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2019-2020 PIEP Officers and Board of Directors

The Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP) Officers and Board of Directors
for 2019-2020.
EnP. Edgardo D. Sabado

EnP. Edgardo D. Sabado


He is currently the Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator of the Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya and involved in several projects such as the environmental monitoring of large scale mining projects, the Addalam sub-River Basin Technical Working Group, Provincial Project Management Implementing Unit (PPMIU) of the Philippine Rural Development Project, DA-World Bank and KALSADA Program/Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces-Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya.

His field of expertise includes urban and regional use planning, strategic development planning/ sector planning, facilitation using Technology of Participants, Forest Land Use Planning, IEE/EPRMP Preparations, Project Development, Program/project Management, GIS, Project Monitoring and Evaluation and Environmental Monitoring.

Ed has BS Civil Engineer Degree and an MA in Public Administration from the Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.

EnP. Maria Ana M. Pulido

EnP. Maria Ana M. Pulido

Vice President


Ann has over twenty years of combined civil engineering, urban/environmental planning, and project management experience and worked with all government levels in the Philippines and the private sector as well. She held for over fifteen years a wide range of planning and management roles with government, and in the last six years as a private consultant, carried out more specialised engineering, planning and project management tasks deepening her expertise in these fields.

She has successfully managed several development projects especially those confronted with a variety of tasks relating to strategic planning and management, environmental planning and management, and policy development. She has always been passionate in putting forward desired health and environmental outcomes in a community particularly in terms of ecological sustainability, economic development, community well-being, and other broad range of concerns.

Ann has a BS Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Saint Louis, Post Graduates in Urban and Regional Planning and Sustainable Management from the University of the Philippines and Polytechnic of New Zealand, respectively.

EnP. Maria Jorquesa L. Hakcholna

EnP. Maria Jorquesa L. Hakcholna


Coordinator - Luzon Chapters

Joy has served as Chapter President 2017-2018 of PIEP Northern Luzon Chapter. This is her first term as PIEP National Secretary and Luzon Cluster Director.

She has over twenty-five years' experience in the private and public sector and seven years in the academe in the fields of Architecture, construction, Real Estate and Environmental Planning. Joy has been involved in land use studies, ecological sanitary landfill, materials recovery facilities, master planning, urban design, airport, schools, commercial and residential/subdivision projects all over the Philippines. Now based in the Cordilleras, she substantially contributed to her professional organizations, particularly through trainings, assemblies and the advocacy of research-based sustainable developments of the environment.

She is currently pursuing her Dissertation for a Doctorate degree in Urban Planning. She is a Master of Arts in Urban and Habitat Planning Cum Laude graduate from the Saint Louis University, and an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas. It's amusing when people pronounce her family-name, Hakcholna.

EnP. Minerva C. Rosel

Ar EnP. Minerva C. Rosel


50th Anniversary Convention Chair

Minnie Rosel has held various positions including national directorship for the PIEP. She is a licensed architect and environmental planner who has worked for private, government and international organizations. Now based in Mindanao pursuing the generation of local jobs through knowledge process outsourcing in the field of architecture and design, she has also substantially contributed to her professional organizations, particularly through trainings, conventions and the advocacy of green architecture. Most recently, she has devoted her time and professional services as volunteer/consultant for the rehabilitation of the eastern Visayas Region.

She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Architecture (BS Arch) and School of Urban and Regional Planning (MUrp).

EnP. Maria Theresa L. Quimpo

Ar EnP. Maria Theresa L. Quimpo


Mia is a sophomore in the PIEP Board of Directors having served in the previous 2015-2016 term as National Secretary and Publications Committee Chairperson.

She has over twenty-five years’ experience in the private, public sector and academe. As an architect and urban planner, Mia has been involved in a wide range of land use studies, master planning and consultancy projects within the Philippines. She has a master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines and a degree in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas.

Mia is currently a Senior Urban Planner at Cardno Philippines, an infrastructure and environmental services consultancy firm and a part time Senior Professional Lecturer at the Dela Salle College of Saint Benilde Architecture Program.

EnP. Felicisimo A. Tejuco, Jr.

EnP. Felicisimo A. Tejuco, Jr.

Public Relations Officer

Director - Publications

Architect / Planning Consultant and Academician.

EnP. Celestino F. Desamito, Jr.

EnP. Celestino F. Desamito, Jr.

Director – Professional Practice and Outreach

Coordinator - Mindanao Chapters

Col. Celestino F. Desamito, Jr. (Ret.) was 2016 PRC Most Outstanding Planner.

