Rey is a founding member of Pintig. He was a student activist during the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines in the 1980s. He migrated to the US in 1984 and became actively involved in community organizing as part of the Alliance for Philippines Concerns and the League of Filipino Students (LFS)-Chicago chapter. In 2016, he started a discussion group called “Balitaang Pilipinas” to talk about Philippine issues such as extra-judicial killings, human rights violations against farmers, indigenous communities, etc. Rey is happy to return to the CP board in 2018 after being gone for years raising a family.