Administrative Team


As a volunteer programme, the Caribbean ASEAN Council has limited access to resources. In order to effectively achieve similar goals, its activities are administered by the Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Chamber which has assigned the following persons as the Council's official support team.

When communicating with the Administrative Team, please take note that their timezone is +8 GMT.

Rev. Rameses Javier Casten
Government Relations Officer


Reverend Rameses is an advocate for climate change. He was formerly the National President of the Political Science Students' Association of the Philippines; the National Secretary-General, later National President and Vice-Chairman of the Nature Party Philippines, a green political party. He was also the National Chief Convenor of the Kalikasan Muna Coalition (Nature First Coalition). Rev. Rameses is an ordained Christian Pastor and certified by the Philippine Civil Registrar General to solemnize marriages. He is also a political consultant and analyst, and an accredited instructor of the Philippine Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. He is concurrently the Assistant Director of the Akademie für Hochschulbildung, an independent department of the Asia-Caribbean Open Institute, the educational advocacy initiative of the Caribbean ASEAN Council.

Ms. Bianca Pascual
Program Officer and Administrative Assistant


Ms. Pascual holds an Associate in Business Studies degree from the Asia Caribbean Open Institute, the educational initiative of the Council. She directly supports the Councillors of the Caribbean ASEAN Council in the effective performance of their responsibilities. Ms. Pascual has worked in Japan and speaks Japanese. She was formerly employed at different corporate entities and business process outsourcing firms including being the former Administrative Officer at Hikinex Solutions (San Francisco, USA) and Executive Assistant to the CEO of Hipbiz Holdings Inc. (Philippines). Aside from her commitments with the Caribbean ASEAN Council, Ms. Pascual is also a professional DJ.

Ms. Rowena David
Executive Assistant to the Representative Councillor


Ms. David is a graduate of the Asia Caribbean Open Institute and has received the Associate degree in Business Studies. She is also an undergraduate of Miriam College (Philippines) taking the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning and Management program with focus on Urban Planning and Green Architecture. Ms. David has more than 15 years of professional experience and has worked in different roles for top American corporations including Pacific Sunwear of California, Hertz Global Holdings, and T-Mobile. She has also held a position as a Technical Advisor and Mentor for a global multinational technology company. Among her other remarkable talents, Ms. David is also a certified baker and has been employed by various pastry shops and a hotel, the F1 Hotel Manila.

Mrs. Rebecca Lumentac-Plechetero
Logistics Support Officer


Mrs. Plechetero graduated from STI College (Philippines) and provides local correspondence and logistics service to the Council. She was formerly connected with various business process outsourcing companies as well as other corporate entities in the Philippines. Apart from providing service to both the Caribbean ASEAN Council and the Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Chamber, Mrs. Pletchetero has been the Legal Secretary for two decades of the Yngson and Associates Law Firm. This firm represents the legal interests of the Chamber and the Council in Southeast Asia.

Ms. Audrey Bernice Chu
Communications Intern


Ms. Chu is currently in her senior year at the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) taking Bachelor of Arts with a major in Asian Studies. The University of Santo Tomas is the oldest extant university in Asia having been founded in 1611. Ms. Chu is an exemplary student and a constant Dean's Lister and has active roles in several student organizations including the Model United Nations. She is also a member of the Philippine Tai Guan Ong's Association and speaks fluent Mandarin.

Ms. Abigail Xeniad Tizon
Program Development Consultant


Ms. Tizon is a graduate of the Consular and Diplomatic Affairs programme of the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde (Philippines). She also took courses at Lakeland College (Canada) and completed several years of the Hotel and Restaurant Management programme at Saint Anne College (Philippines) which earned her a National Certificate in Commercial Cooking. She was formerly employed at Arden Holdings Canada, Bell Canada, Telus, and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines. Aside from her consultancy for the Caribbean ASEAN Council, Ms. Tizon is a Facilitator for the Colleges and Institutes Canada association and the Planning for Canada program, a program funded by the Government of Canada.

Collaborating Team


The Caribbean ASEAN Council has also enlisted the following specialists in the pursuit of its global mandate.

  • Ms. Hyaena Bauto Panganiban - Cultural Associate 
  • Ms. Beverly Duque - Cultural Associate 
  • Ms. Alecksandrea Belsonda - Social Media Associate 
  • Ms. Maureen Panabe - Social Media Associate
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The Caribbean ASEAN Council is an international civil society volunteer advocacy programme registered with the NGO Branch of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA). The Council is a global, non-government, and non-profit association formed under Swiss law in accordance with the European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of International Non-Governmental Organizations. It is listed on the European Union's Transparency Register with identification number 063886638002-22, and recorded by the Union of International Associations (UIA) with number AA2151. The Council is also a Lifetime Member of CIVICUS - the World Alliance for Citizen Participation.
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