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Officers and Board of Directors for 2017 - 2018

The Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP) was formally established on October 16, 1969 with the approval of its charter by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
EnP. Maria Theresa L. Quimpo

Ar EnP. Maria Theresa L. Quimpo

National President

Mia is a sophomore in the PIEP Board of Directors having served in the previous 2015-2016 term as National Secretary and Publications Committee Chairperson.

She has over twenty-five years’ experience in the private, public sector and academe. As an architect and urban planner, Mia has been involved in a wide range of land use studies, master planning and consultancy projects within the Philippines. She has a master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines and a degree in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas.

Mia is currently a Senior Urban Planner at Cardno Philippines, an infrastructure and environmental services consultancy firm and a part time Senior Professional Lecturer at the Dela Salle College of Saint Benilde Architecture Program.

EnP. Minerva C. Rosel

Ar EnP. Minerva C. Rosel

Vice President

Minnie Rosel has held various positions including national directorship for the PIEP. She is a licensed architect and environmental planner who has worked for private, government and international organizations. Now based in Mindanao pursuing the generation of local jobs through knowledge process outsourcing in the field of architecture and design, she has also substantially contributed to her professional organizations, particularly through trainings, conventions and the advocacy of green architecture. Most recently, she has devoted her time and professional services as volunteer/consultant for the rehabilitation of the eastern Visayas Region.

She is graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Architecture (BS Arch) and School of Urban and Regional Planning (MUrp).

EnP. Efraim D. Roxas

EnP. Efraim D. Roxas


It is Efraim’s first term as an officer of the PIEP. He has been with the academe and planning consultancy as GS Specialist/Environmental Planner/social Sector Development Specialist for almost a decade. He is also currently the Department Chair of the Department of Community and Environmental Resources Planning, College of Human Ecology of the University of the Philippines in Los Banos. Efraim has a Master’s degree in Environmental Science, Training in ArcGIS and an undergraduate degree in Human Ecology.

EnP. Jeanette D.C. Elevado-Cruz

EnP. Jeanette D.C. Elevado-Cruz


Jeanette has been a previous PIEP President and officer of the board. This is her second consecutive term as National Treasurer.

She is the Director of the Administrative, Finance and Knowledge Management Group at the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and has been involved in a number of landmark programs including the National Information Settlements Upgrading Strategy, the Development of Shelter Monitoring Information System, and most recently Habitat III Country Report.

Her twenty-five-year experience also includes stints at the Department of Social Welfare and Development as Legislative Liaison Specialist, and at the National Economic and Development Authority (Region IV) as Senior Economic Development Specialist- leading technical evaluations and preparing policy recommendations for integrated development and housing programs.

She has a Master of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Development from the University of the Philippines.

EnP. Apolo C. Jucaban

EnP. Apolo C. Jucaban, fpiep


Pol has been a former Board of Director and a fellow of the PIEP. He is a currently an independent planning consultant with various consultancy firms such as Gouff Schema Konsult/ISSI Philippines, Design Science, Inc. Philippines, Tipo Valley Industrial Master Plan Project and Concept Philippines.

He has more than forty years of experience in the public and private sector in the fields of Project Management, Urban/Regional Infrastructure, Urban Regional. Master, Land Use, Municipal Investment and Revenue Enhancement Capital Investment Folio (Multi-Sectoral Investment), Community Based Resources and Public Transportation Planning; Institutional Development & Capability Building, Project Development (Pre-FS, FS, Programming, Budgeting, Implementation), Groundwater Resource Exploration & Development, General Geology, hydro-Geology and Water Resources Planning & Development.

He is an English major and a graduate of Geology and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines. He has a Post-graduate degree in Groundwater Exploration and Development from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

EnP. Nora L. Diaz

EnP. Nora L. Diaz

Public Relations Officer

Nora has been a Board of Director of the PIEP and is currently the Public Relations Officer.

She is currently Director for Policy Development at the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board and is currently involved in the Enhancement of the Guidebooks in the preparation/updating of Comprehensive Land Use Plans; implementation of HLURBs major project the CLUP Zero Backlog Project. And Lead in the formulation of the Development Control Guidebook-Guide to Zoning Ordinance Implementation.

In previous engagements, she has been SIDA/COBSEA/UNEP National Coordinator/Focal Point (Philippines) Spatial Planning in the Coastal Zone-Disaster Prevention and Sustainable Development Project; a Consultant for Urbis Philippines, Australian Aid (AusAid) Preparation of Development Control mechanism for the DILG-Philippine Rural Municipal Development Project that covered six major cities in the country, DILG-BLDG Consultant; Part time faculty, Department of Environmental and Management and Miriam College Foundation, Quezon City, Philippines; and a Lecture/Reviewer Environmental Planning Board Examination United Architect of the Philippines (UAP).

