Faculty

Deans

Gemy Lito L. Festin, LL.M.
Dean, College of Law, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Lecturer, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
President, Integrated Bar of the Philippines Manila I Chapter
Senior Partner, Padilla Villanueva Viernes Festin and Garcia Law Offices; and Fojas Salinas Tan and Festin Law Offices
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies, San Sebastian-Recoletos (bene meritus)
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College-Recoletos

Ferdinand A. Tan, LL.B., LL.M.
Dean, College of Law, San Sebastian College- Recoletos
Bar Reviewer
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies San Sebastian College-Recoletos
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College-Recoletos

Justices

Efren Dela Cruz, LL.B., LLM.
Justice, Sandiganbayan
Chairperson, First Division, Sandiganbayan
Master of Laws, University of Santo Tomas
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East

Cyril Ramos, LL.B., MBA
Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and other Law Enforcement Offices
Bachelor of Laws, Far Eastern University
Master in Business Administration, University of the Philippines
Outstanding Alumnus for Government Service, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Bar Examination Placers

Judy Lardizabal, LL.B.
Attorney IV, Government Service Insurance System
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies, San Sebastian College-Recoletos (units earned)
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College-Recoletos (Class Valedictorian)
First Placer, 2008 Bar Examinations

Rhett Emmanuel C. Serfino, LL.B.
Bar Reviewer
Practicing lawyer, Serfino Law Office
Bachelor of Laws, Manuel L. Quezon University
3rd Placer, 1997 Bar Examinations

Judges

Joselito Villarosa, LL.B., LLM., MBA, Ph.D
Judge, Regional Trial Court of Makati, Branch 66
Master of Laws, University of Santo Tomas
Bachelor of Laws, Araullo University
Doctor in Educational Management and Business Management, College of Immaculate Conception/PHHC
Master in Business Administration, Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila
Outstanding Alumnus in Government Service, University of the East

Silvino Pampilo, LL.B., MPA
Judge, Regional Trial Court of Manila
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East
Master in Public Administration, National College of Business and Arts

Silverio Castillo, LL.B.
Judge, Regional Trial Court of Manila, Branch 48

Gener Gito, LL.B., LL.M., DCL.
Judge, Regional Trial Court of Bataan
Doctor of Laws, University of Santo Tomas
Master of Laws, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos
Partner, GMG Law Firm
Former Head of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Service of the Philippine Senate
Former Executive Assistant V, Court of Appeals

Alfredo Ampuan, LL.B, LLM.
Judge, Regional Trial Court of Manila, Branch 40
Master of Laws, University of Santo Tomas
Bachelor of Laws, University of Nueva Caceres

Joselito Vibandor, LL.B.
Judge, Regional Trial Court of Las Piñas, Branch 199
Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College
President, Las Piñas Judges Association

Augusto L. Villanueva, LL.B.
Labor Arbiter, National Labor Relations Commission
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos
Senior Legal Counsel, Seno Mendoza & Associates Law Offices

Prosecutors

Meynardo Bautista, LL.B.
First Assistant City Prosecutor, Quezon City
Bachelor of Laws, Far Eastern University
Most Outstanding Prosecutor 1997
Supreme Court, Judicial Excellence Awardee

Mario Luna, LL.B.
Deputy City Prosecutor / Officer-in-Charge, Office of the City Prosecutor, Department of Justice, Antipolo City
Bachelor of Laws, Far Eastern University

Maria Roma Flor A. Ortiz, LL.B., LL.M., DPA
Assistant City Prosecutor, Manila
Master of Laws, Manuel L. Quezon University
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East
Doctor of Public Administration, Manuel L. Quezon University

Rocille Tambasacan, LL.B.
Assistant City Prosecutor, Manila
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos
Faculty Member, San Sebastian College- Recoletos

Maria Gene Sarmiento, LL.B., MPA, LL.M.
City Prosecutor III, City of Manila
Master of Laws, University of Santo Tomas
Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College
Master in Public Administration, University of Santo Tomas

Arturo R. Roxas, LL.B.
State Counsel, Legal Division, Department of Justice
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East

Anne Geraldine Agar, LL.B.
Assistant City Prosecutor, Manila
Bachelor of Laws,
Master in Public Administration

Enrico Voltaire G. Almeda, LL.B.
Assistant City Prosecutor, Cavite City
Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College of Law

Queruben Garcia, LL.B.
Assistant City Prosecutor, Mandaluyong City
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East

Gerardo A. Sadsad, LL.B.
Assistant City Prosecutor, City of Manila
Bachelor of Laws, Lyceum of the Philippines

Benjamin Samson, J.D., MBA
Associate Prosecution Attorney II, Department of Justice
Juris Doctor, Far Eastern University-Institute of Law
Master in Business Administration, De La Salle University

Government Service

Eileen C. Paloma, LL.B., M.A.
Associate Solicitor I, Office of the Solicitor General
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos
Master in Government Management, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

Earl Warren Castillo, LL.B.
State Solicitor I, Office of the Solicitor General
Bachelor of Laws, University of Santo Tomas

