I am the Convenor-Director of G-Watch (www.g-watch.org), an action research organization working on accountability and citizen empowerment in the Philippines. Concurrently, I am a Research Fellow at Accountability Research Center (ARC) based in School of International Service (SIS) of American University, Washington DC. I am a graduate of the University of the Philippines-Diliman with bachelor's degree in political science and master's degree in public administration major in public policy with 15-year experience in citizen monitoring, citizenship education and civil society-government engagement. I have been invited in over 30 countries to speak in international conferences and to facilitate learning workshops and have published works on political reform, civil society participation in governance and leadership, the most recent of which is a publication with Jonathan Fox on vertically-integrated citizen monitoring and advocacy campaigns. I am formerly a program director and senior knowledge and practice leader at Ateneo School of Government for 10 years.