Executive Committee

Silveriano Prieto, Jr., CPA


Jong graduated from Mindanao State University-General Santos City Campus with more than 13 years of meaningful experience in various fields. He is currently working as Project Controller of DNV GL, Abu Dhabi, UAE which he supports Project Managers in developing and maintaining commercial culture to reach business goals through professional and consistent financial deliveries. He oversees monthly closing procedure-Work in Progress and Profit and Loss Review. Previously, he worked as Project Accountant at Royal Boskalis Westminster Middle East Abu Dhabi. He also worked as Supervisor /Internal Auditor at First Oceanic Properties Management, Inc., Makati, Philippines.


Maria Sharina De Dios, CPA

Executive Vice President


Shai graduated BS Accountancy in Batangas State University and passed the CPA licensure examination in October 2007. She then joined SGV & Co. (Ernst & Young Philippines) as an external auditor for more than 3 years. She is also a former full time instructor of Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Bataan and auditor in Odeh & Co., CPAs (Abu Dhabi). Currently, she is working as a Senior Accountant at Al Qattara Investments, a diversified private investment company in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Joy Criste



Joy graduated BS Accountancy from University of Perpetual Help System Dalta and a passer of special professional licensure board examination for CPAs held in Abu Dhabi. She was      previously connected with 2GO Group Inc., a shipping and logistics company in the Philippines and Accenture Philippines, a BPO company as an Accountant. Currently, she is working as an Auditor at ODEH & Co. Certified Public Accountants.

Marivic Arcilla

Assistant Secretary


Marivic is a highly competent, versatile and hardworking individual with a strong ability to work independently, currently working as a Regional Accountant in Ingrain Inc - Abu Dhabi.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree from Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA), Quezon City under SM College Scholarship Foundation program.  With extensive experience of more than 10 years in various fields of finance and accounting.


Myren Alayon, CPA



Myren, a self-motivated and a team player , currently working as  Senior Accountant in NCC Group of Companies in Abu Dhabi.  She has more than 10 years of experience in various fields of finance and accounting.   She earned her  Bachelor of Science in Accountancy  degree in Polytechnic  University of the Philippines – BEZ Branch.


Education Committee

Johann Salangsang, CPA, MBA



A Finance and Accounting professional with more than 18 years of experience in various fields including finance, banking, distribution, BPO, jewellery, aviation, and real estate. He was also a former professor of Master in Business Administration at the University of Pangasinan's School of Graduate and Professional Studies 

Mary Grace Vergara, CPA

Assistant Director


A General Accountant in one of the largest reinforcement steel bar fabricator in GCC and one of the leading traders of reinforcement bars in UAE, she has been working with Cicon Building Materials for 8 years. She has gained professional experience in accounting and auditing from manufacturing, construction and retail industries.   


Arlene Galang



A Senior Accountant in Tanzifco Emirates LLC, a regional player in area of general cleaning, security and waste management, she has been connected with the company for over 3 years now.  Previously, she was the Senior Accountant in Kathrein Middle East in Dubai for more than 7 years. 

Marieglenn Cobilla-Villeza



An Accountant in a global industrial development and cooperation services provider, she has been working for a year now in Aerospace Ventures AG Abu Dhabi.  Prior to that, she was a Foreign Currency Teller in Al Ansari Exchange for about 7 years.    



Ellen Enriquez-Tuquero



A graduate from Universidad De Manila, she has been working in UAE since Year 2007. Currently, she works as an Accountant in Abu Dhabi General Transport Co. (GTC), a road and infrastructure expert, for year now. 

Events and Sports Committee

Gretta Astudillo, CPA, CIA



Gretta completed her degrees, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Financial Management on March 2009 and October 2008 respectively, from Saint Louis University. She passed the CPA Board Exam last May 2010. She previously worked as General Accounting Analyst in IBM Philippines. At present, she is connected with Ali and Sons Co. LLC as Group Internal Auditor. 

Maureen Gumabong Dawami, CPA

Assistant Director


Maureen is an Accountant at a semi-government manufacturing company  with 7 years of experience as Finance Analyst in a food manufacturing company in the Philippines. She was also an accounting instructor for more than 2 years.


Jude Romeo Pedronan, Jr.



Jude completed his Bachelor's degree in Accountancy from Northwestern University - Laoag City, Ilocos Norte in the year 2007. At present he is connected with Omeir Travel Agency LLC, Abu Dhabi, UAE as Accountant since May 2013.He was previously employed as PSA 5 at Banco de Oro Universal Bank - Central Operations Group, Network Settlement and Reconciliation Department, Makati, Philippines for almost five years.


