2nd Philippine Construction Congress

AngVision 2022

Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines

Event Info

  • When?

    28 November 2017

  • Registration

    07:30 AM — 09:00 AM

    Congress Proceedings

    09:00 AM — 05:30 PM

    Networking Reception

    05:30 PM — Onwards
  • Philippine International Convention Center

    PICC Complex, Roxas Boulevard
    Manila, Philippines

  • Dress Code

    Formal Business Attire

  • Be part
    of the


Panel Session 1

Financing the Build. Build. Build. Program

The session will provide an overview of the different modes of financing government infrastructure projects under the Build! Build! Build! Program. It will likewise provide guidance on the different methods of procurement and how contractors can participate in each.

Panel Session 2

Industry Gaps and Issues of the Construction Industry Stakeholders

This session will present industry gaps and issues of the construction industry stakeholders as the Philippines is keen into working towards the success of the golden age of infrastructure. This will also highlight the collaborative role of the government and the private sectors in narrowing these gaps and devising realistic solutions.

Schedule of Activities

*This is a tentative schedule of activities and subject to change without prior notice.*

07:30 AM – 09:00 AM Registration
09:00 AM – 09:10 AM Invocation and National Anthem
09:10 AM – 09:20 AM Welcome Remarks

Atty. Ruth B. Castelo
Undersecretary for DTI - Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group
09:20 AM – 09:30 AM DBM Report on Financing the Infrastructure Projects

Mr. Rolando U. Toledo
Fiscal Planning and Reforms Bureau
Department of Budget and Management
09:30 AM – 09:40 AM Status of the Implementation, Progress and Completion of Public Private Partnership Program & other Modes of contractual arrangements in the Philippines

Mr. Lawrence G. Velasco
Director, Project Development Service
Public-Private Partnership Center
09:40 AM – 09:50 AM DBP Program for Contractors

Executive Vice President Benel D. Lagua
Development Bank of the Philippines
09:50 AM – 10:20 AM Panel Session 1:
Financing the Build. Build. Build. Program


Private Sector:

Atty. Jean Jacquelyn Nathania A. De Castro
Chief Executive Officer, ESCA Inc.
10:20 AM – 10:30 AM BCDA Infrastructure Programs and Flagship Projects

Ms. Aileen Anunciacion R. Zosa
Executive Vice President
Bases Conversion and Development Authority
10:30 AM – 10:40 AM DPWH Infrastructure Programs and Flagship Projects

Mr. Rolando C. Rodolfo
Chief Economist, Public-Private Partnership Service
Department of Public Works and Highways
10:40 AM – 10:50 AM Promotion of Rubberized Asphalt Road

Mr. Anthony P. Bravo
Provincial Director, DTI – Region IX
Deputy National Coordinator of the Rubber Industry Cluster
10:50 AM – 11:00 AM Town-Value-Up Management and Advanced Construction Technologies by Evolutionary General Contractors

P.E.Jp Kiyoshi Numakami
Executive Officer and General Manager
Institute of Technology - Tokyu Construction Co. Ltd.
11:00 AM – 11:10 AM Sound Insulation Technology for the Auditorium in a Complex Building Adjacent to a Subway

Dr. Eng. Satashi Inoue
Deputy Director
Institute of Technology - Tokyu Construction Co. Ltd.
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM Japanese Drone Technology

Mr. Takahiro Matsuzawa
Tone Numata Techno Academy of Japan
11:30 AM – 11:40 AM Report of HR Forum Subcommittee Meetings

Engr. Rene E. Fajardo
Executive Director
Construction Manpower Development Foundation
11:40 AM – 12:00 NN Presentation of the Construction Industry Roadmap – Conceptual Framework

Mr. Samuel C. Rosal
Acting Director, PDC-Technology Management Office
Development Academy of the Philippines
12:00 NN – 01:00 PM Lunch
01:00 PM – 01:10 PM Overview of the Philippine Quality Awards and Philippine Quality Challenge

