a volunteer for WeDpro since 2004, helping in resource mobilization and project development and project implementation. She has been responsible for WeDpro’s work with the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA)…(Read More)

Maria Ana Santiago
is an IEC specialist doing publication, research, policy analysis and campaign consultancy work for NGOs, GOs, corporate and cultural bodies. She has served as Pulse Audience Research Coordinator at ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation,…(Read More)

Maricelly Malave
is WeDpro’s international volunteer since June 2011. She obtained her Masters in Peace Education from UN Mandated Graduate school of Peace and Conflict Studies, UPeace, and her Bachelor of Science from Texas Woman’s University in Government and…(Read More)

Mark Gilbore
started out his involvement with WeDpro when he participated in a program which gave capacity building activities to Amerasians and their caregivers some years ago. In 2009, Mark became active with the Theatre Arts Workshop of the “The Red AVP”,..(Read More)

Minerva G. Gonzalez
is a marine biologist by training, an environment and development management specialist by practice and a social and human rights activist by vocation. She has more than 30 years of extensive experience in the multidisciplinary dynamics of…(Read More)

Purificacion Gilbore
has been a volunteer for WeDpro since 1993. She is one of the original founders of the Nagkakaisang Kababaihan ng Angeles City (NAGKA). She was the past president of NAGKA, and currently serves as its treasurer. A survivor of sexual exploitation…(Read More)

Rhanchel Orlando Macalalad Jr.
is passionate about two things: Communications and Youth Development. He has been working with NGOs and foreign-assisted projects for more than 15 years in different capacities. As Multi-Media Communications Specialist,… (Read More)

Rhodora May Sumaray
is WeDpro’s Board of Directors Secretary. Her areas of expertise include Knowledge Management, Value Chain Analysis (product-specific and tourism value chains), Gender and Development, Research, Policy Analysis, Facilitation and…(Read More)

Rodrigo Dela Pena
orked at various corporate organizations as communications and creative associate before he volunteered at WeDpro. He completed his Bachelor of Arts at the University of the Philippines in 2004 and his secondary education at Philippine Science…(Read More)

Rolando F. Santos
has more than 10 years of experience as publications specialist – as multimedia practitioner, managing editor, layout artist, bilingual writer, editor and translator. He is a specialist in book and publication design and layout and is knowledgeable in…(Read More)

Sandra B. Torrijos
is a co-founder of WeDpro, a low key renowned feminist artist; Sandra Torrijos has been called “an artist of synergies”. Sandra has mounted at least 10 solo exhibitions since 1987 and joined at least 14 group exhibitions in Italy, Germany, Japan,…(Read More)