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Meet The Team

Orly Oboza

Advocacy Officer

Orly Oboza

A humanitarian worker with more than 10 years of experience in community organizing (community development work). He loves working with urban poor, youth, farmers, fisherfolks, women, indigenous peoples and other vulnerable communities. He values his community work most and always looks forward to field work because he learns a lot from the people which in turn he gives back by working with them and rendering any service he could offer from his knowledge and experience.


As a trainer, he has experienced  conducting numerous DRRM capacity building trainings in different communities and LGUs where he was assigned, from Basic Concepts, Disaster preparedness trainings, Risk Mapping,  Contingency and Risk Reduction Planning and workshops to working with the community in conducting community drills for specific hazard.

Marj Reubal

Communications Associate

Marj Reubal

Marj is a Communications Associate at the Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), where she works in the development of modules and designing graphics for various IEC materials, ensuring that the company brand and message are maintained in all communications. She assists the Head of Communications with audience development and institutional messaging through social media posting and website updating.


She also works as the Communications Officer of the Philippine Preparedness Partnership (PHILPREP), a tripartite partnership of the government, private sector, and civil society organizations, to which CDP is a party. Under this pioneering undertaking, she is primarily in charge of creating and maintaining a brand identity for the organization, which includes overseeing and managing all relevant media assets and social media pages. Marjorie sees to it that all communications-related project milestones are met and delivered effectively.


Aside from doing communication work for the institution, Marjorie is also a competent trainer and has served as a co-facilitator and trainer for many trainings in Community-Based DRRM, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS), and other relevant undertakings.


Marjorie completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban.

Mic Mercado

Program Coordinator

Mic Mercado

Mic started as documentary producer for the Center for Disaster Preparedness in 2007 as a student volunteer. He has since held various positions in the organization such as field officer for relief and delivery operations, advocacy officer, trainer-facilitator, project coordinator, team leader, communications head, and now, Program Coordinator for CDP’s services for technical assistance.


He is currently heading the project on Inclusive Data Management System for Persons with Disabilities that aims to increase capacity of local governments to capture specific information on persons with disabilities and ensure their inclusion and participation in the local government processes.


He has a bachelor's degree in Film and Audio-Visual Communication from the UP Film Institute in the University of the Philippines - Diliman. With over 13 years of experience, Mic is a documentary filmmaker and has worked with TV networks, film production companies, local and international non-government organizations,  and advertising agencies. He is part of an award-winning, record-breaking group of filmmakers that produced Train Station in 2016.

Emman Serrano

Program Associate

Emman Serrano

Emman is a Development Specialist with over 5 years of experience in the field. Currently, he works at the Center for Disaster Preparedness as Project Lead for the Asian Preparedness Partnership Program in the Philippines. He serves as focal person for the Philippine Preparedness Partnership, steering the joint endeavour and ensuring strengthened leadership of national and local actors in humanitarian action.

Eena Barrun

Program Associate

Eena Barrun

Eena is an efficient development worker. She works well with the different sectors in the community. She loves working with farmers and displays enthusiasm when working with children.


She is a competent trainer especially in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. Eena, being a dynamic facilitator, can truly be a catalyst for community development along with her leadership skills and ability to effectively work with a team. She is also good in mentoring CBDRRM trainers.


She finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Community Development in the College of Social Work and Community Development -University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Jels Gealone

Program Associate

Jels Gealone

Jelyne is the Training Coordinator of Project SUCCESS where she plays an important role in the implementation of the targets, plans and activities. She is involved in the conduct trainings for various service providers both from the government and non-government sectors.


She has been working for CDP since 2002. Before joining PPP, she was a member of the Training and Capacity Development Program of the center that equipped her with rich experience in CBDRRM. She also previously worked as the Databank Officer of the organization where managing the library became one of her tasks. She assisted in the logistical preparations and coordination work when the CDP hosted various local and international events such as conferences, trainings and study visits in the past.


She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education Major in Library Science at the Philippine Normal University.