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The Philippine HR Summit is an annual event organized by Powermax Consulting Group, Inc. with the goal of widening the horizon and sharpening the axe of the HR Practitioners and Leaders. It features top-notch speakers from various fields to share their rich experience and expertise to uncover the best practices and latest trends, together with the emerging new challenges and platforms in the field of Human Resource management.


  • Learn and gain insightful perspective from the expertise of the top HR leaders and speakers across various industries
  • Revalidate and realign your knowledge and strategies with the latest trends and best practices
  • Network and establish valuable connections with industry leaders and fellow practitioners
  • Actively participate and exchange ideas
  • Recharge your batteries through fun in learning and a thousand and one happy moments
  • Be inspired and become a better version of yourself

meet our


Drs. Joyce Carols

International Speaker, Author, TEDx Speaker              
Founder & Owner Enjoy EsC and Drive4Diversity.com

Mr. Phil Smithson

Owner, Design Thinking Consultant, UX Consultant
On-Off Group

Ms. Grace Abella - Zata

IRC Philippines

Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez

2014 President
People Management Association of the Phils (PMAP)
Former Undersecretary
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

Ms. Fe Marie Cabantac

Principal Partner 
Center for Innovation Change and Productivity

Mr. Patrick Gentry

CEO and Co-Founder
Sprout Solutions

Ms. Michelle Cordero Garcia

Vice President – People (Asia)

Mr. Bob Hooey

Author, Speaker, Creative Catalyst Ideas at Work! A division of Creativity Corner Inc.

Ms. Haidee Enriquez

Chief HR Officer

Mr. Jesse Francis Rebustillo

2016 President
People Management Association of the Phils (PMAP)

Ms. Claire Boscq-Scott

The Busy Queen Bee Ltd
Global Customer Service Guru

Dr. Virgel C. Binghay

Professor & Director
Center for Industry Productivity and Competitiveness School of Labor & Industrial Relations University of the Philippines 

Mr. Sameer Somal, CFA, CFP, CAIA

Blue Ocean Global Technology and Blue Ocean Global Wealth

Ms. Delby Bragais AICI CIM

The North Road Image Consultancy & Fashion Group

Mr. Ericson A. del Castillo, MIR

Country Head
Human Resources
General Affairs & Information Technology/System
Nissan Philippines, Inc.

Mr. Arthur Luis P. Florentin, MIR, FPM

Executive Director  
Civil Service Commission

Ms. Rhoda Castro Caliwara

Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors (PALSCON)

Mr. Barbie Atienza

Head of External Affairs
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation

Ms. Ellen C. Fullido

Vice President-Human Resources, Manila Broadcasting Co.

Mr. Lloyd Luna

CEO and Founder

Ms. Ritzi Villarico Ronquillo, APR

Consultant, Trainer & Coach, Business Communication & Strategic Public Relations

Ms. Rita Bantigue

Head, Learning and Development

Mr. Jose Christoper C. Cadua

Vice-President & Head Human Resources & Administration
Cignal TV

Ms. Rosalina O. Fuentes, Ph.D

President and Dean
SAIDI Graduate School of Organization Development

Mr. Schubert Caesar C. Austero

Senior Vice President
Head, Human Resource Group
Philippine National Bank

Mr. Nonong Noriega

Head of People and Transformation Capability Development
PLDT – Smart


see our 2018 recap



HR12 @ 2019 was filled with remarkable learning experiences focusing on HR Driven Disruption that helped the participants re-assess and remap their workforce strategy. But far from being stiff, the event had a plethora of fun and energizing activities, so typical of an HR event. Indeed, it exceeded the expectations of the attendees, with the feeling of looking forward to PHILIPPINE HR SUMMIT 2020.




  • Responsive HR: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Responsive Coaching

  •  Responsive Change Management

  • Responsive HR Leadership

  • Customer Centric HR

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • How to Avoid Training Mistakes

  • Positive HR Image and Branding

  • Do’s and Don’ts in Outsourcing

  • The Duterte Administration’s Latest Labor Laws And DOLE Regulations: How Employers And HR Can Cope And Survive

  • Responsive Workforce Planning


  • Step-Back Leadership

  • Talent Retention: Upskilling, Reskilling, Retooling

  • Philippine HR Data Problem and How to Fix It

  • Digitization and New Ways of Doing Work

  • HR Mounting Organization’s Events

  • AQ for Ambiguous Environment

  • The Latest Supreme Court Decisions On Labor Cases: How And What To Learn From Others’ Mistakes And Ommissions

  • Responsive Employee Engagement

  • HR is PR: PR is HR

  • Panel Session: Young Leaders Maturity

  • Responsive HR: Pivot and Perish

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Drs. Joyce Carols

International Speaker, Author, TEDx Speaker
Founder & Owner Enjoy EsC and Drive4Diversity.com

Drs. Joyce Carols is the Founder and Owner of Enjoy EsC., a Business Development & Executive Coaching Company that offers Success Mindset & Diversity Programs in business and personal development and it carries the brand labels: JoyceCarols.com, Drive4Diversity.com and Bragelicious.com With a background in Psychology and Social Sciences at the University of Tilburg and about two decades of international professional working experience, Joyce developed into a renowned Mindset & Behavioral Expert, International Speaker and Best-selling Author. She is a former international top-sport athlete in both field hockey and acro-diving.

