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Board of Directors

The SBMA Chairman, the Administrator and the members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the President of the Philippines to serve for a term of six (6) years, except for the representatives of the local government units who serve for a term of three (3) years.

As provided for in Sec. 13 (c) of Republic Act 7227, or the Bases Conversion and Development Act of 1992, the SBMA Board of Directors "shall be composed of fifteen (15) members, to wit:

  1. Representatives from different sectors such as the local government units that concur to join the
    Subic Special Economic Zone;
  2. Two (2) representatives from the National Government;
  3. Five (5) representatives from the private sector coming from the present naval stations, public works center,
    ship repair facility, naval supply depot and naval air stations; and
  4. The remaining balance to complete the Board shall be composed of representatives from the business and investment sectors."



Rolando E. Ampunin - is an experienced management professional and a former municipal council member from Subic, Zambales.

Hailing from a municipality where ship-building and marine-related industries thrive, he pursued an associate degree in Marine Engineering from the Central Luzon Institute of Technology.

A couple of years after graduation, he became general manager of Darve Marine Services from 1986 to 2000. The company managed and participated in many repair projects at the Subic Shipyard Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility.

Dir. Ampunin has also gained some 15 years of experience as general manager of ship repair-related companies. His first job along this line was at Sebastien Marine Services, which supplied manpower for ship repair projects in Mariveles, Bataan; maintained tugboats and barges in Botolan, Zambales; and converted the vessels White Sea and Grey Warrior in 2000 and 2002. The second was at Jhonn Sundrei Builders, which supplied manpower and services to Hanjin Heavy Industries Corp. Philippines (HHIC-Phils.), as well as rendered ship repair and general services at Herma Shipyard in Bataan from 2007 to 2015.

Dir. Ampunin had served two terms as municipal councilor of Subic, Zambales in 2010 to 2013 and in 2013 to 2016.





  Maria Cecilia Bobadilla-Bitare is a well-experienced manager from the private sector, specializing in shipping, particularly on vessel and container yard management, customer service, documentation, and cargo claims. She is currently doing part-time consultancy on process improvement for a manufacturing and logistics firm and water port/terminal projects for a budding player in the local and foreign seaport scenes.

  As a long-time player in the international shipping and logistics industry, she has developed expertise in handling exceptional situations in cargo shipping and has played key roles in promoting and implementing corporate programs and special projects for extra yields. She is also a homegrown talent of American President Lines who has risen from the ranks. Her years as a booking representative and regional director for two key departments in a shipping line operating internationally have made her contribute substantially to the company.

  Ms. Cecile Bobadilla-Bitare earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Economics, from Aquinas University in 1983, and graduated cum laude.




Teodoro D. Del Rosario - is a former councilor in the City of Olongapo, who had served in the early days of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA). He made his way back to the SBMA as member ofthe Board of Directors for the first time in 2005 until 2011, and then again in 2018.

Dir. Del Rosario earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the Dela Salle University in Dasmariñas, Cavite in March 1987 and passed the Career Service Professional Eligibility in September that year. He went on to study law at the San Sebastian College but did not finish the course.

He started his career as Executive Assistant to the SBMA Chairman in 1992 to 1993. Then he transferred to the private sector and became Administrative Officer of International Freeport Traders, Inc. in 1993-1995; Liaison Officer for the same company in 1995-1996; Account Manager of Branded Warehouse in 1996-1997; Director of the Subic Bay Provident Fund, Inc. in 1996-1998; and Branch Manager of Veloci Motors Phils., Inc. in 1997-1998.

In 1998, he was elected City Councilor in Olongapo, his hometown, and was re-elected to the same position until 2005.

From there he became SBMA director in 2005-2011; director at the Subic Bay Development and Management Corporation (SBDMC) in 2007-2011; director of Clark Pipeline and Depot Company, Clark Freeport Zone in 2015 up to present; and Consultant at the Senate of the Republic of the Philippines in 2016-2017.

Apart from these, he also held positions in the academic and civic sectors: director of the Olongapo Tourism Council, 1998-2004; director, Philippine National Red Cross, 1998-present; and chairman and school director of the Olongapo City Christian School , 2006-present.





