Butch leads the organization as IdeaSpace president, and is concurrently serving as the President of the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), a disaster management organization composed of many of the largest corporation in the country. Under his leadership, PDRF has become a global model used by the UN as a showcase for local business disaster response networks. He also heads QBO Innovation Hub which is a public private sector partnership supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Trade and Industry, JP Morgan and IdeaSpace. He is president of Pacific Global One, which is PLDT’s aviation arm.
He has a wealth of experience in the private sector both in the Philippines and the United States, and is deeply involved in corporate social responsibility programs. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, Butch has an M.A. in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida. He was a recipient of the College of Journalism’s Alumnus of Distinction award in 2000. He returned to UF in 2003 as the Freedom Forum Distinguished Visiting Professor.