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Profile of the Members of the Board for CY 2017


59 years old
Chairman, from November 16, 2017 to present

Mr. Co is a successful businessman engaged in milling, warehousing, wholesaling and retailing of palay and rice. At present, he serves as Chairman of the following private companies : Herco Agro-Industries, Inc. (since 1982) and Alheed International Trading Corporation (since 1995); Vice Chairman of Aurora Securities, Inc. (since 1993), and Director of Santa Clara Shipping Corporation (since 1996).

He obtained his degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Marketing from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in 1980. He was a recipient of Marketing Leadership Award by the Philippine Marketing Association. He earned unit in the College of Law of Ateneo de Manila University from 1980-1981.  [See Mr. Co's resume]
Chairman from September 30, 2013 until November 16, 2017

Atty. Jamora is the President of Epsilon Maritime Services, Inc., Camnorte Ezone Realty, Inc., Impress Land, Inc. and Bandera Realty, Inc. He serves as Director of Himawari International Promotion, Inc., Indo Phil Acrylic Mfg. Corp., Indo Pil Cotton Mills, Inc. Mahaveer Philippine Foundation, Inc. and Exquisite Focus, Inc. He is a Managing Partner and Founding Member of Carag, Jamora, Somera & Villareal Law Offices. He earned his Bachelor of Arts, major in Political Science degree, from the Lyceum of the Philippines in 1977, He earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University f the Philippines in 1982.  [See Mr. Jamora's resume]
59 years old
President & CEO / Vice Chairman, from January 16, 2017 to January 15, 2019

Mr. Espinosa has varied experience in both the government and private sectors, adept in the management of private corporations and a local government unit, and has substantial experience in the operation of government owned and controlled corporations having been part of the board of directors of several of such companies. At present, he serves as Director of Masbate Consolidated Arrastre, Inc. and MCI Cable, Inc. He served as Undersecretary of the Presidential Assistant for Bicol Affairs from 2003 up to 2005. He is also a Director of Toll Regulatory Board representing the private sector. He served as Director of Granex Oils Mills from 2002 to 2010. He contemporaneously served as Director of Macopramarco, Inc. in 2008. In his political career, Mr. Espinosa served as Vice Governor of Masbate Province from 1998 to 2001. He also served as Provincial Administrator of Masbate from 1992 to 1995. President Espinosa earned his A.B. Philosophy degree from University of the Philippines - Diliman in 1980.


Vice Chairman, President and CEO from January 11, 2011 until January 16, 2017

Atty. Sison served as Chairman and President from March 2001 until June 2002, as its President from June 2002 until October 2002, and again, from January 11, 2011 until today. In 2011, he was appointed as President of the Alabang-Sto. Tomas Development, Inc., a PNCC subsidiary, and continues to serve in that capacity until today.

In 1987, he served in the Presidential Multi-Sectoral Task Force in Fiscal Planning under then Secretary of Finance Jaime V. Ongpin. He successfully launched a nationwide consciousness-raising project encouraging consumers to demand official receipts for purchasing to ensure better tax collection. This project, “RAFFLE” is still in force, and continues to grant prizes in millions of pesos to lucky participating consumers.

He served as the Chairman of the Philippine Retirement Authority from August 1992 up to June 10, 1998. He presided over the transformation of the PRA by successfully reorganizing it to become a Center of Excellence in a year’s time, and as a result, PRA was voted as the “The Number 1 Retirement Destination in the World” in 1997. He contemporaneously served as Presidential Assistant for Legal & Judicial Affairs, with the rank of Undersecretary, in the Office of the President from July 15, 1992 until June 30, 1998.

He served as CEO of the Eastern Telecommunications, Phils, Inc. from March 1996 until August 1998. He was instrumental in facilitating the settlement of the government claim over the Marcos ill-gotten wealth issue.

Atty. Sison is a Trustee / Execom Member of the Ramos Peace and Development Foundation, Inc. from 1998 until today. He is also a Trustee / Founder of the Foundation for Judicial Excellence from September 1990 to present. He is the Chairman of the Evelio Javier Foundation from 1990 until today. He actively participated in the National Citizens Movement for Free Elections and has served in various capacities since 1984.

President Sison earned his B.S. Political Science degree in 1963 & his Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1967. He passed the Philippine Bar in the same year.

