Paul currently works as the executive director of the Philippine Coordinating Center for Inclusive Development (PCCID), formerly the CBM Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Coordinating Office (CBM CBR CO) until it was registered as a local non-profit organization in 2013.
He started working formally with the CBM CBR CO, and now PCCID in 2010. He was, however, a member of the CBR Training and Development Committee, which was organized by the CBM CBR CO together with the National Council on Disability Affairs in 2008. He served as a field-tester for the Philippine CBR Manual’s section on community organizing and development; the manual was launched in 2009.
Prior to that, Paul spent twelve years working on Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation Inc’s community development program, particularly in the area of capacity-building with organizations of indigenous peoples, small farmers and fisherfolks, urban poor, women, persons with disability, older persons, youth and children as well as support organizations e.g. NGOs, faith-based organizations, and government agencies.
With PCCID, Paul is part of initiatives that are geared towards building capacities for inclusion, with a particular focus on persons with disabilities. This entails working with their local partners in developing a shared understanding of disability and inclusive development as well as strong orientation for grassroots community development work, enhancing the facilitative role of organizations in working with peoples and communities, as well as facilitating the sharing of knowledge that can support local initiatives towards inclusive development.
Paul holds a master degree in community development from the University of the Philippines-College of Social Work and Community Development. He is currently enrolled on the Doctor of Social Development program in the same university.