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Executive Office 
Oliver O. Agoncillo   |  Executive Director
Joan Christia T. Arbolado  |  Human Resources Officer and Executive Assistant
National and Luzon Operations
Fernando Gerard O. Espero, III |  Senior Manager
Cherylon A. Herzano  |  Program Officer 
Mindanao Regional Operations 
Sheila O. Yu |  Manager
Neriza M. Agbuya  |  Project Officer
Knowledge Management and Communications 
Pia Fleur Khristine N. Labastilla   |  Manager
Finance and Administration
Michelle D. Francia   |   Officer in Charge
Leonora R. Dominguez  |  Finance Officer
Pearl C. Vivar  |  Administrative Officer 
Andres P. Wenceslao, Jr.  |  Administrative Staff/Driver

FPE envisions itself as a dynamic, relevant and growing organization leading actions for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development (BCSD) towards healthy ecosystems and resilient communities.


FPE commits to build constituencies and capacities for the environment, promote responsive policies and actions for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development, and effectively manage the endowment fund.

Improve key conservation sites through community approaches and actions in 6 Priority Sites and other 21 conservation sites. 

EO1: Strengthen local and international cooperation and constituencies for BCSD;
EO2: Increase awareness and knowledge of communities and stakeholders for BCSD leading to increase support to BCSD;
EO3: Promote responsive policies and mechanisms for BCSD;
EO4: Preserve the capital and generate more resources; and
EO5: Strengthen FPE as a high performing organization.

The seed of FPE was sown in the soil of a newly recaptured democracy.  The hands that sowed the seed are many, but they can be clustered into four major sectors: the Philippine government, Philippine NGOs and POs and their coalitions, the U.S. government, and U.S. NGOs.

The Philippine Government

Having emerged from the dark years of the Marcos dictatorship, the government of President Aquino called on the various sectors of Philippine society to participate in governance. In government, some agencies took the call to heart, while others were more tentative and hesitant.  Outside government, the people responded enthusiastically, forming thousands of non-government and people’s organizations, cooperatives and other sectoral aggregations espousing varied ideals and pursuing different objectives.  As the decade of the 1980s drew to a close, concern was raised about preserving whatever gains the government and civil society had achieved in working together, albeit not always harmoniously, particularly on how to improve and sustain an environment protection agenda.

An opportunity came when the Philippine government set out on a mission to seek further development assistance from the U.S. in late 1989.  The Natural Resources Management Program (NRMP), to be implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), was then under discussion.  Originally conceived as a purely policy support program, the NRMP had a small technical assistance budget which provided the venue to push for a substantial, hard cash component to further promote and assist civil society initiatives.

The source of the larger cash component through the NRMP was to be a debt-for-nature swap, similar to but much bigger than the debt swap for the environment arranged earlier by the Philippine and U.S. governments, Haribon Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund-US (WWF-US).  A debt-for-nature swap was officially tenable and acceptable: it would relieve the Philippines of part of its huge debt burden. Turning over the proceeds of such a swap to NGO management was seen to be ideal.  For one, it would ensure the availability of funds specifically for the environment, something that would be difficult to do if the proceeds were incorporated into the national treasury and therefore available for different political expediencies.  Two, it would expand the arena for environment protection to a larger community of stakeholders, which is where protection was believed to be most effective.

Philippine NGOs and POs

Non-government and people’s organizations are not new in the Philippines.  They have been a feature of the country’s socio-political life since the 1960s.  But never had they received such official encouragement and financial assistance as they did in the years immediately after the EDSA Revolution of 1986.  Such space and support enabled them to pursue their social development agendas in different fronts, and even engage the government along the way.  Multi-faceted, heterogeneous, rambunctious, energetic and extensive, these groups, networks and coalitions were not about to cut short what they had begun.  Moreover, there was a growing recognition of the need to protect the environment from the onslaughts of fast-paced and shortsighted development.

But resources were needed to sustain their work, much more to embark on the challenging and largely uncharted task of environment protection.  NGO and PO experience with government-channeled funding was not positive: funds were slow in coming and paperwork was voluminous.  Sometimes, program direction was subject to political caprices, and therefore, unpredictable. Their leaders, therefore, saw the urgent need for their organizations to access funds independently of government, unfettered by official restrictions and political whimsy.

