Tristan C. Besa is an experienced Mediation Trainer and Life Coach. He completed his professional coach’s training at the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in San Rafael, California. As Chairman of the Board of Philippine Seminars Inc., he trained thousands of individuals in self-awareness and life skills. Tris practiced mediation in the Mandaluyong Courts. He conducts private mediation services for The CoRe Group’s Center for Transformational Mediation. He has been associated with The Conflict Resolution Group Foundation, Inc. since its inception, and helped design and deliver its highly rated mediation programs to the public and private sectors. An important part of Tris’ professional experience was spent in private business as Vice-President in the finance and banking sectors, and as an entrepreneur. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Ateneo de Manila University, major in Economics and later his Master’s Degree in Business Management at the same university. He served as mediation consultant / trainer for the Asian Development Bank, World Bank’s Compliance / Advisor Ombudsman and UN Women. He is currently belongs to the roster of facilitators for the National Center for Mediation, IFC-CAO, World Bank-MEF and ACCESS Facility.
Dan Caballes is a full-time trainor and workshop facilitator involved in helping give different training modules, including the mediation Training for the Conflict Resolution Group Foundation as well as various self-awareness and transformational seminars to couples, parents and individuals. After finishing the basic mediation training course under the Conflict Resolution Group in 2010 Dan has practiced mediation mostly among married couples and has been directly involved in the conflict resolution advocacy of CoRe. Aside from training mediators and practicing mediation, he has also assisted organizations in dialogue and consultation. He is also involved in parenting and marriage preparation advocacy. After being a free-lance computer programmer for more than 15 years while doing part-time training, he recently decided to train and facilitate full time. Aside from his involvement in the CoRe Group, Dan also gives leadership training, team building and self-awareness seminars through other organizations. He is an AB Philosophy graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman and is currently taking graduate course in Pastoral Counseling from the Center for Family Ministries (CEFAM) at the Loyola School of Theology at the Ateneo de Manila University. Dan, together with his wife Nabelle, has been involved in the Marriage Encounter since 1992 and they have been a presenting couple since 1995. They have three children, the eldest is a physician, the second is in medical school and their youngest is a nurse. Dan considers their family mission as one of healing, with his children involved in healing physical ailments while he and his wife are in the ministry of healing relationships.
Mia Theresa Q. Corpus received her training in mediation under the CoRe Group in 2004 after having retired at a very early age from the corporate world where she was President of an information technology company. She carries with her over 10 years of experience in project management of various ADR programs from training, research, framework & institutional design consultancy and policy creation. Currently, she serves as co-chair for the Community of Practice of Company-Community Dialogue Facilitators, a global network of dialogue practitioners focusing on business and human rights cases. She also serves as SVP for the National Center for Mediation where she was instrumental in the creation of the NCM. She served as a consultant for the Compliance Advisor World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Previous to this, she worked with the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority as member of the Promotions and Marketing team. She received her Global Masters of Arts in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, Boston. She also completed her MBA from the University of the Philippines. Recently, she completed an Advanced program on Facilitation of Company-Community Dispute in Complex Environments from the University of Cape Town. She and husband Buddy have 2 lovable children.
Tucci as she is called is a facilitator-in-training for the Conflict Resolution Group. She also helps out in reintegration of care and wholeness, inc. (RCWFI). She is an accredited mediator for the National Center for Mediation (NCM). She has trained in mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) in Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA. She took her teach mindfulness certification in MBSR and mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in the UK with Shamash Alidina. She also conducts private meditation classes, stress management coaching, gives talks on stress management and self awareness. Tucci graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific with a double degree in General Humanities and Education. She was a preschool teacher, school administrator and director and a Kumon instructor for 15 years. She is married to her husband, Kit and they have four wonderful children.
Jun D. Ramirez is a Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator and Internship Supervisor for The Conflict Resolution Group Foundation, Inc.(CORE Group). He is Accredited Court/Annex Mediator of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, Philippine Mediation Center – Mandaluyong City and Intellectual Property Office Philippines
He served as one of the pioneer mediator for the Supreme Court of the Philippines. The program started in the year 2000 and progressed since then to train 400 more mediators during which time he acted as a supervisor for the training program of the Philippine Judiciary Academy. A settlement week ensued as a result of this program where 80% of the cases were resolved. Current and previous cases handled range from criminal and civil cases for the Metropolitan and Regional Trail Court and Intellectual Property cases covering trademarks, copyright and infringement.
“I see the value of having a LIFE, not just a CAREER – a life that is not just focused on earning a living, but a life that values PEACE in LIVING… This comes true in MEDIATION. I wish that disputing parties could grasp the sense of freedom that comes with a genuine dialogue.” – Belen D. Nicasio.