Edwin Y. Enrile is an experienced statesman with over nine years of experience serving as a government official.

Shortly after earning his degree in 1997, he was elected as councillor for the Municipal Government of Hermosa where he served as a senior member of the municipal board.

In 1999, he was elected as municipal vice mayor and also as department head of the legislative branch of Hermosa. From 2001 to 2007, he was a member of the Provincial Board of Bataan where he formulated, reviewed, and enacted resolutions and ordinances in the governance of both the provincial and the local government units.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science, from the University of Sto. Tomas where he also served as political director for the Student Democratic Party and executive committee director for the Political Science Forum.





Herminia B. Roman - is a former Representative of the First District of Bataan, who is known for efforts in championing women and children.

A native of Biñan, Laguna, she finished A.B. Business Administration at St. Scholastica’s College in 1960 and pursued a master’s degree at the New York University in 1962-1964.

The widow of former Congressman Antonino P. Roman of the First District of Bataan, she succeeded her late husband in the political arena and was elected Congresswoman for three terms from 2007 to 2016. As such, she chaired the Committee on Veterans Affairs in the 15 th and 16 th Congress; and served as Vice Chairman of the Special Committee on Bases Conversion in the 14th , 15th and 16th Congress.

Prior to serving in the government, Dir. Roman was active in civic projects and organized the Kababaihan ng Bataan Tungo sa Kaunlaran (KABAKA) in December 1997. The organization had since attracted 35,000 women-members.

For her role as a woman leader, she received the Mae Carvell Award in 2001 from the Venture club of the Americas-Bataan “for uplifting the spirit of women and children”; the Woman of Distinction Award from Soroptimists International-Bataan in 2000 “for making a difference for woman”; and the “Natatanging Anak ng Biñan” award from the City of Biñan, Laguna in 2018.

Dir. Roman is the mother and predecessor of current Bataan 1 st District Congresswoman Geraldine Roman.





Dr. Jorge S. Estanislao is a seasoned medical doctor with over 25 years of experience as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He has had an extensive career in both the private and the public sectors, having served as SBMA director from 2009 to 2010 and local chief executive for the Municipality of Morong in Bataan. He is also an active civic leader, having served as president of the Rotary Club of Cubao Kamias, District 3780 in 2001, director/chair of the Medical Service of the Rotary Health Association of District 3780 in 2002, and director for the Cubao Zion Fire & Rescue Volunteers, Inc. in 2006.

He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Perpetual Help College of Medicine in 1981 and his Masters in Hospital Administration from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1991.






Brian Patrick H. Gordon is an accomplished entrepreneur and experienced civil servant with a storied career in rescue operations and relief distributions.

He is currently affiliated with the Olongapo City chapter of the Philippine Red Cross which he has been a member of since 1991. His inclination for volunteerism has had him serve not only as a volunteer for the agency during its formative years but also for the Olongapo City Mayor’s Office at present.

He is also the proprietor of Mixed Martial Arts Entertainment and Belleza Commercial Space, both of which operate from Olongapo City.

Mr. Gordon earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the International Academy of Mgt of Economics in 2004.





  Atty. Tomas F. Lahom, III is a renowned lawyer, certified public accountant and seasoned organic farm owner.

  He is currently the owner-proprietor of Lahom Farms, an organic farm based in Barangay Dona Lucia, Quezon, Nueva Ecija and treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Novo Ecijano Teachers’ Mutual Benefit Association in Cabanatuan City.

  He has had a vibrant career in both the private and public sector, starting in 1980 as a Cost Accountant for SyCip Salazar Feliciano Hernandez Law Office in Makati. By 1988, he was a partner at Reyes Coronel Lahom & Madarietta Law Offices and in 1992, made the transition to the public sector when he worked as Chief of Staff for then Philippine Senator, Nikki M.L. Coseteng. From then on, he worked as Provincial Board Secretary for the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Nueva Ecija in 1992 and 2004, a Consultant for the Office of the Governor of Nueva Ecija in 1996, a Legislative Staff Chief / Chief Political Affairs Officer for Congresswoman Josefina M. Joson in 1998 and 2010, a partner at Vivero Ferrer Lahom & Bahia Law Offices in 2002, a Political Affairs Officer III for Congressman Eduardo Nonato N. Joson in 2007, and a Municipal Government Department Head (MDRRMO) for Quezon, Nueva Ecija in 2015.

