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Liza Garcia

Executive Director
email: lgarcia [at] fma [dot] ph

Lisa specialises in women’s rights and ICT. She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of the Philippines, a Masters degree in International Relations from the Kiev State University and an MA in Women and Development Studies from the University of the Philippines. Prior to joining FMA, Lisa worked for an NGO focused on women and migration. She is currently a member of the Board of the Centre for Migrant Advocacy (CMA), a Philippine-based NGO working for the rights of all migrants and members of their families. She is also co-moderator of the Dynamic Coalition on Gender at the IGF.


Jam Jacob
Legal and Policy Advisor /
Coordinator, Privacy and Surveillance
email: jjacob [at] fma [dot] ph

Jam is a lawyer by profession specialising in ICT, law, and human rights. He has been engaged in data privacy work since 2011. He is currently the Director of the University Data Protection Office of the Ateneo de Manila University, and works as a consultant on data protection to various other organisations in both the public and private sectors. He was previously the OIC-Director of the Privacy Policy Office of the National Privacy Commission, where he was directly involved in the development of most agency issuances during his stay. He has degrees in Sociology and Law from the University of the Philippines, and a postgraduate degree in Human Rights Law from the University of Auckland. In 2015, he also took up the Summer Course on US-EU Privacy Law and Policy at the University of Amsterdam.

Christina Lopez
Program Officer, Gender and ICT
email: tlopez [at] fma [dot] ph

Christina is the Program Officer for Gender and ICT . She is a registered social worker and has been in practice since 2006.  She is committed to making social work known to those outside of the profession, while fostering pride among those engaged in it. Her resume includes many years of experience working with women, children, migrants, and the elderly, under the tutelage of community-based and non-government organisations. Her previous paid and volunteer work included positions in frontline programs, agency management, and social services governance.  At FMA, she participates in many conferences and mentoring opportunities to further hone her craft while studying advances in gender studies and Internet governance.

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Jessamine Pacis
Program Officer, Privacy and Surveillance
email: jpacis [at] fma [dot] ph

Jess is FMA’s Program Officer for Privacy and Surveillance. She has an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines and has a background in PR and academic and legal research. Her diverse work as a writer and marketer for various digital platforms has exposed her to the many ethical and legal issues revolving around the nexus of ICT and human rights.

JV Manglicmot
Researcher
email: jvcmanglicmot [at] gmail [dot] com

JV graduated from University of the Philippines in Los Banos, Laguna with a bachelor’s degree in Development Communication. He has a background in several media platforms and creating communication campaigns. He also has experience writing in various styles as required by the intended audience.

Irene Zerrudo
Admin. & Finance Officer

email: izerrudo [at] fma [dot] ph

Irene has been working in the non-government sector for 17 years. She joined FMA in 2008 as Administrative and Finance Officer. 

Jerry Boco
Admin. Assistant

email: jboco [at] fma [dot] ph

Jerry joined FMA in 2014 to provide administrative and operational duties within the organization and in direct support in the delivery of programs and services.

Maria Cecilia Soria
Legal Consultant
email: cecillesoria [at] gmail [dot] com

Maria Cecilia Soria practices Data Privacy and Technology Law, helping individuals and companies with their Data Privacy Act compliance. She also blogs about data privacy and technology law issues on her blog at www.ceciliasoria.com. Before becoming a data privacy professional, she was Legal Counsel for Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. She has been engaged in digital rights advocacy since 2012. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Law.