Founder & Chair of Europe’s Women Speakers, a non profit with the aim to bring more diversity to the global stages
World’s First Vitality Performance Coach: Combining my experience in top management for Major Fortune 500 companies with my years being a top athlete
Drs. in Psycho-Social Sciences
Degree in Psychology
Certified Essential Coach
Certified Cognitive Fitness Specialist: Staying sharp by exercising your brain
Author of an in 2012 UNESCO Awarded Coaching Program
Certified 4G Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist
Certified Reiki 1+2
Certified Transactional Analysis One-on-One Coach

Mr. Phil Smithson

Owner, Owner, Design Thinking Consultant,
UX Consultant On-Off Group

Phil is the Managing Director of On-Off Group, a strategic design company based in the Philippines, whose mission is to create meaningful change through the application of design thinking principles.

He has over 6 years training experience with senior leadership teams, managers, government, educators, startups, students from a diverse client list including Sun Life, Meralco, DICT, QBE, EastWest Bank, Shell, Security Bank, KMC, Unilab, Trend Micro, AusTrade, European Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Labor and Employment and more.

Before starting his own business, he previously worked for WPP, and was involved in creating digital campaigns with brands such as Axe, L’Oréal, Del Monte, KLM, Maybelline amongst others where his desire to solve real world problems was born.

In addition to his work at On-Off Group, he teaches a class in Human-Computer Interaction at Mint College in Manila, Philippines and is a regular mentor in the Manila startup scene with incubators like IdeaSpace Foundation and Founder’s Institute where he helps ensure startups are solving a real problem for real people by applying design thinking and lean startup methodologies.

Ms. Grace Abella - Zata

IRC Philippines

Grace Abella-Zata is President of Advanced Outsourcing and Business Services Inc (AOBSI) and MarketServ Inc, and Senior Consultant at Corporate Executive Search Inc. The CESI group pioneered executive search and contingent staffing services and outsourcing in the Philippines. Among the services currently provided by AOBS are HR Operations, Recruitment Process Outsourcing , Administrative Concierge Services and Customer Education project management for multinationals and major Philippine companies. Grace’s interests include research and thought leadership. She is the CEO of the IRC Institute, a thought leadership platform active in more than 45 countries dedicated to the study of intercultural management. She was President of the People Management Association of the Philippines in 2009 and has led a number of its researches. She taught courses in talent management and Industrial /Organizational Psychology in several colleges and universities- including in her alma mater of UP . She is also a trainer and facilitator for EQ, executive teambuilding, strategic planning etc.. She likes to read , discuss and write about topics related to politics and the economy on weekdays but usually reserves Sundays to tell stories to and play games with her grandchildren. She is married to Vir Zata and together they devote some time as volunteers for the Marriage Preparation Foundation.

Atty. Josephus B. Jimenez

2014 President People Management Association of the Phils (PMAP)
Former Undersecretary Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

A former Labor Undersecretary and Labor Attache, he was the 2014 President of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP). Atty. Jimenez is a seasoned government public official, civil servant and a longtime corporate executive of the top three (3) big business conglomerates (oil, food and beverage) in the country. He has behind him 15 years of successful government service and 20 productive years in the business sector, 12 years in San Miguel Corporation, 3 years in Petron/PNOC and 5 years in Pepsi Cola. 

He has been a professor of Law and Humanities at night from 1969 to 2001 in various universities with a total academic experience of more than 30 years, all the while when he was working at daytime. He has just completed his term as the Labor Attache in Taichung, Taiwan, after a successful stint as Labor Attache in Malaysia from 2005 to 2008, and in Kuwait from 2008-2010.

Ms. Fe Marie Cabantac

Principal Partner
Center for Innovation Change and Productivity

Solid experience in the health, beauty, personal care markets in senior management positions and consulting covering general management, strategic human resource management, employee and corporate communication, and market research.

Well-exposed to strategic and general management having reported directly to the Chairman and CEO of Splash Holdings, Inc., and as member of Splash’s Leadership and Management Committee in both strategic and operational levels, and as a regular member of the Executive Committee and the Management Committees of all member companies of Micro-D Group Holdings, Inc.