Director, from November 16, 2016 until August 15, 2017

Mr. Agustin is a Senior Manager of Moses & Partners Management Company based in Davao City handling various construction projects from June 2004 to present. He served as General Manager of Megalith Project Management and Allied Services from 2010 to 2014.

47 years old
Director, from August 15, 2017 to present

Mr. Avancena has varied experience in the field of information technology having been part of the management of various Business Process Outsourcing companies. At present, he serves as Assistant Manager of Netgear/Concentrix based in Davao. He served as Team Captain of Linksys/Concentrix from 2007 to 2011. He later became Team Captain 3 of Dlink NA and Dlink International/Concentrix.
He earned his BS Computer Science degree from Ateneo de Davao University in 1993.

   [See Mr. Avanceña's resume]

Director, from January 11, 2011 until June 19, 2017

Mr. Capco has served as President of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), Rizal Chapter, & as Chairman of the IBP-Rizal Legal Aid Program for Poor Litigants in 1999-2000. He also served as Chairman of the Metro Manila Local Amnesty Board in 199-2001. He was elected twice as Mayor of the Municipality of Pateros – for terms 2001-2004 & 2004-2007. He is presently a Managing Partner of the Capco, Campanilla & Santos Law Firm. He earned his B.S. Business Administration degree in 1972 & his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1977 from the University of the East. He passed the Philippine Bar in the 1978.   [See Atty. Capco's resume]

Director from January 11, 2011 until March 14, 2017

     Ms. Vinluan is a Trustee of the Multi-Saving and Loan Association, the Vice Chairman of the Schuylkill Assets Strategist, the Executive Vice President of the Asset Custody and Resolution Managers, Inc. She was Consultant to the Philippine Bank of Communication (2003-2005), Eastern Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. (1999-2002), & Hydro-Resources Contractors, Inc. (1985-1986) & was the Treasurer & Vice President for Finance of the Construction & Development Corp. of the Philippines (CDCP, now PNCC) from 1980 to 1986. She obtained her degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Cum Laude, from the University of the Philippines in 1967 and her Masters of Arts (Economics) from Syracuse University in 1965.


56 years old
Director, from March 14, 2017 to present

Mr. Cabatingan has been in Military service in various capacities for more than 36 years until his retirement in 2015 as Police Director assigned in Region 11 - Internal Affair Service of the Philippine National Police.  He graduated from Philippine Military Academy in 1985 and earned his Master's in Management major in Public Administration from Philippine Christian University in 2003.
  [See Mr. Cabatingan's resume]


Director from September 30, 2013 until March 14, 2017

     Ms. Velasco served as the Academics and Programs Director of the center for Autism and Related Disorders Phils. – Professionals for Autism Foundation, Inc. from May 2005 to May 2007 and November 2012 until today, respectively. Ms. Velasco is the owner of RME Publishing since September 12, 2012, and is serving as Director of Inteleconsult Corp. starting June 2011. She was engaged as Senior Consultant in the Corporate Achievers Institute from May 2010 until November 2012. She completed the degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting, Minor in Management of Financial Institutions in 1979 and is a candidate for the degree of Masters in Education – Special Education at the De la Salle University.


57 years old
Director, from March 14, 2017 to present

Mr. Calanoy has been in military service for 33 years serving as Colonel of Philippine Army until his retirement in 2015. He graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1984. Thereafter, he earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from Sebastian College in 1996.
  [See Mr. Calanoy's resume]


Director from October 14, 2013 until February 27, 2017

Ms. Gozun graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from Southwestern University in Cebu City in 1976. She completed units for a Master’s degree in Environmental Management at the Philippine Women’s University in 1996. She was conferred Doctor of Environmental Management (Honoris Causa) by Ramon Magsaysay Technological University in 2004 and by Xavier University in 2008.

Aside from her current work at GSIS as Trustee, she served as Consultant to several World Bank projects including the Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review, Phil-Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services, and Green Print 2030 Phase II. She is also a consultant to AECOM, which is a contractor for the United States Agency for International Development on the Climate Resiliency Team Leader, Be Secure Project. She has also worked with various UN bodies, ADB, National Government Agencies and Local Government Units.


Director from February 27, 2017 until
July 17, 2017

Mr. Sasin graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Management from the Ateneo de Davao University.

