Editorial Board

VAdm. Emilio C. Marayag AFP (Ret) Chairman

VAdm. Emilio C. Marayag AFP (Ret) Chairman

 

VAdm. Emilio C. Marayag AFP (Ret)
Chairman
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RAdm. Quirico V. Evangelista AFP (Ret)
Vice Chairman

Admiral Quirico V. Evangelista served with distinction for 36 years in the Philippine Navy. He is a complete naval professional: having completed his Junior Billets aboard ships; flown the Islander aircraft; orchestrated clean-ups of beaches; conducted lectures on naval operations; wrote intelligence analysis and reports, all in preparation for higher Naval Commands.

Parallel to these activities are the Naval Badges earned: Command-at-Sea, Aviator Wings, and Instructor Badges. Admiral Evangelista has received numerous medals, plaques, and certificates of recognition both from the Navy and the maritime world. More important assignments came later with his promotion to higher ranks.

As Director of NOCOP, he initiated maritime industry activities and organized PCG units to increase awareness in marine environment protection.

As Commander of NAG, he emphasized airborne Maritime Patrol and established the Aviation School. For the fleet, Admiral Evangelista had commanded a total of five vessels that conducted patrol and transport missions such as Election Run and deployment Rotation of Army Troops.

As the Superintendent of NCSC, he designed and implemented a naval staff curriculum for middle grade officers. The next Three Major Commands of the Philippine Navy earned for him his Star ranks.

As Commander of Ready Force, he administered the six Naval Task Forces, and orchestrated the successful conduct of naval exercises.

As Commander of Naval Forces North, he deployed naval forces and helped national agencies in responding to natural disasters.

As Commander of Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), he was dedicatedly instrumental to the upgrade of curriculum of EP Rating Courses, and to the development of knowledge and skill of instructors. Under the principle of “training first prior assignment,” the Navy sent Admiral Evangelista for his basic and advance schooling at Cavite; an environmental impact assessment course at Aberdeen; Masters Defence Studies at Canberra; and National Security course at Nazareth.

In recognition of worthy accomplishments, Admiral Evangelista prides himself most as a recipient of the Presidential Legion of Honor Degree of Officer, the three Distinguished Service Star Medals, and the PMA Distinguished Alumni Award.  His community services include being a Camp Chief of Boy Scout Regional Jamboree; Master of the Lodge, F&A Manager; and a Knight Commander of KOR.

Admiral Evangelista and his wife, Helen, raised their four “Anak ng Mandaragat” children at the Naval Officers’ Village at BNS.  He is currently busy finishing the publication of his notes for use in his lecture tour.

[Photo not available] Commo. Mariano S. Sontillanosa AFP (Ret)
Member
 

Capt. Tomas D. Baino PN (Ret)Member

Capt. Tomas D. Baino PN (Ret)
Member

Capt. Baino attended training at Blomh and Voss, a German Shipbuilder in Hamburg, Germany building Frigates and Destroyers of Meko (Modular Construction) Design. Thereafter, he acquired further training and experience ship survivability and seakeeping analysis at the Hydrodynamics Laboratory of the United Kingdom Defense Evaluation Research agency (DERA) in Southampton and Hasslar United Kingdom of Great Britain under the sponsorship of UK Ministry of Defense, and Electronic Warfare training STN Atlas of Bremen, Germany and INDRA in Madrid, Spain.

As Commander of the Naval Shipbuilding Facility of the Naval Sea Systems Command of the Philippine Navy, he worked with the Technical Assistance Team (TAT) of the Navy Division, Joint US Military Advisory Group Technician and Engineers from Pearl Harbor Shipyard and Calderock Small Combat Craft in Virginia USA. During his tenure, the Naval Shipyard undertook the co-production of 21 units of 78 Aluminum Hull patrol gunboats – presently the workhorse of the PN in internal defense – from Halter Marine of New Orleans, USA: the first 12 units built in USA, the second by AG & P in Batangas and the last one built in the Naval Shipyard in Cavite City. Other of his projects include the Patrol Craft Escort (PCE) retrofit program and the re-engine project of the three PN capital ships.

[Photo not available] John Paul D. Agustin
Member

Vicky Viray Mendoza

Vicky Viray Mendoza
Executive Editor

Vicky Viray Mendoza
Executive Editor

Vicky Viray Mendoza is a retired veteran of the World Bank Group HQ in Washington DC, having served 11 years in IBRD and 15 years in IFC, and survived.Her main expertise is in operations research, analysis and evaluation at various levels (project, corporate, sector, country, region).She has written several country impact evaluation reports for the Board; served as lead analyst for various sector evaluation studies; and performed corporate and project level evaluations, as well as technical assistance evaluations. But her favorite of them all is the maritime transport sector.

Vicky earned a a masters in business administration from the University of Maryland in 2009; a post graduate diplomate in international finance and global markets from the Georgetown University in 2000; and a masters in public administration from the George Washington University in 1997. For her undergraduate studies, she majored in BSC Business Management, BSC Corporate Accounting, and AAS Entrepreneurship in 1977-81 at Assumption College San Lorenzo, Makati City, Philippines.