– Strategy formulation, leadership development and culture building
– Strategic Human Resource Management as AVP Corporate Human Resources, MDi Holdings, Inc.
– Human Resource Development as Head of Corporate Learning and Development and Splash University, and Consultant for MERALCO – HRD
– Organizational Development
– Alliance – Builder as Asst. Vice President for Corporate Communication

Experienced in Market Research, particularly, customized qualitative research as Consultant for AC Nielsen Phil.’s leading projects for its major accounts for almost 5 years.

Solid experience in the academe as Faculty Member, Department of Psychology, College of Science, University of Santo Tomas; Guidance and Counseling as Counselor and Head of High School Guidance Services, Colegio San Agustin Makati City, Philippines.

Graduated with Honors from High School at St. Paul College, Vigan, and with the Degree in B.S. Psychology from University of Santo Tomas, completed academic requirements for Masters Degree in Psychology and earned units on Personnel and Human Resource Management at the UST Graduate School.

Strong qualities include a deep passion for excellence and leadership values; a strong work ethic; above average English proficiency; high regard for interpersonal effectiveness and a deep sense of service for others.

Specialties: Sr. Management Position in areas such as Strategic Human Resources, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, and Corporate Communication.

Mr. Patrick Gentry

CEO and Co-Founder
Sprout Solutions

Patrick Gentry is the founder and CEO of Sprout Solutions, a software company in the Philippines focused on automating the tedious processes of HR and payroll. Along with his wife and partner, Alex Gentry, he grew Sprout from being a team of two to more than 100 employees over the last 3 years. Patrick is a recipient of the Rice Bowl ‘Founder of the Year 2017’ award and has spoken at various conferences around the HR and business space such as: Asia Tech Summit, Asia CEO Forum Clark, Asia Young Leaders Summit, Asia BPM Summit, Innovation + Social Good Summit which consists of the activities: PH + Social Good Expo, RapplerTalks + Social Good Innovation + Social Good Plenary, and Move Awards Night. As a thought leader in the HR industry, Patrick is always looking for opportunities to empower HR professionals and companies to understand HR innovation with the ultimate goal of improving business in the Philippines.

Ms. Michelle Cordero Garcia

Vice President - People (Asia)

With more than 25 years of Human Resource Leadership practice from various industries, locally, regionally, and globally – Michelle has seen great opportunities and potential to uplift the Philippines through People Development. This drives her passion and personal vision to be a catalyst in furthering the landscape of People Management practice in the country.

A Psychology graduate and recipient of Jose Rizal Academic Excellence Award from De La Salle University  and a certified International HR Manager (CIHRM) by the American Certification Institute, Michelle never stopped to develop herself leading her to graduate from various post-graduate programs.

Accorded in 2018 as Fellow in People Management (FPM) by the Philippine Society of Fellows; CHRO Asia, also gave her a citation as one of the 2014 Global 100 Most Talented HR Leaders and as one of the 2015 Top 100 Influential HR Leaders in Asia. She also served the HR profession as the President of the People Management Association of the Philippines PMAP) in 2018 and today, a member of PMAP’s Council of Presidential Advisers.

Career-wise, she is presently the Vice President – People of TaskUs – a global outsourcing company headquartered in the greater Los Angeles Metro area that provides exceptional back office support and customer care solutions to some of the world’s most notable brands and disruptive companies.

Michelle believes in coope-tition instead of competition. She embraces a mindset that the world is so big and everyone can fit and contribute. She holds on to the credence that people are naturally good, kind, purposeful , and given the right chance and motivation – would always opt for growth.

Today, she is on a journey and a personal mission to be a Mover of United, Synergized, and Enlightened Filipino HR Professionals across the country.

It is her belief that people…. 

can only be stronger if they act as ONE
if they support, and
if they enable others to “MOVE” and
be the best that they can be
for themselves, for their family, for the country

Mr. Bob Hooey

Author, Speaker, Creative Catalyst Ideas at Work!
A division of Creativity Corner Inc.

Bob works with leading edge business owners and independent professionals who want to profitably enhance their leadership and careers; as well as organizations that want to remain competitive and profitable, to motivate, educate, and empower their staff, improve client acquisition, increase sales, and become even more profitable.

Thousands of leaders and professionals across North America and the globe have been successfully applying Bob’s idea-rich, creative, practical, and ‘profitable’ Ideas At Work! over the past sixteen plus years.

Bob ‘Idea Man’ Hooey is an inspirational, confident, results based leader, motivational keynote speaker, sales success coach, corporate success trainer, strategic business coach, facilitator, and award winning author.
He is international speaker (visiting 60 countries, so far) on personal leadership, sales success, employee motivation, applied creativity, business innovation, and enhanced personal performance. Busy man! Productive man!

