Board of Directors

GREGORIO D. GARCIA III

Chairperson – Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Age: 76, Filipino

Date of Appointment: 06 August 2016

Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of December 2019

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, Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Presidential Adviser for Flagship Programs

 

Age: 45, Filipino

Date of Appointment: 06 August 2016

Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of December 2019


ATTY. ARISTOTLE BANZON BATUHAN

Director – Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Age: 53, Filipino

Date of Appointment: 14 October 2016

Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of December 2019

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.


VICE ADMIRAL FERDINAND S. GOLEZ (RET)

Director – Bases Conversion and Development Authority since April 2011

Director – Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation

Director – Bonifacio Communications Corporation

Director – Bonifacio Waters Corporation

Age: 65, Filipino

Date of Appointment: 16 June 2017

Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of 2019

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.


LT GEN GLORIOSO V MIRANDA (RET)

Director – Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Age: 58, Filipino

Date of Appointment: 09 January 2018

Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of December 2019

Director Miranda is a distinguished military officer who has an expertise in combat, personnel management, operational research, strategic planning, national security administration, and strategic management.

 

He served as the Commanding General of the Philippine Army from December 9, 2016 to October 5, 2017 wherein he organized combat operations, prepared national defense plans and trained army reserve units.

 

Prior to this, he also served as Acting Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines from April 22, 2016 to June 30, 2016, and Vice Chief of Staff of AFP from March 8, 2016 to December 9, 2016.

 

As one of the country’s valiant soldiers, he was formerly Commander of the Northern Luzon Command in Tarlac City; served as Commander of the 7th Infantry Division in Nueva Ecija; Commander of the 1002nd Infantry Brigade in Saranggani Province; was Commander of Anti-terrorim Joint Task Force GENSAN in GeneraL Santos City; Battalion Commander of the 25th Infantry Battalion in Maguindanao; and was the Task Force Commander of the 602nd Infantry Brigade also in Maguindanao.

 

He obtained his military education in 1983 from the Philippine Military Academy. He earned two master’s degree in National Security Administration and in Business Administration, from the National Defense College of the Philippines and Isabela Colleges, respectively.

 


MR. DAVID L. DIWA

Director – Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Age: 70, Filipino

Date of Appointment: 07 February 2018

Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of December 2019

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.


MR. GERARD M. CAMIÑA, CESO V

Age: 66, Filipino

Date of Appointment: 08 May 2018

Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of December 2019

Director Gerard Melocoton Camiña served as the Regional Director of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region VI from July 2001 to October 2013. During his term, Camiña was commended as the Most Outstanding Regional Director for three consecutive years, from 2010 to 2012.

Camiña’s leadership in the LTO enabled him to implement effective quality management system standards in the business processes and frontline services of the Region VI office, which resulted to commendations from various government agencies.   

In 2015, Mr. Camiña contributed to the restoration of his 153 year-old ancestral home in Arevalo, Iloilo City called the Avanceña Camiña Balay nga Bato and its conversion into a museum. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts through the National Museum considered the house as an important cultural property and a historical landmark in Iloilo City which supports Camiña’s vision to transform the ancestral home to a pride of place in Iloilo City

Director Camiña is also a passionate farmer. He has helped the locals in his province increase their income through his conceptualization of “farm to fork tourism” in Sibunag, Guimaras. In 2014, his advocacy was recognized by the Canadian Government by way of a cash grant to fully promote the said project in Guimaras, and heighten its impact among the beneficiaries. The Iloilo provincial government also named Mr. Camiña’s farm in Guimaras as a model farm in the province.


MR. HENRY L. URI

Age: 45, Filipino

Date of Appointment: 19 August 2019

Number of board meetings attended: 8/8 as of December 2019

Mr. Henry L. Uri is a top-rated radio announcer and reporter who have worked for the Manila Broadcasting Company – DZRH, the country's oldest and widest reaching radio network in Asia.

As a dedicated media practitioner, he currently covers the day-to-day activities of President Rodgrio Roa Duterte. He also serves as the President of the Presidential Press Corps, also known as, the Malacanan Press Corps, covering the Malacañang Palace.

As a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Golden Dove Awards for Best Radio Newscaster, he has hosted several top-rated News and Public Affairs programs over DZRH including the daily program “Magandang Umaga Pilipinas” and “Coffee Break”. 
In his 20 years of service in the Philippine radio industry, Mr. Uri excelled as Executive Producer, Reporter, Disc Jockey and Anchor as well as Account Manager and Product Endorser in the leading broadcast stations under the Manila Broadcasting Company. With proven track record in providing superior executive support in major projects that require excellent communication skills, marketing and public relation expertise.
Mr. Uri earned his degree in Mass Communications from the Manuel Enverga University Foundation in Lucena City. 
 


MR. PEDRO LAYLO JR.

Age: 52, Filipino

Date of Appointment: 03 December 2019

Number of board meetings attended: 1/1 as of December 2019

Mr. Junie Laylo has almost thirty years of experience in the field of polling and strategic research. He served as a Fellow and Political Scientist for the Social Weather Stations (SWS) from 1990 to 2001. 

As a political scientist, he was in-charge of directing political surveys at the national, congressional, provincial and city/municipal levels. He was also one of the principal investigators in both the 1998 and 2001 ABS-CBN/SWS Exit Polls. 

While at SWS, he has written various articles for both local and international publications, and served as editor of the SWS bi-monthly publication entitled “Survey Snapshots”. 

In 2001, Mr. Laylo worked for former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and directed research studies using quantitative and qualitative methods in dealing mainly with governance, policy, as well as political and communication campaigns. He was appointed by Pres. Arroyo in April 2008 to be a member of the Board of Directors at the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA). 

He resigned from the post in 2009 and became the resident pollster of the Manila Standard Today where he directed and analyzed the results of nationwide polls leading to the 2010 and 2016 elections. 

Since May 2010 up to the present, he works as a freelance political and strategic research
consultant for both government and private corporations. 

He founded the Laylo Research Strategies (LRS) in October 2010 and currently serves as its Principal Pollster. LRS is a polling and strategic research consultancy firm catering to empirical needs of political candidates, government agencies, and private organizations/corporations.

He completed his Masters in Public Opinion Research from the University of Connecticut in May 1999.
 


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