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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


Acting Chairperson

Alternative representative for SEC. RAMON LOPEZ

























Administrator & Chief Executive Officer Sec. Raul L. Lambino

Deputy Administrator I

PCSupt. Agrimero A. Cruz, Jr, Ret, CSEE

Department Manager A/ OIC-Deputy Administrator I, Support Services

Mr. Dhart E. Carpio

Special Assistant to the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer for Special Concerns

Mr. Amadeo Martin P. Gonzales

Special Assistant to the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer for Investment and Promotions

Mr. Raymundo T. Roquero

Special Assistant to the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer for Regulatory and Compliance

Atty. Percival B. Peralta

Special Assistant to the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer for FinTech and Virtual Currency

Atty. Mike Gerald C. David, CPA

Board Secretary VI/ OIC-Division Chief, Legal

Atty. Joy Catherine P. Alameda

Department Manager A - Management Services

Mr. Cir Rodney C. Cacatian

Head Technical Assistant/ OIC-Cagayan Offices/ Quality Management Representative/ OIC-Department Manager A, Marketing and Investment Promotion

Mr. Leonardo C. Cruz
Chief Administrative Officer (Budget Officer V)/ OIC-Department Manager A, Finance Mr. Rodrigo C. Pablo
Chief Investments Specialist/ Division Chief, Investment Promotions Ms. Maryjane C. Cometa
Engineer V/ Division Chief, Infrastructure and Maintenance Engr. Julian Jovy B. Gonzales
Market Specialist V/ Division Chief, Marketing Mr. Gabriel L. Lingan
Division Manager A/ Division Chief, Environmental Management Engr. Avelino T. Natividad
Chief Administrative Officer/ Division Chief, General Administrative Engr. Tito A. Perlas Jr.
Chief Tourism Operations Officer/ Division Chief, Community-based Tourism Ms. Ma. Jesusa B. Zingapan
Information Systems Officer II/ OIC-Division Chief, Management Information System Engr. Jomar A. Agabin
Supervising Tourism Operations Officer/ OIC-Division Chief, Fire and Safety Mr. Archimedes R. Ancheta
Enterprise Services Officer V/ OIC-Division Chief, Business Registration and Regulatory Ms. Novelyn T. Cruz
Harbor Master/ OIC-Division Chief, Seaport Operation Mr. Ralph Patrick M. Iloy
Public Relations Officer IV/ OIC-Division Chief, Corporate Affairs Ms. Joyce Marie U. Jayme-Calimag
Supervising Labor and Employment Officer/ OIC-Division Chief, Labor and Visa Services Mr. Mark Anthony R. Manaligod
Security Officer III/ OIC-Division Chief, Law Enforcement and Disaster Management Mr. Mauro Manguma
Supervising Administrative Officer (Cashier IV)/ OIC-Division Chief, Cash Mr. Jethro R. Molina
Planning Officer IV/ OIC-Division Chief, Corporate Planning Ms. Marian Rochelle Leovigilda A. Pagulayan
Accountant IV/ OIC-Division Chief, Accounting Ms. Elsie F. Rodriguez, CPA
Community Affairs Officer IV/ OIC-Division Chief, Community Affair and Development Ms. Grace Ruiz
Airport Manager II/ OIC-Division Chief, Airport Operations Engr. Romel C. Santiago
Supervising Personnel Specialist/ OIC-Division Chief, Human Resource Mr. Eddie A. Valdez