Board of Directors

GREGORIO D. GARCIA III
Chairperson – Bases Conversion and Development Authority 

Age: 73, Filipino
Date of Appointment: 9 August 2016
Number of board meetings attended in CY2016: 9/9

Mr. Greg Garcia is a marketing and communications professional with a strong exposure in banking and real estate development.

Today, he is a leading marketing and political consultant.

Mr. Garcia has a well-earned marketing and branding reputation and was chairman and chief creative officer of Leo Burnett Advertising, a key position he held for 20 years.  Leo Burnett Philippines is one of the biggest advertising agencies in the country.  It has handled Procter and Gamble, McDonald’s, Phillip Morris, Kimberly Clark, Unilab, among others.

Earlier in his career he worked for Ace Compton as Creative Head and moved on to work for Mr. Tomas Aguirre, founder of Banco Filipino where he held the position of Vice President.

He was founding director of the Advertising Board of the Philippines, founding chairman of the Creative Guild of the Philippines, founding director of the Bank Marketing Association of the Philippines.

He is a recipient of th Lifetime Achievement Award of the Creative Guild and the Maverick Award of the Association of Philippine Advertising Agencies.

Greg finished all his schooling in Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

He is married to Myrna Nuyda of Camalig, Albay and has three daughters who are all in the fields of arts and culture.

 

VIVENCIO B. DIZON
President and CEO/ Vice-Chairman of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Acting Chairman of the Clark Development Corporation
Member, John Hay Management Corporation
Member, Poro Point Management Corporation
Member, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
Member, Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation
Member, Bonifacio Global City Estates Association 

Age: 43, Filipino
Date of Appointment: 9 August 2016
Number of board meetings attended in CY2016: 9/9

Mr. Dizon is formerly a Consultant to Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano.

In 2011, he was appointed as Undersecretary for Political Affairs under the Office of the President.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Development Economics at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom. Finishing his degree with distinction, he was a recipient of the British CHEVENING Scholarship Awards, which is granted to outstanding emerging leaders and enabling them to pursue master’s at any UK university. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree in Management of Financial Institutions from the De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. Subsequently, he joined the DLSU faculty as Assistant Professor in Economics.

He joined the team of Senator Edgardo J. Angara as his Chief of Staff in 2002.

In 2005, he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Economics, Finance and Statistics for the Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstration program of the University of Northern Virginia, Prague Campus.

He was also formerly the Vice President for Corporate Communications of the Strategic Alliance Holdings, Inc. – Techologies (SAHI-TECH), a post he held for four years.

 

VICE ADMIRAL FERDINAND S. GOLEZ (RET)

Director – Bases Conversion and Development Authority since April 2011
Director – BCDA Management and Holdings, Inc.
Director – Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation

Director – Bonifacio Communications Corporation
Director – Bonifacio Waters Corporation

Age 61, Filipino
Date of Appointment: 07 April 2011
Number of board meetings attended in CY2016: 26/26

Director Golez has a highly accomplished and well-decorated career in the naval profession. He has profound experience in the leadership and management of major commands of the Navy— the most recent of which was his almost two-year tour of duty at the helm of the Philippine Navy as its Flag Officer In Command—the highest and most coveted position in the Navy.

He rose to the top command as manager and leader of a 23,000-strong soldier and marine force. His expertise spans naval and maritime operations, intelligence and strategic planning, national security administration, resource allocation, and organizational development. Among his major achievements are his establishment and institution of the Philippine Navy Board of Advisers (a multi-governance sector coalition composed of experts and leaders in various sectors of society), and the conduct of Maritime Security Forums from 2008-2010 in different Naval Forces around the archipelago.

After his naval career, he joined the Energy Development Corporation as Senior Manager for its Security Department since August 2010.

 

MR. GERARD R. SENO

Director – Bases Conversion and Development Authority since October 2015
Director – Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation 

Age 56, Filipino
Date of Appointment: 22 September 2015
Number of board meetings attended in CY2016: 26/26

Mr. Seno is a labor rights advocate and an educator.

His expertise ranges from project development, monitoring and implementation in the fields of union organizing, workers’ education, construction health and safety, promotion and management of cooperatives, policy research and advocacy, industrial relations and collective bargaining,  among others.