Marlon Buan, LL.B.
District Public Attorney, Manila District Office
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East
Officer-In-Charge, NCR Public Attorney’s Office

Hilarion Buban, LL.B.
Attorney V, Government Service Insurance System
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies, San Sebastian College-Recoletos (units earned)
Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines

Johnny Caguiat, LL.B.
Executive Officer, Comptroller Service, National Bureau of Investigation
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos
Master in Business Administration – Top Executive Program (MBA-TEP), Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Licensed Civil Engineer

Alvin Claridades, LL.B.
Housing and Urban Development Council
Bachelor of Laws, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Licensed Engineer

Clemente M. Clemente, LL.B.
Office of the Assistant Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court of Manila
Bachelor of Laws, Arellano University

Ruel Espaldon, LL.B.
Clerk of Court V, Regional Trial Court of Manila, Branch 30
Master of Laws, San Beda College (studying)
Bachelor of Laws, Far Eastern University
Special Lecturer, Department of Law, PUP-College of Accountancy and Finance

Merito Lovensky Fernandez, LL.B., LL.M.
University Board Secretary, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies, San Sebastian College-Recoletos
Bachelor of Laws, Manuel L. Quezon University

Vic Byron Fernandez, LL.B.
Attorney III, Social Security System
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos (Class Valedictorian)

Reynaldo Flores, LL.B.
Director III , Office of the Political Adviser, Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines
Bachelor of Laws, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Political and Policy Advisors’ Course, The University of Sydney – Australia
Licensed Teacher

Ma. Cristina Gimenez, LL.B.
Chief, Office of the Legal Aid, Polytechnic University of the Philippines-College of Law
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies, San Sebastian College-Recoletos (units earned)
Bachelor of Laws, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Managing Partner, Mateo and Gimenez Law Office

Danilo G. Ballena, Jr., CPA LL.B.
Chief, Accounting Unit, Bureau of Customs
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos
Certified Public Accountant

Linda Manelab-Hornilla, LL.B.
Commissioner , Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board
Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines
Master of Arts in Guidance Counseling, Manuel L. Quezon University

Amado F. Maralit, LL.B., LL.M., M.P.A., DCL., CEO VI
Director III/ Chief Parliamentary Counselor, Senate of the Philippines
Doctoral Studies in Civil Law (DCL), Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas
Master of Laws, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Bachelor of Laws
Master of Public Administration, University of the Philippines-Diliman
Career Executive Officer Rank VI

Nilo V. Margate, LL.B.
Chief Counsel, Enforcement and Prosecution Department, Securities and Exchange Commission
Bachelor of Laws, Lyceum of the Philippines

Alexis F. Medina, LL.B., MBA
Chief, Legal Office, Bureau of Immigration and Deportation
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos (Class Valedictorian)
Master in Business Administration, Ateneo Graduate School of Business (Dean’s List)
Legal Counsel, Banker Realty Corp.
Order of the Purple Feather, UP College of Law

Ryan Medrano, LL.B., M.A.
Graft Investigation and Prosecutor Officer 1, Office of the Ombudsman
Bachelor of Laws, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Master in Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines

Ronald Crisanto P. Mercado, LL.B.
Public Attorney II, Public Attorney’s Office,  Morong, Rizal
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies San Sebastian College-Recoletos (units earned)
Bachelor of Laws, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Charisma I. Nolasco, LL.B.
Court Attorney, Office of Associate Justice Lucas P. Bersamin, Supreme Court of the Philippines
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos

Noel M. Ortega, LL.B.
Court Attorney V, Office of Justice Samuel T. Martires, Sandiganbayan
Bar Reviewer
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies San Sebastian College-Recoletos
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos (Class Valedictorian)

Dennis E. Pulma, LL.B.
Executive Clerk of Court III, Third Division, Sandiganbayan
Bachelor of Laws, Arellano University Foundation
Licensed Real Estate Broker

Wilfredo Reyes, Jr., LL.B.
Commissioner, Commission on Bar Discipline, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines

Doris Gamboa-Sacdalan, LL.B.
Government Corporate Attorney II, Office of the Government Corporate Counsel
Bachelor of Laws, Far Eastern University

Dahlia Salamat, J.D.
Board Secretary, National Organic Agriculture Board
Associate Lawyer, Belmonte, Sison, Sawali and Associates, Counsels and Consultants
Juris Doctor, University of the Philippines

Marie Grace A. Santos, J.D.
Department Head, Prosecution and Enforcement Department, Market Regulation Division, Philippine Stock Exchange
Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University

Jose C. Montemayor JR., M.D., LL.B, MBA, DPA, LL.M.
Physician/ Consultant, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, National Kidney & Transplant Institute
International Master of Laws, Ateneo de Manila University
Bachelor of Laws
Doctor of Medicine, Far Eastern University (Board Topnotcher)
Doctor of Public Administration, University of the Philippines
Master in Business Administration, University of the Philippines

Pericleo L. Solis JR., LL.B.
Professor, College of Accountancy and Finance, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Senior Associate, Jimenez Gonzales Law Firm
Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College

Paul Braga, LL.B.
Professor, College of Accountancy and Finance, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Bachelor of Laws
Private General Practice of Law

