Board of Directors and Management Team

Board of Directors

  • Sec. Carlos G. Dominguez

    Sec. Carlos G. Dominguez

    Secretary - Department of Finance
    Ex-Officio Chairman

    Carlos "Sonny" Dominguez has over 40 years of experience managing various organizations in the public and provate sectors. He was a shareholder, and board chairman or member of over a dozen corporations across various industries such as power, agriculture, mining, banking, hospitality, real estate, and investment.

    Notable positions held by Sonny were Cabinet Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources and Agriculture during the Presidency of Corazon Aquino, past president of the leading Philippine corporations such as Philippine Airlines and the Philippine Associate Smelting and Refining Corporation, and the former Bank of the Philippine Islands Agricultural Bank.

    Sonny has a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Ateneo De Manila University and attended the Executive Management Program at the Stanford University.

     

    Secretary - Department of Finance
  • Mr. Alex V. Buenaventura

    Mr. Alex V. Buenaventura

    President and CEO - Land Bank of the Philippines
    Vice Chairperson

    Alex Valdez Buenaventura assumed as LANDBANK's 9th President and CEO in November 2016.

    Alex has 36 solid years of rural banking experience, dealing with small entrepreneurs, agro-industrial enterprises, farmers, cooperatives and other key economic players.

    Before joining LANDBANK, he was the long-time president and director of One Network Bank (ONB), the country’s largest rural bank in terms of assets, network of branches and net income. ONB is known to be a proponent of inclusive banking and a leading player in Mindanao. During his tenure at ONB, he focused on serving the unbanked and underbanked rural areas in southern Philippines.

    A veteran banker, Alex is the former president of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) and executive director of the Rural Bankers Research and Development Foundation Inc.

    He also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ateneo de Davao University and trustee of Holy Cross of Davao College Inc. and Davao del Norte State College in Panabo City.

    From 1995 to 1998, he was the private sector representative for Mindanao of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development (SMED) National Council.

    Alex is no neophyte in public service as he served the local government of Panabo City as chairman of the Municipal Industrialization Task Force and director of the Municipal Water District from 1994 to 1996.

    An academic achiever, he graduated with honors from elementary to his post-graduate studies. He took up AB Economics Honors Program at the Ateneo de Manila University and completed his Master's in Business Administration at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.

     

    President and CEO - Land Bank of the Philippines
  • Sec. Emmanuel F. Piñol

    Sec. Emmanuel F. Piñol

    Secretary - Department of Agriculture

    Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol belongs to a family of farmers whose grandparents migrated to Mindanao from Iloilo shortly after World War II and settled in M’lang, North Cotabato.

    Educated in public schools, Manny was the class valedictorian both in elementary grade and high school. He went to seven colleges and universities, including a brief stay in a Catholic seminary, before finally dropping out to pursue a career in print and broadcast journalism.

    Manny was elected Mayor of his hometown, M’lang, as a substitute to his ailing father, Bernardo Sr., in 1995 and three years later, he became governor of North Cotabato.

    For nine years, Manny advocated a market-oriented agriculture and job-generating governance which pulled out North Cotabato from the ranks of the 10 Poorest Provinces in the Philippines, reducing the poverty incidence from 52% to only 29% when his term ended in 2007.

    During his term as governor, Manny decided to finish his college degree under the Expanded Tertiary Equivalency Accreditation Program (ETEAP).  He proceeded to earn a Master’s degree in Rural Economic Development from the University of Southern Mindanao and is now pursuing a doctorate degree.

    Secretary - Department of Agriculture
  • Sec. Silvestre H. Bello III

    Sec. Silvestre H. Bello III

    Secretary - Department of Labor and Employment

    A seasoned lawyer and human rights advocate, Secretary Silvestre "Bebot" H. Bello III has always been a worker for peace and a long-time public servant. In fact, he has unselfishly served the government under four presidents in various capacities.

    During the time of President Corazon Aquino, he was named Undersecretary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) from 1986 to 1991, then appointed Secretary until 1992. He served as Solicitor-General for two (2) years during the term of President Fidel Ramos, and again as Justice Secretary in 1998. Under the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, he was tasked to lead the government panel in talking peace with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front – a post he held for over a decade.

