Mark Anthony Toldo
Communications Specialist, Program on Resilient Communities
Mark Toldo joined the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative in 2019. Prior to joining HHI, Toldo worked as a media producer, writer, and researcher for ABS-CBN Corporation, the largest media company in the Philippines. He devoted most of his journalism career to producing documentaries and specials on television and digital platforms, that chronicled the struggles and triumphs of people afflicted with social problems. His stories focused on human rights, poverty, children's rights and welfare, public health, education, labor and migration, natural disasters, gender equality, suffrage, agriculture, religion, and culture and the arts. Some of his works were recognized by award-giving bodies such as the New York Festivals and Save the Children.
Toldo has also been writing business features for the country’s leading newspaper Philippine Daily Inquirer and has contributed stories to other organizations like the ASEAN Business Advisory Council. His business reporting that primarily focuses on the promotion of social enterprises and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) has earned him a Social Enterprise Journalism Fellowship from the British Council in 2016. In 2021, he was named as one of 24 global Changemakers by the Thompson Reuters Foundation. Mark obtained his BA in Communication Arts from the University of Santo Tomas.