Ken Abante is Research Faculty at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, School of Humanities, Ateneo de Manila University, where he researches on customs reform and public finance. He was former technical staff to the National Budgets of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 when he was still at the Department of Finance. He graduated from Harvard Kennedy School with a degree in Master in Public Administration in International Development in 2019 and a degree in BS Management Engineering and Minor in Philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University in 2012. With a group of volunteers, he is now working on the #COVID19PH Citizens’ Budget Tracker, a community effort to hold power to account. His research can be found here.