Team

Executive Team

Renato Redentor Constantino

Executive Director

Red, who heads the institute, has worked for over a decade with international environment and development campaigning organizations, spanning South, Southeast, East, and Central Asia. He is the author of “The Poverty of Memory: Essays on History and Empire”. He writes for several publications, and his essays on history, memory, environment and development have been translated into several languages. He also runs a bar with his buddies called Fred’s Revolución in Cubao Expo, Quezon City and Escolta in Manila.

 

Francis Joseph Dela Cruz

Partnerships and Advocacy Advisor

Francis has been a campaigner on various social and environmental issues, including coal and clean energy, for the past three decades. He is also an experienced facilitator and trainer on campaigning, project management and leadership. He first got involved with ICSC in June 2015 by promoting renewable energy solutions in Haiyan-affected areas in Samar and Iloilo. He has led the energy team of the institute since January 2016.

Isabella Mendoza

Executive Assistant

Sella is the first-ever executive assistant of ICSC. She is a community development graduate.

Energy Policy Team

Atty. Pedro "Pete" Maniego, Jr.

Senior Energy Policy Advisor

Pete is an energy law expert, industrial engineer, economist, management consultant and professorial lecturer. He chaired the National Renewable Energy Board for almost six years. He has over 45 years of experience in senior executive positions in the energy, metals, and other sectors. He also currently advises the Climate Change Commission and chairs the board of the University of the Philippines Engineering Research and Development Foundation.

Engr. Jose "Viking" Logarta Jr.

Senior Energy Policy Advisor

Viking is a senior economics policy advisor to both government and the private sector on energy and environment issues in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia. He advises electric cooperatives, other distribution utilities, and renewable energy developers as a partner in Asian Energy Advisors. He currently focuses on solving RE issues and implementation challenges faced by the utilities and generators in the Philippines transitioning to a restructured energy sector.

Angelika Marie David

Research Assistant

Angge is a natural resource economics graduate. She previously worked on projects on sustainable development and ecotourism before joining ICSC. Her current research work focuses on the environmental monitoring and permitting of coal-fired power plants.

Jeffrey Koon

Research Assistant

Jeff graduated with an economics degree last year; ICSC is his first organization. His research work is on energy regulatory processes, particularly on renewables.

RE-Charge Pilipinas Team

Marie Cosse

Intern

Marie is a third-year political sciences student at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Rennes in Brittany, France. She is on a six-month internship with ICSC, doing policy research and advocacy on renewable energy.

Maria Golda Hilario

Associate for Program Development

Golda has had over a decade of experience in research and policy analysis in the areas of sustainable agriculture, livelihood systems and trade. She currently supports the social enterprise incubation of RE-Charge and advises ICSC on its work on renewable energy applications and gender.

Jessie Bachecha

Assistant Community Outreach and Technical Officer

Jessie, a Haiyan survivor hailing from Tacloban, Leyte, is a member of the first batch of Solar Scholars. An electrician, he started working as a regular staff at RE-Charge Philippines in June 2016 and was actively involved in the installation of community solar power systems in his home city's San Jose district. He is part of the team responsible for designing and assembling the new TekPaks and now co-facilitates Solar Scholars trainings.

Glinly Alvero

Community Outreach and Technical Officer

Glinly, a Haiyan survivor from Aog, Leyte, works for the RE-Charge Philippines project and Solar Scholars training program. He was a member of the One Tacloban relief operation and continues to volunteer for various NGOs in the region. A skilled outdoorsman, he also facilitates trainings on first aid, ropemanship, and other outdoor skills.

Arturo Tahup

Project Coordinator

Uro is a veteran disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) practitioner, trainer, rescuer, firefighter, community organizer and coalition builder. He has helped survivors of typhoons and floods in his hometown in Rizal and in Western Samar rise from the ruins and build their resilience. He is now at the helm of the RE-Charge project, including the Solar Scholars training program, aspiring for the convergence of DRRM and renewable energy.

Climate Policy Team

Danica Marie Supnet

Research Coordinator

Danica leads ICSC's coordination with local academic institutions to localize slow-onset impacts of climate change in the country, as well as to craft adaptation proposals with local governments and communities. She also works on the local tracking initiative of climate adaptation finance in the Philippines.

Lourdes Tibig

Climate Science Advisor

Lourdes, a meteorologist and climatologist, is a member of the Climate Change Commission's National Panel of Technical Experts. She is a lead author of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report. She was also previously chief of the Climate Data Section of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) and researcher of the Manila Observatory.

Angelo Kairos Dela Cruz

Associate for Climate Policy

As head of the climate policy team, AK works on ICSC's policy initiatives by innovating strategies that transform policy discussions to positive actions. He led the campaign for the passage of the People's Survival Fund, and now leads initiatives to help communities access the fund.

Janssen Mozar Martinez

Policy Analyst

Janssen started out as a research consultant in ICSC. He now works with the rest of the policy team in tracking Typhoon Haiyan finance and helping local governments and communities craft adaptation proposals, among other initiatives.

Communications Team

Denise Fontanilla

Climate Policy Coordinator

Denise has worked on climate change and other environmental campaigns, coordinating mass actions and communications initiatives with national and international civil society groups. She now coordinates advocacy and communications efforts and monitors the UN climate negotiations for ICSC.

Aileen Camille Dimatatac

Media Coordinator

AC, a photojournalist, leads ICSC's relations with journalists and other media producers. She also produces photo and videos for the institute, aside from teaching communications courses at a state university. She has been a communications officer for an environmental NGO and a photojournalist for a newspaper.

Administration and Finance Team

Cheryl Guilas

Administration and Finance Manager

Che worked for a bookkeeping firm for 20 years before joining ICSC in 2013. More than just heading ICSC's administrative and finance team, she is considered the mother of the team.

Jacqueline Tumaliuan

Administration and Finance Assistant

Jackie, a certified bookkeeper, worked as an admin staff for a private school before joining ICSC in 2012.

Ma. Dianna Benaya

Administration Staff

Dianne worked as the secretary of a parish church before joining ICSC in mid-2015. She also graduated from a short course in bookkeeping.

John Herson Opena

Administration Staff

John is an information technology graduate. He was an equipment caretaker and data encoder before joining ICSC.