Action for Health Initiatives Inc. (ACHIEVE), Philippines
Mr. Jose Nomer Macalalad, 54, passed away last 17 February 2023 due to an autoimmune disease.
Bong, as he was fondly called, worked extensively in the development sector including policy advocacy and lobbying, program and project management, and partnership building. He also worked with various civil society organizations on multi-sectoral concerns.
He last served as the Social Contracting and Advocacy Officer of the Action for Health Initiatives, Inc. (ACHIEVE), under the SKPA-2 Project, since August 2022. He presented the country contexts of the sub-recipient countries during the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Funding Mechanisms Webinar last 25 October 2022. He also gave a presentation of the different CSO-led funding modalities of Asian countries during Bhutan’s Stakeholder Consultation at the beginning of December 2022.
Bong started working as a journalist back in 1989 and for the past decades, has served as a radio and online program host to several news outfits. He was also an accredited member of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (Association of Philippine Broadcasters). He is survived by his loving partner, Maribel, and his seven children.