Sec. BERNADETTE ROMULO-PUYAT
Department of Tourism
Chairperson

Birth date: May 14, 1971

BERNADETTE FATIMA T. ROMULO-PUYAT is the current Secretary of the Department of Tourism after being appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018. She attended the University of the Philippines and pursued an undergraduate and a Masters degree in Economics. 

Secretary Romulo-Puyat was a former lecturer at the UP School of Economics. She also served as an Economic Consultant at the Housing and Urban Development Coordination Council and the Presidential Management Staff and was Deputy Cabinet Secretary at the Office of the President in 2006. 

She was appointed as Undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture from 2007 to 2018 where she was designated to handle Special Concerns, Administration and Finance, and Agribusiness and Marketing.  

Secretary Romulo-Puyat assumed office as the Secretary of the Department of Tourism on May 14, 2018.

  • Usec. CHRISTOPHER V. MORALES
    Department Of Tourism
    Alternate Chairperson

Birth date: October 19, 1975

“Chris” is the designated Officer-In-Charge of the Office of the Undersecretary for Tourism Regulation, Coordination, and Resource Generation (TRCRG), concurrent with this designation, as Assistant Secretary for Regional Operations, Coordination, and Tourism Standards and Regulation (ROCTSR). He has also been leading the National Farm Tourism Program of the Department of Tourism since 2020.

Chris rose from the ranks and has over 23 years of government service starting from Project Evaluation and Planning Officer and later as Program Director at the Department of Agriculture. In 2015, he supervised the Field ProgramsOperational Planning Division and the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Operations Center of the Department (2015-2019). He also helped promote agriculture and food products in the local and international markets as the OIC-Director for Agribusiness and Marketing (2018), and he was the overall coordinator of DA’s National Organic Agriculture Program (2016-2019).

In 2020, he started his journey in the Department of Tourism as the Regional Director of MIMAROPA until 2021. He provided overall supervision and direction of the regional office with regard to the implementation of laws, policies, plans, programs, rules and regulations of the Department, particularly, those relating to compliance, accreditation, standards development, tourism development planning, and product and market development.

Now, designated as the OIC-Undersecretary for TRCRG, Chris oversees the tourism operations and activities of the Office of Tourism Standards and Regulation, Office of the Industry and Manpower Development, and the Regional Offices of the Department. His office provides liaison and coordination work for the regional offices with other government agencies and private sector at the national level.In his capacity as the OIC- Undersecretary, he oversees the rules and regulations governing the operation and activities of all tourism enterprises and provides technical assistance to LGUs in destination development, and standards and regulatory enforcement.

Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from Erasmus University-Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering major in Land and Water Resources from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. 

He is a licensed agricultural engineer and is appointed by the President as a Career Executive Service Officer (CESO) II after completion of the Leadership and Management Program of the CES Board.

During his free time, he loves listening to music, travelling, exploring nature, visiting cultural destinations,and trying out different cuisines. Born and raised in Biñan, Laguna, he now lives in Quezon City.

COO  MARK T. LAPID
Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority
Vice-Chairperson

Sec. EDUARDO M. AÑO
Department of the Interior and Local Government, OIC-Secretary
Member

  • Usec. EPIMACO V. DENSING III
    Department of Interior and Local Government
    Permanent Alternate

Birth date: February 6, 1971

EPIMACO V. DENSING III is the Undersecretary for Operations of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and its permanent alternate representative to the TIEZA Board of Directors. Usec. Densing has two bachelor’s degrees in Humanities and Accounting from De La Salle University. He finished his Master in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business under the Regis University (USA) Executive MBA Program where he was awarded the Gold Medal for Academic Excellence for being a consistent First Honor student. In 2018, he was appointed as Undersecretary of DILG. Usec. Densing also represents the Department in the National Economic Development Authority, Mining Industry Coordinating Council, and sits as Vice-Chair of the National Organic Agricultural Board. He is also a regular resource and keynote speaker in pushing for Federalism in the Philippines. Currently, Usec. Densing is the Chairperson of Tourism Enterprise Zone Committee of TIEZA and holds membership in Infrastructure Committee and Governance Committee of the Authority.

