Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP) Foundation, Inc. hosts and implements the Checkmyschool initiative with support from the Open Society Foundation. It is a non-stock, non-profit corporation registered under the Philippine law.
The ANSA-EAP promotes social accountability in the region by providing networking and learning facilities. By social accountability, it refers to the process of constructive engagement between citizens and government for the monitoring of the use of public resources. It aims to improve the delivery of public services, promote community welfare and protect people’s rights.
Project Manager, Checkmyschool (CMS)
Redempto S. Parafina, or Dondon, is the Executive Director of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP) Foundation, Inc. As an international development practitioner, he has recognized track record in civil society networking, capacity building and advancing innovations in citizen participation in governance. With over fourteen years of experience, he is consulted on the technical application of social accountability in various fields and sectors, such as education, health, public procurement, ICT, youth/children, among others. His work has spanned the Philippines and various East Asian countries. He is also a Senior Associate at the Ateneo de Manila University’s School of Government, where he has spearheaded various projects. He is a graduate student of philosophy, a boy scout and a dragonboat paddler.
Research, Knowledge and Learning Coordinator, Checkmyschool (CMS)
Hannah Althea Estipona is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree major in Social Development at the Ateneo de Manila University. She graduated from Miriam College in 2010 with a degree in International Studies major Development Studies and minor in Gender Studies.
Networking Coordinator, Checkmyschool (CMS)
James Nigel C. Panganiban is the Networking Coordinator of CMS. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2014 with a degree in BA Political Science. He likes discussing topics in international relations and has a keen interest in the story of conflicts in the 20th century ranging from the Second World War to the Vietnam War.
Research Associate, Checkmyschool (CMS)
Wilson Villones is a researcher of the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific. He has worked on a variety of projects relating to CheckMySchool. More recently, his works focused on citizen engagement, civic technology, issue resolution, accountability mapping and open data. Mr. Villones is also working as a writer for the University of the Philippines System Committee on Public Service Monitoring and Reporting. He is currently writing his thesis for his master’s degree at the University of the Philippines, where he also earned his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (magna cum laude).
Sustainability Coordinator, Checkmyschool (CMS)
Vincent Romero graduated with a degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2015. His research interests as an undergraduate were focused on political participation and social movements, later shifted into policy research with focus on health. Prior to becoming a project associate for Checkmyschool, he served as a research consultant for ANSA-EAP working on a health governance case study commissioned by WHO.Outside of work, he spends his time between books, movies, comics, art, and other similar manners of geekdom. As a music lover, he collects headphones and is rarely seen without a pair.
Communications Coordinator, Checkmyschool (CMS)
Brenda is a recent graduate of Development Studies in Miriam College. As a student leader, she spent her days advocating for student’s rights and good governance. On the side, Brenda does freelance research and familiarises herself with youth and governance studies. She is currently a student at the Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University and plans to take up further studies on public administration.
Administrative and Communications Associate, Checkmyschool (CMS)
Sandra graduated with a degree in Business Administration, Major in Finance and Investments Management at Miriam College. However, she has chosen to pursue a rather unconventional path. From 2012 to 2014, she had worked as the Finance and Administrative Assistant of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN) Secretariat. All the while, she also doubles as a music writer and photographer for a concert website, covering both small gigs to major arena shows. She has worked with ANSA-EAP since 2015. For a year and a half, she worked as a Project Associate of the Citizen Participatory Audit (CPA) Project which is a program of the Commission on Audit in upholding good governance with the focus on citizen participation. Currently, she is with the CheckMySchool team as Administrative and Communications Associate.
1. Christine Cruz – Communications Associate
2. Erica Cabanilla – Administrative Associate
3. Gladys Honey Selosa – Operations Manager
4. Jan Carlo de Leon – Technical Unit Coordinator
5. Jecel Censoro – Project Manager
6. John Aldrich Telebrico – Research Coordinator
7. Karl Mikel Pregon – Networking Coordinator
8. Maria Gabriela L. Alegre – Communications Coordinator
9. Paul Thomas Villanueva – Learning and Knowledge Management Coordinator
10. Rodolfo Lahoy Jr. – Research Associate
11. Sigrid Jan Sibug – Project Associate
12. Athena Gabrielle Abanto – Communications Coordinator