STAFF

Dr. Nenita Domingo
Consultant
Nenita Pambid Domingo is the head of the Filipino Program in the South and Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures Program at the University of California at Los Angeles and a lecturer in the Asian Languages and Cultures Department there. She has been a Government Exchange Professor at Peking University, teaching all levels of Filipino language, and has taught Filipino language, literature, and culture at University of the Philippines UP (Quezon City and Manila), Loyola Marymount University, California State University at Long Beach, and the University of Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles.
Ms. Imelda C Ferrer
 Consultant
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Ms Imelda C Ferrer is an M.A. Reading graduate of the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She has AB Sociology degree from Bicol University and a Certificate in Campus Journalism and Bilingual Advising from the Philippine Normal University. She was awarded Outstanding Teacher in English in the Elementary Makati Division by the Rotary Club of Makati in 2003; she was a finalist in the Top Outstanding Principal in 2013; she is a national trainer of National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) and the Foundation of the Upgrading of the Standards in Education (FUSE). She is one of the authors of Functional English Series Experiencing Powerful English by SIBS Publishing House. She is an award winning school paper adviser, journalism/English speaker, trainer of the Division of Makati and a former Principal for eight years. She is currently taking up her doctorate in UP Diliman and currently holds the position of Learning Resource Management Development System Supervisor in DepED Makati.

 

Mr Junart Kim Nieva

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Attained Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education major in English with units on Filipino courses, at the College of Education, University of Santo Tomas, where he also served as Associate Editor of the Education Journal (ISSN 0015-3021). He taught Filipino and Home Economics in a parochial school, and was mentor of the Journalism Club.

At present he is pursuing entrepreneurship, while involved in various charitable works. He is a freelance writer, but mainly writes for One Philippines News magazine.

His interests include literature, nutrition, theology, complementary therapy and philanthropy. He is keen in the promotion of Philippine culture and heritage whilst abroad. Inspired by Rizalian and Thomism philosophies, his advocacies are equality and diversity, youth empowerment, health and wellness, interfaith, peace, nature protection and preservation, and anti-racism. Aside from travelling which he is so passionate about, he likes to help and inspire people to dream big and achieve their goals in life, overcoming obstacles and rejoicing in victory, making a massive difference in their lives.

 

Mr. Araial Ilustre

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He is a reliable, self-confident, determined and responsible person. He believes that every person is unique and his individual rights to be preserved. He is a person who is always aware of what is going on in the community. He is an experienced member of different Not for Profit organisations in the UK and in the Philippines and actively involved with the campaigns of an anti- corruption organization and fighting against discrimination of Filipino workers in the UK. He attained Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History. He was employed as a university instructor from the university he graduated from, taught political science and social science subjects. In addition, he has achieved his MSc in International Political Communication Advocacy and Campaigning in Kingston University, London.

He is a fundraising practitioner with strong ability to develop a result proofed grant proposals with over 4 years of experience. He is open minded, with track record of consistently achieving targets for charities, especially in the healthcare, religious and welfare sectors. Highly capable of introducing innovative ideas in re-shaping fundraising strategies and  highly versed in public relations with a flair in dealing with people from all walks of life.

 Miss Russell Irene L. Lagunsad
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Miss Rusell Irene L. Lagunsad graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Filipino at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela in 2013 as a Dean’s lister and a Culture and the Arts awardee. In 2018, she finished Master of Arts in Filipino at Polytechnic University of the Philippines. At present, she is taking up Doctor of Philosophy in Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines- Diliman. She has also been invited to be a moderator of conferences, lecturer, speaker and trainer in seminars and workshops for students and teachers, which aim to spread awareness on our ancient writing system, culture, society, language and on the use of e- learning in educational practices.

She presented research papers about culture, society and Philippine language in different conferences and bagged a number of awards like Outstanding Researcher of the Year and Excellence Award in Research. At present, she is a teacher of Filipino subject at the Junior High School and a volunteer teacher at different non-government organisations. She also passionately campaigns literacy among young Filipinos who had no access to education and those who were poorly treated in the community. Because of these, as a teacher, she was awarded with several recognition in the country and even abroad like Guro Excellence Award, Guro Demofest Champion, and Outstanding Foundational Stage Teacher in Bangkok, Thailand.