Directors and Officers  

Farres, Freddie,  Y Javier

Freddie is the President and Executive Director of Linis Gobyerno, no political affiliations (ever since), a consistent businessman/ entrepreneur exposed to all walks of life, who is fed up and tired with the prevailing system  of systemic Graft and Corrupt practices in Government.

Freddie took up business courses but is a graduate of Criminology with units in Business Management at the UP College Baguio. He was born and raised in Manila but has made Baguio City his permanent residence. He traces his roots at Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan (mother's side) and Negros Occidental (father's side). In  1997 Freddie put up Farco Trimedia Ventures (then, a sole proprietorship) and initially ventured into Radio and Cable TV pre and post production services (audio-video); to date  he is the General Manager of FTV Inc. and  the founding publisher of The Junction Newspaper (a local news paper based in Baguio City, circulating within Baguio, Benguet Province). Freddie avers that the big difference with The Junction newspaper is that it is a non-political paper, hence, it has no strings attached, nor any political debts to  any person or political group. Other than this, The Junction Newspaper has taken the self appointed role of  fizcaliser to various  local and national government offices and the media industry  in general. He is also a columnist of the said paper, and a member of the National Press Club (NPC).

If you wish to get in touch with him, you can call him at his mobile phone at (63917) 5069123 or e-mail him at fjfarres@yahoo.com

 

Liwanen, Emilio M.

An Incorporator and a Director of Linis Gobyerno, an activist during his younger days, Emilio, a native of Natonin, Mt. Province, has been a leading labor leader in the different  mining firms in the Cordilleras. He, too, has no political affiliations, but is active in non-government  organizations, and is currently the Vice-President for  Internal Affairs of the  Baguio Non-government Organization (BANGO) Multisectoral Council, an organization that oversees and monitors NGOs in Baguio City.

For his elementary and secondary education, Emilio went to Natonin Elementary School and Immaculate Heart High School, both in Natonin, Mt. Province, and to Far Eastern University (FEU) Manila for his degree in Associate in Arts.

Emilio is also a  columnist of  The Junction newspaper, and a candid and outspoken civic leader.

Acoba-Ver, Jackie y Eder

An  Incorporator and a Director of Linis Gobyerno, Jackie, the most sociable in the group, a friend to everybody, is active in quite a number of non-government organizations in Baguio City, notably among which are: the SERVAS International (she is the Philippine contact/coordinator); BANGO (Baguio NGO Multi-sectoral Council, Inc.); Girl Scouts of the Philippines; Young Women’s Christian’s Assoc.;  Soroptomist International of Pines City; Lion’s;  Brotherhood of Christian Business and Professionals (BCBP); Young Ladies Assoc. of Charity (YLAC); Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Assoc. (P-PSEAWA); Phil. Women in Network (PHILWIN); PMA Host Parents;  National Real Estate Association (NREA); GUMIL Baguio Benguet (Gunglo Dagiti Mannurat nga Ilokano); Ilocos Nortenians Baguio Chapter; and Baguio Arts Guild.

A pure Ilocana who hails from Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, she has made Baguio her permanent home. She is a teacher (a graduate of Ilocos Norte Normal School, now DMMMSU- Laoag City), but has stopped teaching, and a writer, being a member of the GUMIL and a contributor to The Junction Newspaper.  She is at present the President of Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Baguio-Benguet Chapter.

Tayengco, Thomas y Sydeco [deceased]

An  Incorporator, Director and Head Legal Adviser of Linis Gobyerno, a practicing prominent litigant lawyer (a maverick to some), would not hesitate to offer his services on pro bono  for worthy causes,  Atty. Tayengco, or Ka Tom, as he is fondly called by his church-mates, is among our top lawyers in Baguio City. He took up his primary and secondary education at the St. Clement’s College, Iloilo City,  and obtained his law degree at the Ateneo de Manila College of Law.

Atty. Tayengco  is an Ilonggo (from Iloilo City, Philippines), but  at present has been a long standing resident of  Baguio City. He is a religious person. He is also the legal counsel of NREA (National Real Estate Association) Baguio City Chapter, BANGO (Baguio NGO Multisectoral Council), and many other business enterprises and individuals.

He only knows to teach what is right. Anything wrong, he abhors.

 

Luis, Connie y Hernando

*on indefinite leave

An Incorporator and Director of Linis Gobyerno, also a lawyer, Connie obtained her degree in law at Northwestern University, Laoag City. She has been a practicing corporate lawyer. She is the past President of PAREB (Philippine Association of Realtor’s Boards), Baguio City Chapter. To date, she is the National Vice President of the USAFIP-NL Veterans and Heirs Foundation, Inc.  and the Chairman for  the Northern Luzon of Daringayos Fund Campaign

A fighter, Connie was once the President of the Sons and Daughters Baguio City Chapter (an organization of the heirs of World War II veterans), where she had been fighting for the rights of our WW II nation’s heroes, and their heirs. Through her initiative, a building, and a cooperative for the group was put up. A school for the members’ small children is now also operational.

A workaholic, Connie is single by choice. Despite her very hectic schedule brought about by her numerous socio-civic affiliations, Connie is all over – one day she is in Baguio, the next day she is  somewhere else. She is one of those who has omitted the word “rest” in her vocabulary.

Connie, being a long time resident of La Trinidad, Benguet and Baguio City, Philippines, is also an Ilocana from the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines (though she traces her roots from the Bago Tribe of the Ilocos).

Dawang, Bing y Afed

An Incorporator, Director and Founding Member of the Board of Linis Gobyerno, Bing is an Igorota, and the youngest (although not so young) in the group,  a nurse by profession and turned journalist, she is editor of The Junction newspaper.

