Meet the Manalo K9 Team
Started by Dr. Abel Manalo as a dog breeding hobby in 1996 while he was still studying veterinary medicine at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños (UPLB), under the Philippine Canine Club, Inc. (PCCI) kennel name "ACME" and registered in July 31, 2007 as a business named Manalo Pet Shop, MANALO K9 slowly evolved into an international company providing world-class working K9 teams and Superdogs all over the Philippines, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, and the USA.
Manalo K9 also provides quality dog training for clients - in obedience, protection, and other specialized training disciplines.
In 2010, the company also launched their consumer products brand "Superdog", starting with Superdog Soap and Superdog Shampoo & Conditioner Bar, and "SuperDoc" for dog handlers/owners later on in 2012.
Manalo K9 received various awards from the private and government sectors for our work these past several years, and continues to grow, innovate, and excel.
Dr. Abel Manalo
With a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of the Philippines, and extensive international K9 training and experience, Doc Abel knows dogs and K9 to the molecular level. A Hall of Fame Awardee on Entrepreneurship from the National Consumers' Choice Annual Awards (NCCAA) in 2019.
Snooky "Shake" Manalo
Shake takes care of administration, and makes sure everything in the business is running smoothly along with the Admin team under her. She is a great manager and negotiator. She helps greatly in every decision-making process and keeps the Company grounded and stable.
Administration & Operations
April is our Digital Marketing Project Manager. She is in charge with automation of our business processes, our social media marketing, website and mobile applications, and other software. Having 12 years international experience in this field, she is our secret weapon putting the Tech in Manalo K9.
Kamille "Kams" Dela Cruz
Kams is a our Admin for Human Resources. She is a graduate of B.S. Business Administration major in Human Resources and handles this area of the business very well. She also maintains the records of our canines, particularly those working in the field. She keeps everyone in line.
Lorelyn "Dang" Abalos
Dang is our Head Admin and Company Accountant. She makes sure that everybody from our employees to the BIR to the government agencies that deal with employee benefits are all happy. As Head Admin, she makes sure everything works properly, company-wide. She has consistently proved to be of great value to the organization.
Rosano is a former police officer with the NCRPO. He is an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)/bomb technician, an anti-terrorism and intelligence guy. He is now our Director for Operations and Training, making sure our K9 operations are smooth-flowing and sharp. He also handles any problems that arise with ease, and maintains good relationships with client officers and the PNP.
Dr. Leo Patrick Vergara
Doc Leo is our Company Veterinarian. He makes sure all our dogs are healthy and happy, those in our training center, as well as those in the field in various deployments. He has decades of experience in the veterinary field and is as professional and meticulous as one can be.
John Michael Sotto
John is one of our Admin Assistants and does so many different tasks around the office and outside. He has been with us since time immemorial and we can rely on him to do what he is required to do. He is an indispensable part of the office team.
Alexis was our QAQC for K9 Services, but was reassigned to be our Admin - Liaison Officer where he is working on a much broader field. He is a graduate of Criminology.
Cesar is our Training Center's Admin Coordinator. He communicates constantly with Admin for anything that needs to be done. He also receives visitors to the training center at Macamot, Binangonan. He also takes care of many other things such as in keeping inventory reports and K9 handler rosters.
Gen "Aja" Hidalgo
Gen is our Branding Officer/ Marketing Assistant. She does various tasks from graphics design to photography and event organizing. She is a pleasure to work with. She is a new graduate in Communication Arts.
Rio "Ri" Sescon
Rio is our Admin for Dog Training. She handles inquiries from those who wants to avail of our Superdog Training courses, assists them on enrollment, updates them on progress, and schedules graduations and transfer of commands sessions. She is a Business Management graduate from St. Paul College, QC.
Aldrich "Bogz" Baccay
Bogz started out 10 years ago as a kennel attendant and trained to be a K9 handler and worked his way up to be our Senior Trainer and instructor for handler classes since 2012. He also makes sure all our K9 teams work properly in our posts. He has trained thousands of dogs, many of which are now in service, locally and abroad.
Jared is one of our obedience trainers. He is very good with our dogs and gets good reviews from clients whose dogs he has trained.
Mary Jane Rivera
Jane is our Admin Officer at our Okada Manila Detachment. She has been working for us since 2010 starting at the Pandacan Oil Depots. Due to her loyalty, great work ethic, and dedication to the company, she was chosen to represent Manalo K9 with Okada officials for daily activities, and she is doing great work, as usual.
Walden is our Head Supervisor for our operations at Okada Manila. He is doing a noteworthy job managing the Sector Leaders under him as well as the K9 teams there, in general. He has received awards from Okada Security, and everybody loves the way he handles his people and how he makes sure Okada is well secured, with regards to matters that involve the K9 security we provide.
Manalo K9 Teams and Support
Other members of our growing K9 Team, we cannot mention them all here: Trainers, K9 Handlers, Supervisors, team leaders, kennel attendants, utility personnel, and of couse our Superdogs. We value and appreciate them all! They are all hardworking and are doing a noble work for our clients and the general public. They are scattered but united in our cause. We are proud of them and their professionalism.
Customer Service Department
Benjamin "Bench" del Mundo
Bench is very hardworking and follows instructions very readily. He has a flair for sales and clients love him for his positive attitude in everything he does. He handles various accounts in different parts of South Luzon and Metro Manila.
Sandy "Dindo" Bustamante
Dindo handles North Luzon accounts. He started out as our Liaison Officer and then as a Marketing Officer, and did great in developing his area. A hardworking and industrious fellow, he is a great people-person, always glad to serve.
Call Dindo: +63 9173038696
Jeffrey "Jeff" Calimpong
Jeff is our Field Sales Agent who takes care of our Dealers/Distributors in Visayas and Mindanao, and some Metro Manila accounts. He is fluent in the Ilonggo and Cebuano dialects and takes care of shipments at the airport and with couriers.
Call Jeff: +63 906 4310832 (Globe) / +63 2 9075873 (Landline) / +63 9086216145 (Smart) / +63 9336982033 (Sun)
Liezel has had a great career in sales and marketing, and was looking for work where her spiritual goals can be supported and not hindered. She is in charge of various accounts from K9 service clients to Consumer Products clients.
Anne is our FSA in charge of Superpuppy sales. She used to be our Admin for Dog Training, also, but there were more pressing things to do in her personal life. We are glad she reapplied for this new task. She's doing exceptionally well assisting clients find a good puppy that matches their needs and lifestyle.
Dione is one of our Social Media Marketers. She is now in charge of our Lazada and Supernetwork orders.
International Sales Representative
Joel "Joe" Castillo
Joe is our representative in the United States of America. He is based in California, and a former US Marine. He heads our "Build a Beast" program where people in the US can avail of a Superpuppy or Superdog from our Philippine kennel and have it trained before shipping to the US. He had learned of Manalo K9 as a US Marine in the early savage days, and is now promoting the program to families and individuals who need K9 security but are looking for a better deal.