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PRINCIPALS

Mark Richard Evidente

Law and Policy, Environmental Planning

 

Mark is a lawyer and an environmental planner, and is President of TwoEco, Inc.  He also serves on the Sustainability and Social Responsibility Committee of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, and as President of the Philippine Heritage Conservation Society. 

 

As Director for Legislative Affairs of Senator Richard Gordon, he worked as the lead drafter of Republic Act No. 9593, the Tourism Act of 2009.  He has worked as a consultant for the Department of Tourism, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. He previously worked with the firm of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan on corporate, investment, and employment law, and has taught development studies at De La Salle University and tourism development planning at the University of the Philippines.

 

At Yale University he earned a master’s degree in Environmental Management, studying issues ranging from land use planning, climate change, energy systems, global strategic studies, and corporate environmental strategy and conducted research on tourism with Yale’s Center for Industrial Ecology and Tropical Resources Institute. He obtained his law and political science degrees from the University of the Philippines.  He placed 2nd in the 2014 licensure exam for environmental planning, and has trained with the Getty Institute and ThinkCity Malaysia on Heritage Conservation.

Aileen C. Clemente

Tourism Industry Leader and Practitioner

 

Aileen is the President of Rajah Travel Corporation, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Rajah Group of Companies.

 

She formerly served as Executive Vice President of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines – the legally mandated private sector entity representing the tourism industry.  She also served as President of the ASEAN Tourism Association, President of the Philippine Travel Agencies Association, the Philippine IATA Agents Travel Association, and other professional organizations in the tourism industry. She is a regular resource person and contributor to various tourism forums and publications, and is actively involved in various tourism projects of the DOT, the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce, among others.

 

She holds a joint bachelor’s degree in Economics and in Business Management from St. Mary's College, California, and has completed studies and certifications with the International Air Transportation Association, Carlson Wagonlit, Outrigger, Marriot, among others.

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TEAM MEMBERS

Azyleah Ignacio

BS Tourism, M Business Administration, Juris Doctor

Azy currently serves as Corporate Secretary and Senior Adviser for Law and Business at TwoEco.  She previously worked at the law firm of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. Prior to that, Century Park and Pan Pacific Hotels, and has taught on the tourism faculties of Enderun Colleges and Mapua Institute of Technology. She holds degrees in tourism, law, and a master’s in business administration – graduating 4th in her class – all from the University of the Philippines.

Henry Prudente

BS Business Economics, M Business Administration, D Business Administration

Henry currently serves as Chief Finance Officer and Senior Adviser for Business and Economics at TwoEco.  He previously worked in industry research for Multinational Investment Bancorporation and then in marketing for Universal Robina Corporation, and currently works in the academe, teaching business and economics. He has earned his doctorate in business administration from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, his masters in business administration from De La Salle University, and his bachelors in business economics from the University of the Philippines.

Reginald Rex Barrer

MS Industrial Relations, M Environmental Science

Rex is Senior Adviser for Environment at TwoEco, and is Transitions Adviser for the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities. He had worked with the Ateneo School of Government on REDD+ (forest and climate change) and with the Philippine delegation to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. He also worked with Greenpeace, the Foundation for the Philippine Environment and World Wildlife Fund-Philippines, among others.  He holds master's degrees in environmental science from Yale University, and in industrial relations from the University of the Philippines.

Paula Zayco Aberasturi

BS Legal Management, Juris Doctor

Paula is senior adviser for Corporate Sustainability at TwoEco.  She is a lawyer by profession who, by co-founding and running Earth Flora Inc., has devoted the last decade to advocating for sustainable agriculture and, in various capacities, has worked closely with other leaders in environment and sustainability -- Atty. Antonio Oposa, Atty. Maria Ipat Luna, and Nicanor Perlas, among others. Paula previously worked at the law firm of SyCip Salazar Hernandez and Gatmaitan, and completed her juris doctor and legal management degrees at Ateneo de Manila University. She completed the Global Reporting Initiative Training for Corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance Reporting.

Elton Evidente

AB Political Science and History, M Urban Planning (ongoing)

Elton is Chief of Staff and Senior Research Associate (planning and communities) at TwoEco.  He previously worked at the Foreign Assisted Special Projects Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as a Development Management Officer. He also ventured into the education sector as an Operation and Sustainability Officer for Quality Education Design, Inc.  and in the real estate sector as an Urban Planner for Cathayland,Inc.  He earned a degree in political science and history at the Ateneo de Manila University and is completing his master’s degree at in urban planning at the University of the Philippines.

