Rey Ernesto N. Millan


Rey Ernesto N. Millan, better known as “Coach,” is has been active as a bamboo farmer in planting bamboo for 35 years. He believes in the potential of bamboo for livelihood and industrial opportunities creation. A prominent figure in the bamboo industry, he is known among senior bamboo advocates including those from Los Baños, DOST and other bamboo networks nationwide.


He served as the Executive Director for the Office of the President in Mindanao during the Ramos presidency. He also worked in various private sector assignments with the Alcantara Group of Companies.

Coach currently serves as a convenor of the Mindanao Bamboo Initiatives, a group of bamboo enthusiasts and practitioners based in Mindanao.