Though a bit inexperienced in real-life situations (compared to the rest of the group), she is familiar with the Filipino’s  poverty situation having been immersed  in some of the most depressed squatter areas in the National Capital Region, Manila, Philippines  during her college days. Her being a journalist exposed her to the other evils of society. She attributes poverty (as presently being experienced  by  majority of the Filipinos) to graft and corruption.

She is a graduate of the Philippine Women’s University (PWU) Quezon City Campus with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She took her Elementary education at Kayan Elementary School, and her Secondary Education at Holy Rosary High School (both located at Kayan, Tadian, Mt. Province, Philippines). She also had taken several units in Masters in Management Major in Business Management at the University of the Philippines, College Baguio.

Bing is also a member of the National Press Club (NPC) and the Philippine Press Institute (PPI).

If you want to get in touch with her, you can reach her at Mobile Number 0921-6864597  or send an e-mail at bing_dawang@yahoo.com

  Advisers and Comittee Chairpersons

Benigna “Bing” A. Dawang

Committee Chairman and Director for Animal Welfare Concerns, email address : bing_dawang@yahoo.com

Nelson Tua┼ło, Director, Corporate Treasurer

Nelson is always ready to lend a helping hand to review the various financial statements and other statements of assets and liabilities etc…, forwarded to us. As we have seen at times the financial status of corrupt crooks in government leave a lot of explaining and understanding for the common man. In this regard, this is were Nelson unselfishly shares and expresses his opinion on accounting and financial matters. Nelson at present is a practicing free lance accountant, he can be reached through his mobile number – 0919- 5625858 Nelson is presently a member of the board and corporate treasurer


Rudy is also presently for the year 2010 to 2011 a member of the Board and Director for Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices.

Arturo Boquiren,

As Committee Chairman and Adviser on Mining and Environmental Concerns for Linis Gobyerno is also presently an Associate Professor at the UP College Baguio teaching economics and a regular columnist and contributor to The Junction Newspaper and other print media outfits. Art strongly takes to heart his advocacy on mining and other environmental concerns and issues and is often invited on various speaking engagements within the country to share his valuable insights and views on mining and similar environmental concerns. You can get in touch with Art at his email - artboquiren2040@yahoo.com or you can contact him at his mobile number : 0927-536-8431 or visit his website at www.geocities.com/arturoboquiren

Ronald Groenhart,

Ronald is presently the Adviser and Consultant on Accounting and Economic Affairs. Ron, as he is fondly called is a Dutch National but is now a permanent resident in the Philippines and based in Cebu. Ron used to work with one of the largest multi-national companies in Holland as an Accountant . Ron’s admiration for the Filipino people and love for the Philippines is what motivated him to be an active member of Linis Gobyerno, the excessive graft and corrupt practices in the Philippines he simply cannot stomach.

Atty. James S. Valeros

Atty. Valeros as Committee Chairman and Adviser on Public Transport is Linis Gobyerno’s resident expert on franchising and similar public transport concerns. Atty. James had been for so many years now denouncing the erroneous policies tolerance and graft practices of the DOTC CAR leadership and the tolerance and connivance of the Baguio City Council Chairman of the Committee on Public Transport. Atty. James had opened our eyes to the unhampered proliferation of colorum taxis and buses that operate within and out of the City of Baguio and as a result had led to the very poor air quality within the Baguio Central Business District among other numerous environmental concerns and violations of law. Atty. James is active in his legal practice and was for a brief period the Regional Director of the LTFRB Region 1 and is an alumnus of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA- Class 1964) . Atty. James is also a contributor and columnist to The Junction Newspaper. You can get in touch with Atty. James at land line number (074) 444-7025

Roberto “Bobby” Ortega, Adviser- Peace and Order, Local Governance

Bobby Ortega also known as the one and only “markang bungo” needs no introduction. A former Lt. Colonel in the PNP, former Baguio City Chief of Police and former Baguio City Councilor (2 terms) ran for Baguio City Mayor etc…, a self made man and man of principle, the man whom all crooks and criminals fear to the teeth. If you are a criminal and/or law breaker then you tend to dislike Bobby but if you are a peace loving and law abiding citizen then Bobby is your Man. “ Bungo” as he is known to his friends and foe alike has always taken the right path. As lamented and commented by numerous Baguio residents “ when Bobby was the chief of police there was practically a zero crime rate and one could walk the streets at night or any time of day and feel safe, gone were the taxi hold-ups etc… as most if not all the crooks left Baguio City”, sad to say that is no longer the case nowadays and the peace and order in Baguio and similar cities are simply bad and disgusting. Bobby as a public servant and city councilor was always ready to lend a helping hand to his constituents, was always transparent and not once was involved in any graft and corruption charges and/or issues.

Danilo B. Javier

Danny as Committee Chairman and Adviser on Urban Poor and Informal Settlers is one of the active Linis Gobyerno officers. Danny is active in various private business concerns but has a soft spot for the poor, marginalized and informal sectors of society . Danny is well liked by the masses in general due to his amiable personality and his deep understanding on the masses plight and conditions. Danny is always willing to lend a helping hand and go the extra mile for any indigent member of society for as long as all assistance are done within the bounds of law. Danny is also a columnist and contributor to The Junction Newspaper you can email Danny at dbjavier@itdynamicsphil.com or at dbjavier@itdynamicsphil.com or at ubhltd@yahoo.com or call his mobile number at 0917-5061005.

Castro, Nestor, Y Agbayani, Director for Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices

Nestor, despite his busy schedule still has time to lend a hand in helping our members who happen to be victims in our country’s ultra rampant graft and corrupt practices. Self sacrifice and unconditional service to his fellow LG members is what Nestor is known for.