Francis has been a campaigner on various social and environmental issues for the past 3 decades which started in 1984 as a student activist. In 1992, he shifted to the non-profit sector as a campaigner on public utilities for a consumer organization, including energy issues at the height of Ramos-era power shortage in the early 1990’s. The renewed debate on the energy future of the Philippines, at the time, exposed him to issues related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. In January 2000 he started working with Greenpeace as a Campaigner and for almost 14 years was involved in campaigns against coal projects or those that promote clean energy.
Francis is also an experienced facilitator/trainor on campaigning, project management and leadership.
In June 2015, Francis first got involved with the iCSC projects promoting renewable energy solutions in Yolanda-affected areas in Samar and Iloilo. In January 2016, Francis started as iCSC Associate for Energy Policy.
Recently, he has taken interest in defining the convergence of humanitarian response and renewable energy. He has also taken avid interest in building Earth Domes.
Despite the often hectic work schedule, he finds time to paddle with his dragonboat club or work out in a muay thai gym. He also like running and completed his first full marathon last February 2016. His future fitness plan includes resurrecting his bike to be able to commute to work.