We are Grupo Kalinangan

Our Vision

GKI envisions a positive change in the management and preservation of cultural heritage of the Philippines.

Our Mision

To educate and empower local governments, communities and institutions manage their cultural heritage resources more effectively through innovative IT-enabled solutions, platforms, programs and services.

Our Values

 

Our core values are centered on the concept of heritage and community: KAPAMANA

 

KAtapatan (Integrity)

PAg-galang (Respect)

MAlikhain (Innovation)

NAngunguna (Excellence)

 

Our Story

It began with a map and a mission.  And a call for help.

Over five years since the volunteers of Grupo Kalinangan have formed itself as a team, we have grown into a formidable organization that can readily respond to the needs for our cultural heritage. 

Our Board of Trustees and Officers

Raani Paranas

Raani Paranas

Chairman of the Board

Human resources consultant, cultural heritage advocate, and strategist. Raani has worked across various industries and has been active in various volunteer work.
Joel Aldor

Joel Aldor

President

Software architect, cultural heritage practitioner, author, mentor, world traveler and a proud parent of two cats. Studied BA Multimedia Studies at the University of the Philippines.
Geia de la Peña

Geia de la Peña

Vice-President

Researcher, graphics designer, and GKI volunteer since 2017. Currently fulfilling her childhood dream of flying. She is studying aviation in Clark, Pampanga.
Karl Jonathan Aguilar

Karl Jonathan Aguilar

Corporate Treasurer/Trustee

Freelance content creator and administrator, who has contributed stories and photos for various print and online publications.
Kristel Pechon

Kristel Pechon

Assistant Treasurer

Volunteer member and cultural mapping facilitator since 2018. Currently finishing her Masters in History at University of the Philippines.
Cesar Ramirez Jr.

Cesar Ramirez Jr.

Program Officer for Community Outreach/Trustee

Architect for Tropiks Design Studio and Cultural Heritage Resources Associates Inc., and also co-founder of social enterprise PROYEKTO
Shine Villamayor

Shine Villamayor

Marketing and Communications Lead/Trustee

Architect for J.S. Lim Architects, a premier design firm in Manila. She has been volunteering for Grupo Kalinangan since 2017.
Rolando Redor Jr.

Rolando Redor Jr.

DOMAIN EXPERT/TRUSTEE

Sociology professor, mountaineer and PhD candidate for Anthropology at the Asian Social Institute. Currently GKI’s domain expert for cultural mapping methodologies.
Jason Muhammad Cristobal

Jason Muhammad Cristobal

Program Officer for the Bangsamoro

Youngest and one of the most active volunteers since 2017. Recipient of GKI Chairman’s Award for Excellence in 2018. Currently taking BS Economics at University of Santo Tomas.
Paulyn Tusi

Paulyn Tusi

Corporate Secretary/marketing and sales officer

Research Extension Officer at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Actively volunteering for GKI since 2018.
Polina Oabel

Polina Oabel

Marketing and Sales Officer

Studied AB History and Art Management at Ateneo de Manila Univeristy. She is currently working in the fintech industry.
Miguel Karaan

Miguel Karaan

Webmaster

Training officer at the Philippine Social Science Council. He is also a graduate student at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines, with research interest in Filipino Catholicism.

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