Lachmi Baviera , Program Head   Music Business Management   Former Warner Music Philippines General Manager, Lachmi Baviera is the newly installed program head for the Music Business Management program.    She will continue the legacy of the late Eugene Villauz, founder of the MBM program, who passed away in 2017. Previously, Lachmi was at the helm of Warner Music Philippines, leading the record label into the digital age by transforming it from a traditional music label into a digital entertainment company.  She brings her professional experience from the music business world to academia. She has made it her personal mission to uplift the Philippine music scene by providing more and more opportunities for independent artists to showcase their talent to a global market.  Lachmi was also on the board of the Philippine Assoc. for the Recording Industry (PARI).  She received her bachelor's degree in Marketing from St. Paul's College, Manila.

Lachmi Baviera, Program Head

Music Business Management

Former Warner Music Philippines General Manager, Lachmi Baviera is the newly installed program head for the Music Business Management program.  She will continue the legacy of the late Eugene Villauz, founder of the MBM program, who passed away in 2017. Previously, Lachmi was at the helm of Warner Music Philippines, leading the record label into the digital age by transforming it from a traditional music label into a digital entertainment company.  She brings her professional experience from the music business world to academia. She has made it her personal mission to uplift the Philippine music scene by providing more and more opportunities for independent artists to showcase their talent to a global market.  Lachmi was also on the board of the Philippine Assoc. for the Recording Industry (PARI).  She received her bachelor's degree in Marketing from St. Paul's College, Manila.

  Bernardo Bernardo , Former Program Head   Theater Arts   Bernardo Bernardo, or BB, has been heading the Theater Arts department since 2015. BB was recently part of the Berlinale Film Festival where his movie, Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis, directed by Lav Diaz, won the prestigious Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize. BB is a veteran actor in TV, Film and Stage. He earned his bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), a master's degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masters in Education from the University of Phoenix. BB also attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art for acting and theater.  In March 2018, he passed away due to pancreatic cancer. MINT College is currently looking for a new program head who will be taking over from where BB left off. 

Bernardo Bernardo, Former Program Head

Theater Arts

Bernardo Bernardo, or BB, has been heading the Theater Arts department since 2015. BB was recently part of the Berlinale Film Festival where his movie, Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis, directed by Lav Diaz, won the prestigious Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize. BB is a veteran actor in TV, Film and Stage. He earned his bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Santo Tomas (UST), a master's degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Masters in Education from the University of Phoenix. BB also attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art for acting and theater.

In March 2018, he passed away due to pancreatic cancer. MINT College is currently looking for a new program head who will be taking over from where BB left off. 

  Lizza Gutierrez , Program Head   Multimedia Arts   Lizza is the Multimedia Arts (MMA) Program Head and full time Art Director/Graphic Designer at Lizza's Room.  With over two decades of creative experience, Lizza has been providing her expertise in graphic and publishing design for clients in the US and Philippines.  Most recently, her MMA students won 5 out of 7 awards, including Gold, at the adobo Design Awards Asia 2017 despite MINT competing for the first time at this prestigious design event. Lizza obtained her Masters in Communication and Packaging Design from the Pratt Institute in New York City.  Her Bachelor’s degree is in Industrial Design from the University of the Philippines.

Lizza Gutierrez, Program Head

Multimedia Arts

Lizza is the Multimedia Arts (MMA) Program Head and full time Art Director/Graphic Designer at Lizza's Room.  With over two decades of creative experience, Lizza has been providing her expertise in graphic and publishing design for clients in the US and Philippines.  Most recently, her MMA students won 5 out of 7 awards, including Gold, at the adobo Design Awards Asia 2017 despite MINT competing for the first time at this prestigious design event. Lizza obtained her Masters in Communication and Packaging Design from the Pratt Institute in New York City.  Her Bachelor’s degree is in Industrial Design from the University of the Philippines.

 
   Amparo Pe  , Program Head   Film   As program head for Film, Amparo trains students in the art of storytelling befitting her background in communications, video production and journalism.  Soon after obtaining her post-graduate degree, she became an associate editor under Chris Connelly at Premiere Magazine.  She also produced for the revered news outfit, Probe with Cheche Lazaro.  Amparo has managed numerous productions for such clients as San Miguel and PLDT.  She received her Masters in Communication from the Annenburg School for Communication, University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s in History from the University of the Philippines.   

