Philippines: Metro-Manila: Paranaque City
7891 Mendoza St., Villa Mendoza Subdivision, Sucat
Tel. Nos. 820-02-80, 820-02-81, Telefax: 825-73-96
Cellphone: 0920-932-6517 (Text or Call)
Mr. Jaime M. Francisco is seated to the right of his father Augusto S. Francisco.
Mr. Jaime M. Francisco is the second to the youngest of four sons born to Augusto S. Francisco and Marina Magno. The early life of Mr. Francisco was one of relative comfort since his father was a top lawyer, later on serving as a Congressman in the Fourth District of Manila. But his father died when he was nine years old and their family had to survive. Despite the financial difficulties, he was able to graduate from high school from Ateneo de Manila. Losing his father did not stop him from participating and excelling in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
He was a declaimer and orator as well as the team captain of the Ateneo Junior Basketball team that competed in the NCAA (when the Ateneo was not part of the UAAP at the time) where he played for three years. He was consistently elected as Class president and eventually became Actitivites Coordinator of the Student Council when he was a Senior.
The loss of his father and consequently the breadwinner, initiated him to bouts of maturity early enough. Then refusing to submit to the lack of resources, he entered the University of the Philippines College in Manila as a working student. From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. he undertook several jobs and went to school from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Mondays to Saturdays and worked on extra-curricular activities after 8:30 p.m.
He was elected as the Chairman of the UPSCA Manila Chapter (UP Student Catholic Action). He was one of the founding officers of the theater group PAMANLAHI (Pamana ng Lahi) where he was an actor, director, producer of plays that were shown in various theaters, among them - Cultural Center of the Philippines, Meralco Theater, Philamlife Auditorium, Girl Scouts Auditorium, Paco Park, various U.P branches like Diliman, Manila, Los Banos. He also was active in his community having been elected Secretary-Treasurer of his barangay in Sta. Ana, Manila where he served for two years.
Mr. Francisco's work experience is quite varied as well. Initially he worked as a credit investigator in a private information bureau and as a clerk in government. Later he worked at the Philippine Coconut Producers Federation where he ultimately authored and implemented the country-wide COCOFED National Scholarship program in coordination with the FAPE which benefitted thousands of students coming from poor coconut farming communities.
He also got involved in rattan furnitures and handicraft exports and imports for his own clothes line.
Later, he was to become EVP-GM of a group of companies that was engaged in several industries such as export of wood, processing of imports and freight forwarding.
With this business background and positions of leadership, he decided to give up purely money-making activities. Instead, he co-founded and co-managed Regina Maria Montessori giving him more time for his family.
He is the proud father of three - all graduates of the University of the Philippines Diliman: Teacher Gabi (summa cum laude) and Teacher Tata (magna cum laude). His youngest son, Teacher Ogot graduated from Mechanical Engineering where he was a DOST scholar after graduating from the Philippine Science High School - Diliman campus.
Mr. Francisco is the Director for Finance and Administration of Regina Maria Montessori. He oversees high school juniors and seniors' CWTS and Entrepreneurship programs while serving as the seniors' co-adviser at the same time. He acts as Officer-in-Charge of the Guidance & Counselling Department and is concurrently Athletic Moderator. He also acts as the school's Prefect of Discipline.