Charles Buking Jr
Charles, a Kankanaey-Igorot from Besao, Mountain Province in the Cordillera Region of Northern Luzon, is the stalwart of our creative approach and development framework.
He has over 10 years of web development and design experience. He specializes in front-end development and graphic design. His key technical skills include PHP, MySql, Joomla, Wordpress, Git, Sass, HTML5, JS, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator. He was previously affiliated with Gaming Gate Asia, Philippine Association for Intercultural Development, Inc., Koalisyon ng Katutubong Samahan ng Pilipinas, and Left Hand Graphics. He is a product of the College of Fine Arts - University of the Philippines.
He is also proficient in object oriented and procedural programming, and has experience in handling relational database systems. He has also developed e-commerce web applications, and managed and customized different Content Management Systems. He serves or has served as consultant in a number of companies like: EMI Megacities Initiative, BCC Project Managers Inc., BCoves Builders & Development Corp., Philippine Association of Water Districts, and Baliwag Water District. He graduated with a bachelor degree in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines in 2009.
Neil Patrick Balicud
Information Systems Consultant
Patrick, a die-hard LA Lakers fan, is our technical handyman. He has extensive experience in web development using Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP, HTML, CSS & JS – Jquery, and Ajax.
He also has a strong knowledge on OOP, MVC design pattern and frameworks such as PHP Symfony2 & Doctrine ORM, Zend Framework, Codeigniter, and REST. He is currently the Senior API Developer for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., wherein he creates and enhances web services used by different client mobile and web apps. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines in 2014.
Jan Jacob Dacanay
Legal and Compliance Consultant
Jaja has been providing legal services since 2011. He specializes in corporate housekeeping, general litigation, labor, and immigration practice.
He is currently a Partner in Migriño and Dacanay, an Ortigas-based law firm. He also serves as the Corporate Secretary of Optimum Transsource and Summit 68 Landholdings. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of the Philippines in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Laws from Arellano University in 2011, and passed the bar in the same year.
Jose Maria Rosalia Lapira
Jose has been in the development sector since 2015. His research interests are economic empowerment and sustainable development.
He is an entrepreneur in the fields of micro-credit, real estate leasing, and food servicing. In addition, he serves as pro-bono Development Consultant for U! Happy, a non-profit organization that aids to marginalized kids in Metro Manila. He was an Instructor for Entrepreneurship at the Philippine State College of Aeronautics. He received his Bachelor of Science in Legal Management from De La Salle University in 2009, and obtained his Master of Business Administration from Hitotsubashi University - Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy in 2016. Currently, he is in progress of attaining Doctor of Social Development from the University of the Philippines.