Miguel Gallos, CPA

Assistant Director


Miguel is a result oriented professional with more than 5 years of experience in the field of accounting, finance and auditing. He previously worked as an auditor at Al Maqtari Auditing, a member firm of AGN International. He carried out external audits in the sector of hotels, educational institutions and contracting companies. He was also connected at Star Cruises as Finance Officer and American Express International, Inc.-Philippine Branch as accounting staff. He is currently working as an accountant at National Bank of Bahrain. 

Charito Abergonzado



 Charito has been in the UAE for 9 years and currently working as Finance / Admin Officer in a Sub-contracting Company.

Membership Committee

Lu Annie A. Ballarta, CPA



Lu is currently working as an accountant at a group of companies based in Abu Dhabi for almost 3 years now. She was previously an auditor at SGV & Company for 3 years before she left for abroad. She has handled audit clients in several industries such as real estate,manufacturing, tollways, country clubs, hospitals and schools.

Lu graduated as magna cum laude at Central Philippine University in Iloilo City and passed the CPA Board Exam on October 2010 and immediately started her career at SGV in December 2010. Lu is an active member of JPIA in her college days and been an active officer of PICPA Abu Dhabi since 2014. Lu is currently pursuing her Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification and already passed the Part 1 examinations.

Ronnel M. Peralta, CPA

Assistant Director


Ron is a Certified Public Accountant with more than five years of experiences of financial audit, compliance and internal control, ledger processes, and financial reporting. He finished his Bachelor degree of Science and Accountancy at Tarlac State University, and took and passed CPA Board Exam in October 2010. At present, he is working as Investment Accountant at Abu Dhabi Capital Group LLC with the primary duty on managing the company’s portfolio of investment (Accounting for Local and Foreign Trading Shares) and private projects (HH).

Arni Jimenez



“AJ” is an Executive Assistant in a private office in one of the Middle East’ oldest company. She has extensive experience in the field of admin, accounts, project management, with work exposure in building construction, trading of pharmaceuticals and beauty products in UAE. Previously connected in a Ship Manning Agency with head office in Greece, Lumber Manufacturer exporting to Japan and Pineapple & other goods Manufacturer (Del Monte) which is also a worldwide exporter in the Philippines.

Marebel B. Resmenia, CPA


Marebel graduated in March 2000 at the Notre Dame of Marbel University, Koronadal, South Cotabato. She is a Certified Public Accountant by virtue of passing the CPA exam in October 2002. For about 15 years, she was exposed to diverse industries relevant to accounting and auditing. Currently, she is the Finance Officer of House Engineering Contracting LLC.

Donalyn Angeles


 Dona is currently working as an Accountant in Al Nasiya General Contracting Co. LLC (Abu Dhabi), and an associate in International Marketing Group. She was previously working in Air 21 (Philippines) for almost three years and in United International Group LLC (UAE) for two years. She finished her degree in accounting from Araullo University-Phinma Education Network.

Allyssa Joy Hernandez


Allyssa is currently working as a General Accountant in New Path (NP), a contracting & electromechanical company in UAE. She was previously connected to NYK Auto Logistics Philippines, Inc. (NALP) as an accounting staff for almost 4 years.  She is an internal auditor, management representative, and a process and document controller. 


Professional Development Committee

Diana Mabborang, CPA, CMA



Diana completed her degree at the Saint Paul University Philippines. She passed her CPA licensure examinations in October 2005 and her CMA licensure examinations in April 2015. She is previously connected as Internal Auditor to one of the fastest growing Savings Bank in the Philippines. She also worked as General Accountant managing the finance and accounting department of a UAE Holding Company. She is currently working as an office and administration manager in a Private Office in one of the Middle East’ most respected family.


Charity Dolorico, CPA

Assistant Director


A graduate of BS Accountancy from University of the East - Manila on. She previously worked as a Credit Analyst in an one of the leading budget carrier in the Philippines for three years. She later on decided to join an IT/BPO enabled company that newly opened it's shared delivery center in McKinley hill Taguig City, Ingram Micro, a fortune 500 company for two years. She joined Ali & Sons LLC for 2 years and now works with a real estate company and enjoying it's challenges so far.


Loida Haydee Reyes



Haydee is graduate of B.S. Accountancy in Central Luzon State University, having more than ten (10) years of extensive work exposure on various industries such as food & beverages, healthcare, banking, education and construction. She is currently working as a Senior Accountant in an airline company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.


Miriam Cobilla – Juayong



A graduate from University of the Assumption, San Fernando, Pampanga. Currently working as Accountant in Abu Dhabi General Transport Co (Road Construction & Infrastructure). Previously working as Admin cum Accounts Assistant in Urbanism Planning Architecture Consultancy for more than 6 years. 


