The Management stands as the locus of decision-making for the day-to-day affairs of
NORTHRAIL. It determines NORTHRAIL’s activities by putting its targets in concrete
terms and by implementing basic strategies for achieving these targets. It also puts
in place the infrastructure for the corporation's success by establishing the following
mechanisms in its organization: (i.) organizational structures that work effectively and
efficiently in attaining the goals of the corporation; (ii.) useful planning, control, and
risk management systems that assess risks on an integrated cross-functional
approach; (iii.) information systems that are defined and aligned with an information
technology strategy and the business goals of the corporation; and (iv.) a plan of
succession that formalizes the process of identifying, training and selection of
successors in key positions in the corporation.
8.1. Management should be primarily accountable to the Board. Management is
primarily accountable to the Board for the operations of NORTHRAIL. As part of its
accountability, it is obligated to provide the Board with complete and adequate
information on the operations and affairs of NORTHRAIL in a timely manner.
8.2. Executive Officers. Executive officers of NORTHRAIL down to the third level
shall be elected or appointed by the Board. The President shall be authorized by the
Board to appoint all others, provided, that all appointments shall be on the basis of
merit and fitness and all personnel action shall be in pursuance of the Labor Code of
the Philippines, except those co-terminus employees of the members of the Board.
8.2.1. President. The President of NORTHRAIL shall have the following
duties and responsibilities:
22.214.171.124. Act as Chief Executive Officer of NORTHRAIL.
126.96.36.199. Execute, administer and implement the policies and measures
approved by the Board.
188.8.131.52. Direct and supervise the operations and administration of
184.108.40.206. Represent NORTHRAIL in all dealings with offices, agencies
and instrumentalities of the Government and with all persons and
entities, public or private, domestic or foreign.
220.127.116.11. Direct and supervise the preparation of the agenda for the
meeting of the Board, and to submit for the consideration of the Board
such policies and measures necessary to carry out the purpose and
objectives of the Articles of Incorporation and By-laws (Corporate
18.104.22.168. Exercise such other powers and functions provided in the
Corporate Charter and as may be vested in him by the Board.
8.2.2. Vice-President(s). The Vice-President shall be responsible for the
overall management, implementation and monitoring of specific programs and
activities of each department/office under the Group. The Vice-President shall
have the following duties and responsibilities:
22.214.171.124. Plan, direct, organize and oversee, and coordinate the entire
operations of the Group in accordance with Board directives, in the
Corporation’s charter and its mandate.
126.96.36.199. Oversee the administration of the corporate policies towards
developing medium-range and long-range plans and programs
188.8.131.52. Monitor and evaluate the progress of implementation of the
various programs and projects of the Group.
184.108.40.206. Conduct analysis of the corporate activities under the Group,
including costs, operations and data forecasting and recommends to
the President and Board appropriate measures thereof.
220.127.116.11. See that the President, and the Board of Directors are properly
and regularly apprised of the progress of the programs and activities of
18.104.22.168. Transact official business, for and in behalf of the President
with other government and private institutions/organizations or entities
within the scope of his/her authority.
22.214.171.124. Recommend to the President/Board of Directors policy
advocacies on measures that will help hasten, improve and sustain the
implementation of development programs within the scope of authority
of his/her authority
126.96.36.199. Perform other tasks assigned by the President and the Board
of Directors such as:
188.8.131.52.1 Assist the President in the execution, administration and
implementation of the policies and measures approved by the Board.
184.108.40.206.2 Assist the President in directing and supervising the
operations and administration of NORTHRAIL.
220.127.116.11.3 Represent NORTHRAIL in all dealings with offices, agencies,
and instrumentalities of the government and with all persons and
entities, public or private, domestic or foreign, in the absence of the
18.104.22.168.4. Oversee the development of the corporate plan and ensure
consistency of performance with set targets and goals.
8.2.3. General Counsel. The General Counsel (AVP Legal) shall act as the
Chief Legal Counsel of NORTHRAIL and shall perform the following duties
22.214.171.124. Formulate plans, programs, policies and procedures for the
prompt, expeditious and just disposition of administrative cases.
126.96.36.199. Formulate plans, procedures for the proper legal
documentation of all NORTHRAIL transactions.
188.8.131.52. Undertake the final review of all opinions, contracts and other
legal documents prepared by the staff.
184.108.40.206. Formulate plans, policies and procedures on all matters
concerning legal research, opinion writing and classification of legal