Nora is a graduate of the BS Foreign Service from the Lyceum if the Philippines, a Master in Public Administration and Urban and Regional planning from the Centro Escolar University, Manila and University of the Philippines, respectively. She has completed short courses/training in Town Planning in Singapore, Urban Safety of MegaCities in Asia and Understanding Climate Science in Tokyo, Japan and managing Uncertainty Inventory Methods for Climate Change Adaptation in Germany.


EnP Jennifer C. Bretana

EnP. Jennifer C. Bretana

Director – Chapters & GMMs – Mindanao

Jennifer is a topnotcher of the En.P. Licensure Examination in 2003. She is a Planning Officer at the Provincial Planning and Development Office at the Provincial Government of South Cotabato.

Her fields of expertise include Urban and Regional, Local Development Planning (Land Use Planning, Spatial Framework, Socio-economic or Sectoral) and Strategic Planning; Public Investment Programming, Public administration, Project Management, Environmental Planning and Management, Solid Waste Management and Sanitary Landfill Site Assessment, Communication/Advocacy Planning, Workshop/training Modules Development and Facilitation, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Human Resources Development.

She is a BA Broadcast Communication Cum Laude graduate from the University of the Philippines, has units in MA in Industrial Psychology; a Certificate in Managing Arts Program (MAP) from the AIM; an MA in Public Administration from Notre Dame of Marbel University, and a joint international degree MS Regional Development Planning from University of Dortmund, Germany and University of the Philippines, Diliman (recipient of the Dean’s Medallion).

She has attended international Training On Summer School: Reconciling Biodiversity Conversation and Livelihood Needs in Protected Area Management at the Kathmandu and Chitwan National park in Nepal; International Program.

EnP. Niceforo N. Iroy

EnP. Niceforo N. Iroy

Director-Chapters & GMMs-Visayas

Nice has been a Director of the PIEP Board in the past. He has almost fifteen year experience in the private and public sector planning, a resource person/facilitator/lecturer at various Workshop, Seminar and Conventions; and a recipient of numerous awards.

He is currently a consultant of various consulting firms for various consulting projects in the Visayas and Mindanao Region, foundation and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Cebu Chapter; and is also a faculty member of the University of San Carlos Urban Planning graduate program.

Nice is a graduate of Architecture from the Cebu Institute of Technology, a BS Computer Science degree from the University of the Visayas, Cebu City; post graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and a Master in Public Administration from the University of the Visayas, Cebu City. He has completed short courses on Pollution Control from the DENR/PICABI 7, Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning, Integrated Urban Transportation Planning; and Disaster Risk Management from the World Bank Institute of E-Learning.

EnP. Saviniano M. Perez, Jr.

Atty./EnP. Saviniano M. Perez, Jr.

Director for Professional Practice

Atty. Bing is a fellow of the PIEP and has served as PIEP National President, other Board Positions, and as Chancellor of the College of Fellows and continues to serve the organization.

He teaches public administration and is a legal adviser specializing on PPP and is an Executive Director and Consultant of the Philippine Construction Association, Inc.

He obtained his MA in Environmental Planning and Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines. He is also a lawyer, a licensed Geologist and a degree in Economics.

He is a founding member and trustee of the Philippine Green Building Council.

EnP. Edgardo D. Sabado

EnP. Edgardo D. Sabado

Director-Chapters & GMMs

He is currently the Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator of the Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya and involved in several projects such as the environmental monitoring of large scale mining projects, the Addalam sub-River Basin Technical Working Group, Provincial Project Management Implementing Unit (PPMIU of the Philippine Rural Development Project, DA-World Bank and KALSADA Program/Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces-Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya.

His field of expertise includes urban and regional use planning, strategic development planning/ sector planning, facilitation using Technology of Participants, Forest Land Use Planning, IEE/EPRMP Preparations, Project Development, Program/project Management, GIS, Project Monitoring and Evaluation and Environmental Monitoring.

Ed has BS Civil Engineer Degree and an MA in Public Administration from the Saint Mary’s University, Bayambong, Nueva Vizcaya.

EnP. Lloyd A. Sioson

EnP. Lloyd A. Sioson

Director- Knowledge Management

Lloyd has been a Director of the PIEP in the past as the Director for Knowledge Management. He is currently Department Manager III of Management Information Systems Department (MISD) and Quality and Information Security Management Representative at the Home Guaranty Corporation.

His field of expertise include: Hands-on experience and strong background in Quality Management Systems, ISO documentation and auditing (internal and external/ surveillance audit) evaluation, revision, reporting and maintenance of a Corporation’s ISO 27001:2013 and 9001:2015 – certified Quality and Information Security Management System; Enterprise Resource Management Program through Microsoft Dynamics AX; Knowledge Management Solutions, information security management, cloud computing solutions, system design and analysis, customized ICT solutions; Project implementations, monitoring and evaluation; Environmental impact assessment and mitigation planning; urban planning, comprehensive land use and development planning; Risk assessment and disaster management planning; social and environmental sensitivity analysis; Labor relations and alternative dispute resolution/mediation; Deep Appreciation of local government, relevant national government and Key Shelter Agencies’ policy and planning and implementation practices.