Country Director of the Philippines

Debbie Toribio is the Country Director of the Philippines at Food for the Hungry (FH) and serves out of FH’s office in Manila, Philippines. She has over 37 years of experience working in community development. Debbie joined FH in 1982 as a volunteer field worker at a community-based health project at a community in Manila. . In 1991, she was hired as the Manager of Operations and Training in the Philippines and was promoted to her current role as Country Director in 1999. In this role, she oversees and provides direction in the areas of administration, programs, and strategic plans. Additional key duties include fundraising, partnership/networking, communications, and expansion and execution of FH’s organizational purpose. Debbie’s areas of expertise are leadership and management, partnership and collaboration, community organizing, and planning/working with multi-sectoral groups.

Debbie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work and is a registered social worker. She also has two years of training on theology from Theological Education by Extension (TEE).

She says, “What inspires me most about my work with Food for the Hungry is seeing individual lives transformed. This transformation eventually impacts their own families and their community. [It’s] such a great opportunity for us to be part of this transformation.”






"I would like other children to have more information about FH programs because it is a way they can change their lives as well."