Prior to his appointment, he served as Undersecretary for the Office of the Presidential Adviser for New Government from 2007 to 2008; as Presidential Assistant for Regional Concerns (southern Mindanao); and as Barangay Captain of Barangay 3A of Davao City from 1971 to 1972.

In the private sector, he was Executive Director for the Don AntoioFloirento, Sr. Foundation; Executive Vice President for Industrial Relations Divison of Anflo Management and Investment Corporation; President of Grand Aide Manpower Services, Inc.; and General Manager of Cougar Security Agency and Davao Motor Sales Corporation.

Currently, Mr. Sasin is the Management Consultant and a Member of the Board of Anflo Management and Investment Corporation. He is also the President of Masters Port Services, Inc.

Mr. Sasin is a staunch advocate and defender of workers’ rights and interests. He has been a member of the National Directorate of the Trade Union Congress Party (TUCP) since 2009 and was elected as its Vice President in March 2016.


Director from July 17, 2017 until November 16, 2017

Mr. Maldia is a trustee of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).  He currently holds various directorship positions in the private sector.  He sits as an independent director in the Board of First Valley Development Bank and as member of the Board of ROTECO, Yamang Lupa't Dagat Corporation, and CEAM Corporation.

He served as senior adviser to the Ropali Group of Companies, and as director of the Farmers Savings & Loan Bank, Inc. and Banco Alabang, Inc.  He also worked as a consultant to the Asian Development Bank as financial and organizations specialist for Agricultural Development of Nepal, Agricultural Credit Specialist for Bangladesh Krishi Bank, and as rural credit specialist of the Estanislao Lavin & Associates.  He was likewise the financial specialist of the Urban Integrated Consultants, Inc. and Livestock Development Program Office & the Kilusang Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran (KKK).  He also worked as Farm Manager at Universal Robina Corporation.  He has also worked in the government sector for about 40 years, of which, 36 years were spent at the Land Bank of the Philippines.  

Mr. Maldia graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, major in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna in 1969. In 1979, he also completed his Bachelor's degree in Commerce major in Accounting from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and immediately obtained his license as a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his Master's degree in Business Administration from the Philippine Christian University in 1984.


58 years old
Director since November 16, 2017 to present

Director Alan R. Luga obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from the Philippine Military Academy in 1981.  In 1994, he acquired his MBA units from the Ateneo De Manila University Graduate School of Business.  He completed a Master's Degree ub Military Arts and Science at the US Army Command and General Staff College in 2002.

He is the current President and CEO of AFP General Insurance Corporation.  He is also a member of the following insurance organizations: Insuarnce Institute for Asia and the Pacific, Inc., Philippine Insurers and Reinsureres Association, Philippine Insurers Club, and the Philippine Machinery Management Services Corp.

He was the Vice Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines before his compulsory retirement in May 2014 after 38 years of continued military service.  From 2012 to 2013, he served as Commander of the AFP Souther Luzon Command.  He was also the Commander of two Infantry Brigades (the 802nd Infantry Brigade and the 1001st Infantry Brigade) from 2008 to 2011 and the Commander for the 7th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army in 2012.  He was a member of the GRP Peace Panel for the GRP-MILF Peace Talks as the Chairman of the ADHOC Joint Action Group, OPAPP in 2011-2012.  In 2005-2006, he was the Chief of the AFP Command Center as well as the Secretary, Army General Staff.  He was deployed as Deputy Commander of the Philippine Battalion for the International Forces in East Timor and later as Chief Plans of the Peace Keeping Force of UNTAET in East Timor from 1999 to 2001.

Lt. Gen. Luga has held various military and corporate positions.  He was the Chairman of the Board of the Camp Aguinaldo Golf and Country Club from 2013 to 2014, and of the AFP Housing Board in the same years.  He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Riviera Sports and Country Cub, Inc. from 2014 to 2016, and served as a member of the AFP Board of Generals from 2013 to 2014.

  See Lt. Gen. Luga's resume]



Director from October 14, 2013 until March 14, 2017

Mr. Vergara graduated with double degree in Management Engineering and Mathematics from Ateneo de Manila University (Magna Cum Laude). In 1986, he obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, with concentration on general management, finance and corporate strategy.
Prior to his appointment as President and General Manager and Vice Chairman of the GSIS Board of Trustees, he was the Managing Director and Founding Partner of Cannizaro (Hongkong) Capital Partners Limited. He spent most of his career in Hongkong where he was also a Trader of IFM Trading Limited, Managing Director of IFM Asia Limited, Principal of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Asia Limited, Director of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Securities (Asia) Limited, Managing Director of Lionhard (Hongkong) Limited.