Having witnessed the successful implementation of the first debt-for-nature swap in Southeast Asia, NGOs, led by Haribon Foundation, saw the distinct possibility of lobbying the U.S. Congress for a bigger debt swap and earmarking a portion of this directly to Philippine NGOs. This would ensure financial sustainability of the NGO and PO community while, at the same time, reducing Philippine official debt. Thus, in late 1989, environmentalists and NGO leaders formed the NGO counterpart of the Philippine Mission to the U.S.


The Philippine Development Forum (PDF), a network of U.S.-based Filipinos and organizations from the environmental, development, religious and human rights communities, were convinced that part of the U.S. development assistance should be made directly available to smaller citizens’ groups. Formed after the “environment train” in which the NGO counterpart of the Philippine Mission took part, the PDF particularly lobbied the U.S. government to appropriate funds to a wholly Filipino institution that would support NGO initiatives in protecting the Philippine environment.

Acting as the unofficial conduit for Philippine NGO and PO voices, the PDF transmitted to USAID Washington and USAID Manila their agenda and concerns.  The agenda had three non-negotiable elements: 1) partnership of a Philippine NGO in the formation of that Filipino institution; 2) selection by Filipinos of that institution’s board of trustees; and 3) non-inclusion of “fraudulent” loans from the Marcos era, such as the loan for the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant.

The U.S. Government

The Congress of the United States was not averse to the idea of a debt-for-nature swap in the Philippines.  They had, after all, completed similar swaps with several governments of Central and South America.  But they were not ready to transfer the proceeds of a sizable debt swap to non-government groups in the Philippines. Despite lobbies from Philippine NGOs and their allies in the PDF, and high-level representations by the Philippine government, the U.S. Congress insisted that WWF-US, a recognized U.S. NGO, handle the fund as interim trustee. On the other hand, the Philippine side of the negotiations preferred an entirely Filipino NGO to handle the fund.  A compromise was reached: the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), a Philippine NGO, would work in partnership with WWF-US.


A few months before Mrs. Aquino handed the reins of government to her successor, the Foundation for the Philippine Environment was born.  Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 15, 1992, FPE is considered the largest Philippine grant-making institution outside of government for the environment and sustainable development. It was organized to help reverse the rapid destruction of the Philippine natural resource base through a strategic and integrated conservation program.

FPE came into being after more than two years of lengthy and lively negotiations and contentious debates.  But more work needed to be done to nurture it to maturity.

Why Biodiversity?

The Philippine is a signatory of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was negotiated prior to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Entered into force on December 29, 1993, it is one of the most significant and far-reaching environmental treaties ever developed. (From Global Biodiversity Assessment, 1995)

“The objectives of this Convention…are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources…taking into account all rights over those resources and to technologies, and by appropriate funding.” The Foundation for the Philippine Environment is one mechanism for funding biodiversity conservation in the Philippines. This is provided for in the Memorandum of Understanding among the Philippine and United States Governments and the Foundation signed in April 1993, which established the FPE Environmental Endowment: Article IV, 1.d.

“Except as the Government and AID may otherwise agree in writing, the Foundation shall…Use the investment income received from the FPE Environmental Endowment for the following purposes:

(i) “Conservation of Philippine biological diversity, including terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna;

(ii) “Technical skills and capability building to develop the organizational and technical competence of project proponents to become more responsive to the need for, and to take the initiative for, environmental protection and management of terrestrial and aquatic resources;(

iii) “Community-based resource management projects designed to protect and use natural resources in a sustainable manner, including training programs, community organizing and extension.”

Why Natural Resource Management Program (NRMP)?

“The NRMP was among the early big Official Development Assistances (ODAs) offered.  This ODA was in reality for budgetary support, but it had to have a policy justification…We offered this policy (the logging ban) conditionally as the principal objective of NRMP…In return, we demanded our pound of flesh: a fifth of this assistance should really be spent to defend the policy.  AND WE ASKED THAT THE MONEY BE SPENT BY NGOs IN PROJECTS.

“The uniqueness of the Foundation for the Philippine Environment lies in the fact that the endowment fund, created out of ODA, was designed to be managed by non-governmental organizations for non-governmental organizations.  In other words, the grantor of the ODA – which is the US government through AID – and its immediate beneficiary – which is the Philippine government through the Department of Finance and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – are not the holders of the fund.  This total surrender of control, I was told, was not standard practice for governments, and that at the time when we were negotiating this fund with AID, it was considered unprecedented, at least for a fund so large.”

Excerpts from “Lessons from a Big Brother,” the Discussion Paper of Atty. Fulgencio S. Factoran, former FPE Chairperson, taken up at the Asia-Pacific National Environmental Funds Forum held in Cebu City, February 1997.

