Mr. Francis Ray A. Almora, Ph.D.
Atty. Camille R. Alcaraz
Atty. Alcaraz is the President and Trustee of the Lingkod Muntinlupa Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable health care services, hospital support, and alternative sustainable land transport to the residents of Muntinlupa City. She is a former Assistant Secretary for Procurement at the Department of Transportation (DOTr, formerly the Department of Transportation and Communication), having served as a procurement specialist for rail transport projects. She was also a former Legislative Liaison Officer of the DOTr, promoting legislative priorities on transportation in the Department and in Congress. She also teaches Transportation Law at the Adamson University College of Law.
She previously worked as a legal intern at Sycip, Salazar, Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Offices and Romulo Mabanta, Buenaventura, Sayoc & De Los Angeles Law Offices. She was the Head Legal Counsel of the City of San Pedro, Laguna, and is currently the Legal and Compliance Director of Alca Group Holdings, Inc. and a Managing Partner at Alcaraz, Campos & Reyna Law Offices at Muntinlupa City. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Computer Applications from the De La Salle University-College of St. Benilde, and her Juris Doctor degree from the at Ateneo de Manila University School of Law.
Mr. Romulo F. Munsayac, Jr.
Mr. Munsayac currently serves as Presidential Legislative Liaison Officer I of the Office of the President of the Philippines-Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) and assists and advises in promoting Presidential legislative initiatives, efficient and effective executive-legislative relations, and Presidential linkages with sectoral organizations, local government units, and other interest groups in Congress. At present, he is assigned at the PLLO-Senate.
He was formerly a Legislative Liaison Specialist for the Department of Health (DOH), and provided technical advice on the legislative process for health-related laws. He liaised with the Philippine Senate and the House of Representatives in behalf of the Department; promoted the Department’s health agenda for legislation in both Houses of Congress; provided advisory services on matters pertaining to health legislation; and drafted position papers for the Department on various bills filed in Congress. Among the major legislations that have been approved and supported by the Department in recent years are the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law, the Tax on Tobacco and Alcohol Products Law, and the Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Products Law. He also sat in the technical working groups for the drafting of Implementing Rules and Regulations of selected health-related laws
Mr. Munsayac obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and his Master in Management major in Public Administration from the Philippine Christian University.
Prof. Maria Sheilah G. Napalang, D.Eng., En.P.
Dr. Napalang is the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Project Management of the DOTr. She is also an Assistant Professor of the School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP) of the University of the Philippines-Diliman; and she was the Director of the University of the Philippines - National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS) from April 2016 to July 2019. She is also one of the core members in the recently established Women in Transport Leadership (WiTL), a knowledge sharing network aimed at creating knowledge, fostering innovation and empowering female-to-female collaboration to address diverse transport challenges, particularly issues related to gender and transport. She has acted in various consultancies and researches as well as served as a resource person on sustainable transportation planning and development.
Dr. Napalang is a licensed Civil Engineer and Environmental Planner. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan; Master of Science in Civil Engineering, major in Transportation Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and Doctor of Engineering, major in Infrastructure Economics from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Philippine Institute for Civil Engineers (PICE), Transportation Science Society of the Philippines (TSSP), and East Asian Society for Transportation Science (EASTS). She was a participant to the 1st Global Road Safety Leadership Course (GRSLC), conducted by Johns Hopkins University- International Injury Research Unit and Global Road Safety Partnership from October 31 to November 11, 2016.
Her fields of specialization include transport economics, social impact analysis, and institutional studies. Her main advocacies include equitable and people-friendly transportation infrastructure and road safety.
Yla Gloria Marie P. Paras, B.S., J.D., M.Sc.
Ms. Paras is a policy consultant on road safety, transport regulation, energy, and other regulatory issues. She is currently the Deputy Director for Energy at the Manila Observatory. She obtained her Master of Science in Regulation (with specialism in Utilities Regulation) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the United Kingdom. She currently has road safety working papers entitled “Philippine Road Safety Data: How much is out there?” and “Seatbelt Laws: Enforcement and all that Jazz”. Both papers were presented at the World Safety Conference 2018 held in Bangkok, Thailand. She was the former Project Coordinator of the BIGRS-LDP and Program Manager of the Global Road Safety Partnership’s Child Restraints initiative. She has also completed the Global Road Safety Leadership Course from the John Hopkins University-International Injury Research Unit in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A comprising its first batch of delegates in 2016.
