DELFIN N. LORENZANA

Chairperson, Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Chairperson, Heritage Park Management Corporation
Vice Chairman, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Subic-Clark Alliance for Development Council
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Global City Estate Association 
Member, Board of Trustees, Bonifacio Arts Foundation, Inc.
Member, Board of Directors, Filinvest BCDA Clark, Inc.
Member, Board of Directors, Philippine Japan Initiative for CGC, Inc.

Age: 74,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: 12/12 as of 31 December 2022

MGen (Ret) Delfin N. Lorenzana became Chairman of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority when he took his oath of office before President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on July 7, 2022. 
Chairman Lorenzana was the immediate past Secretary of National Defense serving from June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2022. He brought to the Defense Department his expertise in national defense and security, special operations, foreign affairs, public diplomacy, veterans affairs and strategic leadership.


Secretary Lorenzana was born in Midsayap, Cotabato, on 28 October 1948 of migrant Ilocano parents. He was raised in the town of Parang, Cotabato where he finished his primary and secondary schooling. After high school, he spent two years at the Notre Dame University in Cotabato City. In 1969 he entered the Philippine Military Academy, graduated four years later and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Philippine Army.


Over the course of 35 years in uniform, Secretary Lorenzana has commanded army infantry units from platoon to Brigade, an Armor Brigade and the Army Special Operations Command. He also served in staff positions at Battalion and Brigade Headquarters, Army Headquarters and General Headquarters. His last posting as active military was as Defense Attaché in Washington DC from 2002 to 2004 after which he retired from active military service.


Upon retirement he was designated as Head, Office of Veterans Affairs at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. a designation he held until June 2016. As Head of the Office of Veterans Affairs he played an important role in lobbying for the passage of two landmark US legislations for the Filipino WW2 veterans who served under the US Army in WW2: the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund in 2009 awarding USD265M to surviving WW2 veterans and the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino WW2 veterans in 2016.

ENGR. JOSHUA M. BINGCANG

President and CEO, Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Vice Chairperson, Clark International Airport Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Subic-Clark Alliance for Development Council
Member, Board of Trustees, Heritage Park Management Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Global City Estate Association
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Water Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Transport Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Crescent West Development Corporation
Member, Board of Trustees, Fort Bonifacio Development Foundation, Inc.
Member, Board of Directors, Philippine Japan Initiative for CGC, Inc.

Age: 50,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: Appointed on 02 June 2023

Appointed on 02 June 2023

VICE ADMIRAL FERDINAND S. GOLEZ (RET)

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Member, Board of Directors, North Luzon Railways Corporation 

Age: 68,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: 19/24 as of 31 December 2022

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. DAVID L. DIWA

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Member, Board of Directors, North Luzon Railways Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Water Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Crescent West Development Corporation

Age: 73,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of 31 December 2022

Much of Mr. David Diwa’s work has been devoted to advocating labor rights and trade union, a passion he inherited from his father who worked in a fishing village in Catbalogan, Samar.

In 2010, he was appointed as a labor representative for the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council under the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Bureau of Labor Relations. During this time, Mr. Diwa helped improve in the formulation of labor and employment policies as part of the said advisory council. He also served as a commissioner for the National Wages and Productivity Commission, also an attached agency of DOLE.    

In 1992, Mr. Diwa was elected general secretary of the Causcus of Independent Unions in the Public Sector, the largest federation of government employees' unions at that time. 

He worked as a consultant for the Philippine Postal Corporation and various non-government organizations (NGOs) which led him to be involved in other specializations such as social welfare, trade and investment policy, energy, environment and consumer protection.  His training at the Center for Research and Communication (now the Uniersity of Asia and the Pacific), proved helpful to be engaged in policy research and advocacy.  In 2005, he was elected Vice Chairman of Lakas Manggagawa labor Center, a moderate group.

He participated in national and international conferences on labor and trade relations such as the 8th ASEAN Regional Tripartite Social Dialogue Conference held in Manila; Regional Conference on Economic Integration & International Trade in Bangkok, Thailand, a leadership program in Nanyang Politechnique University in Singapore; International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Seminar on Wage Policy in Bali, Indonesia; and the 7th World Assembly, World Movements on Democracy in Lima, Peru. He also participated in study tours in Norway, Sweden, Germany, and in Geneva, all discussing public sector unions.

REGHIS M. ROMERO III

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Member, Board of Directors, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Communications Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Filinvest BCDA Clark, Inc.

