Project Development and Management Team
MA. ANGELA G. BUTALID, LLB
Angela is the Chief Executive Officer of Universitas. She is a lawyer and privacy advocate. In 2013, she graduated cum laude in English Literature from the University of the Philippines. She later obtained her Juris Doctor from the UP College of Law. On her senior year, she wrote a thesis entitled “Remember Me Not: Configuring the Right to be Forgotten Amidst the Philippine Landscape of Privacy.” She now works in the National Privacy Commission as Chief of Staff of the Deputy Commissioner for Data Processing Systems. Among other functions, she drafts and proposes amendments to policies and procedures relating to the increase of compliance and enforcement efforts of the Commission. During her free time, she enjoys pastry baking, oil painting on canvass and travelling.
Kyle G. Bollozos, LLB
As a member of the Board of Trustees, Kyle is the Foundation’s Corporate Secretary. After passing the 2017 Philippine Bar Exams, he was appointed as its Chief Legal Officer. He finished both his Legal Management and Law degrees at the University of Santo Tomas. His experiences in the legal profession include an internship in a Regional Trial Court and a traineeship in the Office of the Solicitor General. He currently works for a firm in New Manila which specializes in corporate practice. In the midst of work and other commitments, Kyle finds time to hang out with family and friends, play sports and read his favorite Manga, One Piece.
DARDECS N. VILLANUEVA, CPA, LLB
Dardecs is the Chief Finance Officer of Universitas and sits in the foundation’s Board of Trustees as its Corporate Treasurer. He studied Accountancy at the University of Santo Tomas, and passed the CPA board exam in the same year of his graduation. He previously worked as a tax associate at the Manabat SanAgustin & Co., CPAs, an affiliate of KPMG International, and as a tax analyst at IBM Philippines, Inc. An avid mountain hiker, he heads Klub Lolek, an informal group of friends who meet once a month to explore the natural beauty of the Philippines. He just finished his law degree at the University of Santo Tomas.
Francisco Angel “Bino” Socrates is the Project Development Officer of Universitas and Deputy Head of its Project Development and Management Team. He got his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology at the University of Santo Tomas. He has attended academic seminars at the Kolegium Antona Neuwirtha in Slovakia, and at Witherspoon Institute and John Jay Institute, both in the United States. He dreams of becoming an academician in the future. He is set to pursue a Masters Degree in Philosophy at the Catholic University of Lublin in Poland this year. Aside from his academic interests, he is also an outdoor enthusiast, being a member of the UST Mountaineering Club when he was in college.
Currently a graduating student taking up Industrial Engineering at the University of Asia and the Pacific, Zion is the current Office Manager of Universitas and team member of the Documentation, Support, and Logistics Team. Apart from being a member of DSL, he is also the project manager of the monthly event, the Universitas Fellows Night. In school, he is part of the UA&P Chorale, where he was also the former president. Among his hobbies are film photography and playing football.
MARY GRACE CRUZ
Mary Grace or MG for short is the Media Officer of Universitas Foundation. She is currently an AB Integrated Marketing Communications student at the University of Asia and the Pacific. As young as a highschool student, she had been a Camp Counselor for PATHFINDER Leadership Camp for girls for three years. In her current university life, she gained most of her leadership experience in volunteering, organizing and co-heading projects as a Management Trainee and AVP for Research and Evaluation for CATALYST of UA&P. Now, she is dedicating most of her time in finishing her studies while balancing her responsibilities as a PEER Facilitator with the constant desire to be in the service of others to become a better leader and learner.