Audit Committee

The Audit Committee functions assists the Board of Commissioners in performing their duties and responsibilities regarding supervision of the Board of Directors’ management of the Company

Sonny Kalona

Audit Committee Chairman

Mr. Sonny Kalona was appointed as Audit Committee Chairman since March 2020. He graduated with MBA from New York University in 1977. He joined Darya-Varia as Director in 1994, became President Director in 1995, Vice President Commissioner from 2000 to 2002 and from 2002 to 2010 he was a Senior Advisor of the Company. He began his career as Director of PT Wigo Manufacturing Pharmacists in 1977 while holding executive positions at several other companies. 

Mr. Sonny Kalona was appointed as Audit Committee Chairman since March 2020. He graduated with MBA from New York University in 1977. He joined Darya-Varia as Director in 1994, became President Director in 1995, Vice President Commissioner from 2000 to 2002 and from 2002 to 2010 he was a Senior Advisor of the Company. He began his career as Director of PT Wigo Manufacturing Pharmacists in 1977 while holding executive positions at several other companies. 

Francis B. Tupue

Audit Committee Member

Mr. Francis B. Tupue was appointed as Audit Committee member in July 2019. He obtained Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from University of the East, Manila and Management Development Program from Asian Institute of Management, Manila. He has been a Senior Partner at Zuniga, Tupue & Company since 2005 until now. He served as Auditor since 1990 until 2000, later becoming Partner in 2000 until 2005 at B. Barbasal & Company. In 1985 until 1990, He was assigned as Internal Auditor at Manufacturing Firm.

Mr. Francis B. Tupue was appointed as Audit Committee member in July 2019. He obtained Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting from University of the East, Manila and Management Development Program from Asian Institute of Management, Manila. He has been a Senior Partner at Zuniga, Tupue & Company since 2005 until now. He served as Auditor since 1990 until 2000, later becoming Partner in 2000 until 2005 at B. Barbasal & Company. In 1985 until 1990, He was assigned as Internal Auditor at Manufacturing Firm.

Romvick T. Ricafort

Audit Committee Member

Mr. Romvick was appointed as Audit Committee member in April 2023. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa, Manila and Management Program from Asian Institute of Management, Manila. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Forensic Accountant (CrA). His career in FBTC a professional firm as Auditor started in 2010 until July 2015, he was then promoted to Audit Team Manager/Leader from July 2015 until May 2022 and became a Partner from May 2022 until now.

Mr. Romvick was appointed as Audit Committee member in April 2023. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Polytechnic University of the Philippines Sta. Mesa, Manila and Management Program from Asian Institute of Management, Manila. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Forensic Accountant (CrA). His career in FBTC a professional firm as Auditor started in 2010 until July 2015, he was then promoted to Audit Team Manager/Leader from July 2015 until May 2022 and became a Partner from May 2022 until now.