Age: 69,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: 11/11 as of 31 December 2022

Over the past 16 years since assuming the vice chairmanship of R-II Builders Inc. in 2006, Reghis M. Romero III has been successful in making the company’s operations profitable while maintaining its Quadruple A status as a topnotch construction firm.

As vice chairman, Romero III represents the board of directors in dealing with clients, government officials, and other entities while acting as chairman in his absence.

Romero III also serves in the executive committee, the top management body that oversees the efficient implementation of corporate policies formulated by the board.

Much of Romero III’s success can be attributed to the almost 32 years of his experience with the company since 1991 when it was barely on its third year, virtually making him one of its pioneers.

He was then president and chief executive officer, directly supervising all department heads in attaining growth targets and meeting the needs of both employees and clients, including all other stakeholders.

His tasks included developing new projects subject to bidding, designing the best methods and procedures for their implementation, approving pre-qualification documents, bid proposals and logistical project requirements, and monitoring all operations according to plans and completion schedules.

Romero III’s sterling performance as president and chief executive officer for 15 long years actually prepared him for the company’s vice chairmanship, just as his experience as national marketing manager of Hydropipes Inc. helped hone his skills for his leadership roles in R-II Builders.

Romero III has a master’s degree in business in economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific, and Bachelor of Science degrees in journalism from the University of the Philippines and in commerce major in management from the Philippine Women’s University.

His professional career started at Business Day as researcher/photographer, then Concept Builders as Project Coordinator, followed by Hydro Pipes Phils. Inc. as Vice President for Sales, then served at the Office of Representative Orlando Mercado as Chief of Staff, from there he moved to Pentad Development as Assistant Vice President and finally, to R-II Builders, Inc. as Vice Chairman.
 

ATTY. ANTHONY MARVIN G. PONCE DE LEON

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Member, Board of Directors, Shin Clark Power Corporation
Member, Board of Trustees, Rosehills Memorial Management Inc.
Member, Board of Directors, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Water Corporation

Age: 56,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: Appointed on December 28, 2022

Atty. Pocholo, as he is fondly called by friends, joined the corporate world in 1986 as Area Manager for Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, and Iligan areas for Procter and Gamble Philippines. Then, in 1988, he joined Ponce Industrial Sales Corporation based in Cagayan de Oro as a Manager. A position he served until 1991. He then studied law and passed the 1996 Bar.

He obtained his law degree from the Ateneo de Davao University on March 1995.  He Holds a Business Management degree Major in Marketing from Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City.  

Since then he has been a law practioner for the past 27 years.  His expertise lies in the Corporate, Election and Criminal law. 

In 2001, he worked as Assistant Legal Counsel for then Vice Gubernatorial Candidate for the Province of Misamis Oriental, Hon. Ruthie Guingona. Who eventually ran and became the Governor of the same Province in 2003.

He has also worked as the Regional Coordinator for the Senatorial campaign of Juan Castener Ponce Enrile Jr. for Region 9 and 10 respectively, {Zamboanga Peninsula and Northern Mindanao} in 2013.

In 2016, Atty. Anthony Marvin G. Ponce de Leon was handpicked to handle all election related issues for the candidacy of Vice-Presidential bid of now President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. Where in 2022, he was the trainor for poll Watchers’ for Mindanao for the BBM-Sara Uniteam for Legal.
He was President of the Macajalar Eagles Club for Three {3} consecutive terms from 2013-2015 and then got re-elected from 2020 to Eagle Year 2022.
 

ATTY. HILARIO B. PAREDES

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Communications Corporation 
Member, Board of Directors, Filinvest BCDA Clark, Inc.
Member, Board of Directors, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation

Age: 50,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: Appointed on April 12, 2023

Larry is a lawyer and a businessman. 


In 1996, he graduated with honors at the top 5 of his batch from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree at the age of 23.  He finished his college education with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science also from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1992. He was Valedictorian in his High School class Batch 88 at the Divine Word College of Bangued in the Province of Abra where he was born. 


His early training in the field of law started at a very young age from his father Atty. Romulo V. Paredes, uncle and then Abra Provincial Fiscal Sergio V. Paredes and his grandfather Judge Federico B. Paredes, to whom he dedicates his success. Before he graduated from law school, he interned at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 96, Quezon City then presided by Judge Lucas P. Bersamin, who later became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  