Director Mary Jean T. Pacheco
Competitiveness Bureau
Department of Trade and Industry
01:10 PM – 01:20 PM Path to Global Competitiveness

Engr. Dante M. Abando
Philippine Constructors Association, Inc.
01:20 PM – 01:45 PM Panel Session 2:
Industry Gaps and Issues of the Construction Industry Stakeholders


Private Sector:

Engr. Michael Roberto P. Reyes
Board Member, Philippine Overseas Construction Board
President and COO, DCCD Engineering Corporation
01:45 PM – 02:00 PM Signing of the Memorandum of Commitment (MoC)
02:00 PM – 02:10 PM Message from the Secretary

Secretary Ramon M. Lopez
Department of Trade and Industry
02:10 PM – 03:50 PM Construction Industry Awards

Recognition of Marawi Contractors
03:50 PM – 04:00 PM Introduction of Guest Speaker

Secretary Ramon M. Lopez
Department of Trade and Industry
04:00 PM – 04:30 PM Keynote Address

His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Republic of the Philippines
04:30 PM - 05:00 PM Photo Session with the President
05:00 PM - onwards Networking Cocktail
* * * END OF PROGRAMME * * *

Our Speakers


Republic of the Philippines

Duterte is the current and the sixteenth President of the Philippines, in office since June 2016, and is the lead proponent of the country’s biggest, boldest and most ambitious infrastructure mega-plan: Build! Build! Build! program.

Born in into a politically active family, he spent most of his life in Davao City. He became the Mayor of Davao and served for seven terms, totaling more than 22 years. In 2016, he was elected via landslide victory and became the President of Philippines. His success lies in his straight-forward, no-nonsense approach and ability to connect to the masses, who sees him as a Philippine leader, who would get the country free from crime and drugs—the two menaces that have plagued their life for so long.


Department of Trade and Industry

Lopez is the current Secretary of DTI under the Duterte administration. Among others, his function includes advising the President and promulgating Department orders, rules and regulations, and other issuances related to trade, industry, and investments. He also tasked to establish policies and standards for the effective, efficient, and economical operations of the trade programs anchored on national agenda.

He served as the Executive Director of Go Negosyo from 2005 to 2016, where became known as a champion of youth empowerment and aspiring entrepreneurs, micro and small entrepreneurs, and the underprivileged sectors such as the PWDs, women and out-of-school youths.

He topped his Masters in Development Economics at the Williams College in Massachusetts, USA in 1988 and finished his AB Economics degree at the University of the Philippines’ School of Economics in 1981.


DTI - Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group (CEODBG)

Atty. Castelo was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1994 and has since been continuously engaged in the practice of the legal profession. Her experience as a lawyer extends to government practice when she served as a City Attorney from 1994 to 2001, and where her litigation skills were honed. In this line of work, she was exposed to construction and government infrastructure projects reviewing construction contracts and ensuring proper implementation of the same.

In the course of her private practice, Atty. Castelo had argued before all court levels in the country, from the Metropolitan Trial Court, Regional Trial Court, the Sandiganbayan in a Division, the Court of Appeals in a Division, and the Supreme Court en banc, with the exclusion of the Court of Tax Appeals. The cases that she handled range from civil, criminal and administrative cases, among which are medical malpractice, violation of RA 3019 (The Anti-Graft Law), violation of PD 1096 (The National Building Code), construction disputes, and the like. She was engaged as a consultant for the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, particularly on construction and government infrastructure projects.

Prior to her appointment as DTI Undersecretary for the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP), she was admitted as Construction Arbitrator for the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC) by virtue of her extensive exposure to construction contracts and litigation/arbitration of construction disputes.

Undersecretary Castelo’s strategic direction is anchored on good governance, and a policy towards making the CIAP a more responsive, progressive, transparent and forward-looking agency of the DTI, with the end in view of strengthening the government's participation and contribution to the construction industry to give it a further boost.


