About Us

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to transform leaders, institutions and communities to bring together effective and efficient governance and sustainable improvement of education performance and capabilities.

Our mission is to deliver successful transformations of leaders, institutions and communities by building their capacities for strategic thinking, execution and leadership to address governance and education challenges and issues with long-term and beneficial solutions and outcomes.

What We Do

Our work in educational governance system spans every level from municipalities to cities to national government. We work with policy-makers, local leaders, national and local agencies and institutions, communities at the grassroot level, and private sector partners to help them transform how they think, organize, facilitate, mobilize and execute change for improved governance, leadership and collective action.

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Specifically, we help them through our 6Cs Transformation Programme:

Core Strategy

Setting a vision for strategic and sustainable outcomes, developing a framework for strategic planning and its execution, building monitoring and evaluation process and methodology from design to implementation, creating governance structure and performance management system, and strengthening resource mobilization, including budget development and financing.

Creative Solution Ideation

Developing design thinking to understand and respond to stakeholder problems, issues and needs, designing and running innovation programs, covering capabilities, framework and governance, to deliver more future-proofed results.

Capacity and Culture-building

Build capacity for winning leadership, governance and change management to create sustainable competitive advantage.

Comprehensive Intelligence

Conduct of economic research, feasibility studies, market studies, surveys, data and analytics and risk management studies to drive optimal strategies and outcomes.

We also develop project proposals, from design to execution, including budgets, covering a diverse range of themes, for varying donors, local or international.

We also develop position papers on policies, legislations and other emerging issues which will have a social and economic impact to a wide stakeholder spectrum, including local communities, institutions and private sector.

Communication innovations

Developing and implementing a multi-channel and broad-based communication plan to deliver information to specific audience, increase awareness, boost credibility and reputation and solidify brand identity and reach. Our expertise in StoryTelling creates value-adding advantage to draw better understanding of strategic messaging and support to particular communication objectives.

Cutting-edge Execution

Undertake project management, including organization and mobilization of resources and monitoring and evaluation of outcomes.

President and CEO

Our mother hen is Dr. Milwida M. Guevara. On week days (and even most weekends), she is Synergeia’s Chief Executive Officer. A former Undersecretary of the Department of Finance, “Ms. G” (as we fondly call her) guides the flock and makes sure everyone is well fed.

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Board of Trustees

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Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, S.J.

Chairman

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Father Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J.

Chairman Emeritus

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Dr. Antonio N. Torralba

Vice Chairman

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John Aloysius Bernas

Treasurer

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John L. Silva

Corporate Secretary

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Dr. Milwida M. Guevara

President & CEO

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Solita C. Monsod

Member

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Miguel Rene A. Dominguez

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Rafael L. Coscolluela

Member

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Dr. Cristina L. Yuson

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Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian

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Mentors

Dr. Corazon Abansi

Chancellor, UP Baguio

Oscar Atendido

Personality Development Guru

Joaquin Hagedorn

Former School Principal (California)

FGov Josefina Dela Cruz

Province of Bulacan

FMayor Mary Jane Ortega

San Fernando City, La Union

John Silva

Executive Director, Ortigas Foundation Library

Dr. Antonio Torralba

University of Asia and the Pacific

Dr. Jesus Reynaldo Aquino

Former PhilHealth President, Congressman and Mayor of San Fernando, Pampanga

Mr. John Aloysius Bernas

Treasurer, Synergeia

FMayor Voltaire Anthony C. Villarosa

Mamburao, Mindoro Occidental

Councilor Eduardo Tiongson

Mun. of Solano, Nueva Vizcaya

FGov Rafael Coscolluela

Province of Negros Occidental

Gov Francis Joseph "Jay" Jalandoni

Philippine Red Cross

FMayor Alfonso Gamboa

Mun. of Enrique B. Magalona, Negros Occidental

Board Member Jason Gonzales

Province of Iloilo; FMayor, Mun. of Lambunao, Iloilo

FMayor Esteban Coscolluela

Murcia, Negros Occidental

FGOv Miguel A. Dominguez

Province of Sarangani

Councilor Mohammad Ali "Bruce" Matabalao

Cotabato City

FMayor Rommel Falqui

Municipality of Kiamba, Sarangani

Mr. Edicio de la Torre

Education for Life Foundation

Fr. Eric Velandria SJ

Ateneo de Manila University

Fr. Michael McGuire

Dr. Allan G. Farnazo

Regional Director, Department of Education

Mrs. Teresa Villacorta

Former AVP of Ayala Corporation and Former Executive Director of Childrens Hour

Prof. Shirley Equipado

Training Specialist

Central Staff

Dr. Milwida M. Guevara

President & CEO

Anna Maria de Leon

Operations Officer

Lennie Nocum

Senior Accounting Officer

Adrian Aquino

M & E Assistant

Ma. Cristina Lleva

Administrative Assistant

Minie Manalese

Administrative & Finance Officer

Ramon Antonio Aldana

Program Officer

Maria Cecilia Sanchez

Finance Specialist

Eddiether Fernandez

M & E Assistant

Eduardo Cortez , Jr.

Driver / Messenger

Anjanette Juan

Senior Program Officer/HR & Logistics Officer

Florendo Guevara

Program Officer

April Dulfo

Project Accountant

Jessica Frey Shane Geronimo

HR & Logistics Assistant

Site Staff

Maria Consuelo Doble

Program Officer (North Luzon)

Caridad Sri Tharan

Program Officer (Bohol)

Halil Bacarat, Jr.

Project Officer (Marawi)

Elsimir Tawasil

Program Officer (Sulu)

Alzen Serabani

Program Officer (Tawi Tawi)

Edwin Nacionales

Program Officer (Visayas)

Victoria Armilla

Program Officer (Cebu)

Fahad Balindong

Statistician (Marawi)

Alhajar Abdulgafor

Program Officer (Sulu)

Ernesto Malvas

Program Officer (Visayas)

Amaluden Aguam

Program Officer (Lanao)

Hanifa Mitomara

Program Assistant (Marawi)

Alan Abbang

Finance Specialist (Sulu)

Consultants

Maria Lourdes Recente

Renato Pizarro

Wilfrido Marifosque

Other Relevant Information

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Synergeia Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the PCNC (Philippine Council for NGO Certification)

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