Ms. Rhea B. Peñaflor, a graduate of the West Visayas State University College of Mass Communications (now College of Communication) is the newly appointed Commissioner of the National Youth Commission (NYC) for Visayas. Her appointment was signed on February 16, 2017. She admits, “A colleague simply asked me to send him my CV and so I did. Then I got a letter from Malacañang and the rest is history.”
Presently, a Consultant of ChildFund International, as well as a Technical Consultant for various organizations and companies, Rhea has a slew of Humanitarian and Development Work under her belt. Among these includes: (1) handling and working with street children, children of prostituted women, people living with HIV, (2) developing capacities for behavior change for at least 60 peer educators every year and installation of peer education systems in at least 10 communities and high-risk environments in Western Visayas, (3) successfully initiated, implemented, and spearheaded the first Provincial Health Summit, (4) served as overall coordinator and sole consultant for Iloilo working with DOH VI, University of the Philippines in the Visayas Foundation Inc.