Ramon R. Isberto is the public affairs head of PLDT and Smart Communications. In his 32-year career, Isberto has worked both sides of the communications business – he has asked the questions and answered them as well.
He was a reporter of Business Day, a leading Philippine business newspaper, special sections editor of The Financial Post and Manila Bureau Chief of Inter Press Service in the 1980s. In the 1990s, he hosted several morning TV shows on GMA Network and also served as its vice president for public affairs.
In his corporate life, he has served as spokesperson for Philippines’ leading telecommunications company and its wireless subsidiary. He has also taken the lead in developing the telecom group’s community partnership programs in the fields of education, health, entrepreneurship, environment and disaster preparedness.
In one of the world’s most calamity-prone countries, Isberto has embraced disaster preparedness as his personal advocacy. He is the president of the Corporate Network for Disaster Preparedness and in that capacity sits on the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.