PPI Key Personnel
Plentex Philippines Inc. is managed by an experienced and highly qualified team:
Dr Vic. Ilag, Non Executive Director
(See Plentex Board for details)
Gil A. Adora, Non Executive Director
Served the Philippine Government for 42 years in various capacities. He started his career as Jr. Fishery Biologist in 1972 and rose through the ranks to Career Executive Service Officer, Rank 1V, Designated Officer In-Charge of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, BFAR Assistant National Director (Dec. 2007 to Sept. 2012). He was designated as SEAFDEC Alternate Council Director for the Philippines, as Commissioner for the International Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT); as Commissioner on Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT); and Head Delegate of the Philippines for Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, Scientific Committee (WCPFC-SC).
Ceferino A. Garcia Jr., Non Executive Director
Holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and is an expert in the design and fabrication of aquaculture infrastructure. He is Proprietor and General Manager of MJCG Marine Enterprise and heads MJCG Construction Inc. MJCG is an accredited fishcage fabricator and supplier which operates and manages intensive grow-out culture of milkfish in marine cages in Basey Samar. Ceferino is a Director of Seafarm Center, Eastern Seaworld Venture M. Cooperative, New Seafood Sanctuary Restaurant and President of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurs Ass., Inc. (ASPEN) in Tacloban City.
Erwin Navarez, Non Executive Director/ Treasurer/ Corporate Secretary
A lawyer who majored in accountancy and has held a number of senior positions with Joaquin Cunanan & Co./PricewaterhouseCoopers Philippines. Erwin was a pioneer in the PEZA consulting practice of PWC which started in 1998. As understudy to Elvira Adorable, the then PEZA Deputy Director General for Operations, Erwin developed vast knowledge on PEZA incentives and procedures and was promoted to PEZA Manager in 2004. He left PWC in 2008 to form his own practice and founded Navarez Sabater & Co. which advises foreign investors on PEZA and Tax Issues.
Other Philippine Management
Neil Pancipanci – Manager – Aquaculture Operations (PAC)
Neil is a very experienced aquafarmer and aquafarming technical advisor who has worked in many countries through his role for some 7 years as Technical Lead Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods for Oxfam International. He was the Oxfam focal person for fisheries development programs in PNG, Myanmar, Nigeria and Yemen. Also during his period with Oxfam responsible for building the fisheries industry in Eastern Leyte, Eastern Samar and North Cebu after Typhoon Hainan (Yolanda) in November 2013.
Prior to this employment, Neil served in the Southern Leyte Rehabilitation Program, eventually becoming Unit Head of the Samar Field Office. During this period apart from many other activities, he implemented nursery operations (fry to fingerling production) and grow out culture product for seaweeds, Snapper, Seabass, Grouper and Milkfish.
He has an intimate knowledge of fishery operations in Leyte and Samar and is currently a Director of the Samar Provincial Wide Co-operative serving all fishpond holders in Samar, and is a member of the Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council, the Municipal Fisheries and Aquaculture Council and the Municipal Planning and Development Council.
Neil developed his Fish Tech farming operations at Santa Margarita in late 2020 and has built it into the significant operation which exists today. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science in Fisheries from the Mindano State University and has completed numerous technical training program convened by Oxfam, BFAR, SEAFDEC and the Philippine Department of Agriculture.