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2013 JFVA Board of Judges

Hon. Corazon "Dinky" Juliano-Soliman

Secretary, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

Co-chairperson, 2013 Board of Judges

She received her MA in 1998 in Public Administration (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University), Bachelor of Science (1973) in Social Work (University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman), and was a University Scholar and Gerry Roxas Leadership Awardee. She is a committed social worker and a recipient of numerous awards and citations in the field of social work and community development, including the Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service Award (1992) and the Most Distinguished Alumnus Award (University of the Philippines).

Grace A. Tan Caktiong

President, Jollibee Group Foundation

Co-chairperson, 2013 Board of Judges

She started the Cubao and Quiapo Ice Cream Houses with her then classmate, Tony Tan Caktiong in 1975 which evolved to become Jollibee Foods Corp. She attained her BS Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Sto. Tomas where she graduated cum laude. She is a certified Computer Programmer and System Analyst, and served JFC in its operations, electronic data processing, treasury, audit and international business development. She setup Jollibee Group Foundation in 2004 and being at the helm of the Foundation, she ensures that Jollibee's work with the community -- foremost of which are its education (Busog, Lusog, Talino School Feeding Program) and agriculture (Farmer Entrepreneurship Program) programs -- is meaningful, effective and sustainable. She is married to Jollibee Foods Corp co-founder and Chairman, Tony Tan Caktiong and they have three children.

Hon. Carmelita Dimzon


Oversease Workers Welfare Association (OWWA)

She is a public administrator, a public servant, a scholar and an educator. She is a Career Executive Service Officer with Rank 1. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1968 with a degree in Bachelor of Arts, major in English and minor in Philosophy, at the University of Santo Tomas. She proceeded to earn her Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Public Administration at the University of the Philippines as a Civil Service scholar. Prior to her appointment as Administrator of OWWA in 2008, she served as Deputy Administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) where she worked for 26 years, rising through the ranks. She is the first woman administrator of OWWA. She was a professor at the University of Santo Tomas where she taught subjects in English and humanities, and was a recipient of several foreign scholarship grants for specialized studies in the United Kingdom, Australia and Hawaii.

Fr. Carmelo "Tito" Caluag, S.J.

Chaplain, Chair of the Management Committee for Public Service Integration


He is currently running teacher formation and youth leadership formation programs under the Magna Anima Education System, Inc., whose main focus is to inspire a renewal and reform movement in public schools. He also works with ABS-CBN as Chaplain, Chair of the Management Committee for Public Service Integration, and Managing Director of 71 Dreams Foundation. He studied in the Ateneo de Manila University for 1964 to 1980, from elementary to college (AB Interdisciplinary Studies). In 1983, he entered the Society of Jesus and was ordained in 1993. He proceeded to earn his masters from Fordham University in New York; MS in Educational Administration, under a specialized course, the Jesuit Secondary School Administrators' Program of the Commission on Research and Development of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association of the U.S. Jesuits.

Karen Davila

Award-winning TV and Radio Broadcast Journalist

She is a multi-awarded broadcast journalist with 19 years of experience as a journalist, documentarist, news anchor, radio commentator and interviewer. She is a Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum, an elite group of young professionals successful in their fields worldwide and an Ambassador and Board Member for non-government organizations like Habitat for Humanity and World Vision. Recently she was invited by The Philippine Daily Inquirer to be one of their Read Along Ambassadors, a program that promotes reading for the young. She has received numerous awards as a broadcaster including the prestigious Ten Outstanding Young Men Award for Broadcast Journalism, the UNICEF Award for her documentary on Children in Jail, a New York TV & Film Award and a CNN Special Report Award for her reportage. She is also a consistent ANAK TV Awardee for the last 6 years, being named as one of TV's child friendly personalities and role models for the youth today. Karen is a mother of two - David is 11 and Lucas is 5.

