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Profile of the Members of the Board for CY 2018

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]
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.

 [See Mr. Espinosa's resume]

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]


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]


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]


42 years old
from January 2018 to present

Atty. Almirante is one of the representative of GSIS in the PNCC Board.  He has a solid backgroubd in the academe as well as in the legal profession.  He is the current Dean of the Liceo de Cagayan University's College of Law.  Prior to this, he held the position of Associate Dean in March 2013.  He teaches Political Law Review, Administrative Law, Election Law and Statutory Construction in the same institution.

He is also a practicing lawyer, having served as managing partner of Almirante, Ladera and Associates in Cagayan de Oro and as former associate of Kapunan, Tamano, Javier and Associates.

Trustee Almirante is an active member of the IUntegrated Bar of the Philippines, Cagayan de Oro - Misamis Oriental Chapter since 2007.

Earlier in his career, he had his share of experience in the private and public sector.  He worked at UCPB Rural Bank, Inc. in Cagayan de Oro as Accounts Marketing Executive for Consumer Loans covering Northern Mindanao.  He also became a Political Affairs Officer in the House of Representatives and a Congressional Liaison Officer for the 2nd District of Misamis Oriental from 1998-2007.

A product of Jesuit education from elementary to college, Mr. Almirante graduated from Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan in 1996 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Management.  He likewise obtained his Bachelor of Laws in 2006 from Xavier University. [See Mr. Almirante's resume]

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]


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]

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]
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 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]