He is currently the National Executive Vice President of the Associated Labor Unions (ALU).  He is also Labor Sector Representative of various groups which include the Tripartite Efficiency and Integrity Board (TEIB); the Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (TIPC); Bank Industry Tripartite Council (BITC), and the Construction Industry Tripartite Council (CITC).  He is also Mill Worker Sector Representative of the Sugar Tripartite Council (STC), among other key positions.   He is a co–convernor of Nagkaisa, a broad coalition of labor centers, national federations, Industry unions in private and public sector, informal sector, and other organizations aimed to promote trade union unity, decent work, security of tenure, among others.

He was first appointed to BCDA as Director in 2001, a position he held until 2010.  As such, he served in the boards of BCDA’s subisidiaries and affiliates which include the BCDA Management and Holdings, Inc., the John Hay Management Corporation, the Bataan Technology Park. Inc. and the Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation.

He was one of the delegates to the International Labor Conference in Geneva, Switzerland held June 01-13, 2015. Among conferences attended since June 2012-2015 were the European and Global Lafarge-Holcim Conference, held June 16-17, 2015 in Zurich Switzerland;  the International Transport Workers’ Federation 43rd Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria; the Japan Autoworkers Union 43rd Convention in Haneda, Japan (2014); and the Workshop on Labor Management Relations with Special Focus on the Automobile Industry sponsored by Asian Productivity Organization in Tokyo, Japan (2013) .

He graduated with Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees from University of San Carlos, Cebu City in 1986 and 1981, respectively.

Mr. Seno was born in Cebu on November 8 1959.  He is married to Maria Theresa Carolina and is blessed with three children.

 

ATTY. ARISTOTLE BANZON BATUHAN

Age 50, Filipino
Date of Appointment: 14 October 2016
Number of board meetings attended in CY2017: 5/5

Born September 7, 1966, in Cebu City, Philippines, Aristotle B. Batuhan obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Philippines in 1992, and his Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A, in 1995. At Harvard, his areas of concentration included constitutional law and public international law. Upon graduation from Harvard, he worked briefly as a visiting foreign attorney at the prestigious law offices of Hale & Dorr in Boston.

From 1996 to early 1999, Mr. Batuhan worked as a senior associate at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, the largest law firm in the Philippines. His practice areas included corporations, foreign investments, project finance, public utilities [telecoms and water], banking, securities and privatization. He also has experience in corporate, civil and criminal litigation, and has argued cases before labor and other administrative tribunals.

Mr. Batuhan was tapped to join the Presidential Management Staff, Office of the President in April 1999, with the rank of presidential assistant. He was tasked to review foreign-funded projects and government infrastructure contracts. He resigned his post in October 2000. Mr. Batuhan also served as Senior Legal Consultant at the Office of the Presidential Chief of Staff in January 2006 to early 2007.

Mr. Batuhan co-founded Batuhan Blando Concepcion Law Offices in October 2001 and was its Managing Partner until July 20, 2010, when he was appointed as Undersecretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

He resigned from DOTC on October 15, 2011 and resumed his private practice as Special Counsel at Batuhan Blando Concepcion & Trillana Law Offices.

Mr. Batuhan serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Motoring Ventures Phils., Inc.

 

COL. YUSOP A. JIMLANI, PA (RET)

Age 66, Filipino
Date of Appointment: 28 November 2016
Number of board meetings attended in CY2016: 2/2

 Mr. Yusop A. Jimlani is a retired Colonel of the Philippine Army who facilitated the surrender of Moro National Liberation Front Chairman Sulaiman Ranain of the Davao Revolutionary Committee (DRC), followed by four other foreign trained commanders of batch 300 to include several armed/unarmed followers.

He’s also the only Muslim officer who served as an aide-de-camp during the time of President Corazon C. Aquino, as assigned to foreign presidents.
As a proud Muslim, Mr. Jimlani wrote a book titled Soldiers Handbook to Understand Muslim—the first ever handbook aimed at educating soldiers on Muslim cultures and traditions especially those assigned in Mindanao.
He was hired as consultant by former Davao City Mayor and now President of the Philippines Rodrigo R. Duterte.