Why NGO?

“The decision to go for NGOs and POs is a deliberate one.  NGOs and POs in the Philippines have shown a commitment to work on critical concerns, amongst difficulties and conditions of risk.  They have shown innovativeness in their approach and flexibility in managing diverse situations.  Their numbers are also increasing at a phenomenal rate thereby creating a substantial constituency for sustainable development.  More importantly, NGOs and, more so, the POs, many of whom are proponents of grassroots empowerment, are the best bridge to reaching the communities, which are, in the final analysis, the best stewards of the country’s natural resources.

“There is, however, a major strengthening process needed if NGOs and POs are truly to be able to use their full potential in sustainable development efforts.  There is need to complement advocacy with technical expertise in providing solutions to complex environmental problems.  There is also need to upscale efforts from small pilots to magnitudes that will cover whole ecosystems, create significant impact, and reform policies at the local and national levels.  The increasing numbers of NGOs and POs also require more extensive linkages, sharing of information and coordination.” 

Excerpts from “NGO/PO Needs Assessment and Situation Report on Environment and Sustainable Development in the Philippines: Inputs for FPE Strategies (1994)”, written by Delfin J. Ganapin, Jr., Ph.D., former Executive Director of FPE.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 September 2010 17:19

FPE was created by and for the Philippine non-government organizations (NGOs) and peoples’ organizations (POs). In this way, FPE is broadly represented by the civil society groups who are deeply involved in the Foundation’s programs through the majority membership in the Board of Trustees and the participation in the three Regional Advisory Committees.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, the highest governing body of FPE, is composed of 11 members from the NGO, PO, academe, and the private and government sectors. The Board has two members each from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao regions, who all come from NGOs, people’s organizations, or academic institutions located in these regions; four at-large, who may come from any sector, including business, Church and interfaith groups, provided one is from an international NGO; and the eleventh, someone from the Department of Finance or Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, to represent the government.

Once inside the Board, each member acts on his/her personal capacity, and should neither seek nor be expected to promote the interests of the organization he/she is affiliated with.

The members of the Board of Trustees are also members of the Foundation.  Once their term as trustees ends, his/her membership to FPE ends, except for the chairperson, who becomes a permanent member of FPE.

Permanent Members

To be able to imbue the organization with continuity and institutional memory, which is of great import to governance and policy-making, the FPE governance structure was amended. The governance structure of FPE would now include the former chairpersons of the Board, who have served complete four-year terms. They would become the permanent members of FPE. This amendment was submitted to and approved by the Board and RAC at the March 2005 meeting.

The task of the permenent members are specific: to elect incoming members of the FPE Board of Trustees, along with the incumbent Board, during the annual membership assembly. They could also be asked for advise on governance issues and policy directions from time to time.

Regional Advisory Committees

The Regional Advisory Committees (RACs) are part of the governance structure of FPE. Only they have the responsibility of nominating individuals to the Board of Trustees. They also advise the Board in policy-making, program development and governance. They provide the crucial link between the Board and the regions from which they come by apprising the Board of the issues, concerns and affirmative actions of the CSOs; they provide the “grounding” necessary for relevant policy decisions. Just like the Board members, RAC members act on their individual capacity once they are inside the RAC, and should neither seek nor be expected to promote the interests of theie mother organization.

It is the Board who determines the number and term of the RACs and confirms ite members from a list of nominees gathered at the regional consultative group meetings. There are three RACs, one each for the main regions of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Each RAC has 15 members.The Board gave the RAC a free hand in developing their composition and rules of membership, and approved the same in 1998.

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Officers of the Foundation

Dr. Angela Nina Ann R. Ingle
Chair and CEO
Expertise: Capacity Building, Education/Training, PDME, Research/Publication, Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous People, Sustainable Integrated Area Development, Natural Resource Management, Science & Technology, Sustainable Development

Dr. Ben S. Malayang III
Vice-Chairperson; Member-at-Large
Term: 2020-2024

Mr. Jerome Montemayors
Secretary; International NGO Representative

Atty. Josefe Sorrera-Ty
Treasurer; Mindanao Regional Representative
Term: 2020-2024

Ms. Arceli Tungol
Auditor; Luzon Regional Representative
Expertise: Philippine Native Trees, Community and Stakeholder Engagement in the Conservation, Restoration and Management of Topical Forest Landscape
Term: 2020-2022