Amparo Pe, Program Head

Film

As program head for Film, Amparo trains students in the art of storytelling befitting her background in communications, video production and journalism.  Soon after obtaining her post-graduate degree, she became an associate editor under Chris Connelly at Premiere Magazine.  She also produced for the revered news outfit, Probe with Cheche Lazaro.  Amparo has managed numerous productions for such clients as San Miguel and PLDT.  She received her Masters in Communication from the Annenburg School for Communication, University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s in History from the University of the Philippines. 
 

  James "Mony" Romana , Program Head   Marketing   Mony has been a faculty member in Marketing and Music Business Management at MINT College since 2012, and was installed as the Marketing Program Head in 2016. He was formerly the International Marketing Manager for Warner Music Entertainment where he successfully launched albums by Sugar Ray and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Mony also handled promotions for The Corrs and Alanis Morisette. His experience also spans the digital space with various tech startups focused on developing apps for project management and artist management. He took up his undergraduate studies at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and has a Masters in Business Administration from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.  

James "Mony" Romana, Program Head

Marketing

Mony has been a faculty member in Marketing and Music Business Management at MINT College since 2012, and was installed as the Marketing Program Head in 2016. He was formerly the International Marketing Manager for Warner Music Entertainment where he successfully launched albums by Sugar Ray and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Mony also handled promotions for The Corrs and Alanis Morisette. His experience also spans the digital space with various tech startups focused on developing apps for project management and artist management. He took up his undergraduate studies at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and has a Masters in Business Administration from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
 

  Lordegil Fernandez , Program Head   Entrepreneurship   For the Entrepreneurial Management Program at MINT, Lord imparts years of experience in startups to the MINT students.  As an entrepreneur, Lord has ventured into various businesses such as Binalot Apex, Inc. for which he is the Managing Partner; the Binalot Medical City, Inc.; Double Deck Ortigas, Inc.; and 7 Series, Inc., among others. He took up Business Management at the Ateneo de Manila University, and obtained his Masters in Entrepreneurship degree at the Asian Institute of Management.  

Lordegil Fernandez, Program Head

Entrepreneurship

For the Entrepreneurial Management Program at MINT, Lord imparts years of experience in startups to the MINT students.  As an entrepreneur, Lord has ventured into various businesses such as Binalot Apex, Inc. for which he is the Managing Partner; the Binalot Medical City, Inc.; Double Deck Ortigas, Inc.; and 7 Series, Inc., among others. He took up Business Management at the Ateneo de Manila University, and obtained his Masters in Entrepreneurship degree at the Asian Institute of Management.
 

 
   Reuben Ravago  , Program Head   Computer Science & Information Technology   Reuben heads both the Computer Science and Information Technology departments as Program Head. Reuben brings an impressive set of skills and experience from the computing and technology industries. He recently came off a 13-year stint at Store Specialists Inc./Rustan Corp as the Chief Information Officer and VP for Information Technology. Reuben has also founded several companies involved in network infrastructure and digital media services. He received his bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and took up his Masters in Electrical Engineering, Major in Computers and Communications, also at UP Diliman.

Reuben Ravago, Program Head

Computer Science & Information Technology

Reuben heads both the Computer Science and Information Technology departments as Program Head. Reuben brings an impressive set of skills and experience from the computing and technology industries. He recently came off a 13-year stint at Store Specialists Inc./Rustan Corp as the Chief Information Officer and VP for Information Technology. Reuben has also founded several companies involved in network infrastructure and digital media services. He received his bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and took up his Masters in Electrical Engineering, Major in Computers and Communications, also at UP Diliman.

   Issa Maria Garcia  , Adviser   Senior High School   Issa Garcia is a published author and public speaker. In recent years, she published two books: "Found: Letters on Life, Love and God" and "The Lessons of Neil," which is being used in East Timor's educational curriculum. As a public speaker, she has conducted various talks for Woman, Create, The Better Story Project, The Purpose Creative, Rappler, and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). At MINT College, she teaches Character Formation, Literature, and Creative Writing. She also serves as MINT High's senior high adviser.  She finished her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and Master's in Education at ADMU.   

Issa Maria Garcia, Adviser

Senior High School

Issa Garcia is a published author and public speaker. In recent years, she published two books: "Found: Letters on Life, Love and God" and "The Lessons of Neil," which is being used in East Timor's educational curriculum. As a public speaker, she has conducted various talks for Woman, Create, The Better Story Project, The Purpose Creative, Rappler, and Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). At MINT College, she teaches Character Formation, Literature, and Creative Writing. She also serves as MINT High's senior high adviser.

She finished her bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and Master's in Education at ADMU.