Philkofa promotes equitable and sustainable development

The Philippine KOICA Fellows Association, Inc. (PHILKOFA) is the alumni association of the participants to academic and training courses, workshops, seminars, and other activities sponsored by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in the Republic of Korea.

PHIKOFA aims to make better world together by

promoting equitable and sustainable development
of its partner countries.

We are also actively participating
in the international community’s effort to

enable poor people
to improve their quality of life.


By 2030, PhilKOFA is a highly-regarded KOICA Alumni Association that inspires and engages its members and the global community towards resilience, equity, peace, and progressive partnership for sustainable transformation.


  • To conduct community services.

  • To establish mechanisms for sustainability.

  • To maintain linkages between and among KOICA scholars here and abroad through newsletter, website and other social media platforms.

  • To collaborate with other organizations for continuing education and resource mobilization.

  • To respond in addressing risks and other adversities.

  • To strengthen Regional Coordinative Mechanisms (RCMs) in implementing local activities and projects.


Our membership base is distributed in four geographic areas – National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.


A network of regional coordinative mechanisms serves as the communication and support link between officers and members in the different regions of the country. In short, we host and attend events from all over!


Each area is headed by a vice president. There are six standing committees in the association, namely: Finance and Awards, Education and Training, Sports and Cultural Affairs, Social Services, Membership and Public Information, and Special Concerns.

2022-2023 Officers

Avelino A. Barbosa

Vice President for NCR

Leah Banagui-Han

Vice President for Luzon

Bobby D. Gerardo

Vice President for Visayas

Sweet Mercy F. Pacolor

Public Relations Officer

Michelle P. Esteban

Chair Special Concerns and Social Services

Vicelyn Viloria-Layno

Chair Finance and Awards

Philkofa Previous Officers

  • Gina P. Borinaga, President
    Gina P. Borinaga, President
    Rosalio S. Ferrer Jr.,
    Vice President for NCR and Chairman for Committee on Finance and Awards
    Genaro M. Tolentino,
    Vice President for Luzon
    Michael B. Nunez,
    Vice President for Visayas
    Marizon S. Loreto,
    Vice President for Mindanao
    Resly George Q. Amador, Secretary
    Resly George Q. Amador, Secretary
    Jose A. Benavidez,
    Treasurer and Chairman for Committee on Sports and Cultural Affairs
    Rene P. Bagamasbad, MD,
    Auditor and Chairman for Committee on Special Services
    Emelia A. Lasquites,
    Public Relations Officer and Chairman for Committee on Education and Training
    Emily R. Rivera,
    Board of Trustee
    Asuncion R. Santos,
    Board of Trustee
    Judy Vermudo,
    Past President and Ex-Officio Member