Synerquest’s Consultants/Practitioners and Trainers Short Profile

Engr. Robert C. Rubina

President & CEO

• Accredited OSH Consultant, DOLE-OSHC
• Lead Auditor/Assessor of QESH Management Systems (ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) and Business Excellence (Malcolm Baldrige and PQA)
• Labor Secretary’s Awardee (4th GKK) and Individual Awardee (5th GKK) - DOLE
• Recognized international ESH resource person (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Brunei)
• Fellow of Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association, AOTS and APO
• BS in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and Bachelor of Business Management (BBM)
• Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) and Life Member of IIEE and SOPI

Ms. Miciel D. Rubina

VP for Finance & Admin

• Equipped with degrees in electrical engineering and nursing
• More than ten (10) years hands-on experience in manufacturing, assessment, insurance and financial management.
• Examiner of the prestigious Philippine Quality Award (PQA) under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The PQA is the highest level of national recognition for performance excellence that a Philippine organization can receive
• Conducts Values Formation, Leadership and Life-Changing Seminars and Workshops

Mr. RJ Castillo Rubina

Operations and Marketing Manager

• Over twenty (20) years of experience in the field of communication, marketing and events
• former Assistant Marketing Manager at Summit Media (publisher of FHM, Cosmo, Yes, Preview, Yummy, Good Housekeeping, etc.)
• former communication specialist at Star Cinema-ABS-CBN Productions
• former managing editor of Design and Architecture Magazine
• writer, event host, blogger and social media content producer
• University of the Philippines cum laude graduate (BA Organizational Communication)
• MA English Studies Major in Creative Writing (units)

Mr. Derwin T. Gaco

General Manager

• Accredited OSH Consultant (DOLE-OSHC)
• General Manager of Synerquest Management
• Former Safety Manager of Moog Control (Baguio Plant)
• Former Safety Officer of Yokohama Tires Philippines Inc.
• Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) Internal Auditor
• Twenty (20) years in the practice of quality, environmental, safety & health management in manufacturing, electronics and construction industries

Mr. Edgardo A. Bugayong Jr.

• Accredited OSH Consultant (DOLE-OSHC)
• Formerly handling Outsource Management and Employee Engagement and Employee Services of a leading semiconductor assembly and test company
• 2004 Lingkod Bayan Presidential Awardee – Civil Service Commission (CSC)
• 2004 Dangal ng Bayan Awardee – City of Mandaluyong
• MS Pastoral Sociology (Asian Social Institute) and MA Special Education (UP)
• Fellow, Mental Health Rehabilitation and Deafness (University of California)
• Registered Nurse (RN)

Engr. Wendell Bert V. Dela Cruz

• Accredited OSH Consultant, DOLE-OSHC
• ESH Manager; Former ESHMS Management Representative of Magsaysay Group of Companies and Former QESHMS Internal Lead Auditor of Tollways Management Corporation
• Lead Auditor on Quality, Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems
• Pollution Control Officer (PCO) - DENR-EMB
• Registered Civil Engineer (CE)

Ms. Crisanta E. Donato

• Accredited OSH Practitioner, DOLE-BWC
• Certified Trainer of Essentials of Occupational Safety & Health (EOSH) by International Training Center of the International Labor Organization
• Safety Manager – The Medical City
• Areas of Expertise include the following: Occupational Safety, Patient Safety, Chemical Safety, Hazardous Materials, Risk Management, Pollution Control, Hazard Assessment, Safety Audit, Emergency Preparedness, and Customer Service
• Philippine Representative in the “The Program on Occupational Safety and Health Management and Work Environment Improvement” (AOTS, Tokyo Japan, 2012)
• Pollution Control Officer (PCO) - DENR-EMB
• Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCoE)

Mr. Edelnario A. Garcia

• Accredited OSH Practitioner, BWC-DOLE NCR
• Philippine Society for Industrial Security Certified Security Professional.
• ERM, ISO and COSO based Internal Auditor for Health, Security, Safety and Environment
• OHSAS 18001:2007 – Certified Lead Auditor – PT-OHSO3-268
• Certified Scaffold Professional NC II – 1513202030742
• Safety Systems Manager/Safety Advisor of Manila Water Inc.
• Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Ms. Hazel P. Manuel

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-BWC NCR)
• Training Specialist I/ Trainer of Synerquest Management
• Former Emergency Room (E.R.) Nurse of Pasay City General Hospital
• Former Safety Officer of Lucky Circle Corp. and Company Nurse of Vignet Center
• Trained First Aider of Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Quezon City Chapter
• Zumba Instructor
• Registered Nurse

Mr. Joel M. Mejia

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-BWC NCR)
• former Health & Safety Engineer, Louis Berger, Doha
• former Safety Manager, UNii Engineering Consultancy/Lead Consultant, Doha
• former Senior Health Safety & Security Officer, WLL
• former QHSE Supervisor
• expertise in Health, Safety, and Environment
• Job Hazard Analysis, JSA, LOTO, Confined Space, Fall Protection, Crane, Rigging, Scaffold Training, HSE plan, etc.

