Asia Programme Coordinator & Philippines Country Director
Rorie first joined IWPR in 2007 to implement its support programme for journalists to report on human rights issues in the Philippines. Since then, she has worked closely with the IWPR Asia & Eurasia Director and locally-led project teams in Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Afghanistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka in delivering programmes which promote public transparency, rule of law, human rights, media freedom and responsibility, and access to reliable information. Before joining IWPR, she was journalist traveling to remote villages in the Philippines to tell stories of women, youth and children, ethnic minorities, and families caught in conflicts. She finished her bachelor’s degree in communications at the University of the Philippines in 1994 as a working scholar. Twenty years later, she was accepted as a scholar to the Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University, finishing her Masters in Journalism on time while also attending to her work at IWPR and family.