Peacemaker; advocate on women empowerment; has pioneered and provided leadership to national coalitions, community processes and international linkages and initiatives, covering conflict management, transformation, constituency-building for peace, poverty reduction, social reform agenda building, political and governance reforms. Formerly: Co-Founder, International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov); 2001-03, Lead Convenor and Secretary-General, National Anti-Poverty Commission; Co-Founder and Executive Director, Gaston Z. Ortigas Peace Institute. 2003-05, and since 2010, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process; oversees, coordinates, and integrates the implementation of the comprehensive peace process in the Philippines; serves as the Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the Advisory Board of the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR). Has led the Philippines to become the first country in Asia-Pacific to implement a National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. Former Expert-Member, UN Cttee on Elimin. of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Member, Asia-Pacific Regional Advisory Group on Women, Peace and Security. Recipient of numerous awards and honours.