1 Augusto VillalónAugusto Villalón, President
He is Principal Architect and Cultural Heritage Planner of Villalón Architects, and is president of Genvi Development Corporation (Cebu); a member of the ICOMOS Advisory Committee (Paris); and Trustee of the National Museum of the Philippines. He also heads the oldest NGO in the Philippines, Gota de Leche, (founded in 1906) which feeds malnourished impoverished children of Manila City center.

2 Boots Anson-RoaMaria Elisa “Boots” Anson-Roa, Vice President
Boots has been actively involved in public service since 1977 as a host/ moderator of the TV public service show “Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko” and an adviser to the Philippine Association for the Deaf. She served numerous organizations such as DARE (Anti-Drug Foundation), Philippine Mental Health Association (Q.C. Chapter), National Commission for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, UP-PGH Medical Foundation, Philippine National Red Cross and the Organ Transplant Foundation.

ktRebecca Tañada, Treasurer
Rebecca is the Executive Director of Gaston Z. Ortigas Peace Institute, a non-governmental organization established in 1991 that supports citizens’ participation in peace processes and their advocacy for peace and justice agenda, with programs on advocacy and networking, education and capability building, and peace promotion and studies.


Virginia B. Viray, Corporate Secretary
She heads the Tax group and Real Estate practice of PJS Law. She obtained her Law degree from the University of the Philippines and is a member of the Philippine Bar.  She is also a Certified Public Accountant. She served as a Revenue Officer of the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue, as Legislative Assistant to the Secretary of Finance, and was a professor of Taxation Law at the Far Eastern University Institute of Law.  She advises companies across various industries, and assists several non-government organizations on their corporate and tax law concerns.   She is listed as one of the Asialaw Leading Lawyers in the Philippines for 2013 in the fields of Taxation and General Corporate Practice.

campos copyDr. Jose Paulo Campos, Board Member 
President of Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) and chairman of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (Cocopea), said this was because they expected the number of enrollees, particularly in the first and second year of tertiary education to decline since the K to 12 program called for the addition of two more years of high school to add to the current four-year program.


Sinag  Sinag S. de Leon, Board Member

She is currently the Cultural Program Coordinator for the Office  for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA) in UP Diliman. Her tasks include assisting the Director in planning OICA events/productions; planning the logistics and work schedule, and fulfilling technical and production requirements. Ms de Leon also served as the Assistant Director for Projects for Women’s Media Circle Foundation, Inc. from 1999-2001; as well as Executive Producer forXYZ Young Women’s TV (television component of the same foundation).

Anna Leah SarabiaAnna Leah Sarabia, Managing Director
Anna Leah has an educational background in Anthropology, Public Administration and Development Communications. She has 25 years of experience specializing in Gender and Governance, Women’s Human Rights, Social Marketing and Communications, and Civil Society Engagement. Furthermore, she has experience in Radio and Television Production, Book Publishing and Multi-media Materials Production for over 20 years.

Further Reading
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