|MR. ALEXIS ORTIGA FRANKLIN BOLALIN||
Alexis Ortiga is a Senior Vice President at the leading real estate corporation in the country. He is directly responsible for the development of new projects of a premier beach resort community in Luzon.
Having worked in the real estate industry for more that 15 years, Alexis has worked for some of the country's real estate leaders. He started his career with Ayala Land being part of the project development team of One Serendra, a residential and commercial community in the Bonifacio Global City. He also worked on other projects, such as the Montgomery Place.
He also worked for Bahay Financial Sevrices (BFS) as a Business Development Manager, where he worked on the valuation, bidding, and acquisition of multiple office building projects. He also established the Property Sales Department, whose main goal is to provide an exit strategy for the Company by creating a healthy secondary market channel for the company’s asset disposal program.
Franklin Bolalin is currently the AVP for Estate Management of a premier beach resort in Luzon, where he implements estate rules and regulations, monitors implementation of sustainability programs, and oversees the whole estate operations (security, finance, human resource, etc).
He was with Ayala Property Management Corporation, where he managed and monitored the physical, environmental and general maintenance of the building facilities. He has a total of 12 years of experience in the real estate industry.
|MR. ALLAN GAMBOA||
Mr. Allan Gamboa has previously been an organisational development and training manager for the Peninsula Manila, San Miguel Corporation, and Globe Telecom. He is now an entrepreneur and consultant, who designs and implements initiatives to address different business needs. Who should
|MS. ANGELICA VENTANILLA||
Ma. Angelica Ventanilla has been in the field of selling for more than ten years and now, she is the General Manager of a pharmaceutical distribution company. Aside from selling, she loves teaching. She enjoys corporate training, among other pursuits.
|MS. ANNA ESPERANZA||
Anna Esperanza has more than 18 years of experience promoting professional and personal growth in non-profit and government institutions, as well as corporations in the education, retail, finance, hotel, healthcare, telecommunications, and food and beverage industries. She is now a social entrepreneurship and organizational development consultant with in-depth knowledge in brand and sales strategy, marketing communications, program management, training, public relations, and organizational counseling.
Anna also performs individual counseling, assessment and training programs, and holds an MA in Family Ministry and Counseling from Ateneo de Manila University. She has also undergone studies in career planning and development and new product development from the New York University and the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, respectively.
|MR. ARIS AND BRIGETTE VILLARIN||
Learn from the mobile experts, Aris and Brigette Villarin, the Chief Technology Officer and Operations Director respectively of Megamobile, Inc. Megamobile is a mobile and digital applications provider focused on delivering services to mobile communities. It has numerous clients in the Philippines and abroad aiming to reach their market through mobile solutions.
Brigette has worked with numerous local and foreign brands from service conceptualization to project management for ten years. This experience has given her an understanding of both the technical and marketing side of mobile tools.
Described as a mobile technology visionary by his colleagues, Aris Villarin has a wealth of experience not just on the tech side but also on understanding consumers and developing businesses, such as FingerApps, NEDA and a group of companies involved in the call centre business, software development, media licensing and more.
Aris is a graduate of Masters in Technology Management at the University of the Philippines.
|MS. ARRPIE PUNO||
With more than 20 years of work experience and 14 years of training experience, Ms Arrpie Puno has a solid experience in new business transitions, designing and delivering a variety of training solutions, management and frontline organizational development, and quantitative communication assessments for hiring and development checkpoints.
Arrpie's work experience allowed her to interact with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds, age groups and levels of competencies. She has worked with an Australian home and business insurance company, an American healthcare company, a multinational confectionary, beverage and food conglomerate, an Australian law publication business, plus American and Asian banks, among other businesses and industries.
|MR. BORIS JOAQUIN||
Boris Joaquin is a top ranked executive trainer, consultant and coach in the country. He is an accredited Investors in People (UK) Specialist. He authored a best selling book entitled "Practical Wisdom to be Happy at Work" based on the column he used to have with Inquirer Libre. He also co-founded Project Purpose Philippines.
|MR. CARLO CUEVAS||
Carlo Cuevas has 10 years of experience in financial modelling and investments. He currently manages a team of investment counselors in BP Investment Management, Inc. He was a Finance Manager in Citibank N.A. and an external auditor for Punongbayan and Araullo Audit Firm.
