Who We Are

The Voice of Business in Education Reform

A non-profit founded in 2006 by the country’s top CEOs, Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) is the business community’s response

to the need for greater education and economy alignment.

We work towards an educational system for all Filipinos to lead productive lives, by forging partnerships for quality education and competitiveness. 

PBEd Advisers

Our Members


Assumption San Lorenzo

Bato Balani Foundation, Inc.

Globe Telecom

IBM Philippines

Magsaysay Maritime Corp

Management Association of the Philippines

Mapúa University

Planters Development Bank

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

Victory Liner, Inc.


Mr. Florangel Braid

Mr. Francis Chua

Mr. Baltazar Endriga

Mr. John Forbes

Mr. Rafael Hechanova Sr.

Mr. Sammie Lim

Mr. Warner Manning

Mr. Placido Mapa

Mr. Jose Pardo

Ms. York Vitangcol

Mr. Peter Wallace

Mr. George Yang

Our People

Justine Raagas

Executive Director

Diane Fajardo

Deputy Executive Director

Ling Edillon

Director for Operations

Andoni Santos

Policy and Advocacy Manager

Cherry Basbaño

Communications Manager

Ruth Ann Recto

Learning Crisis Campaign Coordinator

Louise Anne Oblena

Senior Program Officer for Workforce Development

Rhea Peñaflor

Chief of Party - YouthWorks PH

Hanibal Camua

Deputy Chief of Party - YouthWorks PH

Alfonso Dulatre Jr.

Partnerships Manager - YouthWorks PH

Bernard Altavano

Work-based Training Manager - YouthWorks PH

Therese Diana Peña

Policy and Advocacy Officer - YouthWorks PH

Lawrence Miguel Macalalag

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist - YouthWorks PH

Mike Labendia

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning Officer - YouthWorks PH

Erven Augustine Solano

Information Management Officer - YouthWorks PH

Samantha Uichico

Consultant - A Future That Works

Maria Regine Beatrice Vergara

Program Manager - Opportunity 2.0

Florence De Castro

Project Manager for Workforce Development

Donne Quirante

Executive Assistant to the Executive Director

Sheryl Mary Ann Velez

Program Assistant

Glory Ann Hortaleza

Scholarship Operations Officer

John Nicdao

Senior Program Officer for Workforce Development

Llora Glenise Suzara

Program Officer for JobsNext

Mark Lepatan

Program Officer - A Future that Works

Matt Mabansag

Program Officer - A Future that Works

Erika Marie Isidro

Technical Assistant - A Future That Works

Beverly Labiste

Technical Assistant - A Future that Works

Carlo Abadingo

Work-based Training Program Officer - YouthWorks PH

Paula Gendrano

Communications Assistant - YouthWorks PH

Kate Robles

Office Administrative Assistant - YouthWorks PH

Rhea Lubuguin

HR Officer for Performance Management and Retention

Jeline Lailo

HR Officer for Talent Acquisition and Labor Relations

Riva Valles

City Coordinator, Cebu - YouthWorks PH

Verna Pilayre

City Coordinator, Cagayan de Oro - YouthWorks PH

Darren Antonio Torres

City Coordinator, Zamboanga - YouthWorks PH

Krizza Mae Barabat

City Coordinator, General Santos - YouthWorks PH

Fel Emman Regacho

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for GMA - YouthWorks PH

Nomar Berdin

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for Cebu - YouthWorks PH

Rocelyn Encabo

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for Zamboanga - YouthWorks PH

Norain Talib

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for CDO - YouthWorks PH

Glenn Arca

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for GenSan - YouthWorks PH

Roland Lladoni


Sharon Baylon

Finance Assistant

Lilia Peña

Finance Assistant

Reynante Antazo