Board of Trustees


Ms. Maria Isabel G. Ongpin
One of the founding directors of FriendlyCare; active Trustee since 1999.
Columnist at Manila Chronicle &  Manila Times; Writer, Editor, and active Member-Director of various socio-civic organizations and sports clubs.
Ms. Zorayda Amelia C. Alonzo
Vice Chairman & Treasurer
Recipient of The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Award for Government Service in 1992.CEO and

President of Pag-IBIG Fund for 10 years, the longest term by any Pag-IBIG CEO.
Ms. Teresa J. Ho, Ph.D in Applied Economics

Has 26 years of experience as economist, health specialist, and human development specialist at the World Bank, leading and participating in various programs on health, nutrition and population in East Asia and pacific, Europe and Central Asia, West Africa and South Asia. Master in Economics from University of the Philippines and Ph.D in Applied Economics from Stanford University; specializes in population, labor, and development economics.
Dr. Vicente B. Paqueo, Ph.D in Economics

Has 23 years experience in economics, education, human and social development, population and health and nutrition at the World Bank. Received The Outstanding National Scientist Award in 1983, and 7 World Bank Spot Award.  Professor of Economics at the University of the Philippines and author of various publications on economics, health, population and education.
Ms. Elizabeth Eder Zobel De Ayala

An active Board of Trustees of various foundations including  Sa Aklat Sisikat, White Cross, Forum for Family Planning and Development, and FriendlyCare. She was also the founding Vice President of Museo Pambata and founding Managing Partner of Regatta Store. A Philosophy and Economics graduate of Boston College, USA.
Dr. Carmelita I. Quebengco, Ph.D in Economics

Has been a professor in De La Salle University since 1983 and presently its Executive Vice President. Master in Education from University of the Philippines and a Doctorate in Education of DLSU. Active educator, trainer, lecturer, researcher, and author of various publications on education and management.
Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia, Ph.D in Economics

An economist, professor, advisor, speaker, writer. Professor of Economics and Director of Public Affairs in the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Vice-Chair in the Division of Social Sciences, National Research Council of the Philippines. Earned Ph.D at University of California and
M.A. in Economics at University of Bridgeport.
Dr. Juan Maria Pablo R. Nañagas

A Doctor of Medicine, Master in Public Health from University of the Philippines, Manila. Specializes in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. Active Board Member of various medical societies. Served as Director of Philippine General Hospital. Also a Master in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines. Author of various publications about health and medicine, family planning, military security and peace building.

Ms. Teresita D. Panganiban
A veteran, catalyst and a business-grower with over 22-years experience in general management of various FMCG including personal care, home care, food and consumer healthcare for diverse markets across cultures. Over 20 years extensive full time intercontinental work assignments and global trainings in general management. Joined FriendlyCare in April 2013, assuming the position of President and
Chief Executive Officer.