After passing the 1996 Bar Examinations, he immediately immersed himself in private practice, where he would further hone his skills as a litigator and a corporate lawyer.  He started as an associate in various law firms, starting at the Law Firm of Alan F. Paguia (1996 - 1997), Villanueva Bernardo & Gabionza Law Offices (1998),  Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices (1998 – 1999), and then in Puyat Jacinto and Santos Law Office (2000 – 2003) where he became a partner in May 2003. He later set up his own Law Firm on June 15, 2006, the Paredes Law Group, a full service firm, where, together with his 3 partners, they lead a team of young, dedicated, smart and competent lawyers and paralegals. Larry has developed extensive experience in the fields of  Corporate and Commercial Law, Litigation, Public-Private Partnerships, BOT Law and Government Infrastructure (Toll Roads, Rail and Power Plant projects both in the country and abroad), Banking and Corporate Finance, Real Estate Law, Succession and Estate Planning, Immigration, and Labor and Employment. Aside from his law practice, he is also involved in various businesses in real estate, telecommunication and information technology, distribution/trading, educational and consultancy services. He is currently the Chairman and President of Paredes Holdings, Asian Center For Legal Excellence, Inc. (a Supreme Court accredited MCLE provider), NorthTel Trading, Inc, Centel Trading, Inc., Prime Logistics Group and Consultancy, Inc. and other companies. He also sits in the Board of Directors and/or as corporate secretary of various corporations. On his free time, he paints in oil, acrylic and/or other media, and, from time to time, goes on great and amazing adventures within and outside the country on motorcycles.  

ROLEN C. PAULINO

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Member, Board of Directors, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, New Clark Government Center Corporation

Age: 60,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: Appointed on 25 April 2023

Rolen as Olongapeños fondly called him, endured much in pursuing his aspirations to serve the people of Olongapo City; and fate paved the way to fulfill his dreams and promises.

He started his duty as public servant when he became a City Councilor, Vice Mayor and City Mayor of Olongapo City.

During his first term as Mayor, he poured out himself to work and proved a lot, and the people believed in what this man can deliver in dedication to public service. He continues to excel and re-invent public service under the fundamentals of Transparency and Good Governance. He did not fail his supporters and yet gaining more.

In April 2021, he was elected as the Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, he accepted the challenge to lead the Philippine Freemasonry. 

He was once again seated in public service when President Rodrigo Roa Duterte appointed him as the Chairman and Administrator of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) on March 1, 2023 and lead the agency with his Fast, Friendly and Flexible mantra that has worked wonders for the stakeholders and locators of the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. It has made the business and other processes easy among locators and stakeholders. Consequently it has brought the confidence of locators and stakeholders with SBMA.

His stint as Chairman and Administrator of SBMA was cut short when his Courtesy Resignation was accepted by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. He was however appointed as member of the board of directors of Bases Conversion and Development Authority. Indeed his passion and desire to serve never stops.

Aside from being a public servant, Rolen was also a sports enthusiast. He is a former Clerk of Course of the Subic Bay International Raceway, a holder of Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). On his free time, Rolen plays chess, tennis and golf. 

At present, he is the Potentate of the Mabuhay Shriners Philippines, a philanthropic organization treating children up to 18 years of age who have orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate, and more.
 

GERARD R. SENO

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Age: 63,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: Appointed on 26 May 2023

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, organization and management of cooperatives, labor policy and advocacy, industrial relations and collective bargaining, among others.

He is currently the National President of the Associated Professional, Supervisory, Office and Technical Employees Union (APSOTEU). Concurrently, he is also the President of Vimcontu Broadcasting Corporation (VBC) and the National Executive Vice President of the Associated Labor Unions (ALU) and Associated Philippine Seafarers Union (APSU). 

Likewise, Mr. Seno is the Vice President, National Executive Board Member and General Council Member of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP). He is also Labor Sector Representative of various tripartite industry councils such as the National Tripartite Industrial Peace Council (NTIPC); Bank Industry Tripartite Council (BITC); Hotel and Restaurant Tripartite Consultative Board (HRTCB); Overseas Land-based Tripartite Consultative Council (OLTCC). He is also Mill Worker Sector Representative of the Sugar Tripartite Council (STC), and a member of the Board of Trustees and Vice Chairman of the Sugar Industry Foundation, Inc. (SIFI), among other key positions. 

He was first appointed to BCDA as a member of the Board of Directors in April 2001, a position he held until April 2011. He was then reappointed to the position in September 2015. This time, Mr. Seno served until January 2018. And for the third time, he was reappointed to the position by President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on 26 May 2023. 

He was one of the delegates to the International Labor Conference in Geneva, Switzerland from 2012 to 2019 and 2023. Among the seminar/conferences he attended from 2013-2015 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 in 2014; and the Workshop on Labor Management Relations with Special Focus on the Automobile Industry sponsored by Asian Productivity Organization in Tokyo, Japan in 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.