[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Philippines Board of Trustees and officer elections

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[Wikimedia-l] Wikimedia Philippines Board of Trustees and officer elections

Josh Lim
Dear Wikimedians,

On June 18, 2016, Wikimedia Philippines held new elections for our Board of Trustees, serving a two-year term from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. They are:

* Relly Bautista (previously served from 2010 to 2013)
* Romnick “Nick" Coros (new)
* Josh Lim
* Reyton “Boj" Ordonio (new)
* Vera Villocido (new)

At this point, please allow me to introduce our new Board members.

Nick Coros is from Tayabas City, Quezon, some 130 km south of Manila.  He is a software developer for an independent international vendor, and has been a Wikipedian since 2008, where he is an administrator on the Tagalog Wikipedia.  He was also a Top 50 finalist in the Philippine contest for Wiki Loves Monuments 2012.

Boj Ordonio is from Baguio City, but is currently resident in Metro Manila.  A biologist by training, he is studying to earn his Master of Arts in Education at the University of the Philippines Diliman.  He has been a Wikipedian since 2011 and has helped execute some of our events, and is also one of a handful of Spanish-speaking Wikipedians in the Philippines.

Vera Villocido is a teacher by profession, but she has over twenty years of experience in education, social development, local governance and consultancy, working with a number of international organizations and local NGOs.  Resident in Alburquerque, Bohol, she is also one of our most prolific non-Manila based editors, having been a Wikipedian since 2006.  From 2014 to 2016, she also served as the Internal Auditor of Wikimedia Philippines.

Leaving the WMPH Board of Trustees are Johnny Alegre (User:Buszmail), Jenna delos Reyes-Butac (User:Waiting for serendipity), Marco San Andres (User:Chitetskoy) and Paolo Barazon (User:Titopao).  We thank them for their service to the organization, the community and the movement at large, and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

During the Board election, elections were also held for the vacant position of Internal Auditor.  Joseph Ballesteros (User:Jojit fb), who previously served on the Board and was WMPH President from 2011 to 2012, won the election.

In addition to holding elections for the Board of Trustees, the new Board held elections for officer positions in the organization the following week.  Officers serve for a term of one year.  Our new slate of officers is as follows:

* Chair of the Board: John Paul Antes (User:Markadan)
* Vice Chair: Romnick Coros (User:Nickrds09)
* President: Josh Lim (User:Sky Harbor; re-elected)
* Vice President: Emmanuel Ramirez (User:Sunkissedguy; re-elected)
* Secretary: Reyton Ordonio (User:Bojaleatorio)
* Treasurer: Eugene Alvin Villar (User:Seav)

Please join me in welcoming the new WMPH officers and trustees. We all look forward to working with our colleagues in the Wikimedia movement. :)

(P.S.: Please make sure to CC the other e-mail addresses here, as I don’t think our new Board members are subscribed to this list.)

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Wikimedia Philippines,

Josh Lim
President, Wikimedia Philippines

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Class of 2013, Ateneo de Manila University
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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