Creating captivating stories personally mined from 29 plus years rich experience, Bob challenges his audiences and readers to engage his Ideas At Work! He motives them to act on what they hear with clear, easily understood success building blocks, results-based leadership, sales, and career development and success, innovative ideas as well as proven leadership development, sales success, and career enhancement techniques.

Ms. Haidee Enriquez

General Manager-Countryside

Haidee is responsible for the operations of Sitel in provincial areas which currently includes Tarlac, Baguio, and Puerto Princesa, with a combined workforce of close to 8,000. Concurrently, she was recently appointed as Chief HR Officer.

Haidee spent 20 years in the HR profession before making a pivotal move to general management. She honed her skills in HR and front-line operations management in diverse service-oriented industries including BPO, food and medical services. She joined Sitel in 2009, handled regional and global responsibilities as VP-HR, Asia-Pacific and VP-Global Talent Acquisition where she was responsible for Sitel’s recruitment function across 23 countries.

Even before her transition to operations and general management, Haidee already was recognized as one of the handful of Filipino HR professionals who have made a distinction in the local, regional, and global stage, and well-known in the government, business and socio-civic circles due to her active involvement in initiatives to uplift the practice of people management in the country. She was one of the founding officers of HRCC Forum, comprised of HR pioneers of the country’s BPO industry. She is also the founder and incumbent President of PMAP Palawan Chapter.

Haidee is an alumna of the Harvard Business School. In 2017, she was awarded the distinction “People Manager of the Year” by the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP). She was bestowed the honor of Fellow in People Management by the elite Philippine Society of Fellows in 2018 and in the same year, a program which she champions in Sitel, Sitel Academy, was awarded “People Program of the Year”.

Mr. Jesse Francis Rebustillo

2016 President
People Management Association of the Phils (PMAP)

Jesse has extensive exposure in the field of Human Resource Management. He earned his MBA degree at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business (sans thesis) and BSBA Management course, magna cum laude, from the Aquinas University, Legazpi City. He has a Diploma in Human Resource Development, Compensation Management, Labor Relations, and HR Planning and Acquisition from the Jose Rizal University. He is a Management and Human Resource Consultant, Training Consultant, Seminar Facilitator and Speaker as he conducts programs on values, leadership, emotional intelligence, work life integration, team alignment, career development, job hunting as well as sales and customer service. Jesse was the Corporate Human Resources Head of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He shifted career to become the Inquirer’s AVP for Classified Advertising and then was promoted as AVP for Industry Relations. Jesse was the Editor of the Inquirer’s Working People Section and the Chairman / Editor of ECOP’s Philippine Employer Magazine. He was the 2011 President of the Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD) and the 2016 President of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP). Currently he is the CFO of the Philippine Association of Professional Speakers (PAPS), and a member of the Board of Trustee of the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE). He is now a happy retiree.

Ms. Claire Boscq-Scott

The Busy Queen Bee Ltd
Global Customer Service Guru, Speaker, CX Adviser, Mystery

Claire is on a mission to inspire businesses to thrive and spiral up their profit by bringing more care into their businesses, making game changing decisions in their culture, enhancing their environments, increasing their employees’ engagement and loyal customers, through a more focussed CX & EX Culture.

Being listed No 5 in the Top 30 Global Customer Service Gurus, she is a CX Speaker, CX Adviser and trainer; specialising in Customer Experience and Rapport building. Guiding individuals and corporates and empowering them to make the necessary changes in order to be successful, implementing a Customer Experience Strategic plan through her Caring Service Culture programme to help lift service standards and increase profitability.
She is the author of 2 books, Thrive with the Hive and Thriving by Caring, with its Audible version and its French version Prospérer en étant attentionné.

Claire offers a Mystery Shopping and Customer Experience Franchise opportunity, with one in Mumbai and one in Morocco; giving aspiring entrepreneurs the tools and support to become Customer Experience Experts. So together we can inspire businesses globally to be thrive by putting their customers and employees in the middle of everything they do. 

Dr. Virgel C. Binghay

Professor & Director Center for Industry Productivity and Competitiveness School of Labor & Industrial Relations
University of the Philippines (U.P. SOLAIR)

Dr. Virgel “Dong” Binghay is currently Professor and Director, Center for Industry Productivity and Competitiveness, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines (UP-SOLAIR) where he teaches industrial relations, HR management and development. Being an accredited voluntary arbitrator of the Department of Labor and Employment, Dr. Binghay handles labor cases. He obtained the following degrees: Ph.D. in Educational Sociology and Anthropology; Master of Industrial Relations (specialization: HR Development); Diploma in Industrial Relations; and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology – all from the University of the Philippines (UP). He has a Certificate in Quality Management from the Tokyo Kenshu Center in Japan. Before joining the University, Dr. Binghay was connected with the private sector including San Miguel Corporation. For more than 30 years, he has provided various organizational interventions to more than 280 clientele. Dr. Binghay has attended and lectured in various international conferences in Australia, Japan, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. Authored several books and published articles, he is also a recipient of various awards, recognitions, and grants.

