MANUEL M. LAZARO, was elected director in May 2016. He is a lawyer by profession and has been engaged in active practice for more than fifty (50) years. Currently sits as Director for Philippine Airlines, Inc. (PAL) (since October 2014), The Manila Hotel Corporation (since 2006), Tiger Resort, Leisure & Entertainment, Inc. / Okada Manila (since 2015) and independent director of AG Finance Inc. He is presently the CEO and Chairman of Philippine Constitution Association (PHILCONSA) (since 2010).

From 1976 to 1986, he was the Government Corporate Counsel (GCC) with the rank and privileges of Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeals, serving as Legal Counsel of at least seventy (70) government-owned and controlled corporations then, which included, among others, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Metropolitan Sewerage System (MWSS), National Power Corporation (NPC), Philippine Airlines (PAL), Philippine National Bank (PNB), Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Manila Hotel, Manila International Airport and EVP & General Counsel of GSIS and Manila Hotel Corporation and director of numerous corporations.

After retiring from government service in 1987, Lazaro founded and established M. M. Lazaro & Associates. The law firm specializes in corporate and litigation matters either as counselors or court advocates. It is the retained counsel of reputable companies and business engaged in various fields, i.e. banking, real estate, insurance, etc.