Mr. Mark Ellinoise L. Denosta

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-BWC NCR)
• F2 Global Logistics Inc. EHS consultant
• Fishermall EHS consultant
• OSH Resource Speaker
• former Safety specialist/superintendent/ at Tan Delta Electric Corp., Makati Development Corp.,
• Registered Nurse

Mr. Jessie G. Lopez

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-BWC NCR)
• SAFETY MANAGER for MRT7 PMC Project under Filipinas Dravo Corp.
• Assigned Safety Manager by Muhibbah Engineering (Philippines) Corporation for SMC - MRT 7 Project Management and Consultancy firm (PMC) to review and monitor the Consolidated Construction Safety & Health Program (CSHP) of the contractors approved by the DOLE in its compliance
• Former Safety Officer at Shimizu Philippines Contractors Corp., Eon Bulk Handling Services, Inc., and Kinden Phils. Corp.
• Volunteer Rescuer
• Radio Operator
• Trainer for Emergency, Fire Safety, First Aid, Earth Quake Drill and Medical Rescue

Engr. Arnel L. Cabanatan

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-BWC NCR)
• Fire Safety Practitioner (BFP)
• Pollution Control Officer
• Trainer/Assessor (DTI) for Construction Industry Association of the Philippines (CIAP), Construction Manpower and Development Foundation (CMDF)
• 28 years’ professional work experience in a multinational/ local environment in the field of Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, Building Administration, Property Development & Management, Fire and Life Safety, Facilities Management, Environmental, Health & Safety, Emergency Preparedness & Response Management, Disaster Management, Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, and Management.
• Licensed Civil Engineer

Mr. John Kristoffer S. Bitanga

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-OSHC)
• First Aid Instructor of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), Las Piñas Subchapter
•First Aid and BLS Instructor of Concentrix, Cognizant, Toshiba, Siemens Power, Skyway Operations & Maintenance Corp., Yokohama Tires Philippines Inc., Land Bank of the Philippines, and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
• Former Company Nurse of Skyway Operations & Maintenance Corporation (SOMCO)
• Registered Nurse (RN)

Ms. Cathlen Ann T. Santos

Occupational Nurse (RN)

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-OSHC)
• Occupational Health (OH) Nurse of Synerquest Management
• With experience on clinical practice assistant for Health Maintenance Organization (HMO)
• Trained on First Aid with Disaster Management & Mass Casualty Incident and CPR PRO for the Professional Rescuer
• Registered Nurse (RN)

Mr. Francis C. Santos

IT Specialist and Training Officer

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-OSHC)
• 6 years of solid experience in Occupational Safety and Health
• Training Officer of Synerquest Management
• IT Specialist
• Trained in Fire Brigade under BFP
• Information Technology graduate, Informatics International College

Mr. Donne Cyrill U. Ecat

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-BWC NCR)
• Experience in structural and architectural inspection and supervision with large knowledge and strict implementation on occupational safety and health standard.
• Training Specialist for First Aid at Synerquest Management Consultancy Services Inc.
• former Safety Officer at Makati Development Corp. for Seda Hotel, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, and BHS Earlot, Ewok Project
• Deployed Nurse at DOH-NCR, RNHeals - Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Services Project, and Trimix Nedical Clinic
• Registered Nurse

Ms. Elaine M. Morales

• Over fifteen (15) years of experience in the field of technical service on development, review and enhancement of management programs, compliance monitoring, and integrated quality management system.
• Accredited Pollution Control Officer (PCO) – EMB
• Diploma in Environment and Natural Resources Management (for completion) University of the Philippines Open University
• Registered Chemical Engineer

Ms. Riyah G. Cabigting

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-BWC NCR)
• Registered Nurse with AREMT-B license
• Safety Officer and Occupational Health Nurse in a company catering to more than thousands of employees – International SOS
• Speaker/ lecturer for both BOSH and COSH trainings, Health and Wellness Awareness
• Treatment Officer, Pediatric Nurse
• Expertise on the following topics: Diabetic and Hypertension, Cancers, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health
• Psychiatric Conditions, and Health Diet and Nutrition/ Weight Management

Ms. Mary Jane M. Aduana

• Accredited OSH Practitioner in Construction (DOLE-BWC NCR)
• Fire Safety Practitioner
• Certified TESDA NCII Scaffold Erector
• Certified Trainer of Occupational Safety and Health Training Courses
• Trained Pollution Control Officer by Environmental Consultancies Inc. - Environmental Training Institute
• Expert in Work Environment Measurement Assessment
• Expert in OSH Standard Legal Compliance Indicator, HIRAC, JHA, Internal Safety Audit, and Inspections
• Knowledgeable in Integrated Management Systems Indicator (ISO 9001-Quality Management , ISO 14001- Environmental Management, OHSAS 18001-Safety Management and ISO 45001-The New OHS Standard)
• Can interpret ISO/Plan/Elevation Drawings of structural, machinery and piping

Engr. Joel Z. Ravanilla Jr.