Mr. Sameer Somal

Blue Ocean Global Technology and Blue Ocean Global Wealth

Sameer Somal is the Co-Founder of Blue Ocean Global Technology and Blue Ocean Global Wealth. He was a Senior Investment Analyst at The Bank of Nova Scotia and a Financial Advisor and Intermediary at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch & Co. As part of the Investment Strategy Group at The Bank of Nova Scotia, Sameer authored white papers and delivered keynote presentations on the Case for Canada and Active Share. He is a CFA Charterholder, a CFP® professional, and a Chartered Alternative Investment AnalystSM. Sameer currently serves on the CFA Institute FAS Board of Regents and hosts the CFA Institute talk show, The Topic @ Hand. He is a frequent speaker on the reputation management, digital expungement, succession planning, technology, diversity, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Sameer is also an Internet Defamation subject matter expert witness. In collaboration with the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, he authors and delivers CLE programs on reputation management, search engine optimization, and ethics across legal communities nationally. Fundamental to his work at Blue Ocean Global Technology, Sameer helps clients build, monitor and repair their digital presence. He proudly serves on the board of College Possible and the R.J. Leonard Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating, initiating careers and personally mentoring young adults who are aging out of the foster care system. In May of 2017, Sameer was named an Iconic Leader Creating a Better World for All by the All Ladies League & Women Economic Forum.

Ms. Delby Bragais AICI CIM​

President at The North Road Image Consultancy & Fashion Group

Delby P. Bragais is a Certified Image Consultant, international speaker, fashion entrepreneur and inspiring author of the personal branding book “The Purple Pig Wears Red Lipstick.”

She is the President of the North Road Image & Fashion Group, a corporation that specializes in corporate and personal image training, consultancy and fashion design.

From a business solely devoted to changing “looks”, she has evolved to focus on changing “lives” through the creation of an image training and consultancy division – Image Designers International, where she leads customized workshops and speaks on image strategy, reinvention and people branding.

Today, she holds the distinction of being the first and only Filipino who has achieved the advanced Certified Image Master (CIM) level of certification accredited by AICI – The Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) based in the United States with chapters worldwide. One of 5 CIMs in Asia, this advanced level of certification is held by only 19 Image Consultants worldwide.

In 2011, Delby with a handful of dedicated image consultants, established the AICI Philippine Chapter and became its Founding President with the vision of professionalizing the image industry and paving the way for greater opportunities and recognition for Filipino personal and corporate image consultants in the local and international arena.

Inspired by her experiences in the fashion world and the power of makeovers, Delby launched her first book entitled – The Purple Pig Wears Red Lipstick – business metaphor for reinvention using the power of personal branding to help professionals and entrepreneurs get ahead in today’s fast-paced, competitive business world. The book provides a roadmap using the the 8 Steps to a Personal Brand Makeover for Impact, Influence & Incredible Income.

Mr. Ericson A. del Castillo, MIR

Country Head, Human Resources
General Affairs & Information Technology/System
Nissan Philippines, Inc.

Ericson has been in the practice of human resource management, organizational development, and strategic HRD for over 20 years. A product of the University of the Philippines Diliman, he earned both his master’s degree and diploma in Industrial Relations major in Human Resource Development with distinction. He is a certified facilitator for Interaction Management and an administrator for Targeted Selection by the Development Dimensions International, a US based consulting firm. He has attended and led training in various countries like Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. In June 2018, he was part of the Philippine delegation to the 70th Annual Conference of the Society for Human Resource Management in Chicago USA. He has worked for top brands in the Philippines and in the world like Motolite Batteries, Havi Logistics, a supply chain partner of McDonald’s, Canon, and Nissan. Currently, Eric is the Country Head for Human Resources of Nissan Philippines. His efforts in key talent development has been hailed as a benchmark program by the company. In 2017, he was honored with a distinction as President’s Innovation Awardee, – a rare feat for executives in Nissan. On top of his role in country operations, he belongs to the Nissan Asia and Oceania Human Resources leadership team. He is an active member of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) ; was a Board of Trustee in 2013 & 2014; and currently an adviser-member of the PMAP Leadership Development Committee

Mr. Arthur Luis P. Florentin

Executive Director
Civil Service Institute

After 31 years of service, retired from Meralco as Vice President and Head of HRD and Executive Director of Meralco Mgt and Leadership Devt. Center (now known as FPLA).
Served as General Manager of Waters Philippines for 2 years and Managing Partner of the Center of Innovation, Change and Productivity for 1 year.

