Meet the FPVI Team

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NONNA

is one of the six siblings of the Ponferrada couple. She is a returnee, having spent a good part of her working life affiliated with the World Bank in Washington DC. Nonna is now based in Tunga, Leyte, fully immersed in community life. She directly oversees the operation of FPVI as its President.

LINO AND GILDA

Lino is the fifth child among the Ponferrada siblings. He and his wife Gilda joined FPVI in July 2019 as members of FPVI’s Board of Trustees.  Based overseas, they regularly travel to Tunga to keep community ties and support the Foundation.

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TONY

is the overseer of the physical facilities of the Foundation. He ensures that FPVI Center is fit for purpose as a learning hub for the children and a good space for collaboration with community partners. He also assumes parental responsibility for FPVI children occasionally.

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SHIENA

is an early FPVI Volunteer. Her background in community development were important in shaping the mission of the Foundation. With a compassion for underprivileged youth, Shiena is a steadying force in FPVI with her strong commitment and leadership.

Volunteers

YOU

Do you have a passion in community development and youth empowerment? Do you have resources, knowledge, and skills that you want to share towards the uplifting of lives? If yes, then we need and want you to join us in our mission.

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LEONOR

is the fourth of the Ponferrada siblings. FPVI is her brainchild. She serves as the Foundation's main fundraiser, operating from overseas. The Van Stone part of FPVI is her married name.

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ROWENA

serves as FPVI’s Secretary/Treasurer. "Wen" is an accountant by training and, for a very long time, held a responsible position as an officer in a major bank until she opted for an early retirement. Currently, she is the Finance Officer and Corporate Treasurer of a pharmaceutical distribution company but she ensures her cheerful self makes time to support philanthropic endeavors.

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GARY

is a Tunga-based entrepreneur and founder of BEEngo Farm. He is a beekeeper who educates local farmers and students the importance of bee-keeping and its impact on biodiversity and the environment. He received the prestigious SIKLAB Award in 2019 in recognition of his exemplary leadership and entrepreneurial energy which he puts to use mostly to benefit the community.

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NIKO

is the oldest grandson of Domingo and Elena Ponferrada. After several geographic relocations in his childhood owing to his father’s job in the diplomatic service, the family settled in the US. He studied in London for both his undergraduate and master’s degree and is currently a marketing executive in a US telecommunication company. He and his wife and daughter live in Washington state and his involvement in FPVI allows him to maintain the link to Tunga.

Fundación Ponferrada 

Van Stone Inc. (FPVI)

FPVI is part of the GlobalGiving community, a global crowdfunding platform. Learn how you can help in opening opportunities for the people of Tunga, Leyte, Philippines.

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