    Under the new Administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, aside from bestowing him with the task of successfully negotiating lasting peace based on justice, he was also entrusted to lead the charge to end “Endo,” illegal contractualization and ensure industrial peace.

    PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE / HIGHLIGHTS

    Bebot’s other past professional and civic involvements include holding top positions such as president and chief executive officer of the Philippine National Oil Company - Development & Management Corporation, general manager and chief executive officer of the Philippine Reclamation Authority, presidential adviser for New Government Centers, Cabinet Oversight Officer for Indigenous Peoples and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples Matters, Cabinet Officer for Regional Development for Region II, Cabinet Secretary, and 1BAP Party List Representative in the 16th Congress.

    Bebot also sat on the boards of a host of corporate giants including the Camp John Hay Development Corporation, San Miguel Corporation, CAP Realty Inc., College Assurance Plan, Comprehensive Annuity Plan & Pension Corp., Red Eagle Lending Investors Corp., CAP Life Insurance Corp., CAP General Insurance Corp., Puerto Azul, Baguio Country Club, Philippine Plaza Hotel, Urban Bank, and Ambassador Hotel. Likewise, he was once a part of the Board of Advisors of Philippine Airlines.

    Furthermore, Bebot is a distinguished  associate of various law offices namely Yulo & Bello; Yulo, Torres & Bello; Yulo, Quisumbing, Torres, Ali & Bello; Yulo, Torres, Tarriela & Bello; Tanjuatco, Oreta & Factoran; Pinlac, Feliciano, Partiza, Mojica & Bello; and C. Alcantara & Sons.

    EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

    A holder of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the Manuel L. Quezon University (1961), Bebot took his Bachelor of Laws and graduated with distinction from the Ateneo de Manila University College of Law (1970).

    Secretary - Department of Labor and Employment
  • Sec. Rafael V. Mariano

    Sec. Rafael V. Mariano

    Secretary - Department of Agrarian Reform

    Early Life

    Ka Paeng was born on October 24, 1956 to a poor family in the municiplaity of Quezon, Nueva Ecija. He was a farmer who took up agriculture and agri-cooperatives at the Wesleyan University and Christian College of the Philippines (Formerly Liwanag Colleges) in Cabanatuan. He did not graduate from both institutions due to finacial difficulties and his father's illness.

    Political Career

    Ka Paeng joined the Bisig ng Kabataan (Youth Arm), a local youth activist organization, when he was 20 years old. He was elected councilor of Quezon, Nueva Ecija five years later in 1981. He became the regional vice chairman of the Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Gitnang Luzon (alliance of Central Luzon Farmers) in 1984 and as secretary-general of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (Farmers' Movement of the Philippines) in 1985. He later served as the movement's national vice chairman from 1990 to 1993 and its national chairman from 1993 to June 2016. He was among the survivors of the 1987 Mendiola massacre.

    In 1998, he assumed the chairmanship of the Bagog Alyansang Makabayan. He was nominated to the Anakpawis party-list in 2004 general elections and served as the party's representative in the Phlippine House of Representatives from July 2004 until June 2013. During his term, he pressed for the passage of the Genuine Agrarian Reform Bill which aimed to distribute land to farmers for free. He was one of five progressive legislators who were detained for 2 months in 2006 in the Batasang Pambansa Complex on charges of plotting to overthrow the governemnt of then President Gloria Arroyo.

    Present

    On May 21, 2016, after being nominated by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), it was announced that Ka Paeng will be joining the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte as Secretary of the Department of the Agrarian Reform. He assumed the Secretaryship on July 1, 2016 replacing Virgilio de Los Reyes.

    Secretary - Department of Agrarian Reform
  • Mr. Virgilio DV. Robes

    Mr. Virgilio DV. Robes

    Representative - Private Sector

    Director Virgilio De Vera Robes is the newest member of the LANDBANK Board as private sector representative.

    A licensed real estate broker, Ver currently sits as chairman of Robesland, Inc. He is an advocate of sustainable organic farming and healthy lifestyle, to which he committed after he was diagnosed hypertensive and underwent a triple surgery several years later.

