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Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes (Ret.)

Chairman

Atty. Jose Martin A. Loon, LL.M.

President and CEO

Carolina G. Diangco, CPA

Independent Director

Justice Romeo F. Barza (Ret.)

Independent Director

Justice Antonio Eduardo
B. Nachura (Ret.)

Independent Director

Atty. Dennis G. Dagohoy

Director

Atty. Darren M. De Jesus

Director

Retchel E. Go

Director

Elisa G. Nebres

Director

Renato M. Dizon

Director

Renmin Salvador R. Andal

Director

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Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes (Ret.)

Chairman

Elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors on April 26, 2019. Justice Reyes is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals, and Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court of Malabon City. He administered the oath of Rodrigo Duterte as the 16th President of the Philippines during his inauguration rites held at Malacañang Palace on June 30, 2016.

Justice Reyes also served as Board Secretary and Vice President of National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation; Chairman of the Board, Celebrity Sports Plaza; Managing Partner of Reyes Daway Lim Bernardo Lindo and Rosales Law Offices; Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs, RC Silverio Group of Companies; Media Specialist, Department of Public Information; Partner, Albano Reyes and Sansano Law.

He was awarded as an Outstanding Bedan Law Alumni, Distinguished Bedan, Huwarang Anak ng Bulacan, Gawad Dangal ng Obando, and Natatanging Obandeño.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Santo Tomas and obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the San Beda College.

Atty. Jose Martin A. Loon, LL.M.

President and CEO

Elected as Director since June 29, 2018. He is currently the President & CEO of Cocolife. He is also the founding partner of Yebra De Jesus Loon Law Offices (YDL Law).

He obtained his Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University, his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.

In UP, he was a Member of the Order of Purple Feather, UP Law Honor Society, the UP University Student Council, and the Sigma Rho Fraternity. He also served as Legal Intern at the UP College of Law Office of Legal Aid.

He is a Professorial Lecturer in the UP College of Law and in the Master of Laws program of the San Beda University. He also taught International Security Studies and Politics and Governance at the Ateneo de Manila University, and Legal Research, Persons and Family Relations Law and Transportation Law, Manuel L. Quezon University School of Law.

He was appointed as the youngest Member Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution, serving alongside former Supreme Court Justices and members of the legislature. He also held the following positions, among others: Consultant, Office of the President of San Miguel Corporation; and Independent Director of Cyberbay Corporation.

Carolina G. Diangco, CPA

Independent Director

Director of Cocolife since November 26, 1998. She is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of the following companies: Bank of Commerce, Cocolife Asset Management Co. Inc., and Cocogen Insurance, Inc.

Previously, she was a member of the Board of Directors of United Coconut Planters Bank  and UCPB Rural Bank.

She also held the position of Treasurer for UCPB CIIF Finance and Development Corporation, UCPB Foundation Corporation and UCPB Securities, Inc.; and was the Controller of Mastercaterers, Inc., UCPB Condominium Corporation, and UCPB Properties, Inc.  

Her previous work experiences are the following: SVP-Controller, United Coconut Planters Bank, Consultant, Central Visayas Finance Corporation.

She graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1963 with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, major in Accountancy.

Justice Romeo F. Barza (Ret.)

Independent Director

Elected as an Independent Director of Cocolife on September 27, 2019. He is currently the Chairman of Cocolife’s subsidiaries, namely, Cocogen Insurance, Inc., Cocolife Asset Management Company, Inc., Cocolife Fixed Income Fund, Inc., United Fund, Inc., and Cocolife Dollar Fund Builder, Inc.. His also a Director of HealthAssist, Inc.

Justice Barza served the Judiciary as the Presiding Justice of Court of Appeals, appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte on December 8, 2017; Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals; Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 61 Makati City; Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court, Branch 3 Batangas City; National President of the Philippine Judges Association; Trustee of the Philippine Judicial Academy; and President of the Region IV RTC Judges Association.

He was also the owner of Barza Law Office; and the Founding Partner of Carpio Barza Cruz & Rossell Law Offices (now Villaraza and Angangco Law Office), Teves Campos Hernandez & Lim Law Office, and Pelaez Jalandoni & Adriano Law Office.

He graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Service. He took up law from the same university and graduated with a law degree in 1974.

Justice Antonio Eduardo B. Nachura (Ret.)

Independent Director

Elected as Cocolife Independent Director on September 27, 2019. Justice Nachura was a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Previously, he has been Solicitor General of the Philippines.

His work experiences include the following: Chairman, Committee on Legal Education and Bar Matters; Chairman, Sub-Committee on the Revision of the Rules on Special Proceedings; Chairman, Committee on Constitutional Amendments; Chairman, Commission on Higher and Technical Education during his stint in the Supreme Court; Member, Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution (appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte); Chief Presidential Legal Counsel (2006) of then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo; Congressman, House of Representatives, Second 

District of Samar; Undersecretary of the Department of Education, Culture & Sports; and Commissioner, Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board.

He was also the Chairman of Philippine Selection Panel of Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative; Member of the Board of Directors at PNB Securities and National Institute of Policy Studies, President & General Manager of Grains Insurance Agency Corporation, Vice President & Corporate Secretary at Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), and a Partner at Brillantes Nachura Navarro & Arcilla Law Offices.

