Board of Trustees
Anton Mari Lim
Dr. Anton Mari Lim is a highly accomplished veterinarian, entrepreneur, and community development advocate. In addition to running a private veterinary practice in Zamboanga City and fulfilling his management roles at Splice Business Solutions Co. Ltd., Waltac Bio-Ventures and other enterprises, Dr. Lim has dedicated over 30 years of his life to charitable activities. He is the Co-founder, President and CEO of The Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation Inc., leading the implementation of various educational programs in more than 265 schools and communities in the Philippines. Furthermore, he is a Member of the Board of various NGOs, including the Tzu Chi Foundation-Philippines, Philippine Red Cross-Zamboanga Chapter, and Protected Areas Management Board of Sta. Cruz Island. Dr. Lim is a renowned expert in the field of philanthropy and community development, having served as a consultant to various organizations both locally and internationally.
His work has been recognized by several prestigious awards, both nationally and internationally, including the Jollibee Family Values Award (2013), the Rotary International Service Above Self Award (2007), and The Forbes Asia's Heroes of Philanthropy (2016). He is also an alumnus of the International Volunteer Leadership Program (IVLP) run by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. His philosophy is simple: “To effect change in the world, all it takes is for one person to care.” He believes that Filipinos can rise to the challenges of the times by promoting volunteerism and the spirit of Bayanihan within their communities.
Dr. Lim obtained his Veterinary degree from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and finished in the top 10 of the 1989 National Veterinary Medicine Professional Licensure Exam. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, a certificate in Public Policy Analysis at the London School of Economics, and a certificate in Power and Influence for Positive Impact from Harvard Business School Online.
Josh Mahinay is an entrepreneur and community development advocate who founded Beagiver Ventures Inc., a social entrepreneurship venture that helps impoverished school children and their families through its education and economic initiatives. He is also on the board of Yellow Boat of Hope USA, Filinvestor International Foundation, and is a Managing Partner at Splice Business Solutions Co. Ltd.
Mr. Mahinay returned to the Philippines from Los Angeles in 2017 and has since devoted his time to advocating for social business. He has accumulated over seven years of experience in assessing, designing, and implementing social business models and strategies. Furthermore, he has firsthand experience in launching, expanding, and developing business initiatives as the founder of several ventures. He is also a much sought-after inspirational speaker in the country, having appeared in corporate events, various media outlets, and speaking engagements at universities, where he shares his personal story and disseminates his advocacies on social entrepreneurship, education, youth empowerment, and community-based development.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Misamis University and a Master in Entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). Currently, he is completing an MSc in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Mr. Mahinay has received the Misamis University Outstanding Alumni Awards (2016), Developmental Social Entrepreneurship Awards (PWC, 2016 & 2017), CBN Asia’s Huwarang Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) Awards (2016), Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Awards in Tokyo, Japan (2019), and was a top delegate in the Asia Pacific region at the Facebook Community Accelerator Program (2020).
Nixon Go is a second-generation entrepreneur who leads the diversified BG Group of Companies based in Zamboanga City. He is currently the President of BG Investment and Realty Corporation, which is engaged in construction and commercial and industrial property leasing. He also holds the title of Director at the Garden Orchid Hotel and Resorts Corporation, Hospital de Zamboanga, Zamboanga City Rural Bank, and President of Zamboanga Agri-farm Products Incorporated and Premium Gases Corporation.
Mr. Go is renowned for his philanthropic endeavors, having generously donated to numerous charitable causes in Zamboanga City. He is a dedicated supporter of the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, providing financial aid to facilitate educational projects for disadvantaged school children. Furthermore, he consistently contributes to the initiatives of Tzu Chi Foundation, Zamboanga, which help poor families access necessary medical treatments and assistance.
He completed a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a major in Management from the University of Santo Tomas.
Dalareich Polot is a multi-awarded entrepreneur, chocolate maker, and community development worker and advocate in the Philippines. She has been dubbed as "Bohol's Chocolate Princess" by the Philippine media. As the founder of Ginto Fine Chocolates and co-founder of the internationally renowned Dalareich Chocolate House in Bohol, she is passionate about her other advocacies, which include social entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture, cacao farming, community-based tourism, and women empowerment.
She had already been featured in various magazines, media news articles, documentaries, and television broadcasts, both locally and internationally. She was invited to speak at numerous gatherings and conferences in the Philippines, as well as around the world.