As a finance professional, he earned certifications such as the Certified Treasury Professional by the Bankers Association of the Philippines and Investment Company Representative Certification Program by SEC to name a few. Aside from his earned MBA degree, Carlo finished a one-year course on Trust Operations and Investment Management with the Trust Institute Foundation of the Philippines.
|MS. CHARMAINE BAUTISTA-PAMINTUAN||
Charmaine Bautista- Pamintuan has more than 20 years of experience in Marketing, Advertising and Business Development and has worked for the country’s top companies like San Miguel Corporation, RFM Corporation and Globe Telecom. From FMCG where she handled top flagship brands and was part of the team to set up business operations in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, South China and Hongkong for San Miguel International Operations to handling Global brands like Sunkist and homegrown brands like Selecta, she moved to B2B heading the Marketing team for the Enterprise Group of Globe Telecom before she moved to Media. She was a 2015 Awardee of the Golden Globe Tigers for Excellence in Marketing and Leadership in Malaysia and is also one of the Philippine representative and a member of the Advisory Council of the World Brand Congress in Singapore. Recently as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Inquirer Group of Companies, she spearheaded the marketing campaign for the Inquirer relaunch "My Inquirer" and the tactical campaign "Experience the most engaging Inquirer yet,” putting into life the media quintet innovation of the Inquirer Group.
|MS. CONNIE KALAGAYAN||
Learn from the Public Relations and Corporate Communications expert, Ms. Connie Kalagayan. Ms. Kalagayan has accumulated 25 years wealth of experience in the areas of issues and crisis management, corporate image and brand stewardship, strategic marketing communications, top level partnerships, CSR projects and advocacies. She was formerly connected with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide and won numerous international awards for her clients.
In her present role as Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, she takes on the responsibility of managing both the internal and external communications, protector of the Inquirer’s brand image, head of issues and crisis management team, and the Executive Director for the Inquirer Foundation.
|MR. DEXTER ORTEGA||
Dexter Ortega is currently a Managing Partner of Tania, Ortega & Partners and the Chairman of First Corporate Consultancy Center., Inc. and Wise Supplies Corporation.
He has an extensive background and experience in the applications of the Philippine Auditing Standards (PAS), the Philippine Financial Reporting Standards (PFRS), the Philippine Tax System and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
|MR. DINO BADILLA||
Mr. Raul Dominic “Dino” Badilla is an Executive Coach, a member of the International Coach Federation. He is currently the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chairman and CEO of the Philippine Sports Commission.
He was a Commissioner, Executive Director and COO of the National Youth Commission under the Office of the President of the Philippines. He was an Academic Relations Administrator for De La Salle University, Executive Director of SEAOIL Foundation and an Associate Director for Policy & Government Relations of Merck Sharp & Dohme. Dino has 25 years of experience with young professionals in program development, policy making and trainings.
He has a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines.
|MR. DONNIE RAY BAJE||
Mr. Donnie Ray Baje has been in the professional learning and development field for more than 12 years, designing and developing training modules for various corporate clients. He has developed his expertise in MS Office applications working with one of the top IT schools in the Philippines. He has written several ebooks and has ghost written learning materials for clients both locally and abroad.
|MR. DR. CESAR MANSIBANG||
Dr Cesar Mansibang is currently the National Vice President for Education and Senior Member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) for 2016-2017. He is also a professor at the Ateneo Law School, and at the Doctoral and MBA Programs of San Beda College. He taught for more than 20 years at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business, Ateneo School of Government, and Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health. He has over 30 years of corporate experience in the Philippine business and industry holding senior executive positions in local and multinational companies.
|MR. FRANCIS OCHOA||
Francis Ochoa is currently the Assistant Sports Editor of Philippine Daily Inquirer. He has covered numerous sports events (e.g. Manny Pacquiao fights and Southeast Asian Games) and has done profiles on several international sports celebrities. He received recognition from the Catholic Mass Media Awards Special Feature Category in 2013. He also maintains a sports blog.
|MR. GLEN JOHN LABASUG||
Glen John Labasug, the Production and Broadcast Head of INQUIRER.net, is a hobbyist photographer turned video practitioner, who has amassed more than 1,000 hours in producing and directing video series under his belt, focusing on non-traditional digital media and out-of-home solutions as his main avenue of expertise.
