Her work as a campaigner in the development work started with LRC. She first joined the NGO Working Group on the ADB Team in 1997, and then became part of the Campaign Support and Linkages Team in 1999. She also became the Associate Executive Director from 2002 to 2005.
Norly graduated from the National College of Public Administration and Governance of the University of the Philippines. Originally from Santiago City, Isabela, Norly moved to Metro Manila to pursue her degree in Public Administration. After her LRC stint, in 2005, she moved to Penang, Malaysia to serve as the Programme Officer of the Pesticide Action Network, Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP), working on issues related to food sovereignty. In 2009 she joined the international NGO, Bank Information Center, and worked on safeguarding the rights of communities affected by projects funded by the World Bank and other International Financial Institutions. In 2012, she joined OXFAM’s Asia Regional office to become its Asia GROW Campaign Coordinator. Norly is also a consultant for organizational development and human resource systems.