She was previously Legal, Policy, and Research Consultant at the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG); and was concomitantly the project manager for the KFW-Funded Capacity Development Programme at the Department of Finance. In her stint at ASoG, she has worked on anti-corruption issues, revenue governance, energy, climate change, and reproductive health. As a member of the academe, she has also taught Business Math and Research at the Saint Pedro Poveda College and served as teaching and research assistant to Dr. Antonio La Viña in several law schools, namely: Ateneo de Manila, University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; research assistant to the Policy Review Group, a policy think tank headed by Department of Budget and Management Secretary Dr. Benjamin Diokno, and Dr. Desiree Desierto in the UP School of Economics.
She was legal intern at Sebastian, Liganor and Alamis, where she focused on procurement and government contracts, and was a volunteer at the Legal Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE). She also served as a research consultant for Upholding Life and Nature (ULAN), an organization offering legal aid to environmental and indigenous people’s groups.
She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law (where her thesis focused on the reasonable care requirement for torts) and her Bachelor of Science in Business Economics at the University of the Philippines-School of Economics. She was Editor-in-Chief of SIDHI, the UP School of Economics Official Publication; Personnel Coordinator of the Registration Volunteer Corps; and Managing Editor of “ECHOES”, the UP Economics Society’s Official Publication. She was Chairperson of the Student Appeals Committee, Chairman of the Review Committee of the Ateneo Law Bar Operations, and Features Editor of “The Palladium”, the Official Publication of the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law.
Her other research interests are law and economics, competition, trade and interoperability, and digital markets.
Evita Mariz A. Ricafort
Atty. Ricafort is the Policy Adviser of ImagineLaw, a non-stock, non-profit, public interest law organization that works to fulfil the right to health of vulnerable communities through the development of and advocacy for evidence-based policies. She serves as legal consultant of ImagineLaw for its project on speed management and provides technical assistance to the government and civil society on priority road safety laws and regulations.
She serves as the Regional Coordinator for Asia of the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, an organization based in Australia that seeks to contribute to the effective use of law in the prevention and control of cancer and other non-communicable diseases. She is also a partner of Martinez Ricafort Law, a firm with key practice areas in regulatory compliance, corporate services and business transactions, and public policy development.
She obtained her Bachelor or Arts in Political Science degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines-College of Law.
Amalia C. Rolloque, R.S.W.
Ms. Rolloque is an active advocate of pedestrian safety and child protection on roads in the Philippines. She is a Registered Social Worker, and is currently the Program Officer of Safe Kids Worldwide-Philippines, an international NGO dedicated to the prevention of unintentional injuries to children and the promotion of awareness on safety at homes, in schools and on the roads. She is a recognized resource person and presenter on pedestrian safety and injury prevention in various national and international road safety conferences for the past 11 years.
She is a scholarship grantee of the 2017 Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) and the Johns Hopkins University Global Road Safety Leadership Course held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety as the Global Alliance Road Safety Advocate 2016 in Memphis, USA; the 2013 VLIR-UOS Road Safety in Asian and Latin American Countries: Principles and Approaches Training in Hasselt University, Belgium; the 2012 FIA Foundation Road Safety Scholarship Program held at London, United Kingdom. She represented the country at the 7th Milestones Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting at WHO Geneva Headquarters in September, 2015.
Prior to her engagement in pedestrian safety, she was the active Parish Social Worker at Malate Catholic Church for 8 years in promoting the welfare of children in need of special protection and of the urban poor communities, persons with disabilities, women, the elderly (senior citizens), prison detainees, and the youth; she is also an experienced crisis intervention specialist for victims of poverty and difficult situations. During her time, Caritas Manila awarded Malate Catholic Church as the Best Social Service Parish and the City Government of Manila awarded the Parish as the Partner Agency in Buhayin ang Maynila Program. In 2002, with her work, she was able to represent the network of the Philippine NGOs in Jakarta, Indonesia in the conference entitled “Looking at the Future of the Deprived Children in Southeast Asia”. In the same year, she was chosen as one of the five Social Workers to represent the country in the Japan-ASEAN Youth Friendship Programme in Japan through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Social Welfare Category which qualified her to be an “Ambassador of Goodwill”. In 2004, She became the recipient of the MASHAV Scholarship in “Crisis Interventions for the Community” in Haifa, Israel.
She finished her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the St. Paul University - Philippines, and her Master of Science in Social Work with Academic Units from the Asian Social Institute.
Atty. Noreen Bernadette San Luis-Lutey
Atty. San Luis-Lutey is the Regional Director of the Land Transportation Office - Region IV-A. She was Regional Director of the Land Transportation Office - Region V from 2012 to 2020. She is a leading road safety advocate in the LTO, with major achievements such as the highest number of apprehensions in the LTO in the implementation of the Motorcycle Helmet Act of 2009 or RA 10054 and as Member of the Technical Working Group and Lead Implementor of the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013 or RA 10586.
