TSPI-MBAI Board of Trustees
Ms. MA. LUZ A. PLANAS
Ms. Planas joined TSPI Board of Trustees in October 2000. She is the Chair of BOT Audit and Compliance Committee. She is the current Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of TSPI Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (TSPI MBAI).
Ms. Planas is the Chairperson of VA Alvarez Realty Corp., where she formerly served as the Treasurer (1995- 2006). She is currently a Board Member to the BF West Homeowners Association.
She was previously with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). She became President and CEO of BPI Forex Corporation from 1999 to 2004. She is actively involved in various civic and religious organizations as a Board Member. Her noteworthy contributions in community development include the renovation of the Resurrection of our Lord Parish Church in BF Parañaque and the greening of BF West Executive Village also in Parañaque City. She also partnered with a local community at her hometown in Roxas City to build the new Pueblo de Panay. She is a passionate professional dancer joining competitions locally and abroad.
Ms. Planas obtained degrees are Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), Major in Humanity and Bachelor of Business, Major in Accounting.
ATTY. CORNELIO C. GISON
Atty. Gison joined TSPI Board of Trustees on March 6, 2006. He is concurrently serving as a Corporate Secretary of TSPI and as Vice Chairman of TSPI Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (TSPI MBAI) Board of Trustees.
He is of Counsel of Salvador, Llanillo and Bernardo Law Office. He is also a Member in different capacities of various groups: Board of Trustees, Andrew Gotianun Foundation, Inc.; Panel of Arbitrators, International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, World Bank Arbitration Body, Washington D.C.; and Tax Committee, Filinvest Group. He was a Member of Metrobank Advisory Board, Member/Consultant of its Audit Committee and Partner and Head, Tax Practice of SGV & Co. He was Director of FDC Development and Filinvest Land, and a Founding Member of the Board of Trustees of Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC). He also served as the Corporate Secretary of Philippine Business for Social Progress.
Atty. Gison also served the government as Undersecretary for Revenue Operations of the Department of Finance under two administrations (Estrada and Arroyo) from 2000 to 2003. He also had a brief stint as Acting Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and a Tax Consultant of Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM). He was also the former President of the Capital Markets Integrity Corp, a member of the Philippine Stock Exchange Group from 2013 to 2017.
Atty. Gison has Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) and a Masters in Comparative Law (LL.C.M) on a fellowship grant. He was a Bar Topnotcher in 1963.
Ms. FLORENCIA G. TARRIELA
Ms. Tarriela’s service with TSPI as Member of the Board of Trustees started in October 2003. She is the Chair of the BOT Investment Committee and the Vice Chair of the BOT Governance Committee. Presently, she is the Treasurer, Board of Trustees, of Tulay sa Pag-unlad Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (TSPI MBAI).
She holds the distinction for being the first woman chairperson of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) and the first Filipina Vice President of Citibank N.A. She was a former Undersecretary of the Department of Finance and was an Alternate Monetary Board Member of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) and the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC). She also held several key positions as President of Bank Administration of the Philippines, Independent Director of PNB Life Insurance, Inc. and Director of Bankers Association of the Philippines.
Her other current undertakings include: Adviser of the Philippine National Bank (PNB); Independent Director of LT Group, Inc.; Director of PNB Capital and Investment Corporation; Independent Director of PNB International Investments Corporation; Columnist of “Business Options” of the Manila Bulletin and “Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) Folio” of Business World; Director/Vice President of Tarriela Management Company; Director/Vice President/Assistant Treasurer of Gozon Development Corporation; Life Sustaining Member of Bankers Institute of the Philippines and FINEX; Fellow at the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), Trustee of FINEX; President of Flor’s Garden and Natural Haven’s Inc., and Director of Makati Garden Club.
As a banker, entrepreneur and an environmentalist, she has been recognized as the Go Negosyo 2018 Woman Intrapreneur Awardee, Most Outstanding Citibank Philippines Alumni Awardee for Community Involvement (2014), and Distinguished Lady Banker awarded by the Bank Administration Institute of the Philippines. She is also a co-author of several inspirational and gardening books.
Ms. Tarriela obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Economics from the University of the Philippines and a Master’s in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. RENE E. CRISTOBAL
Mr. Cristobal, President of the Board of Trustees, has been serving TSPI since October 2000. He is also a Member of the TSPI Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (TSPI MBAI) Board of Trustees, and Member of Employer’s Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP).
