New BOT President Elected in 2023 General Assembly

by | Jun 30, 2023 | Events

This year’s annual General Assembly meeting was held last May 25, 2023 at the President’s Room of the Manila Polo Club in Makati City.  Aside from discussions on the financial status and non-financial activities of the organization, an election of Officers of the Board Of Trustees was also conducted.

After serving as BOT President for 17 years, Mr. Edouard Miallhe handed over the helm of the organization to incoming President, Ms. Joanna Ongpin-Duarte.


Ms. Duarte is currently the executive director of Gifts and Graces Fair Trade Foundation and senior director of Programmes for Ayala Foundation.  Mr. Miallhe, on the other hand, will still continue to serve UPLiFT as a member of the BOT.  Mr. Juan Miguel Montinola and Mr. Edgardo Garcia remain as Vice President and Treasurer, respectively.


Standing L-R:  BOT Member Damien Roiland, BOT Member Edouard Miailhe, UPLiFT Exec. Dir. Edmon Sison, BOT Secretary Atty. Edgar Sanchez, BOT Treasurer Edgardo Garcia

Seated L-R: BOT President Joanna Ongpin-Duarte, BOT Member Julieta Estrada, BOT Member Noni Ayo, UPLiFT Finance Manager Lisa Dingalan