Advocate for women, chrildren & community development. Practicing lawyer, law professor, wife & mother.
- As First Lady of the Municipality of Liloan during the term of Mayor Duke, created the Book Reading for Literacy and Pasko sa Kabataan programs benefitting over 8,000 children in the past 7 years.
- Has practiced litigation, international arbitration, and corporate law with Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delos Angeles, one of the largest to tier law firms in the Philippines. Advised on a multi-billion privatization of a government energy corporation; and establishment of foreign and local economic zone locators providing thousands of jobs to Cebuanos. Has handled cases in civil, criminal, election, commercial, and labor law. Has succesfully represented publicly-listed foreign corporations in multi-million dollar arbitrations.
- Has served as consultant to the Provincial Government of Cebu on successful public-private partnerships including bulkwater supply and real estate.
- Manages various businesses in the food and beverage industry.
2007 - present Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & Delo Angles Law Offices, Senior Associate, Head, Cebu Ofice
2008 - present University of San Carlos - College of Law & Governance, Professor
2012 - 2013 Cebu Manila Water Development, Inc. Director
2011 - 2013 Cebu Provincial Government, Consultant, Projects & Programs Institutionalization
2008 - 2011 University of San Jose Recoletos - College of Law, Proffesor
2007 - present Municipality of Liloan, Cebu, Pro-Bono Legal Consultant
2007 Puno & Puno Law Offices, Junior Associate
2005 Court of Appeals, Cebu, Intern
2003 - 2005 Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Private Secretary
2002 - 2006 Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, Makati City, Metro Manila - Juris Doctor (Doctor of Laws)
1998 - 2002 Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Metro Manila - Bachelor of Science in Management major in Legal Management
2009 - 2016 First Lady of the Municipality of Liloan, Cebu - Organizer and Founder, Pasko sa Kabataan Program for Learning through Play, Book Reading for Literacy Programs for Daycare Children, Liloan Loves Mommies Program, Be Kind Livelihood Program, Duke Scholars Leadership Series, Liloan Loves Triathlon Workshop
2014 Organizer, Bangon Ormoc Yolanda / Haiyan Relief Operations benefitting over 16,000 families
2010 Spokesperson for Women and Children, Senator Loren Legarda
2012 Host, The Mommy Diaries TV Show, Subgo TV
2011 Organizer, Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Philippine Qualifying Rounds
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
2009 Advocate Award, Provincial Women's Commission, Provincial Government of Cebu
2005 Ranked among the Top Ten Oralist in the world, Jessup Int'l. Law Moot Court Cometition, USA
2005 Best Team, Best Memorial, No. 2 Best Oralist, Jessup Int'l Law Moot Court Competition, Phil. Rounds
2003 Best Debater & Best Team, Association of Law School of the Philippines - Inter-Law School Debate Quater Finals
2002 Best Oralist & Best Team, Ateneo School of Law - Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition
2002 Best Oralist & Best Team, Ateneo School of Law - Persons & Family Relations Moot Court competition
1998 Gerry Roxas Leadership Award, Gerry Roxas Foundation
1998 Class Salutatorian, Gold Medal for Leadership, Medals of Academic Recognition, Medal of Recognition as H.S. Student Council President, St. Peter's College of Ormoc, High School