Judith Palaganas



Judith gained an invaluable experience while working on broad range of accounting and financial transactions, including managing daily business activities of the company and supervising the team. She currently works as an Accounts Manager/Acting Head of Soil Corporate Office. She graduated from Saint Louis University and completed the courses BS Accountancy in 2009 and BS Commerce Major in Financial Management in 2008.


Virgilio Yere Jr., CPA

Assistant Director



Virgilio is working as an Accountant in Saipem S.P.A. Abu Dhabi, an Italian Company for constructing Rigs, Pipeline, and Natural Gas Liquidification Plant. He has 8 years experience in the field of accounting and human resources. 

Press and Public Relations Committee

Danessa Silver Prieto, CPA



Danessa is a Certified Public Accountant with over ten years of experience in auditing, accounting and business process outsourcing gained from leading world-class auditing firm, multinational company and outsourcing services firm in the Philippines and United Arab Emirates.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Mindanao State Universtiy- General Santos City.



Aladin Masayon, CPA

Assistant Director


Aladin currently works as an accountant in Ishaar of Legal Correspondences Services . He graduated from Mindanao State University – General Santos City in 2002. He has nine (9) years of experience in the field of accounting and previously worked in KSA. He also in the was also an officer in PICPA KSA prior to moving to United Arab Emirates.


Cecilia Todoc



Cecilia earned her BS Accountancy degree from Meycauayan College, Bulacan where she served The College Chronicle as Managing Editor and Associate Editor-in-Chief. She is a licensed Real Estate Broker and a member of Real Estate Brokers Association of the Philippines. She is currently working with Mohammed Almansouri Group as a manager of Nail Arts – a chain of  Beauty Salons for Ladies. She was once a Project Development Specialist & Financial Analyst of Asiatic Consultants Inc. (Philippines).


Peter Lyndon Limjap



Peter has been in UAE for 9 years and currently working as Senior Accountant in a Sub-contracting Company, specializing in water proofing. He is a Crusader for Filipino Financial Literacy.

Christian Jay Redual



Christian graduated at San Sebastian College- Recoletos, Manila in 2004. He started his career in Real Estate as Sales and Marketing Exec. In 2012, after working with Toshiba Phil., he ventured in UEA and landed a job in an Audit and Accounting Firm as Business Development Manager. Currently, aside from his secular job, he serves as a director for finance for the Philippine Business Council– Abu Dhabi.   


Ways and Means Committee

Maria Angel Alulod, CPA




Angel is a graduate of BS Accountancy at De La Salle Lipa and currently works as Project Accountant at Tourism Development and Investment Company. She carries with her a 10-year meaningful work experience in construction industry in the UAE. She is among the first batch of PICPA AUH reviewees who passed the November 2010 SPLBE CPA Board Exam in the Middle East. This self-confessed chocolate lover likes to travel and experience the world.  



Maria Corazon D. Letrero, CPA

Assistant Director


Cora is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Centro Escolar University Manila. She has a 14-year work experience in various industries such as Airline, Freight Forwarding and Developer & Investment Company. She currently works as AP Accountant at Tourism Development and Investment Company.


Ayeza Bantola



Ayeza Bantola has been with Khidmah LLC (a subsidiary of Aldar Properties PJSC) as a Treasury Accountant for more than 7 years, gaining strong and deep knowledge in cash management. She previously worked with Megaworld Corporation and Dunkin’ Donuts in the Philippines. She is an alumna of University of the East – Manila. A proud Ilocana, born and raised in Pangasinan. Outside of corporate routine, she is into badminton.

Mark Lloyd Hortal



Mark Hortal, AFP®, is a graduate of Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy with more than 13 years of experience in accounting and a Certified Associate Financial Planner under the umbrella of RFP. Mark is an OFW for 9 years and a OFI since year 2011.

Mark is also a member, trainer & a Senior Marketing Director of an organization in the Philippines who gives and conducts a lectures and seminars related to financial literacy, personal financial planning and personal wealth management, at the same time Mark is a entrepreneur & edupreneur.


Mark had a various experience in accounting such as taxation, audit and financial management like as cash and income projections or budgets, financial reconciliations, financial feasibility study, payroll and HR management and FS finalization. For more than 13 years of experience he gained knowledge in corporate and individual accounting procedures being applied in Philippines and in Middle East.

Luciano Suratos Jr.



Graduated at University of Perpetual Help System Dalta with  Degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, with an 11 years of meaningful working experience. He is currently working in SNTTA Cargo as Operation Executive. With previous affiliations with South Ocean Freight International LLC as Business Development Executive and Devcon Shipping as an Accountant.