Master of Arts in Political Science, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

EDMUND TAYAO is a political analyst, political science professor and a key personality in good local governance in the Philippines. He is the executive director, concurrently serving as vice chairman of the board of trustees, of Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF). LOGODEF is one of the most recognized local civil society organizations in the Philippines with focus on strengthening local authorities and promoting local governance in the country. 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, a network of 130 schools of public administration, related national government agencies, major national and local NGOs, and international donors and 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.