About Us – Our Team

Our Team

  1. Susan R. Espinueva, Ph.D.

She has extensive local and international experience in meteorology and climate change. She is the PAGASA lead person for establishing community-based flood early warning systems throughout the country. She is also an officer of the Philippine Meteorological Society.

2. Atty. Rico Rentuza

He is the Municipal Mayor of Saint Bernard, Southern Leyte. He was elected to the position on a platform of transparency and accountability in local governance and disaster management. Under his watch, the municipality won the national Gawad Kalasag for best practices in disaster risk management.

3. Marieta Lupig Alcid

She has extensive local and international experience in community based disaster risk reduction, including advisory services to CARE International projects in India and Vietnam. She is also the Project Director of the Strengthening Assets and Capacities of Communities and Local Governments for Resilience to Disasters (ACCORD) Project.

4. Ma. Ines P. Bagadion

She has been a consultant to the World Bank Resident Mission in the Philippines since 1998. Her various fields of expertise include social assessment, social safeguards policy development, capacity building for participatory PCM, community-driven development, organization development, experiential learning program design and facilitation, and gender mainstreaming.

4. Celso B. Dulce, Jr.

He is a Disaster Risk Reduction consultant whose experience includes advisory services to CARE Nederland’s DIPECHO-funded projects in the Philippines, Tajikistan and Nepal. He is also CARE Nederland’s representative in the Philippines. Working with NGOs for 20 years, he acquired invaluable experience and expertise on disaster management, food security and nutrition, project cycle management and fundraising.