PNOC-EC’s Mandate and Functions


Signed in November 9, 1973, Presidential Decree No.334 created the Philippine National Oil Company (“PNOC”) due to a compelling need for government to embark on measures that will help ensure a stable supply of petroleum products in order to sustain the growth of the economy and the social well-being of the nation.

Amendments have been made to the charter to include exploration, exploitation and development of all energy resources in the country. These amendments include the following:

  • P.D. No. 405 which took effect on 04 March 1974 (Amending P.D. No. 334 to increase the number of directors of PNOC from 7 members to 9 members)
  • P.D. No. 572 enacted on 05 November 1974, but its effectivity was made retroactive to 09 November 1973 (Further amending P.D. No. 334 granting PNOC and its affiliated companies adequate powers and incentives to attain expeditiously and efficiently its declared objectives)
  • P.D. No. 927 enacted and took effect on 30 April 1976 (Further amending P.D. No. 334 broadening the powers of PNOC to include the exploration, exploitation and development of local oil, petroleum and other energy resources)
  • P.D. No. 1516 enacted and took effect on 11 June 1978 (Further amending P.D. No. 334 increasing the capital stock of PNOC from three million shares to ten million shares)
  • E.O. No. 171 enacted on May 8, 1978 (Amending certain provisions of P.D. No. 334 to reorganize PNOC to make it responsive to the requirements of the industry and to make PNOC salaries competitive with the private sector)
  • R.A. 7638 enacted on 09 December 1992 (An act creating the Department of Energy rationalizing the organization and functions of government agencies related to energy and for other purposes)

PNOC Exploration Corporation (PNOC EC) is the upstream oil, gas and coal subsidiary of the state-owned Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC). Initially starting out as the Exploration Department of PNOC in April 1975, PNOC EC was eventually incorporated as a PNOC subsidiary and registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission on April 20, 1976. PNOC EC’s shares of stock are 99.79% owned by the Philippine government through PNOC, with the remaining 0.21% held by public shareholders.


PNOC EC was created under the Corporation Code (Batas Pambansa Blg. 68) with the following primary purpose:

To prospect, explore, dig, and drill for, exploit, extract, produce, purchase or otherwise acquire, store, hold, transport, use, experiment with, market, distribute, exchange, sell and otherwise dispose of, import, export, and handle, trade and generally deal in, refine, treat, reduce, distill, manufacture and smelt, any and all kinds of petroleum and petroleum products, oil, gas and other volatile substances, ozakerite, sulphur, clays, bituminous substance, carbon, carbon black, hydrocarbon substances, phosphates, nitrates, coal, ores, minerals and mineral substances of all grades, kinds, forms, descriptions and combinations, and in general subsoil products and subsurface deposits of every nature and description and the products and by-products which may be derived, produced, prepared, developed, compounded, made or manufactured therefrom and substances obtained by mixing any of the foregoing with other substances.


We are an enterprise, whose core business is energy exploration and production. Our work is performed by a corps of dynamic, highly competent and motivated personnel, and is anchored on the pillars of economic viability, environmental sustainability and social responsibility. We are committed to the furtherance of the national objective of energy self-reliance through exemplary performance in all our undertakings.


We will be the leading energy exploration and production company in the Philippines by 2030 with global reach and the partner of choice in exploration and production contributing to the country’s growth and development.


  • Professional Excellence

We perform all our undertakings in an exemplary manner by adhering to the highest standards of competence, commitment, dependability, and responsibility.

  • Integrity

We strictly adhere to ethical and moral standards of fairness, honesty, and accountability in all our undertakings.

  • Loyalty

We are loyal to the company and its mission, based on a system of meritocracy and fairness.

  • Teamwork

We work together harmoniously toward common goals.

  • Patriotism

We place the interest of the country above all else in all our endeavors and undertakings and are committed to the national objective of energy self-reliance.


 Board of Directors

Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi, Ex-Officio Chairman of the Board

Usec. Donato D. Marcos, Alternate Ex-Officio Chairman of the Board

Carlo Magno D. Aldevera

Atty. Farah C. Cañezal-Lumbatan

Atty. Alejandro A. Cobol

General (Ret) Oscar H. Rabena

Johnny L. Tuason

Karl Ignatius P. Young

Avelino M. Tayag


As of May 31, 2018, the Company’s Management Team, in addition to the Directors listed above, is as follows:






Pedro A. Aquino Jr. President & CEO

Datu Omar S. Sinsuat General Counsel and Compliance Officer



Jaime A. Bacud Vice President, Upstream Operations Division

Candido M. Magsombol Vice President, Downstream Operations Division

Lourdes S. Gelacio Vice President, Management Services Division 479-9209
Maria Luthgarda M. Lacaba Vice President, Corporate Services Division 479-9244
Sharon Bertha S. Ner Assistant to the President 479-9420
Julius Evan P. Zapata Manager, Management Information System Department 479-9432
Jose L. Pascua Manager (OIC), Health, Safety, Security and Environment Department 479-9262
Armin Noel B. Villamonte Manager, Legal Department 479-9410
Generoso P. Revilla Manager, Petroleum Exploration Department 479-9237
Miguel A. Tordilla Manager, Petroleum Production Department 479-9260
Valerio Joseph M. Foronda Manager, Coal Exploration and Development Department 479-9273
Federico D. Galang Manager, Engineering Services Department 479-9265
Jose Allan R. Caringal Manager, External Relations Department 479-9400
Rolando V. Oliquino Jr. Manager, Project Development Department 479-9263
Joneil H. Magpantay Manager, Trading and Marketing Department 479-9271
Sergio L. Victoriano Jr. Manager, Planning and Budget Department 479-9276
Elenita P. Tuazon Manager, Accounting Department 479-9412
Josephine P. Quindoza Manager, Treasury and Joint-Ventures Accounting Department 479-9408
Maria Rita S. Dayleg Manager, Human Resources  and Administration Department 479-9268
Regina D. Bangayan-Capanan Manager (OIC), Internal Audit Department 479-9423
(page update January 13, 2018)