• Provide Consultancy on ISO Management Systems
• Quality Management System Lead Systems Auditor
• Environmental Management System Lead Systems Auditor
• OHSAS Management System Lead Systems Auditor
• NEBOSH IGC 1/2/3 Certificate Holder (Master Log Certificate No. 00295405/734662)
• Accredited OSH Practitioner by DOLE/ BWC-NCR
• Accredited Pollution Control Officer (PCO) - DENR/ LLDA

Engr. Ardel N. Cobangbang

• Registered Electrical Engineer and a Life-Time Member of the IIEE
• He is currently the owner and General Manager of Delcob Enterprises which runs The Printing Place – a digital printing press.
• Formerly employed with Tyco Electronics for 12 years as a Design Engineer in California and Manager for Engineering and Project Management for Tyco’s Burn-In Board operations in Singapore
• Formerly VP for Systems & Engineering with Electrobus Consolidated, Inc. and in the 1980’s, the Project Engineer with Philippine Electric Corporation (Philec) wherein among his accomplishments were the building of the first two manufacturing plants in the Philippines to connect directly to the 115kV line

Mr. Miguel R. Apostol

• Retired from San Miguel Corporation after 27 years of service as a sales manager, fleet manager and training manager
• Underwent two scholarship grants on automotive repairs and maintenance in Japan
• Undertook a transportation management course with General Motors in Canada
• An accredited driving examiner by the US National Safety Council (Chicago)
• Has provided training services to more than 120 major corporations and has trained more than 100,000 participants in various sales and distribution seminars

Mr. Virgilio M. Reyes Jr

• Accredited Fire Safety Practitioner, BFP-NHQ
• Adviser (code name “ESCALADE 8”), New Millennium Fire and Rescue Volunteers Assn., Inc. (NMFRVAI)
• Lecturer and Trainer, Fire Brigade Seminar/Training and Fire Drill Exercise (Industrial/Commercial and High Rise Building Fire Brigade Organization); Tournament Judge, AESP-CEZ Industrial Fire Brigade Competition (2006-2010)
• Active Member - SOPI Fire Safety Division (FSD)
• Awardee - SOPI Outstanding Fire Safety Practitioner (2005)

Engr. Ramir P. Celebre

• Member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-US, Building Fire Safety Systems Section of NFPA, Architects, Engineers & Building Official Section of NFPA, Education Section of NFPA, Health Care Section of NFPA, Occupational Safety & Health Organization, Philippine Society of Safety Engineers, Safety Organization of the Philippines, Inc. (SOPI) and Makati Fire Safety Authority, Inc. (MFSAI)
• Known among fire safety clients nationwide as an authority in fire fighting technology
• Registered Civil Engineer (RCE)

Engr. Nazarius Gatmaitan

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-OSHC)
• Responsible for developing, implementing and promoting Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)Programs as Director of Facilities and Administration of C3, AVP of Wells Fargo, and Director of Facilities and Administration of Sykes Asia
• Licensed Electronics and Communications Engineer
• Six Sigma Green Belt
• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED Buildings)

Mr. Jovit Sarno

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-OSHC)
• More than twenty five(25) years in the practice of Quality, Environmental, Safety and Health Management System (ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007) in different Manufacturing and Power Plant Industries.
• Nine (9) years as Accredited OSH Practitioner by DOLE-BWC.
• Internal Auditor for Quality, Environment, Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Imaginative problem solver with exceptional management and technical skills. Have strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal, good communication and trainer skills with a team player attitude.

Mr. Gilbert L. Rafer

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-OSHC)
• More than twenty-five years in the field of Plant Safety, Security and Risk Management, Technical and Certifications Training Management, Management of Human Resource functions in the Assembly and Test Product Lines, Quality Assurance, Product Engineering and Materials, Process and Environment Engineering Department and Quality Assurance/Control (Systems, Process, and Product Testing)
• Paul Harris Fellow, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
• Awardee – 2011 Regional Winner and National 1st Runner-up, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and 2010 Individual Award, Gawad Kaligtasan and Kalusugan (GKK) of DOLE-OSHC

Mr. Lauro A. Bautista

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-OSHC)
• EHS Training Manager / Safety Manager of Galeo Equipment & Mining Company, Inc., Lutopan, Toledo City
• Former Technical Consultant- Fall Protection, Gas Monitor, Industrial Blowers, Back Support & Lockout/Tagout of Safety Center of the Philippines, Inc.
• Conducted Confined Space Training Courses and Fall Protection Training Courses to various multi-national companies

