Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.
ED TAYAO is a key personality in local governance in the Philippines and is regularly invited by national government agencies, local governments, civil society and media in policy formulation. He is currently Executive Director of Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF), one of the most recognized local government foundation/civil society organization in the Philippines. He organized the Philippine Consortium on Good Local Governance (PCGLG) and is currently its Secretary General. The PCGLG is a multi-stakeholder consortium composed of all local government leagues in the country, a network of 130 schools of public administration in the whole country, related national government agencies major national and local NGOs, and International/Donor Institutions. He is currently country partner in the Partnership for Democratic Local Governance in Southeast Asia – a project that is being implemented to emulate good practices among local governments in Southeast Asia.