208048 Service hours
DP Santos has eight (8) years of hands-on experience in Youth Leadership & Development Training. He has trained more than 150 organizations from 20+ different school and youth organizations in the Philippines. His focus areas are on Youth Leadership & Development, Project Development and Management, Resource Mobilization, Organizational Development, and conducting trainings on Population, Health and Environment (PHE). Currently, he is taking his Masters in Public Administration major in Local Government and Regional Administration at University of the Philippines- National College of Public Administration and Governance.
He is a member of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines since 2007, he is one of the youngest Wood badge holder in the Bulacan Council during his batch. He has been involved in developing future Eagle Scouts and Adult Scout Leaders since 2010.
He is also Certified Adventure-based Leadership Development and Values Formation Trainer/ Facilitator. He has been in the Youth Development Work since 2013 and help engaged at least ten thousand (10,000) young people in different development and empowerment initiatives, government and non-government agencies all over the country.
Currently, he is the Project Development Officer of Support for Local Governance Program (SLGP) by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), DILG is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for promoting peace and order, ensuring public safety and strengthening local government capability aimed towards the effective delivery of basic services to the citizenry.
A proud alumnus of the Hagonoy Young Leaders Congress, the flagship program of the Hagonoy Young Leaders Program (HYLeaP) that seeks to develop future community leaders through grassroots youth empowerment and engaging them to different community development initiatives in the town of Hagonoy in the province of Bulacan.
DP co-founded the Philippine – Leadership and Empowerment Alliance for Development, Incorporated (PH-LEAD, Inc.), the Philippines’ pioneer in countryside youth development where he is serving as the Vice President.
In 2014, he has been designated as the Northern Luzon Command (NoLCom), Area Command Representative and Region III Convenor of the National Youth Leadership Summit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. NYLS is the landmark project of the AFP to provide youth leadership development activities which will provide them with avenues and opportunities to harness their activism, idealism, and enthusiasm for nation building programs and peace development initiatives.
He has been a delegate for both national and international youth gatherings such as 11th National Youth Parliament, Freedom of Information Youth Congress 2014, National Youth Leaders Congress, International Youth Leaders Conference 2014, National Youth Congress 2013, ADB-RMAF Youth Dialogue: Social Innovation as Catalyst for Change, 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree and 14th National Scout Jamboree
Prior joining the development sector, DP is an ardent advocate of Public Health and Community Development. He is a Weekend Warrior, he juggled from doing freelance strategic development consulting, conducting leadership development programs for young people in the country. He believes that every Filipino must receive proper health care rather than become part of the statistics to push the nation forward.