Ms. Mary Lou B. Caharian

Mary Lou B. CaharianMs. Mary Lou B. Caharian, Secretary, started her career as a college instructor but shifted to social development work in 1972, giving her opportunities to relate meaningfully with church workers, Moro people, urban poor and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). As an active member of the feminist organization PILIPINA, her current advocacies are women empowerment and peacebuilding. She is known in development circles as an engaging, effective Gender and Development (GAD) trainer.