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

Love Basillote

PBEd Executive Director and YouthWorks PH Chief of Party

Hanibal Camua

Deputy Chief of Party

Ling Edillon

Director for Operations


NiƱa De Sagun

Junior Manager for Communications

Armand Aquino

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

Bernard Altavano

Work-based Training Manager

Alfonso Dulatre Jr.

Partnerships Manager

Faj Fajardo

Senior Manager for Technical Programs

Anthony Fernandez

Junior Manager for Recruitment

Officers and Assistants

Lawrence Malasa

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Carlo Abadingo

Program Officer - Work-based Training

Chrislyn Joy Surban

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for GMA

Cyril Marfil

Graphic Artist

Dee Dacumos


Angel Roque

NIAC Assistant

Czarina Kate Robles

Office Administrative Assistant

Angelica Cess Ormilla

HR Admin Assistant

Norain Talib

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for CDO

Neah Abante

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for Zamboanga

Jeline Lailo

Operations Assistant

Glenn Arca

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for GenSan

Kristina Lopez

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Assistant

Agnes Cosme

Finance Officer

Angeline Indefenzo


Ramon Bong Guevara Jr.

Program Officer - Work-based Training

Regina Victoria Mison

Partnerships Officer

Nomar Berdin

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for Cebu

City Coordinators

Miguel Angeles

City Coordinator for Greater Manila Area

Riva Valles

City Coordinator for Cebu

Verna Pilayre

City Coordinator for Cagayan de Oro

Daren Antonio Torres

City Coordinator for Zamboanga

Eden Grace Mesias

City Coordinator for General Santos