Regional Representatives

Santiago Kitaguchi Cervantes
Luzon Regional Representative
Term: 2020-2022

Benjamin Bagadion, Jr.
Visayas Regional Representative
Term: 2020-2024

Dr. Jonathan Moses C. Jadloc
Visayas Regional Representative
Expertise: Advocacy, Education and Training, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Educator (active Climate Reality Leader) Science and technology
Term: 2018-2022


Mr. Philip Cruz
Term: 2020-2024

Mr. Warren D. Dollente
Member at Large
Expertise: Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change Mitigation/ Adaptation, Community Development, Education and Training, Gender Development, Land Use and Urban Development, SIAD, Natural Resource Management, Peace and Development, Health and Environment, Student and Volunteer Formation, Utilization of ICT Tools on Social and Environmental Programs
Term: 2018-2022

Government Representatives

Usec. Mark Dennis Y. C. Joven
Government Representative
Expertise: Finance
Term: 2018-present

Ex-Officio Member

Mr. Oliver O. Agoncillo
Executive Director
Expertise: Environmental Policy and Governance, Biodiversity Conservation and Nat'l Resources Mgt, PDME

Member / Email Area/ Region Inclusive Years
Abigail B. Anongos Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 2018-2022
Ana Maria A. Ret Region 4-A (Los Baños, Laguna) 2018-2022
Cris C. Panerio Region 4-A (Los Baños, Laguna) 2018-2022
Crispin D. Ogean Region 2 (East Nueva Viscaya, Western Quirino) 2016-2020
Dionesa O. Banua Region 4-B (Puerto Princesa, Palawan) 2016-2020
Esther Roxanne B. Veridiano Region 1 (Baguio City) 2016 - 2020
Fr. Renato R. Dela Rosa Region V (Virac, Cataduanes) 2016-2020
Gadiel R. Cristalino Region 4-B (Occidental Midoro) 2018-2022
Glenn S. Banaguas National Capital Region (NCR) (Malabon City) 2016-2020
Jimmy A. Khayog Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) 2016-2020
Marivic V. Balance Region V (Naga City) 2018-2022
Pablo B. Paet, Jr. Region 2 (Ayangan, Cagayan Valley) 2018-2022
Romeo M. Dizon Region 1 (Baguio City) 2018-2022
Rudy C. Flores Region 3 (Bataan) 2016-2020
Member / Email Area/ Region Inclusive Years
Catherine A. Melody Ruiz Region 7 (Cebu City) 2018-2022
Danilo J. Bustillo Region 8 (Tacloban City, Leyte) 2018-2022
Dann T. Diez Region 7 (Cebu City) 2016 - 2020
Edwin D. Araña Region 6 (Iloilo) 2018-2022
Ellen Grace Z. Gallares Region 7 (Tagbilaran City) 2016 - 2020
Emilia M. Roslinda Region 7 ((Tagbilaran City) 2018-2022
Grace Q. Domingo Region 8 (Southern Leyte) 2018-2022
Janet S. Estacion Region 7 (Dumaguete City) 2018-2022
Jorge S. Ebay Region 6 (Iloilo) 2018-2022
Luna M. Belaong Region 6 (Iloilo) 2016 - 2020
Ma. Ninfa T. Desiree Segovia Region 6 (Aklan) 2016 - 2020
Mario Ian N. Mosquisa Region 8 (Boronga, Eastern Samar) 2018-2022
Marlon N. Divina Region 8 (Northern Samar) 2018-2022
Ricardo B. Peteros Region 8 (Ormoc City) 2016 - 2020
Roseo J. Depra Region 6 (Bacolod City) 2018-2022
Member / Email Area/ Region Inclusive Years
Abdullah Abby Pato MagNoCotSuK 2018-2022
Agnes Bolaños Davao-Compostela Valley 2018-2022
Arnold Tapere Caraga Administrative Region 2018-2022
Bonifacio Laborada ZamBaSulTa 2018-2022
Datu Jemuel Perino Camiguin-Bukidnon-Misamis Oriental 2016 - 2020
Dipunudun Marohom Lanao Provinces 2018-2022
Emma Hotchkiss Caraga 2016 - 2020
Esperancita Hupida Zamboanga-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi 2016 - 2020
Fely Lim South Cotobato-Sarangani-General Santos 2016 - 2020
Fely Lim 10. South Cotobato-Sarangani-General Santos 2016 - 2020
Jotham Pilayre ZamboMisOcc 2018-2022
Michael P. Daniel Zamboanga-Misamis Occidental 2016 - 2020
Orlanito Benito MagNoCotSuK 2018-2022
Randy Bayate Davao-Compostela Valley 2018-2022