Director, Policy Formulation, Project Evaluation & Monitoring Service
Public-Private Partnership Center

Manalo heads the Policy Formulation, Project Evaluation, and Monitoring Service (PFPEMS) of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines. Since he joined the Center in 2011, he has been involved in key facets of the PPP Program including project management, policy and program development, as well as capacity building and knowledge management.

He was also given a brief assignment at the Department of Transportation's Office of the Undersecretary for Planning and Project Development. Prior to joining the PPP Center, he also worked with the Local Government Academy of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. Jeff holds a degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines.


Chief Executive Officer

Jean is the CEO of ESCA Inc., a full-service engineering consultancy firm that specializes in structural design, civil works, project and program management and Building Information Modeling (BIM) working with the Philippines’ leading developers on residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure projects. She is a certified BIM Manager by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore.

She worked with Bloomberg TV Philippines as a business news anchor for “First Up”, which included segments focusing on the real estate industry. She was also a consultant of the Privatization and Management Office of the Philippine Government where she advised on conflict of claims, privatization, joint venture agreements, negotiated procurement and public bidding of government assets.

As a lawyer, Jean has extensive construction arbitration and commercial litigation experience from her years with Villaraza Cruz Marcelo and Angangco Law Offices and presently with MOSVELDTT Law Offices. She is also a trained arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute and Resolution Center (PDRCI).


Philippine Constructors Association, Inc.

Abando is current acting president of PCA with more than 25 years of construction management and real estate development experience under his belt.

He is also leading some of the top real estate and infrastructure development groups in the country, which includes being the Group Head of Construction at Ayala Land, Inc. and its Senior Vice President since January 1, 2016. Also, he serves as the President of Makati Development Corporation.

Abando holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines and a recipient of the UPAE Professional Degree Award in Civil Engineering in 2014.


Vice-President of Productivity and Development Center
Development Academy of the Philippines

With more than 30 years industry experience, Abanto is one of the leading figures in quality management and assessment, and productivity measurement, analysis and improvement, and business excellence in the country.

He has been the Vice President and Managing Director in the Center for Quality and Competitiveness Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP-CQC) since 2003. Prior to his post, he served as the Director in the Research, Advocacy and Institutional Development Office of DAP’S Productivity and Development Center from 1999 to 2002.

He graduate cum laude in the University of the Philippines with a degree on BS Agriculture Management, and received training abroad for Advanced Management Consultancy in Singapore and Productivity Measurement and Analysis as a fellow in Sweden, United Kingdom, Belgium & the Netherlands.


Executive Officer and General Manager
Institute of Technology - Tokyu Construction Co. Ltd.

Numakami is a professional engineer serving as an executive officer in Tokyu Construction Co., Ltd. Japan, and concurrently acts as the General Manager of the company’s Institute of Technology, as well as a professor at the Tokyo City University.

He has a comprehensive work portfolio with 33 years in research and development on the soil mechanics and foundation engineering, specializing on seismic foundation, pile foundation, earth retaining wall, field measurement, and ground deformation analysis. He also has experience in research and development management in the Tokyo Institute of Technology with several patents, certifications and published papers under his name.

As a professor, he has been teaching for more than six years in the Department of Architecture of Tokyo City University, giving lectures on soil mechanics (geotechnics), pile foundation design and construction, measurement management, and management of research and development.


Deputy Director
Institute of Technology - Tokyu Construction Co. Ltd.

Inoue is the Deputy General Manager of Institute of Technology of Tokyu Construction Co., Ltd. Japan since 2015 and a part-time Lecturer of Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo City University in Japan.

With more than 23 years of experience in research and development, he is an authority and lecturer in subjects related to architectural acoustics and noise control engineering with specialization on acoustics design of room acoustics, prediction of acoustical properties, airborne and structure-borne noise control.

As a certified architect and environmental measurer of noise and vibration, Inoue has patented a noise reduction device (2016), sound-proof ventilation system (2013), a sound-absorptive vegetation base and its construction method (2009), and has published more than 20 research papers.


