APOLINARIO N. OROSA
ADDRESS: 536-B Mariano Marcos St.
San Juan, Metro Manila
TELEPHONE NO.: 632-724-5155
PLACE OF BIRTH: BAUAN, BATANGAS
DATE OF BIRTH: 23 July 1926
MARRIED TO: MELINDA BARTOLOME
DAUGHTER: DIANO OROSA SAROL
Associate in Arts, Jose Rizal College, graduated CUM LAUDE 1947
Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Jose Rizal College 1949
Master of Science in Business
Banking & Finance major
Columbia University, New York City
United Nations Fellow in Applied
Balliol College, Oxford University
During my fellowship I also trained at the Dutch Planning Bureau at the Hague, Netherlands and the SUIMEZ in
Rome, Italy, an Italian Planning Office for the development of Southern Italy.
British Council Scholar in Public Finance, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, United Kingdom. 1960
Course was supervised by Mrs. Ursula Hicks on Financial Problems of Developing Countries.
Graduate School of Public
AdministrationUniversity of Pittsburgh, PA.
A six-month course in Public Administration problems of Developing
Countries. Attended course as a US-AID scholar.
1948 - Credit Investigator, Rehabilitation Finance Corporation (now
Development Bank of the Philippines). Earned this first government position by
1949 obtaining the highest rating in an open competitive examination for job applicants.
1950 Was selected as the final Filipino trainee to the
Junior Professional Training Program of the International Bank of Reconstruction
(World Bank) as I earned the highest rating in another government competitive examination open for employees of government financial institutions.
1953 Bank Trainee at Irving Trust Co., One Wall Street, New York City. On-the-Job-Training with the Credit Department of the Bank.
1954 Security Analyst a DOMINICK and DOMINICK, 14 Wall Street, New York City. Firm was engaged in stock brokerage and investment banking.
1955 Shortly after return to Manila, I was appointed as
Technical Adviser to the Economic Coordinator, Alfredo Montelibano, Office of
Coordination. Work involved mostly general supervision and coordination of various government operations.
1956 Transferred to the National Economic Council (now NEDA)
and was appointed Chief National Planner, Finance Branch. Work involved national
economic and social development planning, including the economic model building and preparation of financial framework of the national
development plans. Served also as Chairman of the Review Committee of the Industrial Guarantee and Loan Fund (IGLF). Work involved evaluation
of industrial project proposals. Also served as member of Philippine delegation to various international conference such as ECAFE, Colombo Plan, etc.
1966 Deputy Director
General, Presidential Economic Staff. Work involved project identification
formulation and evaluation as well as monitoring
problems and progress of key government development projects. Was also involved in loan negotiations with bilateral and multilateral agencies
and various Ad Hoc assignments from the Office of the President. For example, I organized Philippine Communications Satellite Corp.
(PHILCOMSAT) and became it first Chairman of the Board and President.
Director-General of the Presidential Economic Staff. Concurrently I was
appointed Officer-in-Charge of Home Financing Commission, a
member of the Board of Peoples Homesite and Housing Commission (now NHA), and a member of the Joint Legislative Tax Commission. I also
served as Alternate Director for Philippine and Pakistan at the Asian Development Bank. Together with the Ministry of Defense, I organized the
PESDND Computer Center which later became the National Computer Center.
1973 - Transferred to New York
City and was appointed as Economic Counselor of the Philippine Mission to the
United Nations. Concurrently served as
1978 Auditor of the New York Branch of the Philippine National Bank and also as a member of the Board of the Philippine Center in New York City.
Actively participated in United Nations General Assembly meetings including UNDP and ECOSOC.
1979 Resigned from all positions and returned to Manila.
1981 Served as Consultant to the United Nations Fund for Population Activities. Completed an assessment of population needs of Solomon Islands.
1989 Became a member
of the Board of Directors of Bauan Colleges, Inc. The school is located at
Bauan, Batangas and has a total enrollment of about
1992 Elected as member of the Board of Ventures Bank.
1996 Joined Cesar A.
Virata Associates as Senior Social Development Expert and now currently engaged
as Consultant in the Batangas Port Development
Proposal (Phase II).
1997 Elected as Chairman of the Board of Bauan Colleges, Inc.