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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Onofore T. Banson, Jr.

President

The President of ACEL, Mr. Banson is also the president of Monark Equipment Corporation. Widely acknowledged as the No. 1 heavy equipment and generator sets provider in the Philippines, Monark is a founding member of ACEL. The exclusive authorized dealer of Caterpillar products in the country, the company also distributes other leading European and North American heavy equipment brands. A Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University, Mr. Banson likewise holds a Masters in International Economics and Management degree, with focus on money, banking and finance, from the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy. He started his professional career in 2001 at a consultancy called Iberpacific, a partnership between Union Fenosa of Spain and the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco).  

J. Eladio L. Angeles

1st Vice President

Mr. Angeles is the president and general manager of Olympic Engineering and Sales Corp. A holder of a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the Mapua Institute of Technology, he is a registered civil engineer. He started his career as a cadet engineer at SKI Construction Group but, after a year, he transferred to Olympic Engineering where he gained his 17 years of experience working in and providing high quality service to various construction projects, with focus on health, safety and environmental issues. He handles projects mainly in the areas of ports and marine structures, dredging and pipe jacking, fuel/oil facilities, engineering design, consultancy, and inspection and equipment rentals. Olympic Engineering joined ACEL in 2004. Mr. Angeles has served as a Director for 10 years and now sits as the Association’s First Vice President.  

Sixto T. Benedicto

2nd Vice President

In ACEL, I am currently the 2nd Vice President and the Chairman of Manpower Development and Certification, the Chairman of Benedicto Steel Corporation (BSC) and Benedicto Cebu Link, Inc., and the President of CLB Global Trading Corp. and CLB Engineering & Supply, Inc. I have been in the Wire, Rope & Lifting industry since the 80’s; and since then, Benedicto Steel Corp. has been with ACEL since 2003. I became a Director in 2011, became a Chairman of Manpower Development and Certification in 2013 up until the present.  

Abigail S. Mancilla

Corporate Secretary

Ms. Mancilla is vice president of the First Philippine Skills & Equipment Testing (FPSET) Corporation. Based in Pasig City, FPSET serves as third-party inspectors for various construction, mining, industrial, transport and offshore equipment to ensure that safety is given the highest priority in every workplace. A graduate of the University of the Philippines, she enrolled in the Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology program of Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in 2011 which led her to pursue a career in the field of safety and construction. FPSET has been an ACEL member since 2004, and, thus, she knew about the Association even before she joined it. She became an ACEL Director in 2014, and aside from serving as Corporate Secretary, she also co-chairs the Committee on Manpower Development & Certification.

Eduardo P. Trinidad 

Treasurer

I am currently ACEL’s Treasurer and Inframachineries Corp.’s President. I started my career in construction back in 2004 where I worked for Tri-globe Transport Services and Trading Inc. in Quezon City. Inframachineries Corp. has been an ACEL member since 2011.  

Antonio G. Coronel 

Corporate Auditor

Mr. Coronel, C.P.M, is the general manager of Asia Pacific Business Services Inc. (APBS), the shared services company of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI). Established in 2015, APBS provides business process outsourcing, procurement, finance and other support functions to ICTSI’s subsidiaries and affiliates around the world. A global company, ICTSI is in the business of acquiring, developing, managing and operating container ports and terminals worldwide. Mr. Coronel, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering and MBA degrees from the University of the Philippines, began his career at EEI Inc. where he worked from 1973 to 1987. He joined ICTSI in 1988 and has remained with the company since. Although ICTSI became an ACEL member only in 2000, he has served as a Director of the Association since 1992.  

Ramonito E. Sicat

P.R.O

Mr. Sicat is the vice president for business development in M.E. Sicat Construction Inc., a leading AAA certified contractor. Offering engineering solutions across a wide spectrum of disciplines, the company caters to both government and private institutions. Its principal activities are engineering, resource management, supply chain solutions, building, pipeline services, civil construction and utilities. The company built one of the largest sludge treatment plants in Southeast Asia and has been awarded Special Citations for Loyalty and Excellence in Service by Manila Water Corporation. Holding a Masters in Entrepreneurship degree from the Asian Institute of Management, Mr. Sicat started his career in the construction industry in 1995 and served as a director of the Philippine Contractors Association in 2013-2015. He became a Director of ACEL in 2015, three years after M.E. Sicat Construction joined the Association.  