Ramses Samson, LL.B., MBA
Office of the City Attorney, Quezon City
Bachelor of Laws, Adamson University
Master in Business Administration, Adamson University

Private Practitioners

Renato Callanta, Jr., LL.B.
Partner, Callanta & Partners Law Firm
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East
Consultant, BIR R.A.T.E. Program

Geneses R. Abot, LL.B.
Corporate Counsel, HSY Marketing Ltd., Co.
Bachelor of Laws, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Benedicto Acosta JR., LL.B
Private Practitioner
Bachelor of Laws, Manuel L. Quezon University

Ruth Balita, LL.B.
Assistant Directress for Academic and External Matters, Recoletos Law Center
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies, San Sebastian College-Recoletos (units earned)
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos
Executive Legal Analyst (Concurrent), Office of Legal Aid, San Sebastian College-Recoletos

Arnold C. Bayobay, LL.B.
Partner, Alcid Favila Bayobay Law Offices
Bachelor of Laws, Far Eastern University

Lester Bernardo Jr., LL.B.
Litigation and Corporate Lawyer, Manila Electric Company
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos (Class Salutatorian)

Edgar P. Borje, LL.B.
Partner, Borje Atienza & Partners Law Offices
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East

Manuel Roldan Bustamante, LL.B.
Practitioner/ Trial Lawyer
Bachelor of Laws, Arellano Law Foundation

Carlos S. Cao Jr., LL.B.
Co-Managing Partner, El Elyon & Cao Law Center for Justice
Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines
President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Golden Faith Academy
Former Philippine Overseas Employment Agency Administrator

Benzon Judd C. Cong, J.D.
Director/Legal Counsel, New Manila Rolling Hills Subdivision
Master of Laws- International Business Law, National University of Singapore
Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University

Carmencita Dabu, LL.B.
Bar Reviewer
Managing Partner, Dabu and Associates
Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary, First Sarmiento Prop. Holdings, Inc.
Bachelor of Laws, Manuel L. Quezon University

Mae S. Divinagracia, J.D.
Partner, Aguila Rances and Divinagracia Law Offices
Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University

Voltaire Duano, LL.B, LL.M.
Senior Partner, Deborja Lamorena & Duano Law Offices
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies, San Sebastian College-Recoletos
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College- Recoletos (Class Valedictorian)

Nesauro H. Firme, LL.B.
Senior Partner, Oliva Firme & Associates Law Firm
Bachelor of Laws, Faculty of Civil Law, University of Santo Tomas

Maria Lourdes P. Garcia, LL.B.
Senior Partner, Padilla Villanueva Viernes Abundo Garcia Festin and Associate
Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College
Former City Prosecutor, Makati City

Hercules P. Guzman, LL.B., LL.M.
Guzman Coronacion Law Firm and Accountancy
Master of Laws, Manuel L. Quezon University
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East
Certified Public Accountant
Chemical Engineer

Jay Joseph Jamandre, LL.B.
AVP-HR and Legal Head, STI Education Services Group Inc.
Bachelor of Laws

Ma. Paz Llasos-Ortega, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College-Recoletos

Bernardo Luceres, LL.B., MPS
Trial Lawyer,  Atty. Luceres Law Office
Bachelor of Laws, Manuel L. Quezon University
Master in Political Science, Dela Salle University

Fred C. Luzung, LL.B.
Legal Counsel, Legal and Corporate Services, Global Estate Resorts, Inc.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College-Recoletos

Gefer R. Mancol, LL.B.
Managing Partner, Buenaflor & Mancol Law Offices
Bachelor of Laws, Arellano University Foundation

Arnel D. Mateo, LL.B.
Senior Partner, Mateo and Gimenez Law Office
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies, San Sebastian College-Recoletos
Bachelor of Laws, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Eric C. Opriasa, LL.B.
Tumangan Payumo Law Offices
Bachelor of Laws, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Part-time lecturer, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

George Ramil Ramos, J.D.
Legal Officer, Nickel Asia Corporation
Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University

Ernesto C. Salao, LL.B., LL.M.
Director, Student’s Affairs Office – San Sebastian College-Recoletos
Master of Laws, Institute of Graduate Studies San Sebastian College-Recoletos
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College-Recoletos

Romeo S. Salinas, LL.B.
Senior Partner, The Salinas Law Firm R.P.S
Bachelor of Laws, Far Eastern University

Geneflor L. Santiago, J.D.
Junior Associate, Martinez Vergara Gonzalez and Serrano Law Offices
Juris Doctor, University of the Philippines

Jam Tristan L. Sulit, LL.B.
Partner, Bragado Atienza and Sulit Law Offices
Bachelor of Laws, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Mhedora B. Tan-Sulit, LL.B.
2GO Group, Inc.
Bachelor of Laws, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Roderick Vera, J.D., LL.M.
Practicing lawyer, Vera & Associates
Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, University of San Francisco School of Law
Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila School of Law

Jude Francis Zambrano, LL.B.
Associate Lawyer, Padilla Villanueva Viernes Abundo Garcia Festin and Associate
Bachelor of Laws

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