A five-year workforce development project implemented by the Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

About the project

Launched in 2018, YouthWorks PH aims to make education and training more responsive to the needs of the economy by working with the government, industry, and academy to provide opportunities to youth not in education, employment, or training (NEET).



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Greater Manila Area (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal)

Food and Beverage Service, Construction - Masonry, Construction - Heavy Equipment, Construction - Carpentry, Construction - Steel Works

General Santos

Electronic Product Assembly and Servicing, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Carpentry, Masonry, Food Processing, Construction - Steel Works

Project Priority Areas

  • Greater Manila Area
  • Cebu
  • Cagayan de Oro
  • General Santos
  • Zamboanga

Growth Sectors of the Project

  • Agriculture
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Health Services
  • Construction
  • ICT

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The Team

Rhea Peñaflor

Chief of Party

Ling Edillon

Director for Operations

Hanibal Camua

Deputy Chief of Party


Alfonso Dulatre Jr.

Partnerships Manager

Eric Tumpang

Moniitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist

Officers and Assistants

Carlo Abadingo

Work-based Training Officer

Paula Victoria Gendrano

Communications Assistant

Czarina Kate Robles

Administrative Officer

Norain Talib

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for CDO

Glenn Arca

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for GenSan

Nomar Berdin

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for Cebu

Denver Pasiliao

Information Management Officer

Maricar Cascasan-Villafuerte

Work-based Training Officer

Rocelyn Encabo

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for Zamboanga

Therese Diana Peña

Government Relations and Public Policy Specialist

Rolyn Villafania

Operations Assistant

Lilia Peña

Finance Officer

Michael Alvin Labendia

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Officer

Roland Lladoni


City Coordinators

Riva Valles

City Coordinator for Cebu

Verna Pilayre

City Coordinator for Cagayan de Oro

Daren Antonio Torres

City Coordinator for Zamboanga

Jose Kyle Gabriel Lagdameo

Partnerships and Training Coordinator for Luzon

Sharrold Rey Omondang

Partnerships and Training Coordinator for Southern Mindanao