Director from March 14, 2017 until January 2018

Mr. Dela Cruz is a veteran worker's advocate, diplomat, journalist, management consultant, community organizer, and most notably, an outstanding member of the 14th and 16th Congress. He is currently a Trustee of Government Service Insurance System.  Since 1989, he became an active member of the working press, presently a co-anchor of the daily morning radio show Karambola over DWIZ and wrote a regular column for Business Mirror, Tribune and People's Journal.

A product of the public schools, Mr. Dela Cruz has been involved at a very young age in the promotion of pro-people causes.  While studying at Ateneo de Manila University, he was elected as President of the Student Council and served concurrently as Editor-in-Chief of the school paper at the height of student activism in 1972.  In 1973, he joined the staff of the Board of Investments (BOI) and in 1975, he was enlisted by then Minister of Labor and Employment Blas F. Ople to join the agency becoming the youngest Director of the Bureau of Employment Services (BES) - the precursor of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). While still with the DOLE, he had a teaching stint on economics at the University of the Philippines (Manila).

He also served as a member of the Governing Boards of the Overseas Employment Development Board (OEDB), the National National Seaman Board (NSB) and the Workers Welfare Fund (WWF), all of those functions have since been incorporated into the POEA and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

In 1983, he was asked to serve as the Director-General (with the rank of Deputy Minister and Ambassador-At-Large) of the Labor Center for Middle East and Africa covering 16 countries in the region and concurrently assigned as Deputy Chief of Mission of the Philippine Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Returning to the private sector in 1986, he had served various local government units as adviser in the fields of investments, trade and tourism.  Since 2009, upon his induction as a member of the House of Representatives, he has consistently infused the kind of vigor and creativity in the effort to enhance employment generation and productive and responsible relations among all stakeholders in the workplace.

Director from January 11, 2011 until April 17, 2017

Atty. Pido is currently a Senior Partner of the Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako Law Offices from 1994 until today. He was a Partner in the Pido, Quimbo & Guades Law Office from December 1991 until December 1993. He served as Labor Arbiter at the National Labor Relations Commission from June 1986 until May 1991. He obtained a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Colegio de San Jose-Recoletos in 1976 and in Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines in 1982 and passed the Philippine Bar Examinations given in the same year.

52 years old
Director since April 17, 2017 to present

Atty. Mercado is a Legal Counsel and member of the Board of Directors of the following corporations from 1998 until today : Air Philippines Corp., Philippine International Airways, Inc., Grand Ilocandia Resort and Development, Inc., Waterfront Philippines, Inc., Forum Pacific, Inc., Consumer Products Distribution Services, Inc., Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation, Metro Alliance Holdings & Equities Corp., Acesite (Phils.) Hotel Corp., Pacific Wide Realty & Develpment Corp.

He obtained his degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Accounting from the University of Santo Tomas in 1985. He passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Board Examinations in June 1985. Further, Mr. Mercado took up his Bachelor of Laws from Ateneo De Manila University School of Law in 1990 and passed the Philippine Bar in 1991.

[See Mr. Mercado's resume]


Director from January 11, 2011 until March 14, 2017

     Mr. Alvarez has been the Chief Financial Officer of Seafront Resources Corp. from 1992 to 1994. He served in various capacities in the SGV & Co. starting 1958 as a member of an audit team. He then served as the Branch Manager of SGV Iloilo starting 1964, was assigned to SGV Bangkok from 1970 to 1980 and retires in 1989 as head of the SGV Philippine Branches. He served as a Consultant to the Columbian Motors Group of Companies from 1995 to 2009. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree, major in Accounting from the University of San Jose Recoletos in 1957 and passed the CPA Board in 1958.

67 years old
Director since March 14, 2017 to present

Guinomla is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years of diplomatic experience.  He joined the government service in 1977 through the Budget Commission now the Department of Budget and Management.  He then transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1987 as Budget Director before getting his first foreign service assignment in Kuwait in 1988, where he was designated as Administrative Officer.  In 1990, he was cross-posted to Jeddah and in 1999, he was again posted to Jeddah as Administrative Officer until he completed his six-year tour of duty.  He was then returned to his old post as DFA Budget Officer before he was again assigned to Kuwait in 2008. He was again cross-posted to Riyadh in June 2010 until 2014 after which he was designated as Head of DFA Mindanao until his retirement in 2015.  

