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GAD Portal

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PNOC Exploration Corporation (PNOC EC), as a model government owned and controlled corporation, fully supports the Gender and Development (GAD) initiatives of the Philippine Government, and strives to adhere to all pertinent laws, rules, and regulations concerning gender and development, gender mainstreaming, and the elimination of gender and all forms of bias.

PNOC EC upholds and implements Republic Act 9710, the Magna Carta of Women, and Memorandum Circular No. 2011-01 of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), directing all government offices including GOCCs to establish or strengthen their GAD Focal Point System to catalyze and hasten gender mainstreaming within the organization.

In line with this, PNOC EC has constituted and empowered a GAD Focal Point System Technical Working Group (GFPS) composed of personnel representing each department within the organization, and chaired by the General Counsel and Compliance Officer, Atty. Datu Omar S. Sinsuat. The GFPS TWG is the Company’s working arm on all things GAD and GAD-related.

The following are the members of the GFPS TWG:

Chairperson: Maria Luthgarda M. Lacaba

Vice-Chairperson: Myrannor B. Handig (ERD)


Anne Regine H. Raqueño (OD Generalist)

Ma. Jonalyn V. Abcede (Policies And Procedures Analyst)

Katherine P. De Vera (Procurement Assistant)

Reden U. Martezana (Building Administrator)

Rod Clinton P. De Guzman (Financial Analyst)

Vaneza C. Briones (Planning and Budget)

Nathaniel A. Ona (IMS Supervisor)

Joseph Anthony W. Buduan (Media Relations Lead)

Czarina Keziah E. Suarez (Legal Counsel)

Monina T. Forbes (Petroleum Exploration Superintendent)

Ronald Allan F. Boniquit (Geologist)

Cuthbert V. Claudio (Operations Engineer)

Shirleen M. Sharma (Infrastructure and Facilities Superintendent)

Henry Ulyzzes F. Golez (Project Engineer)

Pierre C. Rodriguez (SCL Analyst)

Jonelyn G. Bernabe (Nurse)

Cristine C. Villamaria (External Relations Assistant)

Joanne Carla D. Mendoza (Secretary)

Most of the TWG Members completed an intensive five-day training-workshop on GAD Analysis with the Harmonized GAD Goals (HGDG) and the Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF). This was done in order to produce a draft of PNOC EC’s long-term GAD Plans and Programs, and to immerse the TWG members in the details of proper GAD planning, management, and execution.

This corner of the PNOC EC official website is dedicated solely to the Company’s Gender and Development initiatives.


PNOC EC, helmed by President and CEO, Lt Gen Rozzano D Briguez (Ret), celebrating the 2020 National Women’s Month with a month-long series of activities, kicked off with this aerial shot of employees and officers.

Projects and Operations

In line with PNOC EC's mandate of providing a stable energy supply for the Philippines, the company is also involved in the exploration, development and production of coal in the country.

PNOC Exploration Corporation’s presence in the Philippine petroleum industry spans over 30 years, with its role evolving from that of a catalyst and promoter of local petroleum exploration to that of

PNOC EC's Trading and Marketing business continue to serve the fuel requirements of its industrial customers with coal supply coming from its own COC 41 small scale mines and other indigenous sources.

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