    He served as OIC – Vice Governor of Bulacan and senior adviser to former Bulacan Governor Roberto Pagdanganan. He was also a senior adviser to former San Jose del Monte, Bulacan Mayor Reynaldo San Pedro.

    Ver is also the founder and former president of Pugad Lawin Philippines, Inc. – San Jose del Monte, an NGO comprised of socio-civic leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs and other volunteers which focuses on addressing the plights of the less fortunate and promoting community building. 

    Representative - Private Sector
  • Mr. Crispino T. Aguelo

    Mr. Crispino T. Aguelo

    Representative - Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Sector

    Director Crispino T. Aguelo is a known farmer leader and supporter of the rights of peasants. From 2007 to 2013, he was National President of the Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA). He currently sits as Ex-Officio Member of the PAKISAMA National Council and is also the Head Adjudicator of PAKISAMA's Adjudication Board. He was also a member of the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council of the Department of Agrarian Reform from 1993 to 1999. A Native of Tangalan, Aklan, Cris has been an organic rice farmer since 2000 and a staunch advocate of agrarian reform.

    Representative - Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Sector
  • Mr. Victor Gerardo J. Bulatao

    Mr. Victor Gerardo J. Bulatao

    Representative - Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Sector

    Director Victor Gerardo J. Bulatao is an NGO personality with a solid grounding in agrarian reform and rural development. He worked with the Federation of Free Farmers and Association of Major Religious Superiors in the 1970s and in various capacities in the Department of Agrarian Reform, including as Undersecretary in the 1990s. 

    A former Executive Director of the KAISAHAN tungo sa Kaunlaran sa Kanayunan at Repormang Pansakahan and the Consortium for Advancing People's Participation through Sustainable Integrated Area Dvelopment (CAPP-SIAD), he now serves on the Boards of KAISAHAN, Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. (BMFI) and Quidan Kaisahan Negros Occidental (QK). These NGOs are into agrarian reform, participatory local governance, peace building, disater relief and rehabilitaion, and alternative learning systems.

    He has an AB Philosophy degree, cum laude, from the Ateneo de Manila University, and as an Edward S. Mason Fellow, a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.

     

     

    Representative - Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Sector

Management Team

  • Mr. Alex V. Buenaventura

    Mr. Alex V. Buenaventura

    President and CEO - Office of the President

    Alex Valdez Buenaventura assumed as LANDBANK's 9th President and CEO in November 2016.

    Alex has 36 solid years of rural banking experience, dealing with small entrepreneurs, agro-industrial enterprises, farmers, cooperatives and other key economic players.

    Before joining LANDBANK, he was the long-time president and director of One Network Bank (ONB), the country’s largest rural bank in terms of assets, network of branches and net income. ONB is known to be a proponent of inclusive banking and a leading player in Mindanao. During his tenure at ONB, he focused on serving the unbanked and underbanked rural areas in southern Philippines.

    A veteran banker, Alex is the former president of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) and executive director of the Rural Bankers Research and Development Foundation Inc.

    He also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees of Ateneo de Davao University and trustee of Holy Cross of Davao College Inc. and Davao del Norte State College in Panabo City.

    From 1995 to 1998, he was the private sector representative for Mindanao of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development (SMED) National Council.

    Alex is no neophyte in public service as he served the local government of Panabo City as chairman of the Municipal Industrialization Task Force and director of the Municipal Water District from 1994 to 1996.

    An academic achiever, he graduated with honors from elementary to his post-graduate studies. He took up AB Economics Honors Program at the Ateneo de Manila University and completed his Master's in Business Administration at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.

    President and CEO - Office of the President
  • Mr. Julio D. Climaco, Jr.

    Mr. Julio D. Climaco, Jr.

    Executive Vice President - Corporate Services Sector

    Junet oversees the Bank’s human resources, facilities, procurement, corporate affairs and provident fund. Prior to joining this sector, he was head of the Strategic Planning Group which handles corporate planning and MIS, customer service and product development, as well as the bank’s program for Quality Management System.

    He currently sits as Chairman of the LANDBANK Accountability Assessment Committee, Building Committee, and the Head Office Bids and Awards Committee. He is also a member of the Management Committee, Asset Liability Committee and Information Technology Committee.

