• Reynald Trillana Executive Director
More info
  • Unit 801 TCI Tower, West Capitol Drive corner Stella Maris Street Barangay Kapitoloyo Pasig City 1600 Philippines
Area of Expertise

  • Civil society participation in government processes
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Participatory budgeting
  • Transparency and accountability

Major Current Activities

  • Participatory Budgeting (PB) — provides people with an effective venue where they can decide how to allocate part of a public budget. Through the program, members of a community are provided with technical skills that will enable them to participate in the creation of development plans and proposals that are reviewed by the local government.
  • The Barangay Rule of Law Seminars (BRLS) — is a program that supports the Katarungang Pambarangay, a system for resolving conflict in the barangay (district) that gives a select group of citizens, called Lupon Tagapamayapa, an important role in maintaining peace and harmony in the community. Through the BRLS, these administrators of justice and conflict resolution at the barangay-level are provided with increased procedural and technical skills and knowledge in implementing the Katarungang Pambarangay.
  • Civic Education Training Seminars (CETS) — a program designed to provide teachers and other civic educators with updated, improved and integrated materials and pedagogy, as well as the necessary training to use these materials effectively in imparting key concepts and lessons in civic culture, democracy, human rights, rule of law, and economic citizenship.
  • Project Citizen — an approach for education in democracy involving the training of students in seeking public policy interventions to solve community problems. It is an international program for increasing the democratic participation, political efficacy, and civic engagement levels of students at the middle and high school levels, and is currently being implemented in more than 60 countries.
  • Democracy Camp Philippines — an intensive seminar-workshop for youth leaders, designed to provide them with in-depth and immersive training in the critical knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for them to be effective citizens in a democracy. Interspersed with practical and real-world skills training in program management and consensus building, Democracy Camp Philippines will further hone the leadership skills of the participants. The event is designed as a forum for youth leaders around the country to engage in dialogue over critical concepts and issues directly relevant to Philippine democracy.