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 Directors, Filinvest BCDA Clark, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors, Philippine Japan Initiative for CGC, Inc.

Age: 73,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: Appointed on 7 July 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.

AILEEN ANUNCIACION R. ZOSA

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Member, Board of Directors, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation

Member, Board of Directors, Philippine Japan Initiative for CGC, Inc.

Age: 60,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: N.A

Aileen Zosa is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), capping 27 years of work experience in BCDA. She served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of BCDA from 2010 to July 2022, and, before that, as Vice President for Planning, Land and Assets, and Business Development from 1997 to 2010, and as Project Manager for Corporate Planning and Project Development from 1995 to 1996.

She was the Chairman of the BCDA Bids and Awards Committee for Infrastructure and, later on, the Chairman of the BCDA Bids and Awards Committee for Consultancy Services.  She is a Trustee of the Heritage Park Management Corporation since 2010.  She is a member of the Planning Review Board for Bonifacio Global City and a Trustee of Fort Bonifacio Development Foundation, Inc.  She is also one of the founders of Bonifacio Arts Foundation, Inc.’s Mind Museum.

Her work in government includes a stint in the Office of the President under the Office of the Executive Secretary during the term of President Fidel V. Ramos, as Director in the Office of Senator Teofisto T. Guingona, Jr., and in the Office of the Commission Secretary of the Commission on Audit.  In terms of academic experience, Ms. Zosa was part of the faculty in the University of the Philippines College of Public Administration (Diliman) and in the University of San Carlos (Cebu).

Ms. Zosa holds a Master of Arts in Economics degree from the University of the Philippines School of Economics, was a College Scholar from the same University, and was granted a University of the Philippines School of Economics Fellowship.

Ms. Zosa’s extensive involvement in research projects dealing with conversion and development of former military bases, Build-Operate-Transfer Scheme, Government Corporations, Public Utilities, Privatization and Public Debt served her in good stead in translating plans and programs into tangible, feasible and pioneering projects.
 

ATTY. ARISTOTLE B. BATUHAN

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, Bonifacio Communications Corporation 
Member, Board of Directors, Filinvest BCDA Clark, Inc.
Member, Board of Directors, Philippine Japan Initiative for CGC, Inc.

Age: 55,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of December 2021

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)

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, Bonifacio Communications Corporation 
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Estate Services Corporation

Age: 67,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of 2021

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)

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority
Member, Board of Directors, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation
Member, Board of Directors, Bonifacio Water Corporation

Age: 60,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of December 2021

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

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

Age: 72,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of December 2021

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

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

Age: 68,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: 24/24 as of December 2021

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.

BERNARDO JORGE B. MITRA

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Age: 56,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: N.A.

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority

REGHIS M. ROMERO III

Member, Board of Directors, Bases Conversion and Development Authority

Age: 69,
Filipino
Number of board meetings attended: N.A.

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.
 

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