Applying the basic principles of photography to video production, John transformed a small-scale production unit into one that delivers industry-standard outputs. From corporate AVPs, commercials, lifestyle, sports and entertainment shows, documentaries, breaking news and live broadcast, he has proven that even the budget-challenged can produce great and compelling content.
His unconventional and unique approach to the production process has already captured the eyes and minds of many, as he believes that: “Even if you lack the intricate knowledge to be a video practitioner, you can still flourish through practice and self discovery. Having an open mind, passion and ability to tell a story helps.”
|MR. IRENEO DEMECAIS, JR.||
Ireneo Demecais, Jr. is an experienced social entrepreneur, design thinker, and training consultant. He has managed various international funded projects supported by USAID, Spanish Embassy, US Embassy, and other international NGO’s and private organizations. He was also a lead researcher of several projects for Makati Medical Center Foundation, BPI Foundation, and Ayala Foundation, among many others.
He is currently the co-founder and president of YGOAL, Inc, where they specialize on project development, training and development, and impact assessment.
|MR. JAMES AGUILAR||
James Aguilar is one of the founding member of Rebar Solutions. Inc where he leads the Project Management Office and IT Operations. He specializes in managing and building software systems software systems with improved functionality and productivity, consistently meeting critical requirements.
He initially worked as a software developer for VSTAFF Scalable Solution, a software house catering to clients from the USA providing web solutions for their business needs. He then became a software developer at Smart Communications where design, development and implementation of projects for revenue assurance, system improvement, market-driven projects and 24/7 on-call support support were his critical roles. He also worked with PSBank where he managed the online banking team in software development, user interface and production support.
|MR. JEFF CHUA||
Mr. Jeff Chua is Certified Trainer of LIFE Orientation Method, an international organization that focuses on modifying behavioral changes in individuals and teams.
Founder of Passion Project, as an HR consultant and Trainer, he helped organizations like Pharmalink, Globo Asiatico, Clean Fuel & Dentacare (one of the largest dental clinics in the country) by providing customer service, sales management, leadership and management programs. He also led the development of the company’s employee manual & performance management system.
Jeff has an extensive corporate & leadership work experience in the 2nd largest milk company (FMCG) in the world, Mead Johnson, and the 2nd largest pharmaceutical company in the world, Novartis and the number 1 retail company in the Philippines, SM Retail.
As an entrepreneur, he conceptualized and set-up operations of Zyklus Concept, Inc., the FIRST and ONLY bicycle and motorcycle franchising company in the Philippines, CycleHouse. It now has more than 25 branches open nationwide in just one year in its expansion strategy.
|MR. JESSE REBUSTILLO||
Mr. Jesse Rebustillo is the AVP for Industrial Relations of Philippine Daily Inquirer. Formerly, he was PDI’s Corporate Human Resources Head and AVP for Classified Advertising. Presently, he is the President of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), and was the President of the Philippine Society for Training and Development in 2011.
Over the years, he has handled management and economics courses at Colegio de San Juan de Letran and San Beda College, and aside from these, he has also conducted programs on values enhancement, leadership, supervision, work life balance, team building, career development, job hunting as well as sales and customer service.
Jesse is an MBA graduate (san thesis) of Ateneo Graduate School and a BSBA Management graduate (Magna Cum Laude) of Aquinas University. He has a Diploma in Human Resource Development; Compensation Management; Labor Relations and HR Planning and Acquisition from Jose Rizal University.
|MR. JOHN NERY||
John Nery is a Columnist of PDI. He served as a senior editor at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, including a three-year stint ss Editor in Chief of INQUIRER.net. He retired last November of 2018. He taught opinion journalism at the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication from 2008 to 2012.