Allan Pormento

BS Economics, Bachelor of Laws

Allan is Compliance Officer and Senior Research Associate (law and policy) at TwoEco.  He previously worked as the Tourism Officer of the Province of Abra, with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, and as a researcher in various organizations. He completed his law degree in San Beda College and his economics degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

Angeli Marzan

BS Architecture, M Urban Planning (ongoing)

Angeli is Research Associate (architecture and planning) at TwoEco.  She previously worked as an architect for SMEC Consultants and WTA Architecture and Design Studio, and joined TwoEco to focus on planning work.  She is currently completing her master’s degree in urban planning at the University of the Philippines, and obtained her architecture degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

Carmela de Jesus

BS Tourism

Mela is currently a Research Associate (tourism and planning) at TwoEco. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in tourism from, and is currently completing a master's degree in urban planning at, the University of the Philippines.

Justine Razon

BS Legal Management

Justine is a Research Analyst (business and tourism) at TwoEco.  She has played key roles in various tourism and social enterprise start-ups, including HolidayHey.com, Tralulu.com, and Fragments, Inc.  She has participated in the Alibaba eFounder leadership program and attended Akademia Leona Kozminskiego (Poland) as an Erasmus Scholar.  She completed a legal management degree at Ateneo de Manila University.

Ann Geron

BS Economics

Ann is a Research Analyst (economics and geography) at TwoEco.  She recently interned with Oxfam, completed a degree in economics from the University of the Philippines, and actively led in student organizations.

Katrina de Guzman

BS Environmental Science (minor in Heritage Conservation)

Kat is a Research Analyst (environment and heritage) at TwoEco.  She carried out research on environment and on heritage conservation, and completed a degree in environmental science with a minor in heritage conservation from the Ateneo de Manila University.

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CONSULTANTS

Cecily Ann Canlas

BS Architecture, M Tropical Landscape Architecture

Cissy is an architect with substantial work experience in landscaping, and urban design and planning. She has worked in the Philippines, China and the Middle East, for firms such as Urbis Philippines, Inc., Hostetler Zhang Studer & Calleon, and Arenco Dubai. She holds  a masters degree in tropical landscape architecture, and a degree in architecture, both from the University of the Philippines.

Ivan Homer Man Dy

BA Industrial Design, MA Cultural Heritage Studies

Ivan is best known as the founder of Old Manila Walks, a bespoke tour outfit that specializes in the historical districts of Manila.  An advocate for the capital’s rich cultural and architectural heritage, he has served on the board of the National Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, and the Heritage Conservation Society, and is the proponent behind the interest group Art Deco Philippines.  He completed a master’s degree in cultural heritage studies from the University of Santo Tomas, and earned a degree in industrial design from the De La Salle – College of St. Benilde.

Monica B. Edralin

BS Environmental Studies, MS Urban Planning, MS Urban Development

Monica is a licensed Environmental Planner, and worked with GIZ (German International Development Agency) in the Yolanda reconstruction effort. She obtained her masters in urban planning from the University of the Philippines, and her bachelor’s degree in development studies from Ateneo de Manila University. She completed studies on disaster risk reduction and management with the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, and has completed a masters degree on Urban Development and International Cooperation at Technische Universitat Darmstadt.

Faith T. Dumaligan

BS Landscape Architecture, MS Urban Planning

Faith is a landscape architect with substantial work experience in landscape and urban design, having worked with Paulo G. Alacazaren and Associates, and consulted for the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority and the Department of Budget and Management. She earned a masters degree in urban planning, and a degree in landscape architecture (cum laude), both from the University of the Philippines.

Morika Yu-Suarez

AB Humanities, MS Industrial Economics

Morai is an independent researcher on tourism and economic policy. She previously worked with Research Education and Institutional Development (REID) Foundation, conducting research, economic and political analysis, as well as project implementation for United States Agency for International Development projects for tourism and infrastructure.  Morai holds degrees in humanities and industrial economics, both from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

Faye Gonzalez

BA Communications, Juris Doctor (ongoing)

Faye previously worked as a communications professional for Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives and Health Justice Philippines, and previously also worked in the advertising industry. She is currently completing her law studies at the University of the Philippines, and obtained her communications degree cum laude from Ateneo de Manila University.

Ma. Regina Zaguirre

BS Tourism, MS Hospitality Management (ongoing)

Regina is currently on the faculties of World Citi Colleges and Lyceum University, and is completing her master’s degree in hospitality management at Centro Escolar University.  She worked with Pan Pacific Travel Corporation and Uni-Orient Travel, Inc., and graduated cum laude with a degree in tourism management from the University of Santo Tomas.

Claire Jeanne Arboleda

BS Community Development, M Urban Planning (ongoing)

Claire works with the Department of Social Work and Development as a project officer, and previously worked with Women’s Legal and Human Rights, Inc.  She is currently completing her master’s degree in urban planning at the University of the Philippines, having graduated from the same institution with a degree cum laude in community development.

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