Learning and Development: Strategic HRD, Management of the Learning Function, Needs Analysis, Instructional Design, Learning Facilitation, Learning Evaluation
HR Management: HRD, Organization Development, Performance Mgt, Career Mgt, Succession Planning
Quality Management: TQM, Quality Circles, 5S, ISO 9001, IMS, IiP
General Management: Strategic Planning, Strategic Execution, Leadership, Management and Supervisory Competencies

BS Statistics: 1977- UP Statistical Center
Diploma in Industrial Relations: 1986 – UP SOLAIR
Masters in Industrial Relations: 1987- UP SOLAIR
Phd. in Educational Psychology: Candidate: UP College of Education

Award for Academic Excellence: 1988, UP SOLAIR
Fellow in Personnel Management: 2005, PMAP
Global HR Excellence Award: 2006, World HRD Congress
Gavel Award: 2006, Toastmasters International District 75
Outstanding Alumni Award: 2008, UP HPEIS
Natatanging Alumni Award: 2010, UP SOLAIR
Gawad Maestro- Leader Extraordinaire: 2011, PSTD
International HRD Excellence Award: 2016, ARTDO International

People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP): Pres. 2012; IPP 2013
ARTDO International: President –Elect 2011, President 2012; IPP 2013
Philippine Society for Training and Development (PSTD): Vice President 2002; President 2003/2005; Board of Directors 2002/2006; Chairman 2010 – 2011
HR Council of the Lopez Group of Companies: Core Member 1999 – 2009
UP Industrial Relations Alumni Association: President 2005–2008; VP 2009
CLEARED Foundation: Director –2006; Director/Auditor – 2008
Society of Fellows in Personnel Management: Accrediting Council 2008-2009

Ms. Rhoda Castro Caliwara

Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors (PALSCON)


Mr. Barbie Atienza

Head of External Affairs
Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation

BARBIE ATIENZA is an accomplished professional in both fields of Public Relations and Human Resource Management. Currently, he is the Head of External Affairs of Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation.  Among the positions he has handled before are:

  • Managing Director of MAPECON Philippines, Inc.,
  • VP for Human Resource Management of James Hardie Building Products.
  • President of People Management Association of the Philipines (PMAP)
  • President of the Society of Fellows in People Management

He is also a much sought after speaker, lecturer, consultant and host/emcee in the Philippines and various countries.  Likewise, he is a known socio-civic leader having been a Barangay Chairman and volunteer for various organizations, embracing various advocacies and causes. Concurrently, he is the Vice President of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines and the United Print Media Group.  He is a writer and broadcaster, hosting TV and radio programs including “Good Job Philippines” currently airing over DZRJ 810AM every Saturday morning.

Ms. Ellen C. Fullido

Vice President-Human Resources
Manila Broadcasting Co.

  • Board of Trustee – 2015, 2016 & 2018 People Management Association of the Philippines.
  • Chairman for Media & Communications and Member of AC Directorate– PMAP
  • Recipient – Presidential Citation for Makatao Awards on Media Excellence
  • Recipient – 2009, 2011, 2015 Committee of the Year , Media and Communications
  • Trainer and Life Coach – Work Attitude and Values Enhancement
  • Founding Member and Core Organizer – Aliwan Fiesta
  • Organizer: – MBC National Choir Competition
  • Has actively participated as a judge for Best Tourism Practices spearheaded by the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) since 2009, and has been commissioned to judge in various festivals around the country.
  • Alternate Representative of MBC for the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)
  • MS Human Resource Management – University of Santo Tomas
  • BS Management and Industrial Engineering – Mapua Institute of Technology
  • Badminton player, cross-fit enthusiast, zumba dancer, fun-runner and choir singer

Mr. Lloyd Luna

International Speaker
CEO and Founder

LLOYD ABRIA LUNA is the first and only Filipino to represent the Philippines in a global speakers summit. He is the founder and CEO of Stepback, a culture transformation company that helps leaders and organizations see the bigger picture in life and at work. He has been an Asian motivational speaker for over 10 years, delivering an average of 120 inspirational speeches annually. He has authored 16 books and is a radio and television talk-show host, songwriter, publisher, and serial entrepreneur.

The youngest board member of the Global Speakers Federation, which has 15 member-countries worldwide including the Philippines, Lloyd is the founder and president of the Philippine Association of Professional Speakers.