His investigative journalism has received a Catholic Mass Media Award, a Jaime V. Ongpin citation, and a Louie R. Prieto Grand Prize; his book editing has been recognized with two National Book Awards; and his opinion writing has led to a Jefferson Fellowship at the East West Center inxd Honolulu, a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, and a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard University. He was the Jaime V. Ongpin Memorial Lecturer for 2013.
His Revolutionary Spirit: Jose Rizal in Southeast Asia” was published in Singapore by ISEAS and in the Philippines by the Ateneo de Manila University Press.
|MR. JOMAR BERNEDO||
Jomar Bernedo is a co-founder and the CTO of REBAR, a company that specialises in research, analysis, and implementation of quality software solutions using only the latest technologies in IT.
A former enterprise architect of a top telecoms company, Jomar has ten years of experience in telecoms, software publishing, and real estate. He received his MBA from the University of the Philippines on top of a bachelor’s degree in Physics under scholarship from Ateneo de Manila University.
|MR. JOSE PAULO ALCANTARA||
Mr. Jose Paolo R. Alcantara is currently a learning consultant, trainor and course developer for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Lufthansa Technik, and De La Salle-College of St. Benilde. He has also been an HR and management lecturer for the Mapua Institute of Technology, Enderun Colleges, and St. Scholastica’s College.
|MR. JULIUS VILLANEA||
Julius is a member of the Housing & Land Use Regulatory Board. He is in charge of standards, regulations, supervision, and control of projects in the organization.
|MR. JV RUFINO||
JV Rufino is a digital change agent and strategist in the publishing industry, specializing in leading the development of innovative digital products and services in traditionally print-oriented publishing organizations. Now focused on mobile, the next area of digital transformation.
He is currently the Director for Mobile and Social for the Inquirer Group of Companies. He was also Editor in Chief of INQUIRER.net from 2000 to 2008 wherein he introduced Liveblogging in 2001 (before the term even existed). JV is also an officer of Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP), and graduated from Ateneo de Manila University.
|MS. LIA BERNARDO||
Lia Bernardo enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences so that others may grow, learn, and create. She focuses her practice toward spiritual growth, development and empowerment. She is certified in several healing modalities and uses her own intuition to determine which methods best suit her clients. Basically, Lia believes that her purpose is to help others truly find and understand themselves, in order to achieve a well-earned balance of success in their professional and personal lives.
Lia is currently working toward her PhD in Psychoneurology and Integrative Health from Beurin University in California. She has earned certifications as a ThetaHealing, FlorEssence and Millennium Method practitioner, and is an Usui Reiki master teacher and healer. Some of her previous clients include St. Luke’s Medical Center, BMW Asian Carmakers Corporation, C.F. Sharp, Inc., Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Jaka Investment Corporation, and Rockwell Land Corporation.
|MR. LUIGI MAPA||
Gain practical knowledge about project management with Luigi Mapa, a professional Organizational Development consultant, educator, speaker, coach, and business owner. He is recognized for his customized talks and engaging workshops on Leadership, Productivity, Project Management, Teambuilding, Strategic Planning, Cultural Sensitivity, and Youth Empowerment. He is also an accredited Franklin Covey instructor facilitating The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Furthermore, he regularly conducts the Train- the-Trainers program to various organizations.
|MS. LUZ MERCURIO||
Before being a consultant, Luz Mercurio was the Regional Learning and Development Leader for ASEAN in General Electric (GE). She was a Master Trainer of Leadership Courses in GE and was a faculty for Global GE Crotonville courses, such as Applied Coaching, Situational Leadership, Leading without Bias, and more. She also designed a Global Talent Acceleration Program for outstanding performers at the managerial level.