EnP. Desamito is the resource person in the preparation of the Koronadal Comprehensive Land Use Planning. In coordination with the CENRO, he also organized a council consisting of Barangay Officials, Purok Officials, teachers, NGO and religious groups that continuously execute developmental programs in the barangays. He is also a member of Local Zoning Board Adjustment and Appeal (LZBAA) and the Koronadal Solid Waste Management Board.

As chairman of the governance committee under the Parish Council Social Action Program, he helps the LGU by providing inputs on different multi-dimensional subjects of development and as Vice President for Mindanao and concurrent chairman of Region XII in the operation of ROTC reservists and veterans (FORVETS), he leads in mobilizing developmental brigades to assist LGU in community development and maintaining peace in the area.

EnP. Roberto G. Dizon

EnP. Roberto G. Dizon

Director - Continuing Professional Development

It is Roberto’s first term as a Board Member of the PIEP- National but prior to being elected as a Board Member he has served as President of the PIEP-Quezon Chapter. He has over forty years of experience in the public and private sectors and the academe. He started his government career service in an elective position as Municipal Councilor and later as Vice Mayor (law of succession) before he was appointed in his current position as the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator/ Zoning Administrator in the Municipal Government of Candelaria. He served as the Region IVA President, National Vice President, Secretary General and as the National President for the League of Local Planners of the Philippines, Inc. (LLPDCPI) respectively.

Roberto has a BS General Degree from Colegio de San Juan de Letran and Master’s Degree in Management. He has also gained units in Master in Educational Management and Master in Business Administration. His field of expertise include Local Development Planning, Strategic Planning, Public Investment Programming, Public Administration, and training/ seminar/ workshop facilitation. As the MPDC/ ZA of the municipality and Environmental Planner, he greatly advocates the employment of environmental mitigating/ adaptation measures for various plans and projects within the municipality.

EnP. Adolfo V. Encila, Jr.

EnP. Adolfo V. Encila, Jr.


Jun was the Charter President of the PIEP Camarines Chapter. Currently, he is a member of the National Board and the Chairman for CPD.

Aside from being an Environmental Planner, he is also a Licensed Real Estate Consultant, a Broker and an accredited CPD Lecturer.

Jun owns and operates a Realty Firm with its main office in Naga City, Camarines Sur. In Public/Government Service, Jun had a wide range of experience in Integrated Area Development Projects, Water Resource, Watershed Management and has also been in local legislation having been elected in the Municipal Council. He has been chairman of the committee on Land Use and Housing, Environment and Agriculture. He also has exposures in land use, coastal and forest management plan preparations.

Jun has a BS in Agriculture, completed the academic subjects leading to Masters in Public Administration and a Diploma leading to Masters in Development Management and Governance. He also attended the Short Course in Urban and Regional Planning in UP. Jun is looking forward to help in defining the scope and authority of the EnP profession so that it will encourage the young generation to engage in the environmental planning not only as their profession but also their occupation.

Arch./EnP. Donna Belle C. Pongase

Arch./EnP. Donna Belle C. Pongase


Coordinator - Visayas Chapters

Donna is an Architect/Planner who has been active in the practice of Environmental Planning, Construction Project Management and as a lecturer in the Academe. In her capacity as an Environmental Planner, she was involved in Post Disaster Needs Assessment and the formulation of Disaster Rehabilitation Plans for some municipalities in Cebu and Leyte. Her engagement in the community extended up to the planning of public spaces for Highly Urbanized Cities and as a Team Lead in sectoral studies and review of Comprehensive Land Use Plan for some municipalities in Cebu.

She has a solid Construction Project Management experience for about 15 years and her expertise cuts across management of teams of more than 200 employees in the delivery of all phases in project implementation: from bidding and negotiations, construction management, billing and collection, project completion, turn over and post construction occupancy.

In 2015, she served as Full Instructor at the School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design (SAFAD) of the University of San Carlos (USC-TC) in Cebu City. She taught courses for the postgraduate programs in Urban Planning and Urban Design as well as undergraduate subjects in professional practice and urban planning for the BS Architecture program.

Donna finished Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of the Philippines - Diliman, Quezon City and also earned her Master of Science in Urban Environmental Management from the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand.

Immediate Past President

EnP. Larisa Glenda Togonon-De Castro

EnP. Larisa Glenda Togonon-De Castro

Urban Planner, UN-Habitat - Vice President and Principal Environmental Planner, EnPraxis, Inc. - Co-Founder, LUGAR Advocacy Cooperative