Rafa is a Filipino youth leader, an events host and organiser in Marinduque, a graphics and branding designer, environmental advocate, and Rapport and Communications Director at AGREA.
In 2000, Rafa took Electronics and Communications Engineering at the New Era University in Quezon City. From 2004 to 2012, he worked in various national and multi-national companies such as eTelecare Global Solutions, 7 Customer Philippines, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and Thomson Reuters. He returned to Marinduque in 2012 and took a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication at the Marinduque State College.
Some of his achievements include: Second Prize Winner (Group Category) and Leader of the Year Top 10 National Finalist (Solo Category) during the “El Liderato: First National Leadership Masters Challenge” in December 2014 in Camarines Sur; International Head of the Global Extemporaneous Speech Face-off and Overall Technical Director at the “Dux Gregis: First International Youth Leaders Convergence” in June 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is also currently the Chapter President of AFS (American Field Service) Intercultural Programs Philippines–Marinduque.
He joined AGREA in November 2014 and has helped developed AGREA's social media and website presence from the ground up. He currently heads the company's Rapport and Communications Department handling corporate and product branding, internships, social media, and website development, among others.