She was part of the Human Resources Development team of Kraft Foods, Philips Group of Companies, and Monde Nissin Corporation. Her experience has allowed her to work with multi-cultural teams, and train executives, managers and frontliners.
|MS. MAITA AND NICO MOJICA||
Ms. Maita Mojica graduated with a degree in Business from Durham University in England. She gained work experience in Singapore and in London before returning back to the Philippines to continue her career in the digital space. She is currently a Content Partnerships Manager in a leading telco in Manila.
Mr. Nico Mojica studied Graphic design at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia, USA. After a brief career as a designer, he currently balances his time as a manager and producer of his successful Youtube channel, “CamCrunch” and an indoor cycling instructor at Electric Studio.
|MR. MARCO NG||
Marco Ng is currently a Managing Partner of M.Ng and T.Lopez Partnership Firm. He is experienced in internal and external auditing services, accounting and finance, risk management, and financial decision-making.
|MR. MARICEL BADILLA||
Ma. Criselda “Maricel” Gatchalian-Badilla is a marketing and tourism destination consultant. She has been trusted by various LGUs to research and strategize for different tourism destinations in the country.
|MR. MARK FAJICULAY||
Mr. Mark Chito D. Fajiculay is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and international awardee of 2018 International School Awards in Dubai as recipients of Award for Contribution to Education Community, Best Teacher and Young Teacher Awards.He is considered one of the most sought after young resource speakers in the country as he delivered powerful talks in various local, regional, national and international events in the areas of taxation, entrepreneurship, financial reporting, audit standards and business strategic management. Currently, he is the Vice-President for Professional Development of Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants Northern Metro Manila Chapter (PICPA NMMC).
He has extensive experience in tax consultancy, business or management advisory, strategic management, accounting, financial statements audit, internal audit and other allied services. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Powerhouseconsultants Company, a tax service and business consultancy Firm. Previous to this, he was the Chief Accountant and Tax Consultant of a law firm and held various audit and accounting managerial positions in an accounting firm.
|MR. MICHAEL VICTOR SIBAYAN||
Michael Victor H. Sibayan is an experienced corporate executive, consultant and trainer with more than twenty years of experience with a record of accomplishments in the area of General Administration/Management, Change Management, Continuous Process Improvement, Operations Management, Project and Program Management, Process Documentation, Methods Analysis, Training & Development, Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, Crisis Management, Information Security and Business Analysis. All these with exposure and skills application in different industries such as in the Telecommunications, Insurance, BPO, Hospitality, Cruise Ship and Academe.
He is a graduate of De La Salle University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering with minor in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a trained Six Sigma Black Belt from Motorola University, an Associate in Customer Service under the Life Office Management Association (LOMA), and has a TAE40110 – Certificate IV in Training and Education awarded by the North Australia Career & Training Services. Mike is a former Trustee of the Philippine Society for Quality, Inc. (PSQ) and was the former Vice Chairman of the Quality Council of the IT-Business Processing Association of the Philippines (IBPAP).
|MR. MISELLE BERGONIA||
Carmina “Miselle” P. Bergonia, AICI CIC, received her training and certification from the Foundation Image course with the Academy of Image Mastery, Singapore and her Advanced Image Mastery course from the London Image Institute. As a certified image consultant she has achieved the international First Level Certification by the Association of Image Consultants International.
|MR. MONDO CASTRO||
Mondo C. Castro has 20 years of experience in media, training and corporate management. Over the years, he has worked with and trained some of the top companies and institutions in the Philippines, such as PLDT, Meralco, Globe Telecom, St. Luke’s Hospital, Philip Morris, and Accenture, just to name a few.
|MR. NELSON GARGOLES||
Atty. Nelson Gargoles is a lawyer and a CPA. He began his career with Punongbayan & Araullo in Audit and Assurance Division, where he worked with local and foreign companies from a wide range of industries, and then moved to the Tax Advisory & Compliance Division. He returned in 2011 as a Tax Senior Manager where he had extensive experience in a broad range of tax work. He also worked for an airline and shipping company as an internal auditor.