Mr. Guinomla obtained a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Accounting from University of Mindanao in 1975.  He then passed the CPA board examinations in 1977.

[See Mr. Guinomla's resume]

Director from September 30, 2013 until March 14, 2017

     Mr. Panlilio served as Undersecretary of the Department of Trade and Industry until January 30, 2013, handling the Board of Investments, Bureau of Export Trade Promotion, Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, Foreign Trade Service Corps., Garments & Textile Industry Development Office, Philippine International Trading Corporation and the Philippine Trade Training Center. He earned his AB Economics & Master in Business Administration degrees from Ateneo de Manila University in 1973 and 1981, respectively. He also completed in 1984 the Advance Management Program from Wharton School of Finance.

63 years old
Director since March 14, 2017 to present

Dr. Yu has served 31 years in military service as Military Medical Officer with a rank of Colonel. He was the General Duty Officer of PMA Station Hospital; He held various positions at the V. Luna General Hospital such as Ward Officer, Chief Pulmonary DSE Service, Training and Education Officer of Chief of Clinics, Assistant Head of Department of Medicine & Head of Out-Patient Service. He likewise served at the Fort Bonifacio General Hospital as Chief of Medical Services and Deputy Commander. He was also a Commanding Officer (Director) of the following military hospitals: Camp Evangelista Station Hospital at Cagayan De Oro, Fort Bonifacio General Hospital, Camp Melchor Dela Cruz Hospital and Fort Magsaysay Army Station Hospital.

Dr. Yu graduated with a Degree of BS Chemistry at Far Eastern University in 1973 and Doctor of Medicine at FEUNRMF in 1977. He is an active honorary member of Philippine Military Academy Class of 1978.  Dr. Yu obtained his Master's degree in Management major in Hospital Administration at Philippine Christian University in June 2017.

[See Mr. Yu's resume]


Director - Ex Officio from January 20, 2014 to April 2017

     Atty. Coo was an Associate of Lim and Leynes Law Offices from 2007 to 2010 and of Roque and Butuyan Law Offices from 2011 to 2012. She served as a Legal Counsel of Privatization and Management Office (PMO) from January 2012 to July 2013 and as its Deputy Privatization Officer (DPO) for PMO’s Marketing from August 2013 to present and DPO for Legal Division from August to November 2013. She became PMO’s Officer in Charge of Office of the Chief Privatization Office from November 2013 to April 2015, then as Chief Privatization Officer starting May 2015 until today. She earned her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines in 2006 and her Bachelor of Arts major in Social Sciences from Ateneo de Manila University in 2002. She passed the Philippine Bar in 2007.


Director - Ex Officio since April 2017 to present

Atty. Chan is currently the OIC - Chief Privatization Officer of Privatization and Management Office. He has served various government agencies over the years, among of which were: the Department of Transportation as Assistant Secretary for Procurement in 2016; the Department of Transportation and Communications as Director for Legal Service of Franchising Review and Investigation Security & Law Enforcement from 2012 to 2016; and OIC-Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs from 2013 to 2016.  He has been in the academe for years as Professorial Lecturer in the College of Law of the University of the Philippines from 2012 to present.  He was also engaged by the following institutions as Lecturer for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) : Asian Center for Legal Excellence, Inc. from 2015 to present, Interated Bar of the Philippines from 2012 to present, University of the Philippines Law Center from 2013 to present.  

As a law practitioner, he has served as Court Attorney VI of the Supreme Court under the Office of Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin in 2009; Consultant of Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal from 2007 to 2009, Associate of Labor, Corporate and Litigation Department of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices from 2006 to 2008, and Electronic Discovery Lawyer of SPi Technologies from 2008 to 2009.

Atty. Chan graduated with a degree of BS in Management major in Legal Management minor in Japanese Studies at Ateneo de Manila University in 2000. He earned his Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Philippines in 2005 and passed the Philippine Bar in May 2006. He had his Master of Laws (International Trade and Commercial Law) at University of Durham in United Kingdom in 2010. He then pursued his Master's degree in Business Administration at University of Bradford in United Kingdom in 2016.

[See Mr. Chan's resume]