Jon Virgil V. Angeles

Director

Mr. Angeles is the assistant vice president for Equipment, Purchasing and Logistics, as well as Human Resources in J.V. Angeles Construction Corporation (JVACC). A general engineering and construction company, JVACC specializes in the construction of water supply and sewerage systems, water treatment plants, wastewater/sewage treatment plants, hydropower plants, dams, tunnels and aqueducts, pipelaying, utilities, and civil infrastructure. A licensed AAA contractor, it is also an ISO9001:2008, ISO14001:2004 and OHSAS18001:2007 certified company. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from De La Salle University, Mr. Angeles also has a Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He now serves as a Director of ACEL where JVACC has been a member since 1984.  

Justo F. Manalo, Jr.

Director

Mr. Manalo is vice president for Equipment Operations at JE Manalo & Co. Inc. where he manages the company’s entire fleet of equipment. The company being a family-owned corporation, he got an early exposure in the construction industry and, over the years, gained extensive experience in most aspects of the construction business. He also owned and operated several businesses in the areas of agriculture, real estate, services, and retail in the Philippines and in the United States.  As a businessman, Mr. Manalo also ventured in IT technical support and became a counselor for a technical college. Moreover, he is a licensed realtor in Northern California since the early 2000s. For 25 years now, JE Manalo Co. Inc. has been a member of ACEL. Mr. Manalo has been serving as a Director since 2010 and now is the Chairman of the Committee on Government Relations.

Ernesto G. Lim

Director

Mr. Lim is the president of Eaglecor Inc., a construction company he founded in 1995. Known for high quality and cost-efficient construction projects, Eaglecor was involved in the completion of such landmark projects as the Country Mile Homes, Riviera Golf and Country Club, ACM Woodstock Homes, Eastridge Subdivision, and Prudential Tarlac Memorial Park. A holder of a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce – Business Management from the College of San Mateo in California, USA, Mr. Lim has forged a successful career in the construction industry. Included among the early projects he supervised and managed are the Pinnacle Condominiums, Belson Manor Condominiums, Kamayan and Saisaki Restaurant building on EDSA, and the Sugi Restaurants at Greenbelt and Greenhills Shopping Area. He now sits as a Director of ACEL where Eaglecor has been a member since 2007.  

Francis Neil P. Mercado

Director

Mr. Mercado is a senior vice president for Finance and Administration in IPM Construction & Development Corporation where he has worked since 2003.  This company provides excavation services for shopping malls, high-rise buildings, condominiums, mix-use developments, hospitals and government facilities.  A holder of a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from Nottingham University in Nottingham, United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Science in Economics & Finance degree from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New England, USA, he also serves as senior vice president for IPM Trading & Development Corporation, IPM Realty & Development Corporation, Metroluxury Mining Corporation, and Zinith Mines Inc. IPM Construction & Development Corporation joined ACEL in 2008.  He now sits as an ACEL Director and Chairman of the Committee on Safety & Disaster Relief.

Jovito P. Basilio

Ex-Officio

I was an Ex-Officio Director  and past President for ACEL, and the Operations Manager in Basilio Rental and Sales Corp. I started with the construction business back in 1995 where I worked for our family business. Basilio Rental and Sales Corp. has been a member of ACEL from 1979-1981 as L.P. Basilio Construction; took a leave from the association and came back in 1995 as Contractors/Developers Unlimited, Inc., changed name to Basilio Rentals and Sales Corp. We have been with ACEL ever since.  

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COMMITTEES

Antonio G. Coronel

International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)

Committee on Website & Newsletter

Chairman

The Committee on Website & Newsletter serves as the board of review for the ACEL website and newsletter. It monitors and guides the website administrator and newsletter editor to ensure the quality and veracity of their content and design as well as to ensure that information is properly and accurately presented. The committee also makes recommendations regarding the website’s development and newsletter’s content and structure.

Jon Virgil V. Angeles

J.V. Angeles Construction Corp.

Committee on Philconstruct

Chairman

The Committee on Philconstruct serves as the external linkages committee of ACEL. It coordinates with the Philippine Constructors Association and the Philippine International Construction and Building Materials and Equipment Exhibition to reach out to local and international industry movers and shakers. This committee holds the Philconstruct Technoforum where it offers trainings and seminars on the construction industry.