Mr. Jojo Dulce

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-OSHC)
• HSSE Consultant for Nokia Technology Center Phils.,
• Former Safety Officer and Pollution Control Officer and Command Center Officer for Skyway O&M Corp.
• Emergency Medical Technician
• Director, Kiwanis Club Intercity Homes Next Generation
• Bachelor of Secondary Education and BS Math graduate of DLSU

Mr. Ricardo T. Sayo

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-OSHC)
• More than 20-years of a track record of implementing, managing and promoting and maintenance of Management Systems requirements and programs
• OHSAS 18001 – Internal Auditor; DOLE Accredited Safety Practitioner
• ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System Internal Auditor; Green Auditor; Restriction on Hazardous Substances (ROHS) Auditor, EMS In-Charge
• ISO 9001 – Quality Management System Internal Auditor
• SA 8000 – Social Accountability – Responsible Business Alliance Internal Auditor
• ISO 27001 – Information Security Management System Internal Auditor
• ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management System Internal Auditor
• Management Innovation Practitioner – 6-Zigma methods.
• Vehicle Fleet management Trainer
• Corporate and Department trainer
• TPM/5S-Kaizen Practitioner
• BS in Business Administration, Major in Marketing & Management, Lyceum of the Philippines University

Mr. Alex B. Tinsay

• Graduate of San Sebastian College-Recoletos has been in broadcasting for three (3) decades
• A seasoned TV reporter of Aksyon TV5 and GMA Network
• One of the producers and anchors of "Street watch 117," the first anti-crime segment on Philippine television
• Received recognition for excellence in broadcast journalism, including a Gintong Anak Award for Journalism
• He is actively involved in Christ Reachout Ministries' urban poor program for 19 years
• One of the hosts of The 700 Club Asia, a God-centered television show

Mr. Ryan Christian C. Mercado

• In the field of human resources for over ten years, bringing with him experience and expertise in human capital development
• master’s degree in human resources management, cum laude, UST Graduate School.
• Has experience in marketing, finance and human resources after serving in Voyeur Visage Studios, Thomson Financial, UST College of Commerce, Guthrie Jensen Consulting & Far Eastern University.
• Participated in international research presentations and colloquia and his work on culture building in relation to becoming an employer of choice was published in Thailand in 2015.

Ms. Charmaine V. Villamil

• Science Research Specialist II - Geologic Disaster Awareness and Preparedness Division (GDAPD), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
• With a decade of geohazard mapping and risk assessment, disaster awareness and preparedness promotion, geological and environmental studies, training module development, and safety advocacy
• MS Environmental Science (thesis research), Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, College of Science, University of the Philippines – Diliman
• Licensed Geologist (2005) and earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology, the University of the Philippines – Diliman

Ms. Malu C. Galang

• Core competencies are leadership skills, personal effectiveness, team building, personality development, customer services, and image enhancement
• 16 years as an international flight attendant with Saudi Arabian Airlines; Best In-flight Purser and Best Flight attendant
• Miss University Philippines 1984 and first runner-up for Miss University International 1985 in Tokyo, Japan

Ms. Kim D. Rubina

• Media Specialist and Communications Coordinator of Synerquest
• New Writer, Magic 89.9 (Wrote entertainment articles under the Magic banner. Managed different social media accounts. Produced content and segments for
the show Boys Night Out)
• Trainee, Podcast PH (Created and edited content for Podcast.ph. Hosted and wrote her own show. Managed the social media accounts of the company)
• Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts (Honorable Mention)

Mr. Michael M. Escalona

• Accredited OSH Practitioner (DOLE-OSHC)
• Certified Management Institute Occupation of Health and Environment (IOSH) holder
• Certified National Examination and Board in Occupational Health and Safety (HSW) Award holder
• 10 years experience in HSE overseas (Qatar) in various projects such AL Thumama Football Coliseum Projects (Mechanical , Electrical and Plumbing ), MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries – Doha Metro Track Works (MEP – Mechanical, Electrical Plumbing), The Pearl Marina station ,LRT Rail Transit Station Construction, Qatar Rail Project, etc.
• Has technical safety skills in fire safety engineering design, risk assessment, gas testing for confined space, H2s and breathing apparatus emergency, Basic Scaffolding erection & dismantling

M. Karen Santiago

• Active Philippine Red Cross - First Aid and CPR Instructor
• Philippine Statistics Authority Evaluator
• Training in Basic Occupational Safety and Health, First Aid – CPR with AED, Disaster Management Services, Basic Water and Safety Rescue, and Ambulance Operation
• B.S. Pharmacy graduate, Centro Escolar University