Speakers and Resource Person

Atty. Karen Olivia V. Jimeno

  • Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Priority Projects, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH);

  • Legal Counsel, Senate Ethics Committee, 17th Congress.

  • Head, External Affairs & Communications, Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery.

Engr. Maria Catalina E. Cabral, Ph.D.

  • Undersecretary for Planning and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH);

  • President, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE);

  • Member, Road Engineering Association of the Philippines;

  • Oversees the development of strategic and priority plans and programs of the Department including implementation of PPP projects.

Engr. Teodoro T. Encarnacion

  • Former Undersecretary for Planning and Technical Services, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH);

  • Infrastructure Consultant/Advisor, Research, Education and  Institutional Development (REID) Foundation;

  • Fellow, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE);

  • Fellow, Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP);

  • Assisted and advised in the enactment of Republic Act No. 10752, in the preparation of its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) and the preparation of DPWH Right-Of-Way Acquisition Manual (DRAM).

Atty. A. Edsel F. Tupaz

  • Chief, Right-of-Way Acquisition and Enforcement Division, Legal Service, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH);

Atty. Aristotle R. Mejia

  • Legal Consultant on Right-Of-Way Acquisition, Research, Education and Institutional Development (REID) Foundation;

  • Member, Technical Working Group for the House Bill on the Right-of- Way;

  • Member, Technical Coordination Team for the Right-of- Way Act Implementing Rules and Regulations (ROW Act IRR);

  • Has successfully prosecuted expropriation cases for the benefit of several government projects of the following government agencies: DPWH, TRB, NPC, TRANSCO, and PPA;

  • Assisted the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), in the acquisition of ROW for PPP Projects being implemented by MNTC such as Manila North Expressway Project.

Ms. Annabelle N. Herrera

  • President, ECOSYSCORP;

  • Resettlement Action Plan-Environmental Impact Assessment (RAP-EIA) Consultant, Research, Education and Institutional Development (REID) Foundation;

  • Member, National Research Council of the Philippines;

  • Conducted Environmental Impact Assessment studies for different infrastructure projects such as Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX), LRT Line 2 East Extension (Santolan to Masinag), etc. ;

  • Formulated Resettlement Action Plans for different infrastructure projects such as C5 South Link Expressway.

Atty. Estrella T. Decena-Zaldivar

  • Director, Legal Service, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH);

Dr. Rosemarie Del Rosario

  • Chief, Environmental and Social Safeguards Division, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH);

Ms. Genevieve E. Cuaresma

  • Fiscal Controller, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office - Region IV-A;

Dr. Victor A. Abola

  • President, Research, Education and Institutional Development (REID) Foundation;

  • Program Director, Strategic Business Economics Program, University of Asia and the Pacific;

  • Senior Economist and Associate Professor, School of Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific;

  • Served as Chief of Party of the Fiscal Policy Analysis Activity of the Department of Finance, a project funded by the USAID that led to the completion one of Asia’s first Microsimulation Models for major taxes.

Mr. Ronilo M. Balbieran

  • Vice President for Business Development, Research, Education and Institutional Development (REID) Foundation;

  • President, ARSOKOS Corporation;                                             

  • Infrastructure and national budget consultant to Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH);

  • Provided technical assistance to DPWH and Technical Working Group of House and Senate Committee on Public Works, on the Amendment of the Right of Way Law.

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