We are Grupo Kalinangan
GKI envisions a positive change in the management and preservation of cultural heritage of the Philippines.
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 core values are centered on the concept of heritage and community: KAPAMANA
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
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.
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
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
Freelance content creator and administrator, who has contributed stories and photos for various print and online publications.
Volunteer member and cultural mapping facilitator since 2018. Currently finishing her Masters in History at University of the Philippines.
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
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.
Academics professor and PhD candidate for Sociology at the Asian Social Institute. Currently GKI’s domain expert for cultural mapping methodologies.
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.
Corporate Secretary/marketing and sales officer
Research Extension Officer at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Actively volunteering for GKI since 2018.
Marketing and Sales Officer
Studied AB History and Art Management at Ateneo de Manila Univeristy. She is currently working in the fintech industry.
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.