Principal Architect
Cix Cigma Design, Planning and Construction Management

Marudo is the principal architect of Cix Cigma Design, Planning and Construction Management. He is also a Senior Associate Architect at E.Florentino + Associates and a faculty member of the University of Sto. Tomas (UST), College of Architecture.

With a license in architecture and environment planning, he has accrued 12 years of experience in local and international in architecture and urban planning. As an accredited practitioner of occupational safety and health, he has also been engaged in construction management and construction safety throughout his career.

He has also been actively involved with organizations related to his profession. Among others, his engagement includes being the national Secretary for the Eastern Regional Organization for Planning and Human Settlement – Philippine Section (EAROPH Philippines), the committee chair of UAP Committee on Codes and Legislations (UAP-CCL), and a national member of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP).

He earned his degree in BS Architecture from UST in 2004 and took his Master of Science in Construction Management from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Open University.


Vice President
Transportation Systems Department of Engineering and Development Corporation of the Philippines (EDCOP)

Mualil is the Vice President for Transportation Systems Department of Engineering and Development Corporation of the Philippines (EDCOP), a pioneer engineering consulting firm in the country.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at the Liceo de Cagayan University and secondary education at Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan, both Cagayan de Oro’s leading universities. He placed 7th in the Civil Engineering Licensure Examination. He is a grantee of Masters units leading to MA in Construction Management. He is of recipient to numerous academic and professional excellence awards.

He started his engineering career with the Department of Public Works and Highways in Cagayan de Oro and transferred to the private sector after three years. An extensive part of his career was spent in Mindanao and Visayan regions. Hence, it is not surprising that he speaks four Filipino dialects – Cebuano, Tausug, Chavacano and Samal.

He has vast experience in conceptual studies, detailed engineering design and project management of real estate development; public enterprises like public markets, bus/jeepney terminals; and, urban and rural transportation systems such as roads & bridges, railways, ports and airports.

His membership in the professional organizations includes the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines (ASEP), Road Engineers Association of the Philippines (REAP), Confederation of Filipino Consulting Organizations (COFILCO), Inc., Society of Philippine Accredited Consultants Incorporated (SPAC), and the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE).

He is the current President of the Council of Engineering Consultants of the Philippines, CECOPHIL, one of the leading organizations of its kind in the local consulting industry, consisting of very active and well-established Filipino and Multi-National engineering firms doing various technical consulting work for both the government and private sectors here and abroad. CECOPHIL is also the accredited Member Association of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) in the Philippines.

On his last term as President, he has, for the past three years contributed to the development of the organization focusing on the promotion of the advancement of the Filipino Engineers, fostering a good relationship with consulting associations in the Southeast Asia and strengthening the role of Young Professionals in the organization.


Road Transport and Infrastructure
Department of Transportation (DoTr)

Thomas M. Orbos started his career at the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in 2014 when he was appointed as Assistant General Manager for Planning.

As AGM for Planning, he was in charge in the preparation of medium and long-term development plans, coordination and monitoring of programs and projects, formulation, adoption, and implementation of policies and standards to rationalize and optimize urban land use, as well as in providing direction to urban growth and expansion in Metro Manila.

With the change in administration, Orbos assumed the position of General Manager in August this year and subsequently designated as Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the MMDA on 5 October 2016, until May 22 2017.

Today, GM Orbos is concurrently serving as Undersecretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure under the Department of Transportation (DoTr), and also spearheads the strengthened reactivation of the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT) that includes the supervision of Task Force Alamid, the iACT’s recently organized composite team tasked to help enforce traffic laws and regulations on major thoroughfares, initially in Metro Manila.

Orbos also served as an Assistant Secretary at the Office of the Executive Secretary in Malacañang and was once the Chief of Legislative Staff at the Office of the Deputy Majority Floor Leader in the House of Representatives.

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