He is the Founder and Chairman of several companies such as Board of DCL Group of Companies, established since 1978, which provides overseas employment to Filipino professionals, technicians, and maritime officers and crew members in both land based and sea based sectors, mainly to European and American contractors and ship owners; Association of Professionalism in Overseas Employment (ASPROE), composed of non-fee charging and ethical recruitment agencies licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA); Philippine-Netherlands Business Council (now Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines), Family Wellness Center, Inc. (NGO), Knights of Individual Direct Scholarships Foundation (KIDS) accredited by the King Baudouin Foundation of Belgium and Multi-Savings & Loan Association (MULTISLA) for local and overseas employees. Other key organizational involvements include: Organizer and Chairman of joint venture for the “turnkey” construction of feed mills in the Philippines with the Van Aarsen International of Holland; Co-founder and Vice President of Bagong Bayani Foundation, Inc., who honors outstanding overseas Filipino workers (OFWs); Special Adviser of Labor Migration to the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE); Board of Governors of ECOP; Chairman of ECOP’s Corporate Social Responsibility; Commissioner of Commission on the Protection/Welfare of the Filipinos Overseas (“Gancayco” Commission) created by, then, President Fidel V. Ramos and Board of Trustee of Philippine Bible Society and of Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of the Philippines and Y’s Men’s Club (Manila & Makati).
He is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of several profit and nonprofit organizations in agriculture & natural farming; innovative construction materials; property development; publishing & social media; intellectual property & copyrights; awareness & prevention of drug addictions; training of addiction counselors; and scholarship programs in public high school. He is also an advocate for the development of bamboo plantation and processed products such as charcoal and activated carbon and construction materials.
His companies have received awards from the POEA, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and the Office of the President, and elevated to the “Hall of Fame.” He was also Bishop Nicolas Villegas Zamora Awardee, the highest award for lay persons in the IEMELIF (The First Indigenous Evangelical Methodist Church in the Philippines; and Chairman of the Board of its Cathedral in Tondo, Manila. Most recently, he was honored with a knighthood in the Order of Orange of Nassau (The Netherlands).
Mr. Cristobal attained a BBA degree (Cum Laude) in the University of the East in 1955, Master of Arts in Economics (candidate) from the same university, and a graduate of the Second Advanced Management Program in the Far East conducted by the Harvard University Graduate School of Business in 1957, Baguio City, as predecessor of Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
Ms. JUANITA D. AMATONG
Ms. Amatong started her service as a Member of the TSPI Board of Trustees in June 2012. She is the Vice Chair of BOT Audit & Compliance Committee. She is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of TSPI Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. (TSPI MBAI).
She is a passionate public servant. She has been in government service for most of her career. She served as Secretary of Finance from December 2003 to February 2005, before she was appointed as a Member of the Monetary Board of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas from 2006 to 2011. She was also a Member of the Board of Directors in the World Bank, Washington, D.C. from 1996 to 1998. Until April 2021, she was Member of the Board of Directors of Banko ng Kabuhayan (formerly Rodriguez Rural Bank, Inc). In addition, she is an Adjunct Professor of Public Finance and International Finance in Silliman University. It is a Protestant-affiliated school in Dumaguete City, where she started her career as a teacher and served as Member of the Board of Trustees for 20 years. She now serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Silliman University Foundation Medical Center.
Ms. Amatong completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master’s Degree in Economics and Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Social Science.
Ms. AQUILINA G. ONESA
Head- Alliance and Program Group
Ms. ROSALINDA A. GRAGASIN
Ms. Rosalinda A. Gragasin or Nanay Tata is the client representative of the North Region. She is from Paniqui Branch and has been an active TSPI member for 11 years. She is currently a Center Secretary and a TAAS agent. She is an AVON dealer and is also engaged in rice retailing.
Ms. BONIFACIA C. DE CHAVEZ
Ms. Bonifacia C. De Chavez or Nanay Feyth is the client representative from the South Region. She is from Candelaria branch for 11 years and serves as a Center Treasurer and a TAAS agent. She is a former Barangay Secretary now spends time taking care of her corn farming business.
Ms. MODESTA G. FLORES
Ms. Modesta G. Flores or Nanay Modi is our client representative from the Central Region. She is from Taguig branch and has been with TSPI for 15 years. She is into direct selling, room rentals and also operates an auto repair shop.