Organization Structure

APBest is consist of eleven (11) Trustees who make up the Board of Trustees and they are to serve as such until their successors have been elected and qualified. From these the following positions are elected and qualified in accordance with the Constitutions and By-Laws of the Association: Chairman, Corporate Secretary, President, Executive Vice-President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Spokesman and General Counsel. The Association counts as its members persons known for their expertise and contribution in the energy, legal, economics, social and community development and labor fields.

Founding Members

Antonio A. Ver
Lauro Baja, Jr.
Ronald Dylan P. Concepcion
Jaime M. Cortes
Benjamin E. Diokno
Carlos L. Esguerra
Rogelio D. Garcia
Emil de Guzman
Roberto Rafael V. Lucila
Angelo A. Jimenez
Nelson A. Navarro
Temario C. Rivera
Jorge V. Sarmiento
Dante Raul Q. Teodoro
Salvador E. Tuy, Jr.
Raul B. Villanueva
Bayani S. Aguirre+



Jaime M. Cortes, Chairman in the United States of America
Jaime M. Cortes is a Former Chief Technical Adviser at International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.

Lauro L. Baja, Jr., Chairman in the Philippines
Lauro L. Baja Jr. is a Lawyer, Career Diplomat, former Philippines Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, NY.

Antonio A. Ver, Founder
Antonio A. Ver is the Convenor of Asia Pacific Basin for Energy Strategies (APBest).

Angelo A. Jimenez, President
Angelo A. Jimenez is a Lawyer, and former  Career Labor Attaché, Expert on Middle East geopolitics.

Emil T. De Guzman, Principal, New York
Emil T. De Guzman is a Lawyer, New York, NY, USA

Ronald Dylan P. Concepcion, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

Rogelio D. Garcia, Treasurer
Rogelio D. Garcia is a Banker, and corporate executive.

Jorge V. Sarmiento, Spokesman
Jorge V. Sarmiento is the association’s Spokesman. He is also a co-author of “Telecommunications in the Philippines.”

Roberto Rafael V. Lucila, General Counsel
Roberto Rafael V. Lucila is a Lawyer, Co-Managing Partner, Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion & Lucila Law Offices

Benjamin E. Diokno
Benjamin E. Diokno is an Economist at the Philippines National Bank and a Professor of Economics at the University of the Philippines.

Albemar B. Dumlao
Albemar B. Dumlao, Retired from the US Postal Service, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

Carlos L. Esguerra
Carlos L. Esguerra is an IT expert and world-renowned Photographer.

Nelson A. Navarro
Nelson A. Navarro is a Writer.

Temario C. Rivera
Temario C. Rivera is a Professor of International Relations at the International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan.

Dante Raul Q. Teodoro
Dante Raul Q. Teodoro is one of Most Outstanding Filipinos Abroad, a Filipino American Hall of Fame Awardee in humanitarian services and recognized as one of the Top USA Entrepreneurs.

Salvador E. Tuy, Jr.
Salvador E. Tuy Jr. is a Lawyer in New York, NY, USA.

Raul B. Villanueva
Raul B. Villanueva serves as a Justice in the Republic of the Philippines.

Ferdinand R. Silerio
Ferdinand R. Silerio is involved in Community development and he is also a Union organizer in Southern California, USA.

Bayani S. Aguirre+