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Meet the officers and trustees..
…. and find out why they are in our Board.
The Chair: David G Bradley
Mr. Bradley is our founding chair. The Philippine Tatler hailed him as the “American champion against Filipino child abuse.” He is the chairman and owner of Atlantic Media, a Washington-DC based publishing company with an extensive reach among leaders across all sectors. The Atlantic, Government Executive, National Journal, Quartz, and Defense One are among the brands under Atlantic Media that engages an influential audience of over 30 million worldwide each month.
“In October 1977, I came to the Philippines as a Fulbright Scholar. I immediately fell in love with the Philippines. A Filipino woman, Jessie Lichauco, opened her home to me: a foreigner and a total stranger. By constantly observing Tita Jessie and how she generously gave a part of herself to humanity, I learned more than I hoped for from my Fulbright scholarship. Tita Jessie taught me that in giving you do not only give a part of yourself; you touch people’s hearts and make a difference in their lives.”
Irene is the Managing Director and Publisher of the Philippine Tatler, the country’s most trusted and enduring high-society and luxury-lifestyle magazine. Prior to joining Tatler in 2002 and up to the present, Irene holds the position of Senior Vice President for Tourist Trade & Travel Corporation and President of Irmar Food System Inc.. She also holds several director and trustee positions in other civic and charitable organizations.
“I am very inspired by the work of David and the staff of CPN. Being on the Board allows me to make a positive and tangible difference in the lives of our disadvantaged children.”
Amb. Ahmad took up his appointment as Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines in July 2013. He was previously a Director of Asia for UK Trade and Investment and head of the team in London that covers Britain’s foreign policy interests in ASEAN countries, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1999 after an 18 year banking career.
“Philippines is a valued partner of the UK. When I was asked to take over the Board seat of then British Amb. Stephen Lillie, I agreed because I want to continue the fight against child abuse and neglect. Joining the CPN Board is a perfect opportunity to share international policies and implement effective systems which will keep children safe from abuse and harm.”
Ms. Angeles is the Vice Chairman of the Board and the Treasurer of Concepcion Industrial Corporation. She is concurrently the Vice-Chairman and Corporate Secretary of Concepcion Durables, Inc.; Director of Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning; Corporate Secretary of Contel Communications; Director of the joint venture company between Ayala Land, Inc. and Concepcion Industries, Inc.; Corporate Secretary of Republic Commodities Corporation; and Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Concepcion Industries, Inc..
“Abuse of any form, especially towards a child, should be put to an end. I am one with CPN in ensuring a safe and secure environment for all children.”
Mia Vasquez Borromeo
Known for her excellent fashion sense, Mia Borromeo is a successful retail marketing expert, a sought after fashion consultant, and a respected writer. She is the editor-at-large of the Philippine Tatler, and editor of Tatler Homes and Tatler Traveller. She also serves in her parish ministry.
“It was heartwarming to learn of David Bradley’s wholehearted commitment to the children of the Philippines. He founded the Child Protection Unit and quietly provided financial support on his own for many years. It is a great honor for me to participate in a small way in this very noble and crucial advocacy”
Public civil servant, academician, advocate, artist are just some of the words to describe Karina Constantino-David. Her government service include, among others, being one of the Trustees of the Government Service Insurance System, Chairperson of both the Civil Service Commission and Career Executive Service Board, and Secretary of Housing and Chairperson of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council.
“A society that is unable to protect its successor generation cannot look toward a future with hope, and without hope, there is no future. The Child Protection Network Foundation is a concrete contribution to hope for our collective future.”
William Buenaventura Go
With more than 40 years experience in the banking industry, Mr. Go now sits as the Vice Chairman of the Board of CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp., previously named Chinatrust Philippines which he founded in 1995. He holds various positions in other institutions, among others, Chairman of Investors Securities, Inc. and Gama Enterprises, Inc.; Chairman and President of Big Blue Realty Corporation; and President of Serico, Inc.
“I believe it is society’s obligation to take care of its children, especially those who have been mistreated.”
Dr. Elizabeth Panganiban Melchor
Dr. Beth Melchor sits as a Board member of a number of Far Eastern University (FEU) schools and in various Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and foundations specifically involved with youth leadership development. She puts a premium on empowering women and has been significantly involved in the training of women leaders in the Philippines and abroad. She is an Educator, a Co-founder & Co-Worker of Christ’s Youth in Action, and a Senior Woman Leader of Sword of the Spirit.
“The protection of our children is a task that belongs not just to government alone, but to all members of society. That is why I believe in the work of CPN and value its contribution toward society’s well-being.”
Lizzy Santos Razon
Lizzy is known for her big heart and compassion. From raising scholarship funds for deserving students to managing relief goods operations during natural calamities such as Ondoy and Pepeng typhoons to raising donations for construction of houses for the poor, name the cause and one will find Lizzy right in the middle of it. She went to college in St. Louis University in Madrid and graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Lizzy is a devoted mother of two and a supportive spouse to Enrique Razon, Chairman of the International Container Terminal Services Inc., a corporation that runs and operates several container ports all over the world.
“It’s the best way I think I could help children and our country at the same time.”
Julio “Jun” Dy Sy, Jr.
Jun is the founder and President of Tao Corporation, a Filipino company engaged in Health and Wellness, Consumer Goods distribution and marketing, Resources, and Financial Services for the Unbanked. He is also an advocate of Filipino music as founder of 7101 Music Nation, an organization dedicated to the development of programs and platforms that discovers and enhances local artistry in music.
“I love kids! Anytime I do something to help protect children, I feel I am also giving my own children a much safer future!”
Mons is one of the founders and vice-chair of Pink for Life Foundation, a foundation that assists in treating patients with stage 1 and 2 breast cancer. Aside from writing a column for the Philippine Star, she regularly organizes livelihood seminars, medical missions, feeding programs, and other projects aimed at women empowerment in Pasig City thru her NGO, the Responsableng Pasigueno.
“I accepted to be part of CPN Board because I want to be part of the network that gives hope and positive change in the lives of children.”
Johnny L. Velasquez
Mr. Velasquez is the President and Director of PRC Magma Energy Resources, Inc.; Chairman of Solegy LLC, New York; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Paz Memorial Services, Inc.. A product of Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Mr. Velazquez has worked with Pilipino Telephone (PILTEL) Corporation as Chief Financial Officer; Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) Company as Special Assistant to the President; Equitable PCI Bank as Vice President; and J. P. Morgan, New York as Assistant Vice President of the International Financial Management. He is also the vocalist of the multi-awarded music band, The Spirit of ’67.
“We are a country blessed with an abundance of children. They are our most valuable resource. Their future should be safeguarded.”
Chair Emeritus: Justice Ameurfina A. Melencio-Herrera
Justice Melencio-Herrera is a granddaughter of the first Philippine President, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. She is a retired Senior Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, the second woman appointed to the High Court, and the founding Chancellor Emeritus of the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA), a training school for justices, judges, court personnel, lawyers, and aspirants to judicial posts.
“There has always been a fruitful professional relationship between the Child Protection Network and the PHILJA, particularly in stressing child sensitivity in PHILJA’s training programs for family courts. Child Protection Network has always been consistent in the pursuit of its programs and accomplishing its goals.”