As author and originator of Stepback™—the lost art of Filipino leadership— Lloyd teaches the practice of putting people at the center of leadership. Using his in-depth study of the building of the 2,000-year-old Ifugao Rice Terraces, which has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lloyd believes that great leaders are shaped and defined by three crucial steps they make for their people: (1) stepping in educate them; (2) stepping back to delegate to them; and (3) stepping up to explore with them. He argues that these three steps are founded mainly on trust, collaboration, and humanity.

His discovery has been the cornerstone of organizational programs such as leadership development, sales and marketing, management, administration, training, business development, and innovation and change. 

Lloyd is the president of LLOYDLUNA Communications, the parent company of Stepback, Umbrella Speakers, Scroll Publishing, Skybell Clothing, and Peaches Music. He is the founder of the Registered Speaking Professional Institute of the Philippines, a certifying body that gives RSP designation to qualified professional speakers in the country.

Lloyd has been a resource speaker in over 1,000 conventions, conferences, and seminars, has appeared in over 200 media interviews, and has spoken on leadership to personnel of several major global companies worldwide, to key managers and staff of Philippine government agencies, and to students and faculty of various Philippine schools. 

For his work as motivational speaker, Lloyd has been conferred scores of awards over the years, among them the Collegiate Ambassador for Peace award in South Korea, remarkable alumnus of Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and the 2010 SM Supermarket Brand Ambassador award. At age 31, he was nominated for the 2013 Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines award. In 2018, he was also nominated by Go Negosyo for the ASEAN Business Awards.

Ms. Ritzi Villarico Ronquillo, APR

Consultant, Coach and Trainer
Business Communication and Strategic Public Relations

Current posts:
● Vice Chair, Awards Committee for the Global Gold Quill Awards of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
● 2019 Philippine Chair, Gold Quill Awards
● Adviser, Past Chair and Past President, IABC Philippines
● Immediate Past President 2018-2019, Ex-Officio Director 2019-2020, and Member, Presidents Council, Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP)
● Trustee, University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication Foundation, Inc. (UPCMCFI) The first Filipina:
● Director of the San Francisco-based IABC International Executive Board (IEB) and Trustee of the IABC Foundation
● Named to the IABC Awards Committee for the Global Gold Quill Awards as Vice Chair in 2019 and as Chair in 2020
Ritzi Villarico Ronquillo, APR’s more than 35 years of experience spans being:
● A corporate executive in the energy and the manufacturing industries for both internal and external communication; writing, editing and publishing; video producing, stage productions, and public relations;
● A senior leader and association executive of global, regional and country professional associations; campus, alumni associations, barangay and parish;
● A consultant faculty member for public relations, multimedia writing and event management;
● A speaker, consultant, trainer and coach in communication and public relations for academe and professionals
● An accredited public relations professional conferred on professionals for competence, ethics
and experience

Corporate Posts

She was Vice President, Communication & Corporate Affairs of Holcim Philippines, Inc. (HPI), a
cement manufacturing and construction solutions company, where she led its country communication for reputation management, internal and external communication management linking global, regional and country corporate communication policies and programs, public relations, stakeholder relations, media relations, sustainability, CSR and community relations, public affairs, and represented and spoke for the company.

Earlier, she was in the energy industry as Senior Manager, Corporate Editor and PR Head at the Manila Electric Company (Meralco), where she was first mentored as a junior writer by journalists from the then Manila Chronicle. There she rose from the ranks and managed and led over the years, its internal and external communication campaigns, publications, advertising, special events and general public programs.

Before Meralco, she was communication resource person at the Career Executive Service Board  (CESB) that at that time had just been spun off from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), and had a stint as a radio talent for a learning series of the Department of Education (DepEd).

She has held national, regional and global leadership posts in IABC, including:

Global – IABC
● She currently holds a 3-year term in the IABC Awards Committee that runs the global Gold Quill Awards.
● She is currently Vice Chair and by next year, will be the Chair of the global Gold Quill Awards next year, the first from the Philippines to be appointed. Award Chairs are usually from the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia.
● She was named Philippine Chair of the Gold Quill Awards Blue Ribbon Panel first held in the country in February 2019.
● She was the first Filipina to serve as 2013-2016 International Executive Board Director (IEB) and IABC Foundation Trustee.
● She served in the Program Advisory Committees for World Conferences in San Diego, Chicago, New York, Montreal and Vancouver, and chaired the IABC business communication track of the 2012 World Public Relations Forum in Melbourne, Australia.
● She has spoken at IABC Leadership Institutes in San Diego, Hong Kong, Arizona and Melbourne. Regional – IABC Asia Pacific
● She was 2016-2017 Asia Pacific Region Director.
● She was 2009-2013 North Asia Regional Director and Council of Regions member. National – IABC Philippines
● In IABC Philippines, she is a Senior Chapter Leader as Adviser, and served as past chapter Chair, past President during its 30th anniversary; and past Chair of the Philippine Quill Awards and CEO EXCEL Awards.