He held the post of Revenue Examiner at the BIR for almost 15 years. He conducted field audit investigation of tax cases and processed dockets for the payment of capital gains tax, estate tax and donor’s tax. He also conducted lectures on BIR’s new issuances.
In 2013, Atty. Gargoles established his won firm, the Gargoles Law Office. He speaks in various learning events on topics related to Tax and Estate Planning.
|MS. Nicai de Guzman AND HER TEAM||
Nicai de Guzman
Nicai has over ten years of experience in copywriting and journalism, previously having worked for Probe Media Foundation’s Kabataan News Network as its Manila Bureau Manager. Currently, she is also a regular contributor for several publications, including Summit Media’s SPOT.ph, Men’s Health, K-Zone, and Entrepreneur.
Karl currently handles accounts for Digital Strategy Executions at Rising Tide. Prior to this, he spearheaded the foundation of the digital marketing arm of iConcept Global Advertising Inc., a website design and development company, where he managed the online presence strategy executions, specifically in SEO, SEM, and SMM, for several key accounts.
|MR. PANCHO REYNA||
Pancho Reyna is the founder and CEO of Rebar Solutions. He is a former CIO and management consultant for a multinational recruitment company, a former IT manager of a large Philippine bank, and has over 10 years of experience in telecoms, banking, big data, and finance.
|MS. PAULI ANTOINE||
She is retained as a Professional Image Consultant of Philippine Airlines after training its pilots, flight attendants and ground front liners for several years. She also currently trains front liners of hospitality industry on Service Etiquette. She is the skilled craftsmith behind many fashion, business and political icons.
Pauli Antoine was a regular columnist for F&B World Magazine’s Front of House on “Redefining Service Etiquette and Protocol” from 2010-2015. Her affinity with the food, service, and hospitality industries go back to her extensive experience as a manager at the Hotel InterContinental Manila where she garnered several prestigious awards for customer service.
|MS. PENNIE AZARCON - DELA CRUZ||
Ms. Pennie Azarcon-dela Cruz, a senior newsdesk editor at the Philippine Daily Inquirer and former Executive Editor of the Sunday Inquirer Magazine.
She has been writing for popular media for the past 30 years and has handled writing seminars and workshops for at least 20 years. She has also edited and authored various publications for mainstream and alternative media, and has a National Book Award for Anthology as well as a Quill Award for travel writing.
|MR. PIA REYES - CRUZ||
Pia Reyes-Cruz is an HR and Organizational Development leader with 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She was formerly the AVP for Learning & Development at Unilab, and an HR associate for Johnson & Johnson Philippines. Pia is a steadfast believer in goal-setting and lifelong learning, and is skilled in workplace learning, performance and competency management, and leadership and career development.
Having been a workplace learning professional since 2002, she is currently a part-time instructor at the University of Asia & the Pacific, teaching courses in training and performance management under the Human Capital Development program, and is a certified Development Dimensions International (DDI) facilitator.
Being a wife and mother to four children, while also carrying degrees in BS Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University and MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, New York, she has applied the concepts of visioning, talent development, democratic leadership, and time management, to the most challenging organization she’s worked for - her home.
|MR. RAM EDWARD TARDAGUELA||
Ram is currently an Operations Manager at Santos-Knight Frank Inc., where he oversees operations of residential properties. He has a history of orchestrating successful strategies in operational expense management and maintenance of building equipment. He has a strong background in property management, project management, pre-construction management, and technical, safety and security audits with more than 8 years in progressive roles in real estate services.
|MR. REM ZAMORA||
Rem Zamora, a CPA-turned-award-winning photojournalist and head photo editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, says that a distinguishing characteristic of a good photographer is the ability to create and capture stories out of seemingly normal scenes. He believes that the principles of photojournalism can be applied to impactful visual storytelling in order to promote brands, people, events and products, through various media, such as billboards, print advertisements, social media, and the like.
As a photojournalist, Rem has proven to be a consummate storyteller through his photographs that cover major national beats and emerging issues, and was also previously connected with the Manila Times and ABS-CBN News Online, doing documentaries and in-depth photo stories. He is also a faculty member of De La Salle University-Manila.
