Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Aurora TolentinoAurora Tolentino
Independent Consultant

She is an independent consultant to philanthropies and nonprofit organizations. She also serves on the boards of various organizations affiliated with government and non-governmental work in the field of social development. She earned her M.A. degree in social work with a minor in business administration from Columbia University, New York, in 1979.

She is the former chief executive director of the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC), a network dedicated to promoting the flow and effectiveness of philanthropy in the Asia-Pacific region.

Her career in social development and humanitarian affairs has spanned more than 3 decades, working in various capacities for a number of organizations, including the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the country’s largest grant making and project-implementing foundation supported by contributions from 172 member corporations. During her tenure in PBSP, she received the 1992 Award for Excellence in Development Management from the Asian Institute of Management.

She has acted as a Philippine representative and shared her country’s experience of corporate citizenship widely, including with the Board of Governors of the World Bank at its first conference on Corporate Citizenship (May 1997) and with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and select UN agency heads as a member of the business delegation led by the Prince of Wales Business Leader’s Forum (October 1997).


Engineer Francisco A. ArellanoEngineer Francisco A. Arellano
Head, Corporate Quality, Environment, Safety and Health Division, Maynilad Water Services, Inc.

Engineer Francisco A. Arellano is the head of Maynilad Water Services, Inc.’s Corporate Quality, Environment, Safety and Health Division. With almost 40 years of experience, he is the first APEC and ASEAN-licensed Filipino chemical engineer, and has led programs and projects aimed at ensuring the delivery of safe water not only within Maynilad’s West Zone concession area but also throughout the Philippines.

Under his leadership, Maynilad has gained and maintained 93 ISO certifications, ensuring that it operates in compliance with global standards for quality, environment and occupational health and safety standards. Maynilad also became the first company in the Philippines to receive the ISO 14064:2006 certification for the verification of its greenhouse gas or carbon footprint quantification and reporting initiative.

He is the recipient of the 2014 Global Award for Outstanding Contribution to Quality and Leadership during the World Quality Congress and Awards held in Mumbai, India. The award recognizes individuals and organizations for excellence in quality management, leadership, business process improvement, and benchmarking of quality processes. He is among nine Quality Leaders awarded during the ceremony and is the sole awardee from the Philippines.


Jommel Omar GomezJommel Omar Gomez
Head, Manila Water Company – Business Continuity Management Department

His task, among many others, is to ensure that business continuity, crisis management and disaster recovery protocols, policies and procedures are implemented, maintained and regularly reviewed. He also represents MWC in providing assistance and humanitarian services to areas stricken by natural calamities across the country.

He is a graduate of Civil Engineering from the Mapua institute of Technology, and an accredited Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) practitioner under the Department of Labor and Employment. He has undergone numerous trainings and seminars in OSH and Business Continuity Management.


Marilyn Go (Dr.)Marilyn V. Go, MD, MHA
Chief of the Emergency Preparedness Division in Health Emergency Management Bureau, Department of Health

She is the Department of Health’s Chief of the Emergency Preparedness Division in Health Emergency Management Bureau.

She served as External Consultant in conducting the “Assessment of Qatar National Capacity for Emergency Management” in 2014 and she was involved in the establishment of “Emergency Preparedness and Response Department” of Qatar Supreme Council of Health. She has just concluded her development of the “National Health Emergency Management Plan” of Qatar last March and April, 2015.

In her personal capacity, she serves as Short Term Adviser and Consultant of World Health Organization-Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) in the field of Health Emergency Management. She was seconded in the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Bangkok, Thailand as the Department Head of Public Health in Emergencies.

She authored and co-authored research studies and various publications related to health emergency management. She is a trainer of “Hospital Emergency Preparedness and Response” as well as of “Public Health Emergency Management” in various countries of Asia (where she has also attended several technical and managerial trainings in Emergency and Disaster Management) and the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

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