Other Posts/Credentials
● Ritzi is an Accredited Public Relations (APR) Professional, a distinction conferred on PR professionals for ethics, competence and experience.
● She is a Trustee and Board Secretary of the UP College of Mass Communication Foundation,Inc.
● As a consultant, coach and trainer, she advises, strategizes, mentors, guides, speaks, writes
and edits on different aspects of communication and public relations for both companies and academe.
● She has led her teams to win and is a recipient of Gold Quill Awards, Philippine Quill Awards,
Anvil Awards, Lopez Achievement Awards, Gerry Roxas Leadership Award, citations and other communication and leadership awards.
● She continues to judge for national, regional and international communication and PR awards, among them, the Global Alliance for PR and Communication Management (Comm PRIX Awards), Stevie Awards, IABC (Gold Quill Awards), PRSP (Anvil Awards), IABC Philippines (Philippine Quill Awards and the Philippine Student Quill Awards), Commission on Filipinos Overseas (Migration Advocacy and Media Awards), and the UP College of Mass Communication (Glory Awards).
● She was part-time faculty at De La Salle University, Mapua Institute of Technology Center, and Enderun Colleges; and is a training consultant for Mapua University and the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC).
● She is immediate past President of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines, ex-officio
member of its 2019-2020 Board of Directors, and Member, Presidents’ Council.
● She is a founding member of the Philippine Council of Associations and Association
Executives (PCAAE) that advocates professionalizing association governance and management.
● She is an alumna of Stella Maris College where she graduated salutatorian and received the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award and the Ateneo Citizens Army Training Leadership Award as Corps Commander of her class in Stella Maris College.
● She is a broadcast communication graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) where she was an entrance scholar and a scholar of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas / Broadcast Media Council (KBP/BMC).
● She traveled extensively with the University of the Philippines Concert Chorus as soprano 1
for its national and international concert tour performances.
● She was named Outstanding Broadcasting Student of her batch at the UP College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) and KBP’s Most Outstanding Broadcasting Student for academic excellence, community/barangay work and exemplary leadership.

Ms. Rita Bantigue

Head, Learning and Development

Mr. Jose Christoper C. Cadua

Vice-President & Head Human Resources & Administration
Cignal TV

Auggie, as he is fondly called by his friends, is currently the head of the HR department of the MediaScape, Inc. and previously connected with the GMA Network as the Senior Personnel Manager. He is the past president of the Kapatirang Claretiano, Inc., Chair of PR and Publicity Committee of the People Management Association of the Philippines and a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of the Philippines). Among his past positions are: Past President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kapatirang Claretiano, Inc. and Chairperson of PR and Publicity Committee of the People Management Association of the Philippines; Mr. Cadua has been in HR practice for almost 20 years specializing in various HR functions such as Talent Acquisition and Management, Employee Relations, Benefits Administration, Compensation, HR Policies and Training across industries and disciplines such as construction, food manufacturing and retail, academe, media, TV and radio broadcasting, multimedia, sales and marketing He currently manages two professional volleyball teams, Cignal HDSpikers who both recently won Championships in their leagues. Auggie fancies social networking sites and discovering new apps that the millenials use and enjoy. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of the Philippines.

Ms. Rosalina O. Fuentes, Ph.D

President and Dean
SAIDI Graduate School of Organization Development

Mr. Schubert Caesar C. Austero

Senior Vice President Head, Human Resource Group
Philippine National Bank


Mr. Nonong Noriega

Division Head, Employee Development
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT)

“Nonong”, as he is fondly called, is the Head of Employee Development of PLDT and currently HR Head of PLDT Global. He is a powerful motivational speaker who keeps on top of the company’s behavioral programs, attitudinal reinforcements and soft skills training programs. His facility in communicating his insights, oftentimes in a hard hitting but folksy way has paved the way to his numerous achievements as a trainer and a full-pledged HR practitioner. He is known for being an expert Training Facilitator and flexible HRD Consultant handling various Human Resource & Organizational Development courses and interventions for PLDT, its subsidiary companies as well as its various prized clients in the corporate world, government and the academe. His division’s interventions have substantially helped teams pursue positive behavioral changes and culture management initiatives that translate to improved productivity and heightened zeal for work commitment. He occasionally writes for the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s section on Working People and maintains a column entitled The Bandwagonner in PLDT’s Access magazine. Nonong continues to do the rounds as resource & inspirational speaker in various HR summits, quality conventions, sales rah-rah and campus retreats. A respecter of various learning styles, he keeps his sessions engaging by being more facilitative than instructive, reflective than prescriptive. He believes in the power of affirmation and how spirited team passion can help us exceed our perceived limits.