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Meet the Staff

Atty. E.M. Taqueban, Ph.D.

Executive Director

An anthropologist, E.M. Taqueban is the executive director of LRC. 

Atty. Rolly Peoro

Direct Legal Services Coordinator

Rolly is an experienced litigator and longtime lawyer for agrarian reform beneficiaries. He graduated and from the University of the Philippines - Diliman with a degree in Library and Information Sciences, and subsequently from the College of Law of San Sebastian College. He currently teaches at the San Sebastian Law School, where he also served as Associate Dean. 

Maya Quirino

Advocacy Coordinator

Maya handles the Center's advocacy work. Prior to joining LRC, Maya was senior program manager at Oxfam in the Philippines and regional campaign lead for Oxfam in Asia. Maya graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in English Literature.   

Jean Marie Ferraris

Community Services Coordinator

JM is LRC's community services lead, coordinating the needs of LRC's partner communities in Mindanao. JM was formerly team leader of LRC's Luzon program.  

Leon Dulce

Campaigns Support and Linkages Coordinator

Leon provides campaigns and network support to LRC's partner communities. Leon graduated from the University of the Philippines - Diliman with a degree in Visual Communications.    

Jojo Pascua

Administrative and Finance Officer

Jojo has spent years in LRC as the Administrative and Finance Officer. Jojo had been an active environmental advocate since college and has joined protests against big dams, together with indigenous youth groups. He also dabbles in scientific exploration and has developed a lighting system prototype using solar panel & LED.  Jojo also plays the guitar and piano.  

Joolia Demigilio


Joolia coordinates the community work for LRC's community partners in Maguindanao. An anthropologist, Joolia graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines - Diliman.    

Atty. Janjan Dumaual

Staff Lawyer

Janjan is LRC's newest addition to the Direct Legal Services team. She passed the Philippine bar in 2022. Jan graduated from the Arellano University School of Law.    

Atty. Joy Reyes

Staff Lawyer

Joy is a part-time lawyer for the Center.    

Noime Librella

Administrative Assistant 

Noime is the Center's administrative and finance assistant.


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