Rene Pamplona SocSarGen 2018-2022
Rizalina Amesola Lanao Provinces 2018-2022
Zuraida Anayatin SocSarGen 2018-2022
Member / Email Area/ Region Inclusive Years
Agerico de Villa National Capital Region 2010 - 2014
Arlene Lu-Gonzales Region 1 2012 - 2016
Carlito Dumulot Region 3 2010 - 2014
Celia Austria CAR 2010 - 2014
Eileen Sison Region 4 2010 - 2014
Enrile Eniego Region 2 2010 - 2014
Eugenio Roxas Region 4 2010 - 2014
Fatima del Castillo National Capital Region 2014-2016
Fr. Jose Victor Lobrigo Region 5 2010 - 2014
Julie Sarmiento Region 2 2014 - 2018
Leticia San Gabriel Region 1 2010 - 2014
Lorena Rivera-Villareal Region 3 2014 - 2018
Lourdes Escandor National Capital Region 2010 - 2014
Lourdes Escandor National Capital Region 2010 - 2014
Miguel Magalang Region 4 2010 - 2014
Rei Panaligan National Capital Region 2014 - 2018
Reynaldo Naguit Region 3 2010 - 2014
Salvacion Pernito Region 5 2014 - 2018
Santiago Cervantes Region 5 2010 - 2014
Vernie Diano Cordillera Administrative Region 2012 - 2016
Member / Email Area/ Region Inclusive Years
Alvir Esguerra Bausa Region 6 2014 - 2016
Atty. Andres Lizares-Si Region 6 2010 - 2014
Beverly Capena Region 8 2010 - 2014
Dr. Jessica Salas Region 6 2010 - 2014
Dr. Jose Ali Bedaño Region 6 2010 - 2014
Dr. Myrna Nicol Ogoc Region 8 2010 - 2014
Fr. Herbert Fadriquela, Jr. Region 7 2010 - 2014
Herminigildo Sanchez Region 8 2014-2016
Joeylyn Biag Region 8 2010 - 2014
Josefa Pizon Region 8 2012 - 2016
Luz M. Bador Region 7 2010 - 2014
Maricel Joaquin Jarencio Region 6 2010 - 2014
Marissa Miguel Cano Region 8 2014 - 2016
Oliver Gimenez Region 7 2012 - 2016
Virgilio Garay Region 7 2010 - 2014
Virginia Jontillano Region 6 2014 - 2016
Member / Email Area/ Region Inclusive Years
Aproniano Panorel Zamboanga-Misamis Occidental 2014 - 2016
Corazon Mae Baylon Davao-Compostela Valley 2010 - 2014
Engr. Nazario Cacayan Davao-Compostela Valley 2010 - 2014
Fr. Joey Guillerme Pelino South Cotobato-Sarangani-General Santos 2017-2018
Imelda Manginsay Camiguin-Bukidnon-Misamis Oriental 2014 - 2016
Jessie C. Carbon Sibugay 2010 - 2014
Juan A. Paquera Zamboanga-Misamis Occidental 2010 - 2014
Maria Benita Clamonte Zamboanga-Misamis Occidental 2012 - 2016
Marilou Elago Zamboanga-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi 2012-2016
Orlanito R. Benito Maguindanao-North Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat 2010 - 2014
Rev. Fr. John Christian Young Caraga 2010 - 2014
Rey Danilo Lacson Maguindanao-North Cotabato-Sultan Kudarat 2010 - 2014
Safia A. Dimatingcal Lanao Provinces 2010 - 2014
Sis. Susan Bolaño South Cotobato-Sarangani-General Santos 2012 - 2016
Vernida A. Delicano Lanao Provinces 2010 - 2014
Vicente Iriberri Caraga 2012 - 2016
Member / Email Area/ Region Field of Expertise Affiliation
Adelina Santos-Borja
Rizal Limnology, Integrated Lake Basin Management, Carbon Finance, CDM
Allan Altamirano
Flora and fauna study
Angelo Almazan
Laguna Environmental mapping
Arturo Manamtam,
Camarines Sur Wildlife Biology (Avian, Bats); Environmental Impact Assessment
Atty. Gil Gojol
Legal assistance
Atty. Marla Barcenilla
Environmental legal defense
Atty. Ted Bonpin
Legal assistance and training
Benedict Solang
Baguio City Indigenous Peoples, Environment and Sustainable Development
Blas Hernaes
Flora and fauna research
Carlo Custodio
Wildlife Management, Wetland Management, Integrated Coastal & Resource Management
Danny Balete,
Manila Conservation Biology, Protected Area Design and Management, Mammalogy, Biogeography
Danny Tolentino
Flora and fauna study
Delbert Rice
Nueva Vizcaya Forest Management, Anthropology, Upland Ecology, Cross Cultural Anthropology
Dr. Aldrin Mallari
