Halalan is being developed and advocated by a group of dedicated and passionate FOSS advocates. The current Halalan team is composed of:
Diwa del Mundo – Project Leader and Manager
Diwa is a returning BS CS student from the University of the Philippines in Diliman. He left school last 2005 to “experience” the life of an employee by working as a software developer for Pusit.com or also known as the Friendster Philippines. He worked for various Friendster services and products such as Friendster Classifieds, Flowers and FAds.
He has been using Linux since 1st year highschool and is a hard core Linux and FOSS advocate ever since. He was the founding president of the UP Linux Users' Group, is current Secretariat of Software Freedom Philippines and is currently managing the development team of ProInfinity-IT Solutions, a custom software development and IT-consultancy startup.
He loves to listen to Sitti and bossa nova. He's also thinking of creating the Sitti Fan's Club – UP Diliman Chapter.
Waldemar Bautista – Lead Software Developer
Waldemar, or Wali for short, is currently completing his BS CS degree from UP Diliman. He served as UnPLUG's president from 2004 to 2006, participated and won various programming competitions for UP, is the current Finance and Logistics Committee Head of Software Freedom Philippines, is the lead developer of Talaan, and is also the current lead for low-level systems and languages for ProInfinity-IT Solutions. He's also an experienced web applications developer specializing in corporate and inventory systems.
He loves to use a hex editor for hacking stuff and files. He even created a MMS encapsulator for local Philippine telcos. He is also an aspiring accoustic artist and matinee idol.
Jofell Gallardo – Former Lead Developer
Jofell is now the lead software engineer for Xackup, a backup solutions startup.
Kyle Domingo – Former Graphics Artists and Developer
Kyle is currently completing his BS CS degree and is a student assistant for the UP BioEthics Program. He's currently getting married in Vietnam with his girlfriend Zum.
Ardee Aram – Former Developer
Ardee graduated last April 2006 as BS CS cum laude. He currently works for HP as a SAP consultant.
Having lunch at Kamay Kainan, Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, circa 2005. From left to right clockwise: Kyle, Diwa, Wally, Ardee and Jofell.