Meet our Team

Here at Balik Kaanyag Inc. (Blossom of Life), we see the value and beauty of each child who is created in God’s image. We want to help every child from hard places see and live out their dignity, beauty and purpose. We are Christian, Connected, Compassionate and Collaborative.

Atty. Maria Laarni Sheila S. Guico

Founder/President

Sheila is a lawyer and a child right’s advocate in the Philippines. She is also a certified TBRI practitioner. Having experienced God’s redeeming love, she wants to help abused children experience God’s healing and restoration.

Marlyn L. Celicious

Treasurer & Corporate Secretary

Marlyn is a teacher by profession. Trustworthy, faithful and prudent, she manages the finances of the organization.

Engr. Maria Leonides C. Mojal

Trustee

Maria Leonides whom we fondly call Tata is a chemical engineer in the Philippines. She also serves as a financial manager at an international company based in Cebu City.

Sonja Siebold

Trustee

Sonja is the co-founder of Beloved e.V. which is a non-profit organization in Germany supporting and empowering underprivileged girls and boys.

Laura Janina Alber

Trustee

Laura is the co-founder of Beloved e.V. which is a non-profit organization in Germany supporting and empowering underprivileged girls and boys.

Arlene Rose Paguyod

Core Member

Arlene is a passionate advocate of creative education. She has taught English and became a coach to TESOL teachers in China.

Atty. Irma Ruth Portus Demata

Core Member

Irma Ruth whom we fondly call Macky is an attorney who is licensed to practice law in the Philippines and New York. She is a hands-on mother of two high-achieving children who love Jesus. She is zealous for justice for the oppressed.

Engr. Rio Abbu

Core Member

Rio is a marine engineer in a cruise ship. He loves studying the Bible and farming. He wants to help orphans and needy children.

Engr. Exyl Arnado and Mrs. Sherryl Arnado

Core Members

The Arnado couple is in the construction business. They also have hardware stores in the south of Cebu. They are passionate in establishing God’s kingdom wherever they go.