Atty. Paola Sherina A. Alvarez is currently the Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Special Projects and the official Spokesperson and Head of Communications at the Department of Finance, Philippines.
As an Assistant Secretary, she handles sustainable and climate finance, as well as disaster risk finance. She also manages special projects, such as the Inter-Agency Task Force on Marawi Rehabilitation and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Infectious Diseases (IATF-COVID-19). She sits as the Secretary of Finance's alternate in different international platforms, such as the ASEAN DRFI-TWG, APEC, SEADRIF, and the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action.
As the Head of Communications, she provides the overall direction and guidance on the content of the communication materials published across digital and traditional platforms