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


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. George Yang

Mr. Francis Chua

Mr. Brian Belen

Ms. Marivic De Jesus-Del Pilar

Mr. Guido Alfredo Delgado

Dr. Reynaldo Vea

Mr. Arnold Salvador

Mr. Ernest Cu

Atty. Alexander Cabrera

Our People

Justine Raagas

Executive Director

Diane Fajardo

Deputy Executive Director

Hanibal Camua

Deputy Executive Director and YouthWorks PH Deputy Chief of Party

Ling Edillon

Director for Operations

Donne Quirante

Chief of Staff

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

Alfonso Dulatre Jr.

Partnerships Manager - YouthWorks PH

Jonathan Ramirez

Recruitment and Work-based Training Manager - YouthWorks PH

Niña de Sagun

Jr. Communications Manager - YouthWorks PH

Eric Tumpang

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist - YouthWorks PH

Mike Labendia

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

Denver Pasiliao

Information Management Officer - YouthWorks PH

Carlo Abadingo

Work-based Training Program Officer - YouthWorks PH

Maricar Cascasan

Work-Based Training Program Officer - YouthWorks PH

Therese Diana Peña

Policy and Advocacy Officer - YouthWorks PH

Beatriz Aguila

Communications Assistant - YouthWorks PH

Samantha Uichico

Senior Program Manager - A Future that Works and Future Skills Now

Maria Regine Beatrice Vergara

Program Manager - Opportunity 2.0

Florence De Castro

Project Manager for Workforce Development

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

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

Jose Kyle Gabriel Lagdameo

Partnerships and Training Coordinator, Luzon - YouthWorks PH

Riva Valles

City Coordinator, Cebu - YouthWorks PH

Verna Pilayre

City Coordinator, Cagayan de Oro - YouthWorks PH

Darren Antonio Torres

City Coordinator, Zamboanga - YouthWorks PH

Nomar Berdin

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for Cebu - YouthWorks PH

Norain Talib

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for CDO - YouthWorks PH

Rocelyn Encabo

Youth Empowerment and Recruitment Officer for Zamboanga - 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