Determined. Gentle. Warrior.

Philip is an IT Specialist-turned-Communications and Outreach Specialist at Fathers and Families of San Joaquin. Born in the Philippines and raised in South Stockton, he had been lost, hopelessly and adrift. Kept afloat, but barely, by an unhappy combination of silence, violence and pretending things weren’t happening. Through these experiences he developed a passion in reconnecting to the world through a computer. Philip’s groundbreaking discovery led him to pursue his career in Information Technology where he discovered many other avenues on how to connect people like him to the world. As a first-generation college graduate, he understands the importance of communication and development of one’s self. He is extremely passionate about working, developing and collaborating with people in Stockton. His mission as an outreach specialist is to present valuable information to the residents of Stockton about technology and resources to keep everyone connected.