Raymond Salas is a lawyer with the Alternative Legal Assistance Center (SALIGAN) in the Philippines. He works with marginalized groups in Mindanao on community issues relating to job security, human rights, the environment, and tenurial land security. Through his work with SALIGAN, Raymond has spearheaded local peace initiatives and legal empowerment of the poor in Mindanao.
Previously, he worked with the Environmental Legal Assistance Center, where he provided legal support to indigenous peoples. Raymond received a J.D. from the Ateneo de Manila University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of the Philippines. As a PILnet Fellow, he aims to develop a project on the involvement of local communities in monitoring human rights.