Addie is the National Coordinator of Civil Society Network for Education Reforms or E-Net Philippines. Since 2014, he has been coordinating the core advocacies of the coalition related to early childhood care and development, ensuring quality of education, expanding alternative and flexible learning options, gender equality, and democratic governance and financing for education. For 14 years in the development work, his focus has been on ensuring access to quality education whether in the context of emergency or normalcy. He’s a former staff of Oxfam Great Britain, United Nations Volunteer (UNV) and MHENGS Foundation.
Addie grew in a poor family in conflict-affected area in the Philippines. He struggled to get an education. He is a living testament of the importance of having an education to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and ignorance.