Rem was cited for the Best News Photo in the 2006 Catholic Mass Media Awards and the Best Human Interest Photo and Best News Photo in the Louie R. Prieto Awards for 2006 and 2005 respectively. In 2006, he won the Gold Prize in the first Asia Press Photo Awards organised by the Asia News Network and the China Daily in 2006; a Silver Award for General News Photo and Best News Photographer at the 2007 IFR Asia Media Awards; and an Honorable Mention in News Photography from the Society from the Society of Publishers in Asia Awards in 2008. In 2013, he received ABS-CBN’s 20/20 Excellence Awards which recognises twenty people in ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs who exhibit skills, core values, standards and ethics prized by the division.
|MR. RUEL DE VERA||
Ruel S. De Vera has been writing features articles on all sorts of topics for over two decades now. He has been teaching feature writing for almost the same period of time. He reviews books and movies for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He teaches journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University’s Department of Communication and previously taught at the University of the Philippines. He has a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Ateneo. He sits on the governing board of the National Book Development Board and is moderator of the Ateneo’s college newspaper The Guidon. He is the author and editor of twelve books, including the best-selling Young Blood 4. His writing has received the Catholic Mass Media Award, the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature and the Philippines Free Press Literary Award.
|MR. RYAN BUENAFE||
Ryan KC Buenafe is an organizational learning and performance consultant, whose expertise covers talent management, organizational development, BPO operations, and human resources. He has also facilitated/consulted for various projects in the Philippines, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
|MS. SARA PACIA||
Sara Pacia is the Digital Content Editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the founder of INQUIRER.net's NewsLab. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a degree in Journalism, and was also an Inquirer scholar in her last two years of college.
She manages the newspaper’s digital assets such as the InquirerPlus tablet edition and its social media accounts. She was a founding member of Inquirer NewsLab, a team charged with finding editorial innovations and producing multiplatform stories and other content executions. Among the multimedia topics she has produced are a report on the strengthening typhoons in the Philippines and the country’s climate resilience and the state of football in the Philippines.
|MRS. TECHIE BAUTISTA||
Techie Bautista is the President of Real Estate and Entrepreneurship (REAP) Academy. She has worked with major real estate companies in the country in different levels of engagement.
She was a consultant to politicians on housing and development matters for many years. She also held various key positions in Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association (CREBA). It is worthy to note that she is the first program director of CREBA - De La Salle consortium which initiated the offering of the Diploma Program in Real Estate Management, the first in the history of real estate in the Philippines.
|MR. VIDA LACANO TAN, MICAELA TAN, AND ARIES SANTOS||
Vida Lacano has worked in the media and advertising industry for more than a decade under broadcast media, content development, and media planning before becoming Head of Marketing of INQUIRER.net. Her campaigns have been highly commended by clients, regional guilds and even by local award giving body Boomerang. She considers her degree in Journalism as her greatest asset in understanding the nature of native advertising and its role in a brand's business objectives. She loves dogs, plants, musical instruments, and is into restoring antiques / including watches.
Micaela Tan currently leads BrandRoom, a native advertising studio comprised of individuals with background in creatives, media, journalism, tech, and production. She has a double degree in advertising and philosophy, and is also a make-up artist on the side.
Aries Santos is currently the Content Marketing Group Supervisor - INQUIRER.net, and has worked on native advertising for 2 years before becoming the channel lead for InqPOP!, the newest and fastest-rising brand of the Inquirer Group of Companies. He is also the host of InqPOP! Sessions, the first ever show of its kind on Facebook PH. He has a degree in advertising and is a very skilled guitar player. He is also the resident geek of INQUIRER.net and has a deep knowledge of comic book universes.
|MS. VINA VICENTE||
Vina Vicente has years of experience in program design and facilitation specialising in Communications and Public Affairs.
She earned her Masters in Public Management from the Ateneo School of Government. She also gained certifications as an instructor for English as Secondary Language, Facilitating Adult Learning and Diversity and Inclusion.