 

MR. JOSE C. PALLARCA

Age 68, Filipino
Date of Appointment: January 27 2017

Number of board meetings attended in CY2017: 7/7

Mr. Jose C. Pallarca is a retired police chief superintendent of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and an enlisted man of the Philippine Army.

As a law enforcer, he has handled various assignments all over the country. Among these–as the Provincial Director of the Palawan Provincial Police Office; Chief of the Pasay City Police; Chief of the Weapons Transportation and Communication Division of the PNP Office of Directorate for Research and Development; Comptroller of the PNP Narcotics Command; and, officer of the PNP Traffic Management Group.

As one our country’s soldiers, he was formerly Commanding Officer of the 2nd Company Military Police Batallion in Davao City; and Officer-in Charge of the WESCOM assigned at the Vietnamese Refugee Camp in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

He gained his military/police education from the Philippine Public Safety College, the Philippine Constabulary Training Command, and the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP), among others. Mr. Pallarca received his masters degree in Public Administration from the Manuel L. Quezon University. He has a degree in BS Commerce from Jose Rizal College.

 

MGEN. ROMEO D. POQUIZ, AFP (RET)

Age 57, Filipino
Date of Appointment: 28 November 2016
Number of board meetings attended in CY2016: 2/2 

Mr Romeo Poquiz is a multi-awarded military officer, aviator, ground combat commander, leader and manager who served with distinction in the armed forces for 37 and a half years. He retired in 2014 as a Major General and as Commander of the 2nd Air Division (Air Force in the Visayas). His other positions in the service include, among many others: The Air Force Inspector General, Commander of the Air Force Special Operations Wing, Commanding Officer of the Air Force Finance Center and Commanding Officer of the AFP Pension Management Center. He also served as Trustee of the AFP Savings and Loan Association, which have resources of about Php40Billion.

He is widely known in the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines as the Air Force officer, a military pilot, who commanded a newly-created Air Force ground counter-insurgency unit which fought many battles against the communist terrorists. Under his leadership, his unit, the famous 740th Combat Group, was declared The Best Battalion of the Southern Luzon Command, winning over Army Special Forces and Infantry Battalions also operating in Southern Tagalog and Bicol regions.

Aside from air and ground field operations and leadership, Mr Poquiz also has expertise in Security, Logistics, Intelligence, Comptrollership, Resources Management, Education and Training, Crisis Management and Strategic Planning. He is the only AFP officer who has such varied areas of specialization. He served in various capacities in these areas.

He graduated in 1981 from the Philippine Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree. He also graduated in Masters of Management, major in Finance, from the Naval Postgraduate School in the USA in 2000. His skills were further honed in various other courses, trainings and seminars, among which are: Project Management Course and Senior Executive Management Seminar from the Asian Institute of Management; Negotiation Skills Seminar from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business; & Corporate Governance Seminars from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2006 and 2017.
In the USA, he took up: International Defense Management Course in 1996 and the International Defense Resources Management Applications Course in 1998. He also took up the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Codification Systems Seminar in 1999.

Among the many awards he received are the following:

· Philippine Legion of Honor, awarded by the President of the Philippines, 2014
· The Outstanding Philippine Soldier (TOPS) Award, given by Metrobank Foundation, 2004
· Award for Continuing Excellence and Service (ACES), by Metrobank Foundation, 2012
· Outstanding Achievement Medal, given by the Secretary of National Defense for extraordinary achievements, 1998
· Most Outstanding Soldiers Award, Negros Island Centennial Committee, 1990
· PMA Cavalier Award, by the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association,1991
· Golden Aviator Award given by the PAF Flying School, 2014
· Distinguished Service Stars and a Gold Cross Medal, awarded by the AFP Chief of Staff
· Bronze Cross, Silver Wing, Military Merit, and Military Commendation Medals.

Mr Poquiz was formerly the President of BioSyn PowerGen Inc, a technology architecture company in the power industry. He currently holds the following positions:
· Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, of Rescue Global, a London-based not-for-profit Disaster Risk Reduction and Response organization.
· Board Director – Bases Conversion and Development Authority
· Board Director – Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
· Board Director – Bonifacio Transport Corporation
· Board Director – BioSyn Central Power, Inc
· Consultant – Philippine Economic Zone Authority