Our Board of Trustees

Meg Burke


Ipat Luna

Board Secretary
Founding Member

Alex Silva


Mary Lou Salcedo

Founding Member

Terry Gosliner


Ramon Araneta


Our Management Staff

Ann Hazel Javier

Executive Director


Arvel Malubag

Project Assistant for Taal Volcano Protected Landscape


Jovell Castillo

Project Assistant for Mt. Malarayat Forest Reserve and Verde Island Passage


Jojo Linatoc

Website Developer


Jorelyn Escalona

Community/Eco Tour Guide
Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center


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Previous Interns

Ami Ponce

Jessa Mae De Chavez

Randy Nila Maligaya

Chamelle Hernandez

Paula Louise Gonzales

Ivy Ynna Khristel Maiquez

Rolan De Leon

Edison P M Sampang

What We Do?

Pusod's MISSION is to Protect and Enhance the Ecosystems of The Philippines, and to show their significance to the world. Pusod believes we owe our success to the communities we serve. Our policy is to work in areas and on projects where we have been asked to participate by local individuals, communities, governments, sustainable businesses and NGOs. In this way Pusod works with respect for local wisdom, and in participation with all available stakeholders for fruitful partnerships and results.

Our Logo

Our agimat, or logo, was inspired by a blend of our totem, the pawikan, or sea turtle, and the pusod, which means belly button and umbilical cord in Tagalog and Bisayan. We remain ever grateful to the talents of artist Lakandiwa de Leon, who created this symbol for Pusod.

Pusod is a proud member of the following:

  • Taal Volcano Protected Area Management Board
  • Lipa Headwaters Council

Our Partners are:

  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources RIVA CALABARZON
  • Department of Education - Batangas Province
  • Kilusan ng Maliliit na Mangingisda sa Lawa ng Taal (small fisherfolk organization of TVPL)
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Babilonia Fund
  • Globe Bridging Communities
  • Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation
  • UPS Foundation
  • Team Energy Foundation
  • Peace and Equity Foundation
  • Foundation for Philippine Environment
  • UP Economics Foundation
  • Department of Science and Technology
  • Batangas Provincial Government
  • Malampaya Foundation Inc.
  • Hands on Manila
  • First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities
  • De La Salle Lipa
  • Batangas State University
  • University of Santo Tomas
  • National Museum
  • and numerous individual donors