Manila Ornithology, Ecology, Conservation Planning
Dr. Ana Marie Leung
Baguio City Occupational and Environmental Health (particularly in relation to large-scale and small-scale mining operations and pesticide use among farmers)
Dr. Angelina Galang
Quezon City Environmental Science
Dr. Arvin Diesmos
Manila Herpetology
Dr. Domingo Madulid
Manila Wildlife biology
Dr. John Pulhin
Dr. Jonathan Anticamara
Quezon City Ecology of Protected Areas, Biodiversity Patterns, Process and Conservation, Coral Reefs
Dr. Juan Pulhin
Laguna (Los Banos) Forestry
Dr. Nicomedes Briones
Laguna (Los Banos) Agricultural and resource economics
Dr. Perry Ong
Quezon City Wildlife Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation
Dr. Rafael Guerrero III
Laguna (Los Banos) Agribusiness management
Dr. Rex Victor Cruz
Laguna (Los Banos) Forest resources management
Dr. Roberto Arano
Isabela Natural Resource Management, Integrated Conservation and Development
Dr. Rodel D. Lasco,
Laguna (Los Banos) Climate Change, Forestry
Dr. Rowena Boquiren
Manila Environmental Research, History
Eduardo E. Queblatin
Local governance in environment
Elinita Daño
Quezon City Policy research and development communication
Emilyn Espiritu
Aquatic Toxicology, Environmental Management & Policy
Errol Gatumbato
Manila Biodiversity Assessment, Protected Areas
Ferdinand Flores
Community organizing and fisheries
Jean Caleda
Quezon City Biology and protected areas
Jose Ma. Mendoza
Quezon City Alternative law
Jose Roberto Guevarra
Quezon City Environmental impact assessment
Ma. Cecilia Alarcon-de Jesus
Mandaluyong City Social Development, Organization Development, Social Research, Gender Mainstreaming, Community-based coastal Resource Management
Marcelo Caleda
Quezon City Forest ecology and wildlife studies
Mariliza Ticsay,
Laguna (Los Banos) Environmental Research and Education
Mariliza Ticsay-Ruscoe
Laguna (Los Banos) Ecology
Marlito Cardenas
Makati City Environmental management
Maureen Loste
Baguio City Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, Indigenous Peoples' Rights
Nathaniel Bantayan
Laguna (Los Banos) Forest resources management
Peter Walpole
Quezon City Upland management
Prof. Aleli Bawagan,
Quezon City Community Development
Prof. Emelyn Espiritu
Quezon City Aquatic Toxicology, Environmental Management Policy
Prof. Fabian Dayrit
Quezon City Environmental Chemistry
Prof. Teresita Perez
Quezon City Limnology and Riparian Ecology
Rodrigo Custodio
Nueva Ecija Rural Development, Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture, Disaster Risk Management, Community Tourism
Ronello V. Peñas
Flora and fauna research
Samuel Balinhawang
Nueva Vizcaya Participatory Land Use Mapping, Upland Community Development, Land Tenure, Community Organizing, Project Management
Steven Rood
Baguio City Research/ indigenous peoples
Sylvia Mesina
Quezon City Environmental Advocacy, Urban Gardening
Teodoro Villanueva
Laguna (Los Banos) Surveys- ecosystems management
Member / Email Area/ Region Field of Expertise Affiliation
Adelfo Virtudazo
Capiz (Dumarao) Social forestry
Agustin Docena
Samar Community Organizing, Seminar/Training Facilitation and Moderation, Financial Management, Accounting, Auditing, Lobbying
Alice Magos
Iloilo City
Amado Blanco
Lapu Lapu City Coastal Resource Management, Marine Protected Area Creation and Governance
Arch. Soccor Atiga
Watershed Management and Governance
Atty. Rose Liza Eisma-Osorio,
Cebu Environmental Policy and Institutional Framework, Project Development Monitoring and Evaluation
Casiano Catapang
Datu Jemuel Perino
Cebu Watershed Management
Dr. Angel Alcala
Dumaguete Biology, Biodiversity, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Vertebrate Ecology