  Atty. Lahom is an active member and officer of multiple professional and civic groups. As a veteran lawyer and accountant, he is a member of both the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a Past Master of Nueva Ecija Lodge No. 73, Free and Acepted Masons of the Philippines; Past District Grand Lecturer for Masonic District R3-D, Grand Lodge of the Philippines; as well as Past Grand Judex of the San Beda Chapter of Lex Talionis Fraternitas, Inc.

  Moreover, Atty. Lahom is an avid environmentalist having co-founded the Philippine Lepidoptera Society, a National Geographic recognized group of moths and butterfly enthusiasts involved in the documentation, photography, identification and discovery of Philippine Moths and butterflies.

  He earned his Tertiary degree in BSc (Accounting and Auditing) from San Beda College in 1976 and his Bachelor of Laws from the San Beda College of Law in 1981, for both of which, he received numerous awards and citations.




Marvin Ted R. Macapagal is a values-focused accomplished executive with a vast network of international business contacts.

He was most recently a mortgage banker for the local branch of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., one of the largest banking institutions in the United States. Before that, he was a project analyst for the Department of Agriculture. He has had a history of influencing big investment decisions in the United States, having worked for various financial institutions in the country: vice president of Reliance Logic, Inc., First Reliance Escrow in 2008, escrow officer for Stewart Title of California in 2005, and loan officer for Fremont Bank in Hayward, California in 2003.

Mr. Macapagal earned his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting from Centro Escolar University and is a longtime member of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino (PDP Laban).









Benasing O. Macarambon, Jr. - is a veteran lawmaker from Lanao del Sur.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Gregorio Araneta University Foundation in 1964 and received a Doctorate of Humanities (Honoris Causa) degree from the Mindanao State University.

He was first appointed Assemblyman for the 2nd District of Lanao del Norte in the Regional Legislative Assembly (RLA), Regional Autonomous Government for Region XII from 1987 to 1990. Then he was elected Assemblyman for the 2nd District of Lanao del Sur in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in 1993-1996, and in 1996-1998. He was also elected Speaker of the Regional Legislative Assembly in October 1996.

From there, Dir. Macarambon was elected Congressman for the 2nd District of Lanao del Sur in the 11 th, 12 th and 13 th Congress. He variously served as Vice Chairman for the Committee on Suffrage & Electoral Reforms in the 11th Congress; Senior Vice Chairman for the Committee on Muslim Affairs and Chairman, Sub-Committee on Suffrage & Electoral Reforms in the ARMM in the 12th Congress; and Chairman, Committee on Agriculture and Food in the 13th Congress.

Among his notable contributions to the socio-political and economic development of Central Mindanao were the initiation of critical infrastructure projects like roads connecting municipalities between Lanao del Sur and Lanao del Norte; and assisting/facilitating the successful release of kidnap victims in Central Mindanao.

Before serving in the legislature, Dir. Macarambon served as Provincial Coconut Development Officer for the Philippine Coconut Authority in Misamis Occidental in 1977-1984; Provincial Coconut Development Officer for Lanao del Sur in 1973-1977; and President of Pilandok Islamic Foundation, Inc. in Marawi City in 1989.





Julita Singson Manahan is a veteran civil servant - having over five decades of serving as a government official.

She served the Bureau of Customs for 35 years where she rose from the ranks, capping her illustrious career in that bureau as Deputy Customs Commissioner.

As a person never to rest on her laurels and never to rest even after her retirement, she was soon taken in as a consultant for free port and customs affairs by SBMA. Thus, her current directorship in SBMA is her second round of service in the Agency.

Appointments to directorships of several corporations also came in a row such as Insurance and Brokerage Corporation director for Banco de Oro in 2005; director and corporate secretary for Bataan Shipyard and Engineering Co. Inc. in 2002; capital director and capital chairman of the Audit Committee, and board adviser for ESB Savings for EPCI in 2007; and director and chairman of UCPB General Insurance Corporation from 2007 to 2011.

