Editorial Board

RAdm. Quiricio V. Evangelista AFP (Ret) Managing Director

RAdm. Quirico V. Evangelista AFP (Ret)
Managing Director

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.


VAdm. Emilio C. Marayag AFP (Ret) Chairman

VAdm. Emilio C. Marayag AFP (Ret) Chairman

VAdm. Emilio C. Marayag AFP (Ret)

Vadm Emilio C Marayag Jr joined the military service in 1972 as Cadet, Philippine Military Academy (PMA), and retired in 2010 as Vice Admiral, Armed Forces of the Philippines. He served as President/CEO of the AFP Retirement and Separation Benefit System (RSBS) from August 2010 to May 2013.
While in the AFP, Admiral Marayag held various command and staff positions including Chief Pension and Gratuity Management Center; Chief Naval Staff; Commander Naval Forces Western Mindanao; Navy Vice Commander; The Inspector General AFP; and The Deputy Chief of Staff AFP.
He holds eligibility badges for Command at Sea; AFP Comptrollership; and Adjutant General Service.
He received several awards including Presidential Legion of Honor Degree of Commander; Outstanding Achievement Medal; Distinguished Service Star; Distinguished Navy Cross; Military Merit Medal; and PMAAAI Cavalier Award.
He earned a Master of Defense Administration from Cranfield University in the UK (1995-96), and a Bachelor of Science degree from the PMA (1972-76).

Commo. Mariano S. Sontillanosa AFP (Ret) Member

Commo. Mariano S. Sontillanosa AFP (Ret)

Capt. Tomas D. Baino PN (Ret) Member

Capt. Tomas D. Baino PN (Ret)

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. His other projects include the Patrol Craft Escort (PCE) retrofit program and the re-engine project of the three PN capital ships.

In 2016, Capt. Baino completed the ECNS course at the NDCP in Camp Aguinaldo.


John Paul D. Agustin Member

John Paul D. Agustin

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 sector evaluation studies; and performed corporate and project level evaluations, as well as technical assistance evaluations, for the Independent Evaluation Group. But her favorite of them all is to evaluate the maritime transport sector.

In 2016, Vicky completed the ECNS course at the NDCP in Camp Aguinaldo. Vicky earned 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.