    He likewise sits as a director in LBP Leasing Corporation and Producers Savings Bank while serving as alternate director at the National Food Authority.

    Before LANDBANK, he worked at Price Waterhouse Coopers, as senior managing consultant. He also worked as a market analyst at the Hongkong Bank in Manila and as Research Associate at the Economic Forecasting Unit of the Center for Research and Communication.

    He graduated from De La Salle University Manila with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce major in Management of Financial Institutions, and earned Masteral units in Applied Business Economics from the Center for Research and Communication.

     

    Executive Vice President - Corporate Services Sector
  • Mr. Edward John T. Reyes

    Mr. Edward John T. Reyes

    Senior Vice President - Agricultural and Development Lending Sector

    Backed by 28 solid years of banking experience, Jed heads the Agricultural and Development Lending Sector of LANDBANK, which spearheads the delivery of financial services for the Bank’s mandated and priority sectors, as well as consumer and corporate clients. He also currently serves as Director of the LBP Leasing Corporation.

    Since joining LANDBANK in 1994, he has held several key positions, including Senior Vice President of the Corporate Banking Group, First Vice President of the Program Lending Group and Vice President of the Agrarian and Domestic Banking Sector Regions 7 and 6.

    Prior to joining LANDBANK, he held various posts at the Development Bank of the Philippines, including Senior Assistant Vice President and Head of Marketing for the Visayas Regional Office.

    Jed completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the Philippines. He also attended the Strategic Business Economics Program at the University of Asia and the Pacific and General Management Course at the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.

    Senior Vice President - Agricultural and Development Lending Sector
  • Mr. Alan V. Bornas

    Mr. Alan V. Bornas

    Senior Vice President - Operations Sector

    As Head of LANDBANK’s Operations Sector, Alan provides executive supervision and control over the Bank’s Controllership, Banking Operations, Banking Services, and Technology Management Groups.

    His nearly three-decade tenure in LANDBANK began with a technical specialist position in 1989, until he eventually occupied various management positions that allowed him to lead the improvement of the Bank’s customer service and business processes through automation and IT.

    Prior to heading the Bank’s Operations Sector, he was Senior Vice President of the Technology Management Group and was awarded as Outstanding Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the 10th ASEAN CIO/CSO Summits and Awards held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Alan has a degree in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines and has completed the Pacific Rim Bankers executive banking course at the University of Washington in 2012.

    Senior Vice President - Operations Sector
  • Mr. Liduvino S. Geron

    Mr. Liduvino S. Geron

    Senior Vice President - Branch Banking Sector

    Boobie has spent more than two decades in LANDBANK, holding various positions that equipped him with the experience and competence to lead the Bank’s Branch Banking Sector.

    From a management trainee in 1994, he rose from the ranks and has headed different units, including the Bank’s Visayas Branches Group, Lending Program Management Group, Credit Policy Department, among others. 

    Prior to his designation as Branch Banking Sector head, he led the Strategic Planning Group that monitors and evaluates the Bank’s performance and recommends strategic directions.

    Boobie earned his degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of the Philippines – Los Baños and pursued his master’s degree in Systems Agriculture at the University of Western Sydney which he completed in 1992.

    Senior Vice President - Branch Banking Sector
  • Mr. Carel D. Halog

    Mr. Carel D. Halog

    Senior Vice President - Treasury and Investment Banking Sector

    With his strong background in corporate finance and investment banking, Carel heads LANDBANK’s Treasury and Investment Banking Sector and is primarily responsible for the overall management of the Bank’s trading and investment units.  He also oversees the Bank’s funds, including balance sheet and liquidity and reserve management, and ensures the timely delivery of these funds to support the Bank’s business requirements.

    A licensed Treasury Professional, he has been with LANDBANK for 28 years and has led various units including the Bank’s financial markets, investment banking, and treasury groups.

    He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the De La Salle University and completed the Ateneo Graduate School of Business’ Management Development Program.  He is also a licensed Geodetic Engineer and a state scholar from the Mines & Geo-Sciences Bureau - his first employer.

    Senior Vice President - Treasury and Investment Banking Sector