She led in designing and the rolling out of a groundbreaking road safety education program campaign in Region V entitled “Student Today, Road Users Tomorrow” (STRUT), that focuses on students in basic education schools, universities and colleges, and out-of-school youths to promote awareness about responsible road conduct and safety; this is done together with the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Public Works and Highways, the Department of Interior and Local Government, and the PNP. She is a Career Executive Service Eligible (CESE) with the LTO since 2013. She completed her Bachelor of Laws in the University of Nueva Caceres.
Melissa T. Sena, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Sena is a Medical Officer V of the Health Facilities Development Bureau of the Department of Health (DOH). She was Medical Officer V of the Health Facilities Enhancement Program, Division Chief of the Disease Prevention Bureau, OIC-Chief of the Legislative Liaison Division of the DOH-Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau from November 2015 to March 2017.
She trained as a medicolegal officer at the PNP Crime Laboratory in Camp Crame and also worked as a medical indexer and medical writer for multinational corporations. Her career in public health started in 2008 as an executive assistant to the Undersecretary for Special Concerns of the DOH. She also worked at the Health Emergency Management Staff, a unit of the DOH that manages health emergencies and disasters of national and international scope. In 2010 she became technical officer at the DOH Office of the Undersecretary, in charge of policy, planning, health financing, and service delivery.
Prior to her assignment at the Legislative Liaison Division, she was the manager of the National Family Planning Program of the DOH, the Women and Children Protection Program, and coordinator for Reproductive Health.
She completed her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, studied Law at the San Beda University, and obtained a Master of Public Health degree from the Institute of Community and Family Health.
Atty. Carlo C. Tabaloc
Atty. Tabaloc is currently an attorney at the Privatization and Management Office, Department of Finance. He was previously with the office of the Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs of the Department of Transportation. He has an extensive experience with the legal and legislative workings of the DOTr, having being assigned in various offices of the department as an attorney and a technical officer. Prior to his current assignment, he was an attorney for the Road Sector Legal Service and as a technical officer for the Assistant Secretary for Procurement and the Department Legislative Liaison Officer.
His knowledge and experience in policy formulation and legislation has led him to become the lead counsel in the drafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) No. 10916 or the “Road Speed Limiter Act of 2016”. He was also a member of the Technical Working Group (TWG) that updated the Philippine Road Safety Action Plan (PRSAP) in 2015, pursuant to the UN Decade of Action on Global Road Safety (2011-2020). He also represented the DOTr in various road safety policy fora such as the drafting of the inter-agency and Joint Memorandum Circular and Local Government Ordinance on Speed Limits (headed by ImagineLaw), and the Workers' Dialogue on Just Transition in the Transport Sector and the Sectoral Consultations for the Development of the Green Jobs Assessment and Certification System and Guidelines, both sponsored by the International Labor Organization (ILO).
He completed his Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, and his Bachelor of Laws from the San Beda University.
P/Lt. Col. (Atty.) Oliver S. Tanseco, Ph.D., LL.M.
P/Lt. Col. (Atty.) Tanseco currently serves as Chief of the Operations Management Division of the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG). He has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of traffic law enforcement, transport security, and traffic investigation. He also works as Assistant Professor III at the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) and the National Police College (NPC) in the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in Silang, Cavite. He is also actively involved with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as Tanggol Kalikasan, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines, and the Fishery Improved Harvest (FISH) Project.
He was a member of the PNP’s Maritime Group and served as lead trainer for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in its anti-logging program, the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR) in its marine conservation program, and the United States Department of Interior (US-DOI) in a number of environmental protection programs in the Philippines.
He completed his Master of Laws from the Ateneo School of Law, and his Doctor of Philosophy and Master in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines.
Mr. Roberto A. Valera
Mr. Valera is the Deputy Director of the Law Enforcement Service of the LTO. Prior to this, he served as the Division Chief of the Field Enforcement Division of the Law Enforcement Service. He has over 20 years of experience in law enforcement, policy development, conciliation mediation, intelligence and investigation, and field enforcement. He is also a Professorial Lecturer at the Far Eastern University, teaching Macroeconomics and Labor Economics, Finance and Human Resource Management, and Labor Relations and Negotiation.
He attended the 3rd Global Road Safety Leadership Course at the Johns Hopkins-Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, U.S.A. He is currently involved in LTO's nationwide Trainers’ Training and Deputation Seminars for the implementation of R.A. 10586. He was a lecturer for the i-ACT on Violations of Traffic Rules and Tort Law. He also completed the 2017 Global Road Safety Leadership Course from the John Hopkins University-International Injury Research Unit in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of the East, Master of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Laws from the University of San Agustin, and a Master in Industrial Relations, Major in Labor Management from the University of the Philippines-School of Labor and Industrial Relations.