He also taught Political Law during Pre-Bar Review at San Beda College, Arellano University School of Law, U.P. Law Center, University of the East, University of Sto. Tomas, Manuel L. Quezon University, San Sebastian College and Cosmopolitan Review Center; became Professor of Constitutional Law at San Beda College, Arellano University School of Law and University of the Philippines College of Law; became Dean of the Arellano Law School; and Chairman of the Arellano Law Foundation.

He was awarded with Gawad Cayetano Arellano at Arellano Law Foundation and Arellano University School of Law; Distinguished Bedan Award at San Beda College; Award of Honor, Philippine Bar Association; Distinguished Alumnus Award at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; Bedan of the Century (Government Service), San Beda College.

He graduated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts from Samar College. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws, First Honorable Mention, at San Beda College and placed 7th in the 1967 Bar examinations with a rating of 85.7%. In 2005, he finished Doctor in Public Management (DPM) at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

Atty. Dennis G. Dagohoy

Director

Elected as Cocolife Director on April 26, 2019. At present, he is the President of Cocoplans, Inc. and Vice-Chairman of Cocogen Insurance, Inc.

 

His work experiences include: Assistant Vice President for Mindanao, Cocoplans, Inc.; Division Manager, Pryce Plans; Sales Manager, Prudential Life Plan; Chief Accountant and Officer-in-Charge, FMDA Corp.; Chief Accountant/ Administrative Officer, Homes Group Inc.; and Auditor, Joaquin Cunanan & Co. Pricewaterhouse Phil. He also taught law subjects at the University of Mindanao, Commerce Department in Davao City from 1994-1996.

 

He graduated from Ateneo de Davao University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and obtained his Bachelor Degree in Law from the same school.

Atty. Darren M. De Jesus

Director

Elected as Director of Cocolife on July 7, 2020. Atty. De Jesus is currently the President of Cocogen Insurance, Inc. He is also the founding partner of Yebra De Jesus Loon Law Offices (YDL Law).

He was formerly the Deputy Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary and Public Affairs Department of the House of Representatives. Previously, he was the Head Executive Assistant, Office of the Speaker. He also served Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) as part of the Office of the General Counsel and Legal Services. He likewse practiced litigation and dispute resolution in Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW).

He was a Professional Lecturer at the De La Salle University on Special Commercial Laws, Negotiable Instruments Law, Obligations and Contracts, Partnership, Agency, and Corporate Law, both in law school and college-level and a Bar Review Lecturer on Special Commercial Laws.

Atty. De Jesus was chosen by the US State Department as the Philippines’ representative in the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2018 on “US Federalism and Democracy”, and by China as delegate in the Young Leaders’ Roundtable Discussion in the 2019 Boao Forum for Asia. In 2017, Atty. De Jesus was part of the Philippine delegation to the World Bank – IMF Annual Meeting.

He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila School of Law in 2009 and School of Science and Engineering in 2005.

Retchel E. Go

Director

Elected as Director of Cocolife on January 22, 2020. He is presently the President and CEO of JWCI Trading and Johnrich Wellness Center.

Previously, Mr. Go served Councilor of Brgy. Kaligayahan in Quezon City for five (5) years. He is also a broadcaster and producer in television and radio. He is a member of the Philippine College of Advancement in Medicine, International Iridologist Practitioner Association, Iridologist Society of the Philippines, among others.

Mr. Go studied Iridology and Sclerology at the Philippine Institute of Iridology and Nutritional Sciences, and Oriental Medicine at the Medicina Alternativa Institute of Sri Lanka.

Elisa G. Nebres

Director

Elected as Director of Cocolife on March 26, 2021. She has been in public service since 1989, having held several elective positions in the Local Government of Camalig, Albay, starting as a Barangay Kagawad and later on having been elected to several positions at the Sangguniang Bayan of the same municipality. In 1994 she was elected as President of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) for 8 years (1994-2002), Municipal Councilor for 6 years (2004- 2010), and eventually as the Camalig’s Vice Mayor for 2 consecutive terms (2010 – 2016). Concurrent to these positions, she also served as Secretary-General of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) – Albay Chapter and Regional Treasurer of PCL Bicol Chapter. In 2010, she also served as Secretary-General of the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines Albay Chapter for 6 years.

 

Ms. Nebres graduated from the University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi, formerly Aquinas University of Legazpi, with a degree in Economics. While in public service, she also completed a Development Legislation Enhancement Course from the Center for Local Governance offered by the University of the Philippines – National College of Public Administration and Governance.

Renato M. Dizon

Director

Elected as Cocolife Director on June 25, 2021, bringing with him the knowledge and experience of having been in the insurance business for more than 4 decades.

He served as an Assistant Vice President for Policy Issue, Underwriting, Policy Service and Claims at BF Lifeman Insurance Corporation. After this, he was Manager for Underwriting and Claims at the Lincoln National Reinsurance Company. He also served as a Special Underwriting Consultant for the Prumerica Life Insurance Company, Inc. He then managed the Mortgage Redemption Insurance (MRI) pools as an Underwriting and Claims Consultant, and later on as an Administrator for the following government agencies separately: Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) MRI Insurance Pool, National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation 

 

(NHMFC) MRI Insurance Pool and Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF) Yearly Renewable Term (YRT) MRI Insurance Pool.

He served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Home Office Life Underwriter’s Association of the Philippines for 10 years. He also became a Member of the Life Insurance Claims Association of the Philippines (LICAP).

 

Mr. Dizon graduated from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran with a Bachelor of Science Major in Finance and Management degree.

Renmin Salvador R. Andal

Director