 

Jovito P. Basilio

Basilio Rentals & Sales Corp.

Committee on Membership

Chairman

The Committee on Membership serves as the internal linkages committee of ACEL.  It ensures that the quality of the Association’s membership is preserved and is always given top priority. It holds and properly coordinates meetings to ensure that good attendance and better interaction between and among ACEL members are achieved. This committee is also in charge of the recruitment and acceptance of new members in the Association.

Ernesto G. Lim

Eaglecor, Inc.

Committee on Fellowship

Chairman

The Committee on Fellowship promotes camaraderie and good rapport among the members of the Association. It plans and promotes social events, tournaments and other fellowship gatherings. Members of this committee are also at the helm of several sports activities and events which are held on an annual basis, all aimed at providing the Association members and associates in the industry opportunities to socialize and have fun.

 

Jaime Philip A. L. Campos

E-S-C-O Energy Supply Corporation

Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility

Chairman

The Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility plans and implements programs and projects that enhance the values and services of ACEL, bolster its public image and reputation, and contribute to the microeconomic development of the country by promoting sustainable growth for all. It reviews and monitors the CSR policy of the Association from time to time to ensure that they remain relevant. 

 

Sixto T. Benedicto

Benedicto Steel Corp.

Committee on Manpower Development & Certification

Chairman

The Committee on Manpower Development and Certification promotes, develops, and implements a comprehensive manpower development system focused on the needs of the construction sector. It also undertakes certification and testing programs while implementing trade skills standards for the industry as it works closely with other concerned agencies such as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Construction Manpower and Development Foundation (CMDF).

 

Abigail S. Mancilla

First Phil. Skills & Equipment Testing Corp.

Committee on By-Laws

Chairman

The Committee on By-laws serves as the main authority and resource for ACEL’s by-laws and parliamentary procedure. It is responsible for the creation and maintenance of ACEL’s by-laws, the set of rules that guide the Association’s operations and activities. This committee draws up the purpose of the association, how the Directors are elected, the duties and responsibilities of the Association’s Officers, as well as the meeting schedules.

 

Francis Neil P. Mercado

IPM Const. & Development Corp.

Committee on Safety & Disaster Relief

Chairman

The Committee on Safety and Disaster Relief was constituted to respond to the needs of the country in times of calamities through the mobilization of the members of the Association for disaster relief and rescue operations. It oversees the development of emergency preparedness and response plans as well as evaluates their effectiveness to move the Association forward to a greater level of preparedness and response capabilities.

 

Justo F. Manalo, Jr.

J.E. Manalo & Co., Inc.

Committee on Government Relations

Chairman

The Committee on Government Relations reviews, researches, and makes recommendations on government legislation and policies that impact ACEL. It coordinates with the government to convey the views of the Association on important issues that concern ACEL and its members. It is primarily responsible for monitoring the activities of the Legislative branch of government and for representing the interests of ACEL in all government levels – local, regional and national.

 

Jonathan R. Perez

JAP Construction & Development Corp.

Committee on Rental Rates

Chairman

The Committee on Rental Rates is responsible for the continuous review and updating of data and information contained in the Rental Rates Equipment Guidebook of ACEL.  It ensures that the this Equipment Guidebook reflects the prevailing trends in and nuances of the market as well as the competitiveness of the rental rates as compared to those charged by competitors in the industry. The committee also recommends the rental rate necessary per piece of equipment.

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CHAPTERS

Segundino Y. Selma III

Anseca Development Corp.

Cebu Chapter

I am currently ACEL-Cebu and Anseca Development Corp.’s President. I started with Anseca Development Corp. in 2007, but the company has been a member of ACEL-Cebu since 1988 where I served as a director since 2012. Anseca Development Corp. became a member of ACEL-Manila last 2016.

Edilberto G. Garay

G.E. Enterprises

Davao Chapter

I am currently the President of ACEL-Davao, President/CEO of G.E. Enterprises, Inc., Director/CEO of Suremix Corp, and President/CEO of Suremade Construction Corp. G.E. Enterprises, Inc. started in ACEL-Davao last 2013 where I served as a Director (2014).