A year after her first mediation training by the CoRe Group in 2003, she has become a member of the CoRe Group’s team of internship supervisors. Her first internship supervision was with the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2004, she became a full-time mediation officer handling labor disputes and three years later, she was among those certified as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist under EO 523 from the Office of the President. On mediation, she has had not less than 150 training hours (excluding not less than 320 internship hours) which includes that of International Labour Organization’s Training Programme on Conciliation/Mediation of Labour Disputes. Her mediation practice in Conciliation and Mediation Center has earned her recognition being a Top Performer for two consecutive years and for having the most number of facilitated requests for conciliation-mediation that reached an amicable settlement in over-all category.
Mr. Mauro Rene C. Tanchanco, age 57 and born on October 20, 1957, is currently an accredited mediator of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Intellectual Property Office Philippines (IPOPHIL), the National Center for Mediation (Phil. Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Affiliate Organizations), and the Conflict Resolution (CoRe) Group Foundation Inc., where he concurrently serves as consultant and mediation internship training supervisor. Mr. Tanchanco has supervised the mediation internship training of government agency leaders and private sector individuals in the handling of actual cases at the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC), the Dept. of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Phil. Overseas and Employment Agency (POEA) and other government agencies. From 2007 to the present, mediation internships personally supervised covered fifty-three (53) batches over a cumulative 1800 hours. Each batch consisted of 20 to 34 participants undergoing forty(40) hours of internship training. Trainees consisted of participants from the Prosecutors of Region 11, NCR, and Batangas, the Civil Service Commission, the Dept of Education, Phil Chamber of Commerce and Industry – NCR, Davao, and Iloilo, Commission on Higher Education (CHED), HLURB, the Comm. on Human Rights, National Meat Inspection Service, Commission on Urban Poor, Office of the Ombudsman, the Cooperative Devt Authority, the Asian Development Bank, the Exec. Dept Agency Leaders under EO 523, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), and the National Youth Council (Peer Mediation Training for Region 3). Mr. Tanchanco obtained his BS Business Economics degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman and attended primary and secondary schooling at the Ateneo de Manila University. Mediation trainings include the Basic and Advanced Courses of the Conflict Resolution (CoRe) Group Foundation, and the Mediation, Trademarks, Patents, Copyright, and Intellectual Property Code Seminars and Workshops of the Intellectual Property Office Philippines (IPOPHIL) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Atty. Angie is a driven lawyer by profession, a conscientious educator by choice, and an ADR practitioner at heart. Currently, she is a partner at the Batungbakal Law Office. She is likewise an accredited Arbitrator of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC) and a member of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators (PICAM), Recently, she has completed the accelerated course on international arbitration sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb-East Asia Branch. A mediator of the National Center for Mediation (NCM); the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC). She is likewise a faculty member of the San Beda College Alabang – School of Law. Her legal practice has revolved around civil, labor, and corporation laws. As counsel for corporations, she dealt with the legal aspects of various businesses and industries: management, operations, human resources, transactions, taxation, and labor. For individuals, most of her civil cases pertained to family law (annulment of marriage, separation of properties, custody, support, partition, and violence against women and children), obligations and contracts, and sales. Recently, however, her interest shifted from litigation to alternative dispute resolution as the latter provides greater latitude for empowerment of the parties and speedy administration of justice. As an educator, she is a staunch advocate for academic excellence. Through the years she has helped students understand and appreciate law (and related courses) and has encouraged them to excel in their chosen fields of study and careers. She gives lectures to professionals, laborers, and students both in and out of the academe on matters that are pertinent to them. Currently, she is involved in projects that promote alternative dispute resolution, women’s rights, children’s rights, and literacy. She believes that education empowers people and societies as literacy hones man’s intellect and propels him to effect change and progress. As an educator, she deems it to be her duty to provide her students knowledge, provoke critical thinking among them, and inspire them to become catalysts for social change.
Joannes Vinarao-Pilapil is an LLB degree holder from the UP Diliman, she passed the Bar examinations with a rating of 81.05%. She took post graduate courses at the Harvard School of Law, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also obtained her LLM degree specializing in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Cardozo School of Law in New York, USA. She has extensive juristic exposure and expertise, having worked for eight (8) years as Court Attorney at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. She also engaged in active practice of law for six (6) years, as a Junior Partner at the De La Rosa Tejero Nograles Law Offices.
Currently, she is a Guest Professor at the Philippine National Police Academy, where she teaches core law subjects. Besides her teaching stint, she is an accredited mediator of the DOJ OADR and the NCM as well as the VP for Strategic Planning of the PIArb.