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President’s Curriculum Vitae


University President


Birth: June 16,
1965 in Marikina City, Philippines.

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    Entered the Society of Jesus Philippine Province in
    May 1998.
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    Ordained to the Priesthood in April 2010.
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    Finished tertianship in June 2013.
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    Pronounced Final Vows in February 2015.
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    Delegate of the Philippine Province to the 36th General
    Congregation in October-November 2016, Rome.



Doctorate in Leadership Studies

Gonzaga University,
Spokane, Washington, USA, May 2007

Dissertation: The Spiritual Formation of Leaders
Based on the Ignatian Tradition


Master in Development Management

Asian Institute of Management (AIM),
Makati City, Philippines, May 1993

Graduated with Distinction

Thesis: The Role of the University in Development:
The Ateneo de Manila Social Development Complex


Bachelor in Sacred Theology

Loyola School of TheologyAteneo
de Manila University
, March 2010

Graduated Summa Cum Laude


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon
City, Philippines, March 1986

Graduated Class Valedictorian and Cum Laude


High School

Philippine Science High School (1978-1982)



La Salle Greenhills (1972-1977)

Roosevelt College Marikina



President, Ateneo de Zamboanga University:
beginning October 2013

Regional Trustee, Catholic Educational
Association of the Philippines, 2013 to the present;


President, ZAMBASULTAPS (a regional network of private
schools in Region 9, Philippines), 2013 to the present

Chair of the Board of Trustees (October
2013 to the present) and Executive Director, Emmaus Center for
Psycho-Spiritual Formation [engaged in the psycho-spiritual formation and
accompaniment of lay and religious leaders] (June 2007 to the September 2013).
Developed and systematized programs like those on formation for formators,
formative leadership, organizational development, and psychotherapeutic
treatment and continuing care of Church personnel. Worked for institutional
stability and sustainability.

Faculty, PhD in Leadership Studies Program, Ateneo de
Manila University: June 2010 to September 2013. Taught courses in Foundations
of Leadership Theory, and Ethics and Spirituality in Leadership. Adviced
student researches and dissertations.

Member, Board of Trustees, Ateneo
de Manila University, Ateneo de Davao University, Xavier University, starting

Member, Board of Trustees, Ateneo
de Naga University: 2010-2013.

Series Editor, Leadership and Organization
 Ateneo de Manila University Press: 2010 to the present.

For the
Society of Jesus Philippine Province: 

  1. Chair, Commission on Ministries (2011-2016); 
  2. Member,
    Social Apostolate Commission (2005-2011);
  3. Facilitator of Consultations on Basic
    Education, Vocation Promotions, Retreat Ministry, and Formation, and others;
  4. Treasurer and Formator of San
    Jose Seminary (2010-2013);