She has also been recognized and bestowed with a plethora of awards; starting with Outstanding Customs Employee of the Year in 1997, Outstanding Professional in the Field of Customs Brokerage by the Professional Regulation Commission in 1999, Gintong Ina Awardee for Public Service by the National Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Council in 2001, and Dangal ng Bayan for Public Service award by Who’s Who in the Philippines.

Having been a founder and member of several clubs, she is also a very active member of Toastmasters International and was the district governor of the Philippine Toastmasters in 1995-1996.

Ms. Manahan has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce, and a Master and a Doctorate Degree in Public Administration from Manuel L. Quezon University.




Cynthia C. Paulino is an accountant by profession with a solid ten-year experience in the field as accountant and bookkeeper in two (2) private companies.

In 1990, Paulino shifted to restaurant management, establishing Yummie Bite Resto in Olongapo City after she developed its business plan, which included demand identification, market analysis, competitor evaluation, and sales projections. For the next eight (8) years in the business, she also exercised financial control, successfully meeting financial objectives through budget strategies and forecasts, which she herself developed and implemented.

As current first lady of Olongapo City, Paulino is actively involved in the planning of Olongapo City Fiesta 2013 as City Fiesta chairman. She is also the general manager of R2K Trading Exponents, Inc. and member of the Olongapo Jaycees and the Lions Club International.

Paulino is a Management graduate from Columban College, Olongapo City. She also took up Basic Computer Programming from the Systems Technology Institute. She finished her primary education at Anglo Chinese School as third honorable mention, and her high school at St. Anthony Parish Church in 1977 as fourth honorable mention.




Rogelio G. Roque is an accomplished civil servant with close to 30 years of experience in the field.

As an elected member of the Sanguniang Panlalawigan for ten years and elected vice governor (from 1998 to 2004) of the Province of Bataan, he has effected changes to the improvements of his constituents’ lives.

Mr. Roque initiated a program that has come to be widely known as the “Pawikan Conservation and Protection Program”. The program, which is based in the town of Morong, Bataan, has been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme and has served as a model in marine life conservation and protection programs in other places.

He also conceptualized and put into action the highly successful “Kontra Kalat sa Dagat” program, a coastal clean-up project which accorded him a special citation from the Environment Protection Management Forum held in the People’s Republic of China.

Furthermore, he worked for the development and maintenance of a Labor-Management Peace & Order Moratorium in the former Bataan Export Processing Zone (BEPZ) which ensured industrial peace and established and supported the Provincial Employment Office which secured stable jobs to a substantial number of workers in Bataan.

Mr. Roque has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Adamson University and finished his secondary education at the Bataan National School of Arts & Trade.




Stefani Creer Saño is an accomplished executive with a wide and varied experience in the government, private, and public sectors.

While Mr. Saño is currently the Agency's Senior Deputy Administrator for Business & Investment, a position he has held since 2009. He has been with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority indirectly since 1998 when he served as president and chief executive officer of the Freeport Service Corporation, a subsidiary of the SBMA. In 2003, he was appointed as consultant to the Office of the SBMA Chairman and consultant for field operations systems of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). In 2004, he was also a consultant for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Southern Mindanao Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project. In 2008, he was appointed as member of the Board of Directors of the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA).

His career in the private sector started in 1981 as a team leader of the Systems Analysis and Design Group of the Manila Electric Company (MERALCO). In 1982, he worked as industrial engineer for Perma-stress Pre-Stressed Concrete Industries, Inc., Manila. Eventually, he served as officer-in-charge of ASPAC International Airfreight Inc., Manila in 1983, and as management and industrial engineering consultant for ASPAC Transportation Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) in 1984. By 1998, he founded SCS Public Affairs Consultancy in Quezon City.

Mr. Saño also dabbled in public affairs when he worked as contributor and columnist for the Hong Kong Edition of People's Tonight and as a producer and co-anchor of Pilipinas Online-Bantay OCW, an award-winning daily public service program on RMN-DZXL.

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the College of Engineering of the University of the Philippines, where he studied as a GSIS scholar.




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