Luie Tito F. Guia is an electoral reform specialist and is consulted on the various aspects of election reform. He served a full seven-year term as commissioner of the Philippine Commission on Election and retired in February 2020. Prior to this, he was into private law practice for close to 20 years. He had also been an election consultant for international institutions like the International Foundation for Electoral System (IFES) and the American Bar Association (ABA), for which he had done work in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. He was involved in civil society work and has been affiliated with the Consortium on Electoral Reforms, the Lawyers’ League for Liberty, and the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE). His first job as a lawyer was with the Commission on Elections in 1992. He obtained his Political Science and Law degrees from the University of the Philippines in 1986 and 1991, and became a member of the Bar in 1992.
Telibert Laoc is a co-founding trustee of the Democratic Insights Group, a think thank that looks into systems to promote electoral competitiveness and voter-centered processes. He is a senior professional lecturer at the Political Science and Development Studies at the De La Salle University and a senior resident director for elections and civil society development for Asia for the National Democratic Institute (ndi.org). He joined NDI in 2004 and has since served as resident director in Timor Leste (2006-2008, 2017) and Papua New Guinea (2013), and elections director in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, and Bougainville. From 2017 to 2022, he was with Institute’s Afghanistan country office to support nonpartisan citizen observation of elections. He continues to be involved in work on electoral integrity, technology in elections, international and domestic election observation, democratic reform, and capacity building of civil society organizations. He served as regional director, executive director, member of the board, and national vice chairperson for strategy and operations of the National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (namfrel.org.ph) from 1986 to 2017. He holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management and is a fellow at the Institute of Corporate Directors (icd.ph).
Terri Jayme-Mora helps build local and regional collaborative networks in the fields of social innovation, systems thinking, and youth empowerment. She is the Special Projects Lead for Firetree Philanthropy, which supports long-term positive change in communities across South and Southeast Asia. She is a member and facilitator in the global ChangemakerXchange community and was previously the co-founding Country Director for Ashoka Philippines. Terri obtained her undergraduate degree in Government & International Relations at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and completed her MBA in London Business School.