Sec. ROY A. CIMATU
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Member

  • Usec. ANALIZA R. TEH
    Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    Permanent Alternate

Birth date: September 17, 1966

ANALIZA R. TEH is the Undersecretary for Climate Change Service and Mining Concerns of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and its permanent alternate representative to the TIEZA Board of Directors. Usec. Teh is a product of De La Salle University where she ranked number 1 in the graduating class of Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Marketing Management in 1985. In 1996, she finished her Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines. Usec. Teh is also sitting as the Permanent Alternate Representative/Permanent Representative in the Mining Coordinating Council, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Energy Investment Coordinating Council, and National Intelligence Board. Currently, Usec. Teh holds membership in various TIEZA Committees namely: Tourism Enterprise Zone Committee, Audit Committee, and Finance Committee.

Sec. ROGER G. MERCADO
Department of Public Works and Highways
Member

  • USEC. MARIA CATALINA E. CABRAL
    Permanent Alternate

Birth date: May 13, 1962

MARIA CATALINA E. CABRAL made history when she became the first female rank and file employee who reached the level of Undersecretary in the hierarchy of officials in the engineering and construction arm of the government.

A licensed Civil Engineer, Undersecretary Cabral has three (3) Masters Degrees and two (2) Doctorate Degrees in the field of Business Management, Economics and Public Administration. And at present she is taking another Doctorate Degree on Urban and Regional Planning at the University of the Philippines

As Undersecretary for Planning and Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Service, Undersecretary Cabral is in-charge of overseeing the development of strategic and priority plans and programs of the Department including implementation of PPP projects.

She is a registered ASEAN and APEC Engineer and has been conferred as an Honorary Fellow by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization. She is the 2017-2018 National President and first female highest leader of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE), again, exemplifying the role of women in infrastructure. And recently, she elected as National President of the Road Engineering Association of the Philippines (REAP) for 2019-2021. She also commissioned in the Reserve Force, Armed Forces of the Philippines with the rank of  LIEUTENANT COLONEL in the Philippine Army.

In 2018, she was conferred the rank of Career Executive Service Officer I (CESO I) by the Career Executive Service Board (CESB). She was also nominated as 2018 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees for “Presidential Lingkod Bayan” Category. She received the Most Outstanding Alumni Awardee by the University of the East in 2018. And recently, she received the 2020 Excellence Award from Philippine Federations of Professional Associations (PFPA).

With 35 years of experience in public service, Undersecretary Cabral’s professional and personal feat as a public servant, an engineer, and a woman serves as inspiration not only to DPWH but also to other public servants.

  • ATTY. MAXIMILIAN ANTHONY E. FERNANDEZ
    Permanent Alternate

SEC. MARIA BELEN S. ACOSTA
Mindanao Development Authority
Member

COO MARIA ANTHONETTE C. VELASCO-ALLONES
Tourism Promotions Board
Member

Birth date: June 13, 1969

MARIA ANTHONETTE C. VELASCO-ALLONES is an educator, OD practitioner, leadership coach and lawyer with extensive professional experience in public sector strategic and reform management. She holds a Master in Public Management from the joint program of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy-National University of Singapore and the Kennedy School of Government – Harvard University. She also completed her Master in National Security Administration at the National Defense College of the Philippines, and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Philippines.

She has served as Assistant Secretary for Personnel at the Department of National Defense; and also as Assistant Secretary at the Department of Labor and Employment. She is a member of the core faculty of the Ateneo School of Government and serves as a subject matter expert for the Career Executive Service Board’s (CESB) leadership development program.

COO Velasco – Allones earned the distinction to be the first and only recipient of the prestigious Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) award for HRD in government service in the Philippines. From 2007 to January 2020, she served as Executive Director of the CESB, transforming the key programs on leadership selection, training and development for the higher civil service.

Since February 2020, she has been serving as a member of the TIEZA Board of Director upon her appointment as the Chief Operating Officer of the Tourism Promotions Board.

Dir. ROY B. MARTIN
Tourism Estate Development and Management Services
Member

Birth date: January 21, 1964

ROY B. MARTIN is a member of the TIEZA Board of Directors representing the Tourism Estate Development. He is currently the Area General Manager of Microtel Development Corporation for North Luzon. He is a graduate of Manuel Luis Quezon University with a degree in Commerce major in Management and he specializes in Hotel Management.