Dr. Apolinario Cariño
Negros Oriental Mammalogy, Ornithology, Integrated Water Resources Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Rainforestation
Dr. Ely Alcala
Dumaguete City
Dr. Gerard Penecilla
Iloilo City Biochemistry
Dr. Hilconida Calumpong
Marine biology
Dr. Jaime Sanico
Crop production and management, seeds technology
Dr. Jessica Salas
Iloilo Watershed Management
Dr. Margarita Dela Cruz
Tacloban Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Community-based Coastal Zone Management, Community Organizing
Dr. Nichol Elman
Dumaguete City Environmental science
Dr. Paciencia Milan
Leyte (Baybay) Natural Resource Management, Forest Restoration, Rainforestation, Coastal Resource Management, Pest Management
Edgardo Mangaoang
Leyte (Baybay) Forest resources management
Engr. Rolando Delorino
Northern Samar (Catarman) Upland/ coastal resource management
Evelyn Belleza
Iloilo Economics, Business Management, Marketing, Local Governance
Evelyn Nacario
Cebu Social Development
Fe Walag,
Cebu City Watershed Management
Fr. Tito So Quino
Cebu City Ecological Evangelization
Jesus T. Racuyal
Marine and mangrove research, resource management
Joel de Castro
Iloilo City (La Paz) Terrestrial/ marine ecosystem, Wild medicinal plants
Jose Ingles
Iloilo City (La Paz)
Lorena Navallasca
Antique Community Organizing, Paralegal Development, Resource Management
Lucia Lastimosa
Iloilo City
Ma. Aleta Nunez
Bacolod Environmental Law
Marilou Ang Lopez
Iloilo City
May Segura-Ybanez,
Cebu Environmental Governance, Social Marketing, Watershed Management
Medardo Namocatcat
South Cotabato (General Santos City) Forest resources management
Michael Angelo Cusi
Cebu City
Moonyeen Alava
Dumaguete City
Mr. Nygel Armada
Iloilo City
Nenita Calumpong
Perla Magsalay
Cebu City (Banawa)
Prof. Ali Bedaño,
Iloilo Chemical and Energy Engineering, Food Engineering and Processing, Biomass Energy (including Biogas and Gasification Technology), Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation, Research and Statistics, Waste Management, Equipment and Plant Design
Raul Paler
Coastal resource inventory
Renee Paalan
Dumaguete City Biodiversity and sustainable development
Reynic Alo
Bacolod Sustainable Agriculture and Agri-Enterprise Development and Management
Roberto M. Ybañez
Development planning
Rodolfo Aragon
Forestry, Watershed management
Roy Olsen de Leon
Dumaguete City
Stuart Green
Tagbiliran City Biology
Vince Cinches
Cebu Coastal Concerns, Community Development, Climate Change Resiliency, Renewable Energy
Wilfredo Campos
Iloilo City Marine biology
Member / Email Area/ Region Field of Expertise Affiliation
Abonawas Pendaliday
Cotabato City Forestry
Alma Monica de la Paz
Davao City Forest Tenure
Antonio Obsioma
Davao City Livestock Production, Solid Waste, Participatory Resource Appraisal, Community Organizing, RSA/PRA
Aurelia Luzviminda Gomez
Davao City Natural Resource Management, Natural Resource Valuation
Dr. Nina Ingle
Davao City Conservation Ecology, Bats, Environmental Education, Forest Regeneration Ingle Trust Foundation of Davao, Inc.
Dr. Proserpina Roxas
Naawan Ecology, Research
Dr. Victor Amoroso
Bukidnon Botany, Biodiversity, Pteridophytes and Economic Plants
Jayson Ibanez
Davao Indigenous Peoples, Biodiversity Field Surveys, Raptor Research
Jose Andres Ignacio
Bukidnon (Malaybalay) Geomatics, Water Resource Management, Modeling, Climate Change Adaptation
Josephine Migalbin
Kabacan Agriculture, Animal Science, Climate Change
Lourdes Simpol
Davao Environmental Chemistry, Water
Luisito Gelmo
Koronadal City Financial and Business Management, Organizational Development
Prof. Della Grace Bacaltos
Davao City Marine Science, Aquaculture, Coastal Resource Management
