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Key Officers

Team Project

Leslie Ann T. Yapkianwee



Ms. Leslie Yapkianwee is concurrently the Treasurer of Discovery World Corporation and its subsidiaries, Euro-Pacific Resorts, Inc., Palawan Cove Corporation, Cay Islands Corporation, Sonoran Corporation, Long Beach Property Holdings, Inc., Balay Holdings, Inc., Lucky Cloud 9 Resort, Inc., One Davao Townships Corporation and Viper Holdings Inc. She is also the Business Development Manager of JTKC Land, Inc. (since 2007); Vice President of One Legaspi Corporation and One Luscara Corporation; and Treasurer of The Discovery Leisure Company, Inc. She served as President of Discovery Fleet Corporation from 2018 to 2019. Before joining the group, she was with Citibank from 2003-2005 and then briefly with ING Bank in 2006.


She graduated from De La Salle University in 2001 with a double major in Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. She also took up a Mandarin course at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2005.



Mary Jean D. Codiñera

Vice President – Investor Relations Officer


Ms. Jean Codiñera is concurrently the Vice President- Investor Relations Officer of Discovery World Corporation and a Director of Cay Islands Corporation, One Davao Townships Corporation and Viper Holdings Inc. She is also the Vice President for Sales and Marketing of JTKC Land, Inc. She was previously the Vice President for Sales and Marketing for Tofino Corporation (2010-2011) and Membership Head of Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (2009-2010), Sales Manager of Filinvest Land, Inc. (2006-2007), and President of the Corporate Circuit, Inc. (2001-2006). She is a graduate of the Assumption College, San Lorenzo and is a Certified Public Accountant.




Rupert Terrence C. Sykat

Vice President – Project Development


Mr. Rupert Sykat is concurrently the Vice President for Project Development for Discovery World Corporation and JTKC Land Inc. He was a Project Architect of Greenfield Development Corporation (2007-2010) and a Design Architect of W.V. Coscolluela and Associates (1997-2006). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Santo Tomas and is a Registered Architect.

Anna Francesca C. Respicio

Corporate Secretary


Ms. Anna Francesca C. Respicio is the incumbent Corporate Secretary of the Corporation and its subsidiaries. She is also one of the Directors of First Abacus Financial Holdings Corporation. She is, likewise, the Corporate Secretary or Assistant Corporate Secretary of listed companies, I-Remit, Inc. and Jolliville Holdings Corporation, as well as registered corporations such as Sterling Bank of Asia, Inc. (A Savings Bank), Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club, Inc., Tagaytay Midlands Golf Club, Inc., The Country Club At Tagaytay Highlands, Inc., and The Spa and Lodge at Tagaytay Highlands, Inc.


She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree (Major in Philosophy) in 2007 and her Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from Ateneo de Manila University. She is currently a Partner at Tan Venturanza Valdez. She was admitted to the Philippine bar in April 2012.




Roberto Rolando L. Geotina

Assistant Corporate Secretary


Mr. Roberto Rolando L. Geotina is the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Corporation. He is concurrently the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Corporation’s subsidiaries, namely: Balay Holdings, Inc., Cay Islands Corporation, Discovery Fleet Corporation, Discovery Hospitality Corporation, Euro-Pacific Resorts, Inc., Long Beach Property Holdings, Inc., Lucky Cloud 9 Resort, Inc., One Davao Townships Corporation, Palawan Cove Corporation, and Sonoran Corporation. He is also the Assistant Corporate Secretary of the following corporations: JT Perle Corporation, One Cerrada Corporation, One Legaspi Corporation, One Luscara Corporation, One Belmont Estate Corporation, Ninety Nine Urdaneta Holdings Corporation, Kandor Hospitality Corporation, Tera Investment, Inc., The Discovery Leisure Company, Inc., Club Asia, Inc., Palm Concepcion Power Corporation, Meridian Securities, Inc., FHE Properties, Inc., Glyph Studios, Inc., Utracon Philippines, Inc., and Guimaras Forest Foundation, Inc.


Mr. Geotina is a Junior Associate at Tan Venturanza Valdez, specializing in corporate, taxation, and intellectual property practice. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a specialization in Management from the University of Asia and the Pacific in 2011 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines in 2020. He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in May 2022.



Erwin Peter Z. Lopez

Hotel Manager, Discovery Boracay


Mr. Erwin Peter Z. Lopez is currently the Hotel Manager of Discovery Boracay (2015 to present). He previously held the position of the resort as Director of Operations (2012-2014) and Operations Manager (2007-2012). Before joining Discovery Boracay, he was part of the pre-opening team of Discovery Suites Ortigas (2000) and was also with Pan Pacific Manila (1998-1999). He graduated from De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde with a Bachelor of Arts degree, major in Human Resources Management. He also took courses at the Cornell Nanyang, Institute of Hospitality Management, Singapore (2008) and Asian Institute of Management, Philippines (2011).




Joegil Magtanggol M. Escobar

Hotel Manager, Discovery Coron


Mr. Joegil Magtanggol Escobar is currently the Hotel Manager of Discovery Coron. He graduated from the Lyceum University of the Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Service major in International Trade. Prior to joining the company in 2013, he was with Air Philippines Corporation, an affiliate of the flag carrier Philippine Airlines from 2000-2010 under Sales & Marketing and eventually as Branch Manager of Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro and Caticlan. From 2010-2013, he became the Terminal Operations Manager of Trans Aire Development Holdings Corporation, a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation tasked to operate, manage and develop Caticlan (Boracay) Airport under the then PPP (Public-Private Partnership) Program.

Charlie G. Ledesma

Assistant Vice President – Finance & Compliance Officer

Mr. Charlie Ledesma is concurrently the Assistant Vice President - Finance and Compliance Officer of Discovery World Corporation. He is also the Treasurer of Discovery Fleet Corporation. He was previously a Commercial Banking Relationship Manager for Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (2017-2018) and for Bank of the Philippine Islands (2013-2015). He also served as Business Development Manager for True Money Philippines Inc. (2016-2017). He holds a degree of Bachelor of Science degree (major in Management, minor in Finance), cum laude, from the Ateneo de Manila University.

Erlito Z. Parangue

Risk and Audit Officer


Mr. Erlito Parangue is concurrently the Risk and Audit Officer of Discovery World Corporation. He worked at Ever Gotesco Malls as an Audit Officer from 2017 to 2020 then briefly with Lifestrong Marketing Inc. as an Internal Auditor before joining DWC. He graduated from City of Malabon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Accounting and is currently completing his Master’s degree in Business Administration at Central Colleges of the Philippines.

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