Executive Director

Cezar O. Mancao II, Executive Director

He is born and raised in Davao, graduated from the Philippine Military Academy, Sinagtala Class of 1986. He later pursued Master’s Degree and Law studies, and underwent local and foreign training to continuously enhance his professional knowledge and skills.

He was a bemedaled police officer, known for his heroic accomplishments for which he got promoted twice to the next higher rank, far ahead of his peers. He received numerous awards and commendations including the prestigious PMAAAI Cavalier Award for Police Operations in 1994.

Embroiled in numerous controversies in the past but was able to come out victorious and now vindicated with this new task as the 1st Executive Director of the Cybercrime Investigation and Coordinating Center (CICC).


James A. Layug, MNSA is the current Deputy Executive Director of CICC. He was appointed on February 1, 2021.

Formerly, ASEC Layug was the Vice Chairperson of BAC at the Department of National Defense (2019), Chairman of Special Studies and Project Development Committee at BOC (2017), President of Vibora Project Development Group, and the VFA Legislative Oversight Consultant of the House of the Representative (2013). For fifteen years, he served as a military officer of the AFP (1995-2010).

ASEC Layug graduated with a bachelor’s degree in naval systems engineering at PMA and a master’s degree in national security administration at the National Defense College of the Philippines.

Facilitating the setting of policies and implementation of strategies to prevent and suppress cybercrime, ASEC Layug chaired the PSC and the E-scam alert initiative. He is the Information Systems Planner of CICC-ISSP and a lecturer at UP-CIFAL UNITAR + CICC’s “Digital Governance and Cybersecurity.”



Cybercrime Planning and Policy, Monitoring and Cooperation Office
In Charge and Head of the
          International Cooperation Division – ICCD
          Cybercrime Plans and Policy Division – CPPD
          Cybercrime Monitoring and Coordination Division – CMCD

  • Philippine Government’s first Certified Chief Information Security Officer – C|CISO (EC-Council) and the
  • Highest ranking female official in Cyber in Philippine government.
  • Certifications from Harvard University, Kennedy School for the following:
    • HKSEE – Senior Executive Fellow SEF 2020,
    • HKSEE – Cybersecurity-Intersection of Technology and Policy CYBDER 2020,
    • HKSEE – Digital information in Government DTG 2020,
    • HKSEE – Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies- SMREA 2009,
    • HKSEE – Public Policy Track Certification.
  • Graduate of the George Marshall Center in Garmisch Germany on Program on Cyber Security Studies 2021.
  • Onboarded and trained under CICC Education 8,000++ government officials from 230+ agencies and units. She is a Convenor of the UP-CIFAL UNITAR + CICC – course on Digital Governance and Cybersecurity, Women in Cyber – Offense and Defense Strategy, Dict+CICC Cybersecure Digital Transformation, CICC+NPC DPO-DPA, Convenor of Digital Forensics For Responders & Analysts, CO-Convenor of CYCON2022, Batang Barangay (Sanguniang Kabataan Youth in Cyber) etc.
  • Official Delegate of the Philippines to the UN for the first Treaty being created to supplant the Budapest Convention with UNIO of DFA.
  • Certified and Trained in Incident Response & Network Forensics by the ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Capacity Building Center.
  • Spokesperson and head of CICC for Cybercrime Plans, Policy, Monitoring and Coordination Office.
  • Elected Board and VP for NCR of the National Council of Women in the Philippines 2021-2023.
  • Master in Public Administration University of the Philippines-NCPAG
  • Author of the Manila Times and Islamic Finance News.
  • Former Undersecretary of Energy and Board of Trustee of the CCP, Special Fintech Consultant of CEZA and Highly Technical Consultant of the DICT.


PMGEN Marvin Manuel P. Pepino is the current Director of the Cybercrime Investigation Office (CIO) having been appointed on June 8, 2021.  He is also currently the Rear Admiral of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Auxiliary.

In Charge and Head of the:
     Intelligence Processing Division – IPD
     Digital Analytics Division – DAD
     Investigation Division – ID

Before his appointment to CICC, he was the former Director of the Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) at Camp Crame, Quezon City.  He was also a former Deputy Director of Administration of the PNP Regional Office 8 in 2019.  It was during his time as Provincial Director of Compostela Valley (ComVal) province where the Top One Most Wanted Person in the PNP’s drug watchlist known as “Satanas” was neutralized in a shootout.  Because of this major achievement, Director Pepino was awarded the “Best Police Provincial Office” during the Police Service Anniversary awarded by no less than then Chief PNP and now Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology at the Immaculate Conception College in Davao and has a master’s degree in Economics obtained at the Rizal Memorial College in Davao where he was cited with the Best Thesis Award.  On top of these degrees, he also completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Mindanao.

He believes in the saying that life is a continuous learning cycle as he gives premium on capacity-building as he has finished the VIP Protection and Security Courses with flying colors; participated in the FBI Orientation Course and the County Sheriff Orientation Course in the United States of America (USA) in 2007; finished the Public Safety Officer’s Executive Course where he graduated as Top Gun; and just recently he completed the Virtual Training on Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity (ICS 301V) conducted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), an attached agency of the Department of Homeland Security in April 2022. 


Panfilo Neore L. Salva, Jr. is the Director of the Administrative and Finance Office (AFO). He was appointed director on December 3, 2020.

In Charge and Head of the:
          Administrative Division – AD
          Finance Division – FD

Presently, he is the Head Secretariat of the CICC Executive Committee (composed of the DICT Secretary as Chairman, NBI Director as Vice Chairman, the Chief of the PNP, Head of the DOJ Office of the Cybercrime, and the CICC Executive Director as members):
   – Chairman of the CICC Placement and Selection Board (PSB);
   – Chairman of the CICC Bids and Awards Committee (BAC);
   – Chairman of the CICC Performance Management Team;
   – Chairman of the CICC Citizen’s Charter Technical Working Group (CC TWG);               
   – Member of the GAD Focal Point System Executive Committee; and
   – Chairperson of the GAD Focal Point System Technical Working Group (GAD TWG).

Formerly, Dir. Salva was the Vice President of JMVC Shipping Corporation and RN Hi-Speed Ferries of Stanley Ho (HKG), Executive Vice President of Pyxis, Services Inc., and Senior Vice President/ Chief Finance Officer of Jadecrown Philippines.

Dir. Salva earned his academic discipline in military science at PMA, Business Management and Finance at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Law at PLM, Medical Science Allied Field Diploma at the Saint Dominic Savio College, and is a Registered Nurse with ample volunteer
nursing activities.

Dir. Salva is a dynamic and reliable professional with over 30 years of experience as a Corporate Executive, providing executive functions in sales and marketing, corporate planning and budgeting, management and administrative, and recruitment and hiring.