PTFA assists civil society organizations in East Asia design and implement programs that strengthen transparency, accountability and good governance through citizen engagement.

PTFA is an independent non-profit organization registered with the Philippines Security and Exchange Commission that is affiliated with PTF's headquarters in Washington, DC. PTFA promotes the mission it shares with PTF, mobilizing funds and supporting the implementation of projects implemented by local CSOs in developing East Asian countries. PTFA draws lessons from each of its experiences to develop knowledge products that assist civil society, research and public policy.

As we focus on scaling-up our activities in target countries according to PTF's 2015-2018 Strategic Plan, the majority of our current activities are currently taking place in the Philippines.

Read a full report on PTF's activities in the Philippines over the last decade

Our Team

PTFA is managed by its Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and consultants. They are supported by over 70 advisers that serve as unpaid consultants to the PTF network by evaluating, managing and monitoring grants and activities.

Geert van der Linden

Gerry served as member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) from 2006 – 2015. Since 2015 he is President of the Partnership…

David Balangue

Dave is an accounting and auditing professional whose career spanned 38 years at SGV & Co. (a member firm of Ernst & Young), the Philippines’…

Dante de los Angeles

Dante serves as PTF Adviser since 2010 and currently as PTFA Secretary/Treasurer. He was PTF Board Member from 2011 to 2015 and Regional Coordinator for Africa (2011 to 2012)…

Pura Sumangil

Since 1986, Manang Pura has held the reins of the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Government (CCAGG), PTF’s lead implementing partner for the WB GPSA i-Pantawid Project….

Vinay Bhargava

Vinay served as the senior adviser for Public Sector Governance at the World Bank in 2006-7. From 2002-06 he was World Bank Director of International Affairs and Operations and…

Roussam Dilig

Roussam joined the Philippines-based PTF Asia in April 2015 as Senior Operations Officer with main focus on the GPSA i-Pantawid Project. He used to be one of…

Cesar B. Umali Jr.

Cesar serves as PTF’s M&E Specialist for WB GPSA i-Pantawid Project in the Philippines and TAME Project in Mongolia. Cesar is an Urban and Regional Planner with close to…

Imelda Perez

Emy has been providing her services to PTFA as a Case Study Writer and Training/Workshop Facilitator and Documenter under the ADR RETA 6445 Project and the GPSA…

Hector Crisostomo

Bong provides accounting and financial management assistance to PTFA operations and PTF implemented projects in the Philippines, including ADB RETA 6445 and GPSA i-Pantawid Projects….


PTF partners with local civil society organizations, multilateral development banks, foundations, advocacy groups, government and the private sector to support the global movement towards better governance from the ground up.
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Latest News & Updates


Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability Approaches in Enhancing Integrity of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs

This report provides expert advice, case studies and presentations that will help CSOs around the world reach greater impact through their work [...]                                                                        

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A Decade of Helping Civil Society Fight Corruption in the Philippines: Results and Lessons

This report details the results and lessons of a decade long (2003-2013) PTF support to Filipino civil society organizations (CSOs) to fight corruption [...]                                                                        

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CSO Participation in City Budgeting

Conditional Cash Transfer Monitoring

Governance & Social Media

Social Media Limitations

Participatory Governance & Youth

Participatory Governance & Faith

Power of Social Media

Relevance of Social Media