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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."
Rolen C. Paulino

Rolen C. Paulino

Chairperson & Administrator

Born on November 24, 1962 in Angeles City, Pampanga, SBMA Chairman and Administrator ROLEN CALIXTO PAULINO was appointed to the position on March 1, 2022, replacing then Chairperson Wilma Eisma who was appointed as Director for the Development Bank of the Philippines.

He was a 2-term Vice-mayor of Olongapo City before he was elected Mayor in 2013. In 2016, he was substituted during his second mayoralty bid by his son Atty. Rolen Paulino, Jr., who is now the Mayor of Olongapo City.

His battlecry, "Ang pera ay sapat pag ginamit sa dapat ngunit laging kulang pag ginamit sa gulang" (Government funds are sufficient when used for the purpose it is intended for, but will never be enough when used for personal and selfish motives.), became his platform and guiding principle for his transparency and good governance program during his term as City Councilor, Vice-mayor and Mayor of Olongapo City, transcending even now as the head of Agency of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

With his sterling record and active participation during his masonic journey, he was elected to several positions in the Free and Accepted Masons in the Philippines, leading him ultimately to his election as the Grandmaster of the organization in 2021.

Chairman Paulino is an avid sports enthusiast, as he always finds time amid his full packed daily schedule to attend to his health regimen which includes tennis, golf, car racing and soft ball. He is also a Senator of Jaycees International and the President of the Olongapo Tennis Club.

The good Chairman is married to SBMA Director Cynthia Co-Paulino and is blessed with 5 children, Robert Reginald, Francis Rollen, Olongapo City Mayor Atty. Rolen Jr., and twins Councilor Cristabelle and Crissabelle Marie Paulino.

SBMA Chairman and Administrator Rolen C. Paulino is a genuine epitome of public service and compassion for the marginalized and less fortunate sectors of the society... a dedicated public servant with a heart of the people, by the people and for the people.

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived it. It is the difference we have made in the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." - Nelson Mandela, inspirational leader and first president of South Africa

Duties and functions: To ensure the efficient and effective delivery of the Agency's mandate, powers and functions as provided in Republic Act 7227 or the Bases Conversion Development Act, to wit:

(1) To operate, administer, manage and develop the ship repair and ship building facility, container port, oil storage and refueling facility and Cubi Air Base within the Subic Special Economic and Free-port Zone as a free market in accordance with the policies set forth in Section 12 of this Act;

(2) To accept any local or foreign investment, business or enterprise, subject only to such rules and regulations to be promulgated by the Subic Authority in conformity with the policies of the Conversion Authority without prejudice to the nationalization requirements provided for inthe Constitution;

(3) To undertake and regulate the establishment, operation and maintenance of utilities, other services and infrastructure in the Subic Special Economic Zone including shipping shippingand related business, stevedoring and port terminal services or concessions, incidental thereto and airport operations in coordination with the Civil Aeronautics Board, and to fix just and reasonable rates, fares charges and other prices therefor;

(4) To construct, acquire, own lease, operate and maintain on its own or through contract, franchise, license permits bulk purchase from the private sector and build-operate transfer scheme or joint-venture the required utilities and infrastructure in coordination with local government units and appropriate government agencies concerned and in conformity with existing applicable laws therefor;

(5) To adopt, alter and use a corporate seal; to contract, lease, sell, dispose, acquire and own properties; to sue and be sued in order to carry out its duties and functions as provided for in this Act and to carry exercise the power of eminent domain for public use and public purpose;

(6) Within the limitation provided by law, to raise and/or borrow the necessary funds from local and international financial institutions and to issue bonds, promissory notes and other securities for that purpose and to secure the same by guarantee, pledge, mortgage deed of trust, or assignment of its properties held by the Subic Authority for the purpose of financing its projects and programs within the framework and limitation of this Act;

(7) To operate directly or indirectly or license tourism related activities subject to priorities and standards set by the Subic Authority including games and amusements, except horse racing, dog racing and casino gambling which shall continue to be licensed by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) upon recommendation of the Conversion Authority; to maintain and preserve the forested areas as a national park;

(8) To authorize the establishment of appropriate educational and medical institutions;

(9) To protect, maintain and develop the virgin forests within the baselands, which will be proclaimed as a national park and subject to a permanent total log ban, and for this purpose, the rules and regulations of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and other government agencies directly involved in the above functions shall be implemented by the Subic Authority;

(10) To adopt and implement measures and standards for environmental pollution control of all areas within its territory, including but not limited to all bodies of water and to enforce the same; and

(11) To exercise such powers as may be essential, necessary or incidental to the powers granted to it hereunder as well as to carry out the policies and objectives of this Act.




