Before joining Bantay Kita-PWYP Philippines, I worked on issues of taxation and corruption. I have been working on strengthening governance to improve transparency and accountability.
I studied conflict situations in the Philippines and I knew that resource extraction is one area that breeds conflict with communities. I grabbed the opportunity I was given to join BK-PWYP Philippines, because I know that resource extraction is an area that really needs reform. My goal is to be able to contribute to addressing the many issues hounding the extraction of our natural resources.
I want to help the coalition articulate the concerns of local communities and place them on the policy agenda. I do not think that we can pursue development goals by sacrificing the lives and dignity of local communities.