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Our People | Cagayan Economic Zone Authority

Our People

The Administrator and CEO


Secretary Raul L. Lambino was appointed member of the Cabinet by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on July 5, 2017, and is the present Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of Cagayan Economic Zone Authority.

Before his appointment, Lambino was reviewer and lecturer in Remedial Law and Political Law for more than twenty (20) years and managing director of Lambino Law Firm, which handles corporate and litigation cases. He was the lone voice in the press and on television and radio of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during her long, difficult detention on trumped-up charges filed by the previous administration of President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III against her.
As Mrs. Arroyo’s legal spokesman from 2010 to 2016, Lambino handled the job with aplomb and political savvy.  It was a remarkable quality that the Filipino public first noticed in him some years earlier, when he was appointed by then President Arroyo as member of the 2005 Constitutional Consultative Commission, and in 2006 when he led with distinction as strategist and campaign spokesman of the “Sigaw ng Bayan” group that called for people’s initiative to reform the 1987 Philippine Constitution.

Since 2016, he has been Lead Convener of the PDU30 Constitutional Reformers (CORE) to Federalism. From 2006 to 2008, he was vice president for Constitutional Reforms of the Philippine Constitution Association (Philconsa).

The issue in the new millennium has shifted to social and economic development—about giving every Filipino his due, Lambino says. “One cannot be politically empowered when he is not socially and economically stable in life.”

His primary advocacy is to reform the structure of government. He has taken on the mantle as campaign stalwart in President Duterte’s drive to fulfil his campaign promise to shift the country to a Federal System of government.

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His experience in commercial law practice and involvement with the International Chamber of Commerce, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) and various business councils are most helpful and indispensable in his new job.

Lambino is the Vice-President for International Affairs and leads the International Department of President Duterte’s ruling party, PDP Laban.  He was formerly the Party’s Deputy Secretary-General for Constitutional Reforms.

He was Executive Director and Secretary-General of Lakas Christian Muslim Democrats and represented the party as a delegate to the Centrist Democrats International (CDI) Executive Committee Conferences in Beirut, Lebanon (January 2012); in Rome, Italy (December 2011), and in Brussels, Belgium (June 2011) and as representative to the various exchange programs with the Communist Party of China in the 1990s and 2000s.

He is the founding Chairman and President of the Asia Pacifica Oriente United Business Council, Inc.  Likewise, he is a Director of the International Chamber of Commerce.

He is the President of the Regional Ambassador Club of Quezon City; the Vice-President and Corporate Secretary of the Association for Philippines-China Understanding with former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as its Chairperson.

Lambino also served as Chief of Staff of Sen. Loren Legarda during the late 1990s; Chief of Staff and Legal Counsel of former House Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr. during the late 1980s and early 1990s; and consultant in the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives in 2001 to 2016.

He took Masters in Business Administration at the University of the Philippines-Diliman Quezon City; and had attended courses and conferences about International Law, International Finance, Diplomacy and other subjects in Europe, Asia and the US.

He is a recipient of several awards, citation and commendation both here and abroad, the latest one was given by the US-Philippine Society in Washington D.C. when he delivered his address on Philippine Reform for Federalism and by the China Urban Infrastructure Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, China when he delivered his speech on the Economic Development of the Philippine government under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

He finished his Bachelor of Laws, Cum Laude and Valedictorian at the University of Pangasinan in 1986 and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Cum Laude in 1981, also at the University of Pangasinan.

He took up High School at the Saint Philomenas Academy and graduated with honours in 1974. He finished his elementary school with honours at the Dilan Elementary School in 1970.

He is married to Marilyn de Guzman Lambino, the incumbent Mayor of Mangaldan, Pangasinan, and a Director of the John Hay Management Corporation in Baguio City.

He has three children. The eldest is Mark Ronald; a graduate from the Philippine Science High School, and subsequently from the University of the Philippines. He took his Masters Degree in Public Management at the Ateneo de Manila University. He is the former Senior Executive Assistant of PAGCOR. Now, he is the incumbent Vice Governor of Pangasinan.

Rhauline, a lawyer and economist who graduated in Economics and Juris Doctor both in the University of the Philippines. She is now the Managing Partner of the Lambino Law Firm.

Rhaquel, a lawyer, who graduated Political Science in UP, Juris Doctor in Ateneo de Manila, and head of the Litigation and Labor Department of the Lambino Law Firm.

Board of Directors

 Usec. Rowel S. Barba


Alternative representative for Sec. Ramon Lopez

Katrina C. Ponce-Enrile


Antonio G. Buendia, Jr.


Milton A. Alingod


Leon G. Montemayor


Arturo P. Bautista


Nelson P. Robinion


Bryan Dale G. Chan


Jose D. Balagan, Sr.


Jaime Roque Escaño


Ernesto J. Fueconcillo


Engr. Purisimo L. Tiam


Joseph D.G Lara II


     Atty. Joy Catherine P. Alameda

           Corporate Board Secretary

Administrator & Chief Executive Officer Sec. Raul L. Lambino
Special Assistant to the Administrator & CEO /Designated Acting Senior Deputy Administrator Mr. Raymundo T. Roquero

Head Technical Assistant/ OIC Cagayan Offices & Quality Management Representative

Mr. Leonardo C. Cruz
Special Assistant to the Administrator & CEO for Regulatory & Compliance Atty. Percival B. Peralta
Deputy Administrator Mr. Agrimero A. Cruz Jr.
Chief of Staff/ Chief Civil Security Officer Mr. Mike P. Gonzales
Corporate Board Secretary Atty. Joy Catherine P. Alameda
Support Services Department Mr. Dhart E. Carpio
Planning and MIS Department Mr. Cir Rodney C. Cacatian
Finance Services Division Mr. Rodrigo C. Pablo
Legal Division Atty. Frederick Faustino Madriaga III
Management Information Division Engr. Jomar A. Agabin
Administrative and  Services Division  Engr. Tito A. Perlas Jr.
Business Processing Division Ms. Novelyn T. Cruz
Spokesperson and Special Assistant to the A/CEO for FinTech and Virtual Currency Atty. Mike Gerald C. David, CPA
Media Relations Office Ms. Michelle S. Agabin
Business Development and Marketing Division Mr. Gabriel L. Lingan
Planning Division Ms. Ma. Jesusa B. Zingapan
Property Supply Division Mr. Philip Earl H. Achanzar
Records Division Ms. Grace D. Reyes
Public Relation Office Ms. Joyce U. Jayme-Calimag
Human Resource Section Mr. Mark Anthony R. Manaligod
Security and Disaster Division Mr. Mauro Manguma (OIC)
Industrial and Environmental Safety Division Engr. Avelino T. Natividad
Community Services Division Ms. Grace Ruiz
Engineering and Maintenance Division Engr. Julian Jovy B. Gonzales 
Seaport Section Mr. Patrick M. Iloy
Airport Section Engr. Romel C. Santiago
Labor, Employment and Productivity Office Mr. Reynold Alibania