Prof. Erlinda Burton
Cagayan de Oro Ecological and Medical Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnography
Prof. Randell Espina
Davao Renewable Energy (Solar, Wind, Hydro-power), Information Technology (Image/Signal Processing and Controllers)
Ruth Gamboa
Davao City Biology, Marine Biology, Watershed Management, Water Management
Salome Sendrejas
Davao City Forestry
William Adan
Misamis Oriental Integrated Coastal Resource Management, Environmental Management, Policy Development and Analysis
Member / Email Area/ Region Field of Expertise Affiliation Inclusive Years
Atty. Marvic Leonen
Quezon City Environmental laws 1994-1996, 1999
Celia Manlapig Austria
Quezon City Zoology, Environment science 1997-1999
Dan Lagunzad
Quezon City Biology 1997-1999
Daniel Guillen
Davao City 1994-1996
Dr. Evelyn Caballero
Makati City 1994-1996
Dr. Filomena Campos
Cavite (Dasmariñas) 1994-1996
Dr. Miguel Fortes
Quezon City 1994-1996
Dr. Pedro Alviola III
Laguna (Los Banos) 1994-1996
Dr. Pedro Gonzales
Manila 1994-1996
Dr. Ponciano L. Bennagen
Quezon City 1994-1996
Dr. Roger Posadas
Quezon City 1994-1996
Dr. Romulo del Castillo
Laguna (Los Banos) 1994-1996
Ernesto Guiang
Quezon City 1994-1996
Justo Rojo
Laguna (Los Banos) Forestry 1997-1999
Leonard Co
Quezon City 1994-1996
Lourdes Valerio
Botany 1998
Ma. Paz Luna
Quezon City 1997 - 1999
Maureen Pagaduan
Quezon City Social work 1994-1999
Mercedes Logarta
Quezon City 1994-1996
Mr. Michael Pido
Makati City 1994-1996
Patrick Dugan
Manila 1994-1996
Rene Garrucho
Davao (Matina) 1994-1996
Socorro Cubarrubia
Baguio City 1994-1996
Teresita Deles
Quezon City 1994-1996
Ullrich Boener
Makati City Geography 1997-1998
Valerio Mendoza
Zambales (Subic) 1994-1996
Vic Milan
Quezon City 1994-1996
Member / Email Area/ Region Field of Expertise Affiliation Inclusive Years
Dr. Romeo Dizon
Capiz (Mambusao) 1994-1996
Member / Email Area/ Region Field of Expertise Affiliation Inclusive Years
Abraham Uy
Cagayan de Oro City Marine biology 1997-1999
Arjan Heinen
Development planning 1998-1999
Arline Cubero
Davao City (Matina) Environmental planning 1997-1999
Asuncion de Guzman
Misamis Oriental Marine resources management 1994-1996, 1997-1999
Dennis Salvador
Davao City (Matina) Captive breeding 1997-1999
Deolito Alavejo
Dominador Dizo
Davao City Soil science 1997-1999
Dr. Amado Exile, Jr.
Bukidnon (Musuan) Forestry 1994-1999
Dr. Deolito Clavejo
Bukidnon (Musuan) Forest ecology 1994-1995, 1997-1999
Dr. Edmundo Prantilla
Environmental accounting 1998-1999
Dr. Eduardo Araral
Davao City (Matina) 1994-1996
Dr. Hospicio Conanan
Environmental impact assessment 1998-1999
Dr. James Lakandula
Upland resource planning 1998-1999
Dr. Jose Arances
Bukidnon (Musuan) Forest resources management 1994-1999
Dr. Rose Fundador
Marine/ coastal research 1998-1999
Elpidio Octura
South Cotobato (General Santos City) Soil and water conservation 1994-1999
Engr. Edgar Ruby
Environmental impact assessment 1998-1999
Engr. Engracio Paye
Mining 1998-1999
Grace Rosell
Davao City (Buhangin) Wildlife studies 1997-1999
Greg Macabodbod
Cagayan de Oro City 1994-1996
James Namocatcat
South Cotobato (General Santos City) 1994-1996
Mario Luis Jacinto
Davao City (Buhangin) 1994-1996
Martin Stahlhut
Geographic information systems 1998-1999
Merian Bravante
South Cotobato (Koronadal) Environmental advocacy 1997-1999
Norbert Alipao Jr.
Forestry laws 1998-1999
Prof. Robert Monoy
Upland resource planning 1998-1999
Rebecca Cruz
Environmental laws and policies 1998-1999
Rodrigo Matabaran
Livelihood research 1998-1999
Venancio Pinque, Jr.
Institution-building 1998-1999
Willard Duran
Survey and mapping 1998-1999
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