Dir. RONALD S. ANG
Accommodation Enterprises Sector

Birth date: October 31, 1970

Atty. Ang graduated from the De La Salle University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science, Minor in History in 1991. He started his legal education at San Beda College of Law and earned his Bachelor of Laws in 2002 from Arellano University School of Law. Atty. Ang Passed the Philippine Bar exam held on the same year.

He was previously a Legislative Staff/Executive Assistant fro the Office of Senator Francisco S. Tatad from 1995 to 2001. Atty. Ang later on became a consultant for the Office of Senator Edgardo J. Angara.

In 2008, Atty. Ang became the Vice President and Corporate Counsel of Sunwest Group of Companies. Here, he handled labor, corporate, environmental, intellectual property, tax, banking and energy laws.

In 2019, Atty. Ang became a representative to the 17th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines for Ako Bicol Partylist.

Currently, he is the Vice President and Corporate Counsel of Sunwest Group of Companies. Concurrently, he is also the President of the Energy Group of said conglomerate. He is also the Director of Hotel Enterprises Philippines, Inc., Misibis Resort and Hotel Management, Inc. and Metrosphere Corporation which owns Midal Hotel and Casino, Misibis Bay Resort and Embarcadero Hotel respectively.

*Vacant
Air, Sea, and Land Tourism Transport Services
Member

*Vacant
Travel and Tours Enterprises
Member

*Vacant
Other Tourism Enterprises
Member

TIEZA BOARD COMMITTEES 

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Dir. Roy B. Martin
Chairperson

Sec. Roger G. Mercado
Vice-Chairperson

  • Usec. Maria Catalina E.Cabral
    Permanent Alternate
  • Atty. Maximillian A.E. Fernandez
    Permanent Alternate

Sec. Roy A. Cimatu

  • Usec. Analiza R. Teh
    Permanent Alternate

Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

  • Usec. Christopher
    V. Morales

    Permanent Alternate

INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

Sec. Roger G. Mercado
Chairperson

  • Usec. Maria Catalina E. Cabral
    Permanent Alternate
  • Atty. Maximillian A.E. Fernandez
    Permanent Alternate

COO Mark T. Lapid
Vice-Chairperson

Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

  • Usec. Christopher
    V. Morales

    Permanent Alternate

Sec. Eduardo M. Año

  • Usec. Epimaco V. Densing III
    Permanent Alternate

Dir. Roy B. Martin

Dir. Ronald S. Ang

Sec. Maria Belen S. Acosta

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Dir. Ronald S. Ang
Chairperson

COO Mark T. Lapid
Vice-Chairperson

Sec. Roy A. Cimatu

  • Usec. Analiza R. Teh
    Permanent Alternate

HUMAN RESOURCE COMMITTEE

Sec. Eduardo M. Año

  • Usec. Epimaco V. Densing III
    Permanent Alternate

COO Mark T. Lapid
Vice-Chairperson

Dir. Roy B. Martin

TOURISM ENTERPRISE ZONE COMMITTEE

Sec. Eduardo M. Año
Chairperson

  • Usec. Epimaco V. Densing III
    Permanent Alternate

COO Mark T. Lapid
Vice-Chairperson

Sec. Roger G. Mercado

  • Usec. Maria Catalina E. Cabral
    Permanent Alternate
  • Atty. Maximilian Anthony E. Fernandez
    Permanent Alternate

Sec. Roy A. Cimatu

  • Usec. Analiza R. Teh
    Permanent Alternate
Dir. Ronald S. Ang

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

COO Maria Anthonette C. Velasco-Allones
Chairperson

COO Mark T. Lapid
Vice-Chairperson

Sec. Eduardo M. Año

  • Usec. Epimaco V. Densing III
    Permanent Alternate

RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Dir. Roy B. Martin
Chairperson

COO Mark T. Lapid
Vice-Chairperson

Sec. Maria Belen S. Acosta

Dir. Ronald S. Ang

COO Maria Anthonette C. Velasco-Allones

ASSETS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Dir. Roy B. Martin
Chairperson

COO Mark T. Lapid, TIEZA
Vice-Chairperson

Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat

  • Usec. Christopher
    V. Morales

    Permanent Alternate

Dir. Ronald S. Ang

Sec. Eduardo M. Año

  • Usec. Epimaco V. Densing III
    Permanent Alternate

TIEZA Board of Directors activities and affairs