Maribel Sison-Dionisio

Parenting & Relationship Consultant, Love Institute

She has been a Parenting and Relationship Consultant for over 21 years and founded the Love Institute, which provides a systematic program curriculum and other services to cater to unique relationship needs from marriage enhancement to raising children. She was, for three years, a regular Parenting Expert for ABS CBN's Umagang Kay Ganda and has also been regularly invited by DZMM's Teleradyo, Radyo Singko's Relasyon and GMA 7 Unang Hirit to serve as resource person. She has co-authored two parenting books and three relationship books. She has been happily married to Dr. Allan R. Dionisio for 29 years and together they give parenting and relationship talks. They help prepare couples for marriage in the Discovery Weekend marriage preparation program and are regular monthly columnists for Working Mom magazine and e-Newsletter of Kerygma's Family Reborn.

Theresa Jotie

Country HR Head

Jollibee Foods Corporation

She is the Country HR Head for JFC Philippines and she oversees the HR operations of the different JFC brands namely Jollibee, Chow King, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal and Burger King. She's also in-charge of the HR Teams for JFC Global Filipino Markets group as well as the Corporate Services Group based in the Philippines. In her 25 years of service in Jollibee, she has championed the culture-values program in the organization. Her most recent contribution is the institutionalization of the Values Integration and Enhancement Workshop (VIEW) program and the Jollibee Pit Stop series found in the Jollibee Learning Resource Library. Ms. Jotie is married to Greg Jotie and has 14-yr old twin boys named Jonathan and Jeremy.

Francis Kong

Award-winning motivational and inspirational speaker

Francis is the founding member and director of Inspire Leadership Consultancy, a training, and evaluation company, whose passion is to inspire personal, professional and social excellence through unique learning methods and core models. He has a daily radio program titled "Business Matters", a weekend column in the Business page of The Philippine star, and can be regularly be seen in Umagang Kay Ganda. He is an award-winning inspirational and motivational speaker, receiving awards such as the Anvil Award for Excellence, Dr. Jose Rizal Award for Excellence in 2008, and Gold Quill Philippines Award of Merit in 2006. Francis is married to the former Lilia Nolasco and has three children, Bryan 26, Hannah 22 and Rachel 17.

Harvey Ong

Vice President for Marketing


Harvey brings with him over 20 years of experience in local & regional brand management with industry-leading multi-national companies. He has had direct or oversight P&L responsibilities for various markets across Asia, notably the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Vietnam and Korea. Prior to Jollibee, he was Marketing Director for Fonterra Brands Philippines. He also held the posts of Marketing Director for Taiwan and Scotch Portfolio Brand Director for Asia Pacific when he was with Diageo. Prior to this, Harvey spent more than 13 years with Procter & Gamble, where his last assignment was as Regional Marketing Director for Fabric Care for the Australia, ASEAN and India region. His P&G career included stints on other consumer categories, including Home Care, Hair Care and Personal Cleansing. Harvey is married to Michelle Ong, homebuilder, entrepreneur and interior designer. They have been married for 17 years and have 5 children, ranging from 16 to 3 years old.

Christine Jacob-Sandejas

Celebrity Mom, Seasoned TV Host and Olympian

She is an established TV Host and actress with over 20 years of experience, model and a former Olympian swimmer. Wife to Francisco "Paco" Sandejas, she has become a devoted and hands-on mother to five beautiful children: Paolo 12; Gabby 11; Nina 9; Luis 6, and Jaime 3.

Atty. Adel Tamano

Public Relations and Communications Director

The Coca-Cola Corporation

He heads the Public Relations and Communications Department of The Coca-Cola Corporation and is the current dean of the College of Law at the Liceo de Cagayan University in Cagayan de Oro. He is also an accomplished writer with a weekly column entitled "Mano-A-Mano" in The Philippine Star. He graduated with a degree in AB Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. Later on, he attended the prestigious Harvard University, graduating with honors from the school's Master of Law Graduate Program.