Dir. Allan Troy D. Baquir is a physician by profession who specializes in general surgery and laparoscopic surgery.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1999, and dedicated his time in government service as a medical specialist at the Department of Health (DOH) from 2001, after passing the licensure exam in 2000.

He earned his Diplomate license from the Philippine Board of Surgery in 2006; Master of Management in Hospital Administration from the Philippine Christian University in 2013; and Master in Public Management from the Ateneo de Manila in 2015.

He served in the DOH from 2001 to 2010, then became a medical specialist at the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) for a year, returned to DOH from 2013 until 2022, and was appointed to the SBMA Board of Directors by December 2022.

He was born in Manila and now resides in Parañaque. He is married with two daughters and son ages 17, 14 and 9.

Among his affiliations are: Philippine College of Surgeons, Philippine Society of General Surgeons, Philippine Association of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons, Philippine Medical Association, Philippine Association of Training Officers in Surgery, Inc., and Ateneo de Manila School of Government Alumni Student Association.




Dir. Amable B. Tolentino is a retired Philippine Navy (PN) Flag-ranked officer who served the country for over 34 years of distinguished military service in various command and leadership positions. His military career started upon graduation from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) as a Platoon Commander of the 14th Philippine Marine Company, based in Tawi-Tawi and culminated as the Vice Commander, Philippine Navy in 2008.

As PN Vice Commander, he exercised general command and supervision over fleet and marine units while concurrently holding the following positions: Chairman, Board of Senior Officers; Chairman, Navy Modernization Board; Chairman, Navy Weapons Board; Board for the Rehabilitation of Ships; Chairman, Education and Training Board and Chairman, Navy Housing Board. Prior to this, he was the Commanding General of the Civil Military Relations of the AFP that fostered closer and stronger relations between the military and the civil society.

He also taught Command, Management and Leadership subjects at the AFP Joint Command and Staff College, having been schooled in the following foreign service colleges: Australian Naval Staff College, Sydney; Asia-Pacific Center for SecurityStudies, Honolulu; Royal Canadian Forces College, Toronto; and Japan Maritime Safety Agency, Tokyo. He then eventually served as the Chief of Staff of the Philippine Military Academy, his Alma Mater. He earned multiple awards for merit, excellence and bravery, among which include the Presidential Legion of Honor, Presidential Merit Medal (11 times).

After his retirement from military service, his reputation of integrity and managerial expertise earned for him positions of trust and confidence in two government agencies: the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) from 2008-2017 and the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) from 2018-2022.

Dir. Tolentino graduated from the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in 1974 (Class Marangal) and obtained his Master’s Degree at the National Defense College (NDCP) in 2002.




Dir. 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.




Dir. Edelberto "Bert" Mozo started his career in media as a volunteer radio newscaster in 1996. During this period, he honed his news writing and radio broadcasting skills with a local AM radio channel, DWWW 774.

In 2005, he made a career move and transferred to DWIZ 882, Aliw Broadcasting Network as a full-fledged radio broadcaster/ beat reporter covering the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the judiciary. He is a regular news contributor/columnist in the "Saksi Ngayon" newspaper from 2019 up to the present.

He is currently the President of the Justice Reporters Organization (JUROR), a radio newscasters group in the said field/section, being elected twice to the position.

Dir. Mozo has been in the practice for over 24 years and prides himself of straightforward news reporting, anchored in integrity and responsible journalism.




Dir. Honorio C. Allado III




Dir. Jose Mari B. Ponce




Dir. Kenneth Lemuel G. Rementilla




Dir. 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. Scholasticas College in 1960 and pursued a masters 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 childrens; the Woman of Distinction Award from Soroptimists International-Bataan in 2000 for making a difference for womans; 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.





Dir. 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.




Dir 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.





Dir. 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 bachelors 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.





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.

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