  5. Pastor, San Isidro Chapel, Mariang Ina ng Kapayapaan
    Parish, Montalban, Rizal (2010-2012)
  6. Corporation Member, Ateneo
    de Manila University (2012-present); 
  7.  Member, Board of Trustees, UGAT
    Foundation (2011-present);
  8.  Consultant and facilitator, Ateneo
    de Manila University Office for Mission, Identity, and Organizational
    Development: 2000 – 2004. Designed the Ignatian Spirituality for Education
    Workshops (ISEWs), Ignatian Leadership Workshops, and other programs for the
    integration of spirituality and Ignatian formation in Jesuit schools;
  9.  Program Officer, Center for Ignatian
    Spirituality (CIS-Philippines), and Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB), 2000 –
    2002. Helped implement programs on retreat in daily life, Ignatian spirituality
    in the apostolates. Helped organize and mobilize the religious sector for
    national political issues (e.g. national elections, EDSA II);
  10.  Assistant professor, Asian
    Institute of Management, 1996. Taught courses in Development Management,
    Business Management, and Entrepreneurship. Part of the team that formed the ACE
    Center for Entrepreneurship with Dr. Eduardo Morato, Jr;
  11.  Consultant, Training Institute for Managerial Excellence, (TIME),
    1994. Engaged in consultancy, facilitation, and training projects with
    government and corporate organizations;
  12.  Instructor, Ateneo de Manila University, 1987 – 1988. Taught
    courses in Theology of Liberation and Development Studies;
  13.  Deputy Director and Program Director, Ateneo
    Center for Social Policy and Public Affairs, Ateneo de Manila University, 1988
    – 1992. Directed programs related to social policy research, advocacy,
    communications, and political education of marginalized sectors;
  14.  Program Officer, Office for Social Concern and
    Involvement, Center for Community Services, Ateneo de Manila University, 1986 –
    1988. Engaged in the conscientization and organization of student
    socio-political organizations and alliances (Alyansa ng mga Kristiyanong
    Magaaral – AKMA);
  15. Process design, facilitator, and speaker in the
    following organizations: Xavier University, Ateneo de Davao University, Ateneo
    de Naga University, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Xavier School, Ateneo
    School of Medicine and Public Health, Ateneo Graduate School of Business,
    Ateneo School of Government, National Convention of Campus Ministers,
    Convention of Religious Brothers in the Philippines, Religious of the Virgin
    Mary, East Asian Pastoral Institute, Loyola School of Theology, Jesuit Conference
    of Asia Pacific, and other school, religious and non-governmental
  16.  Consultant in strategic planning, development
    management, and organizational development
     of the following
    government and non-governmental organizations: 
  • Department of Agrarian Reform (1996 – 1997)
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    (1993 – 1994)
  • Department of Trade and Industry (1993)
  • Land Bank of the Philippines (1994 – 1996)
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP) (1996 –
  • United States Agency for International Development
    (USAID) (1995)
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
    (1994 – 1995)
  • OXFAM America [US, Cambodia, Vietnam] (1995 –
    1997), OXFAM Great Britain (1995 – 1997), OXFAM Hong Kong (1995 – 1997)
  • Kindernothilfe [India] (1995 – 1996)
  • Community-Based Coastal Resource Management
    Resource Center (2005 – present).


Ignatian Spirituality and Leadership: Forming
Capacities and Dispositions in a Complex World,
Ateneo de
Manila University Press, still to be released.

“Ignatian Spirituality and Leadership:
Transcendence, Discernment, Companionship” i
Religious Life Asia Vol. XIV, Number 4, October-December 2012, Institute for
Consecrated Life in Asia.

“Leadership, Transcendence, and Spirituality:
Insights from Bernard Lonergan, SJ” in Defining Filipino Leadership.
de Manila University Press, 2011.

“The Grace of Office: The Call of Leadership and
 in Landas Journal Volume 23, Number 2, Loyola
School of Theology, 2009.

“Spirituality, Leadership, and Governance” in
Spirituality: Contexts and Challenges
 Lecture Series VIII.
Institute of Spirituality in Asia, 2009.

“The Spirituality of Leadership: The Lonergan
in Landas Journal Volume 22, Number 2, Loyola
School of Theology, 2008.

“Ignatian Leadership: Ignatius Counsels on Power
and Conversation”
 in Windhover Philippine Jesuit magazine, June

“The Ignatian Tradition of Magis: Magnanimity,
Self-Transcendence, Discernment, and Spirituality in Leadership.”
presented at the International Leadership Association 7th Annual
Conference, Emergent Models of Global Leadership, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
November 2005.

“Re-Imagining Power in Leadership: Reflection,
Integration, and Servant Leadership” 
in The
International Journal of Servant-Leadership Volume 1, Number 1, 2005. Gonzaga
University in collaboration with The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

“Renewing Minds, Hearts, and Souls: The Call of
Leadership and Spirituality”
 in Windhover Philippine Jesuit magazine,

Co-Author, Learning to Change, Learning for Change:
A Guidebook on Organization Development for NGOs.
Natural Resources Management Learning Center, May 2004.

Co-Author, Trends and Traditions, Challenges and
Choices: A Strategic Study of Philippine NGOs
. Ateneo Center for Social Policy
and Public Affairs, 1992.