In 2011, she was one of the recipients and scholars of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative, and was awarded a Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) together with EISE Business School. In 2013, she was the Grand Winner of the first Young Entrepreneurs Bootcamp by the U.S Embassy Manila and SPARK Philippines. A year after, in 2014, she received a VLIR-UOS scholarship grant for a short course in cacao and chocolates at Ghent University in Belgium. In 2016, she was invited by the US Department of State to join the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the United States with the theme “Fostering Growth and Promoting Women's Entrepreneurship for the Philippines''. She was then awarded at the Takeda Foundation Young Entrepreneurs Award 2018 at the University of Tokyo, and in 2019, her enterprise received a Gold Award for their drinking chocolate at the London-based Academy of Chocolate Awards. That same year, she was awarded under the Family Support Category at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) BEST Award 2019 in Chile and graduated with a Diploma from the Swedish Institute of Management (SIMP ASIA 2019) in Sweden for sustainable business and sustainable leadership. She is also an active youth leader and mentor on various programs under Erasmus+ with European Union projects internationally. In 2020, she was awarded under Mansmith Young Market Masters (Advocacy Marketing Category), and became one of the consultants for Oxfam Novib (Netherlands) for a project on community based tourism for the youth in Indonesia and the Philippines. In 2022, she was named as the first Filipina to receive the Goldman Sachs/ Fortune Global Women Award 2022 and spoke at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in California, USA. She was then named as the Grand Winner of the Asia CEO Award YoungShero of the Year 2022 in the Philippines.
Raul Luis Manaligod
Raul Luis D. Manaligod works as the President and CEO of the DBP Service Corporation. He is, concurrently, the President of the Security Services, Inc., DBPSC Management and Consultancy, Inc.,DBPSC Insurance, Inc., and the Our Lady of the Visitation of Guibang Foundation. He sits at the Board of Directors of 5 companies; the DBP Service Corporation, the DBPSC-MCI, the DBPSC Insurance Company, Triple H Corporation, and the Security Services, Inc. He is the longest serving Faculty Member of the Graduate Programs at the College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Accountancy of Miriam/ Maryknoll College in Quezon City, teaching Strategic Business Management, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Management & Leadership, Business Mgt., Human Resource Mgt., Organizational Development, Organizational Management, Training & Development, Compensation & Benefits, Performance Mgt., HR Policies, Business Research, International HR, & Employee Relations.
He had an active management consultancy practice serving government agencies and corporations, private companies, academe, and the non-government organizations. Some of his client-partners include: GMA Network Inc., Pilipinas Shell, Maersk International, Vishay, International, Social Security System, Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, Pag-IBIG Fund, NHMF, Makati Medical Center, Department of Education, Manila International Airport Authority, Ateneo de Manila University, Miriam College, Recolletos Fathers and the Don Bosco Schools.
He served as the Administrator of the Manila Observatory at the Ateneo De Manila University, a Jesuit-Science Institute, which is now considered the Environment and Climate Change Center for SouthEast Asia and the Pacific region. He provided management and financial services to programs and projects funded by the USAID, UNEP, UNDP, World Bank, ADB, European Union,UNITAR and Ford Foundation.
At the age of 32, he was the President of the Divine Word College of Laoag, earning the distinction of being the youngest President of a full-blown college with 500 academic staff and 10,000 students. He served as the Executive Director of the Divine Word Mobile School and a School Director of the Academy of St. Joseph. He worked as the Chairman and Executive Director for the Sanctuary Movement for refugees, a network of 42 national NGOs and POs. He was the Treasurer of the Divine Word Missionaries. He was the Parish Priest of St. Peter, the Martyr Parish in Pamplona, Cagayan. Before his entry to the Divine Word Missionaries in the early 80s, he was an Administrative Officer at the Cash Department of the Land Bank of the Philippines.
He has given talks in International and National Conferences and has written numerous articles published in national broadsheets and in professional and local magazines. Prof. Manaligod has also worked extensively with Non-government organizations. He has built a track record in conflict resolution and mobilizing people’s organizations around issues related to social services, livelihood, justice and peace, human rights, environmental conservation and protection, and continuing education. He sits in the Board of various Government and Non-government organizations for Persons with Disabilities, Indigenous Filipinos, Human Rights, Fisherfolks, Abused Children and was National President of the AD/HD Society of the Philippines. He also served as a member of the Jesuit Congress of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines.
He received his Masters in Development Management at the Asian Institute of Management and a Masters in Theology from the Divine Word Seminary, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics at the University of Santo Tomas, where he also pursued his Degree in Masters in Business Administration. He has a Special Degree in Philosophy and a Bachelor
of Arts Degree in Theology at the Urbaniana University in Rome, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He pursued further studies leading to a Doctoral Degree in Public Administration at the University of the Philippines in Diliman.