"Fray Mike" upon graduating from Sacred Heart Academy, Zarraga, Iloilo, entered the Dominican Postulancy in Manaoag, Pangasinan in 1976. He then joined his batch at the Dominican Novitiate in Villa Lizares, Jaro, Iloilo City. Outside the seminary, he majored in A.B. Political Science at the University of San Agustin, Iloilo City. He worked as Special Assistant to the then Minister of Budget. Married to Jessica, they have four kids: Miguel Augusto, now a budding businessman, twin sons Michael Augustine and Michael Dominic, both university students at the Ateneo de Manila, and Regina Jessica, attending Miriam College Grade School. Mike’s special attachment to nature made him an agri-aqua farmer in Negros. He and his wife built a manufacturing business in natural care and cosmetics industry based in Quezon City. Fray Mike is also in pharmaceuticals and international trading, as well as in distribution of chemical ingredients which include partnerships with principals from Europe, Philippines and Asean markets. His family serve in the Lectors Ministry of Santa Maria Della Strada parish in Quezon City. Fray Mike is also the chair of the Parish Ubas (Anti Drug) Committee. With track record in agri-business, he is also active in supporting the farmers group and upholding their cause as NGO. In 2006, Mike co-founded FSDPI. To date, the Filii organization boasts over 300 members, with provincial chapters in Iloilo, Bicol, Davao, Cebu, and Northern Luzon in Philippines, and North America secretariats based in Houston, Texas and Toronto, Canada.
2017 December Features Fray In Focus

Fray Eugenio Michael “Mike” Plana (Batch 1975)

Coming from a small town of Zarraga, Iloilo in the Philippines, and born from a simple Ilonggo family, I cannot fully appreciate when friends introduce me to others as “Mike, my friend, the businessman.” Nothing in my curriculum vitae,  either in academics or in ancestry, suggested I would become a businessman. My wife and I […]