DP has a degree in Nursing from the Bulacan State University in Malolos City, Bulacan. He also studied Practical Nursing in St. Augustine School of Nursing in 2012. Currently, he is enrolled in a continuing education program from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America specializing in Epidemiology and Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education through an online curriculum platform.
He is a multi-awarded member of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, he is one of the youngest Leader-Trainer in the Bulacan Council. He has been involved in developing future Eagle Scouts since 2010.
He is a proud alumnus of the Hagonoy Young Leaders Congress, the flagship program of the Hagonoy Young Leaders Program (HYLeaP) that seeks to develop future community leaders through grassroots youth empowerment and engaging them to different community development initiatives in the town of Hagonoy in the province of Bulacan.
Currently, he is the Executive Director of the Philippine – Leadership and Empowerment Alliance for Development, Inc. (PH-LEAD), the Philippines’ pioneer in countryside youth development. He is also working with Project CHAMP as one of the resident adventure-based learning facilitators.
In 2014, he has been designated as the Northern Luzon Command (NoLCom), Area Command Representative and Region III Convenor of the National Youth Leadership Summit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. NYLS is the landmark project of the AFP to provide youth leadership development activities which will provide them with avenues and opportunities to harness their activism, idealism, and enthusiasm for nation building programs and peace development initiatives.
He has been a delegate for both national and international youth gatherings such as Freedom of Information Youth Congress 2014, National Youth Leaders Congress, International Youth Leaders Conference 2014, National Youth Congress 2013, ADB-RMAF Youth Dialogue: Social Innovation as Catalyst for Change, 26th Asia-Pacific Regional Scout Jamboree and 14th National Scout Jamboree
Prior joining the development sector, DP is an ardent advocate of Public Health and Community Development. He has been joining and volunteering to medical missions throughout the country. He believes that every Filipino must receive proper health care rather than become part of the statistics to push the nation forward.