Meet The Team
The developer and owner of the Farm is Philagrivest, Inc., a Philippines SEC registered corporation. Consulting with company is a foreigner with demonstrated business success in numerous Philippines business endeavors over the past 25 years. Overall, development on Tablas Island is following a growth pattern set by the provincial governor to emphasize high value, low density, sustainable eco-tourism projects.
With such a government mission for Tablas, the Farm is strongly supported by both the local and provincial government, both the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Philippine Department of Agriculture, and international organizations such as the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO).
Will Irwin – Consultant
Will is a graduate of Purdue University where he received his B.S. Economics degree. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California. Will is an accomplished entrepreneur with 30 years of experience conducting business in the Philippines.
Jerry Navarro – Farm Manager
Jerry has years of hands-on field management experience with companies in Samar – (another Island in the Philippines). Prior to being promoted to the Farm Manager Position, Jerry served as the Farm Operations Manager. As the Farm Manager, Jerry has overall responsibility for all “on site” activities at the farm, which include planting schedules, maintenance of crops and equipment, crop rotation, and harvesting of crops.
Jeorge Carida – Finance Controller
Jeorge has a degree in BS degree in Accountancy from the University of Luzon and is a certified public accountant. He has 13 years of experience as an auditor, accountant and finance manager for various companies. He has substantial working knowledge in all facets of accounting functions, tax laws, international control and financial reporting. Jeorge monitors and controls all the corporate accounting and prepares the interim and annual financial statements.