attorneys & Counsellors-At-LAW

Bank Attorney – Legal Services Department 
Philippine Postal Savings Bank, Inc., a government savings bank under the
Philippine Postal Corporation
PostBank Center, Liwasang Bonifacio, Manila, August 3, 2015 – Present

 
Specific Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Represents PPSBI at hearings of cases erring PPSBI officials and employees and contractors as well as land registration in various courts and administrative bodies as the case may be
  • Attends preliminary investigation before Fiscal’s office/Department of Justice and Ombudsman relative to PPSBI criminal cases likewise represents PPSBI in pre-trial conferences in both civil and criminal cases
  • Examines sufficiency of evidence and determines issues and courses of action to be taken on the criminal, civil and administrative aspects of each case before various courts and administrative bodies;
  • Prepares pleadings, briefs and memoranda in relation to cases being handled
  • Performs other duties and special assistance relative to the attainment of PPSBI goals and objectives
  • Prepares Legal Opinions on matters/issues raised in bank operations
  • Reviews Loan documents versus compliance with existing rules under the MORB


 
Part-time Instructor, College of Business Administration
University of the East – Manila Campus
2219 Recto Avenue, Sampaloc ,Manila,June2015 – Present (Part-time)
 
General Responsibilities:

  • Teaches the assigned subjects effectively and efficiently
  • Cultivates among the students critical and creative thinking, Filipino value, and develop in them the positive attitudes through quality instruction, research and community service
  • Updates the course content relative to the current trends in instruction, research and community service
  • Upholds and implements the goals and objectives of the University and the college/faculty/ department
  • Observes and helps carry out the University policies and standards, and
  • Acts as role model for students


 

Instructor III, Alfredo M. Velayo– College of Accountancy
University of Santo Tomas, the Royal, Pontifical, Catholic University of the Philippines
Espana, Manila City, Philippines, January 13, 2015 – Present (Part-time)

General Responsibilities:

  • Teaches the assigned subjects effectively and efficiently
  • Cultivates among the students critical and creative thinking, inculcate in them Christian and Filipino value, and develop in them the positive attitudes through quality instruction, research and community service
  • Updates the course content relative to the current trends in instruction, research and community service
  • Upholds and implements the goals and objectives of the University and the college/faculty/ department
  • Observes and helps carry out the University policies and standards, and
  • Acts as role model for students


  
Attorney III, Litigation Division – Legal Affairs Department 
National Food Authority, a government agency under the Department of Agriculture
Quezon City, Philippines, August 2, 2012 – August 2, 2015

Specific Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Represents NFA at hearings of cases involving grains businessmen, erring NFA officials and employees and contractors as well as land registration in various courts and administrative bodies as the case may be
  • Attends preliminary investigation before Fiscal’s office/Department of Justice and Ombudsman relative to NFA criminal cases likewise represents NFA in pre-trial conferences in both civil and criminal cases
  • Examines sufficiency of evidence and determines issues and courses of action          to be taken on the criminal, civil and administrative aspects of each case before various courts and administrative bodies;
  • Prepares pleadings, briefs and memoranda in relation to cases being handled
  • Prepares orders, resolutions, formal investigation reports for Administrative Cases handled (As Hearing Officer)  
  • Performs other duties and special assistance relative to the attainment of NFA goals and objective


Special Accounts & Clearance Unit Head – Remedial Management Department 
BPI Family Savings Bank, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BPI
Makati City, Philippines, February 1, 2012 – July 31, 2012


Specific Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Monitors the status of Real Estate ROPA accounts of the UNIBANK as serviced by BPI Family Bank amounting to about Php12B equivalent to about 7,000 properties located nationwide
  • Directs activities performed by external lawyers (in relation to ROPA accounts handled by the unit) which includes but is not limited to:
  1. Reconstitution
  2. Cancellation of Encumbrances/Annotation ( RA 26 and Sec. 4 Rule 74)
  3. Correction of errors in technical description
  4. Voluntary Offer to Sell proceeds collection and DAR Clearance procurement
  5. Filing of Cases for ROPA properties classified as PROBLEMATIC or with documentary deficiencies usually involving Dacion en Pago re-documentation and/or buy-back options

  • Monitors and summarizes the necessary activities and reports of Consolidation specialist/s to ensure compliance with existing policies and procedures
  • Analyzes problematic accounts due for title consolidation which may include but not limited to:

  1. ROPA accounts with RET deficiencies
  2. ROPA accounts with undeclared improvements in the TD
  3. Shares of Stocks
  4. Club Shares

  • Drafts initiatory pleadings for ROPA accounts requiring legal action
  • Prepares letters of communication addressed to government offices
  • Coordinates with Legal Services Division to confirm actions to be filed as to specific accounts/titles
  • Coordinates with other units to ensure appropriate clearance is obtained prior to booking of properties as available for sale

 

Remedial Management Officer – Loans Servicing and Remedial
BPI Family Savings Bank, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BPI
Makati City, Philippines, September 17, 2011 – January 31, 2012

Specific Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and summarizes the necessary activities and reports of Consolidation specialist/s to ensure compliance with existing policies and procedures
  • Analyzes problematic ROPA accounts due for title consolidation which may include but not limited to:
  1. Items/Accounts with RET deficiencies
  2. Items/Accounts with undeclared improvements in the TD
  3. Items/Accounts with erroneous technical descriptions
  4. Items/Accounts for Dacion en Pago re-documentation
  5. Items/Accounts with DAR clearance deficiencies
  6. Shares of Stocks
  7. Club Shares

  • Drafts initiatory pleadings for accounts requiring legal action
  • Prepares letters of communication addressed to government offices
  • Communicates with Legal Services Division to confirm actions to be filed as to specific accounts/titles


Collections Officer – Loans Servicing and Remedial
BPI Family Savings Bank, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BPI
Makati City, Philippines, June 2, 2008 – September 16, 2011

Specific Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and summarizes the necessary activities and reports of Collection Specialists to ensure compliance with existing policies and procedures.
  • Analyzes problematic/delinquent accounts.
  • Attends to walk-in and phone inquiries of past due clients/accounts.
  • Reviews past due account’s requests for payment extension.
  • Monitors clients’ inquiries and complaints.                 
  • Reviews accounts instruction sheets prepared by collection specialists for the late payment charge reversals or waivers and monitors implementation of the same.
  • Reviews debit/credit advice of account under (ADA) Automatic Debit Authorization for manual debiting for partial updating and ensure that they are submitted before the cut-off time.
  • Coordinates with various departments concerned on the referral initiated by the Collection Section for corrections/regularization of deficiencies noted in the loan account documentation and setup adjustment.
  • Monitors referral sheets of overdue accounts.
  • Reviews accounts for write-off recommendation.
  • Summarizes / consolidates status reports of delinquent accounts.
  • Summarizes / consolidates monthly the collection specialist worked accounts.
  • Prepares / reconciles long distance calls made by the collection specialist.
  • Evaluates clearance of fully paid accounts prior to release of collateral documents


 
Management Trainee – BPI HR-Training
Bank of the Philippine Islands
Makati City, Philippines, October 16, 2007 – May 30, 2008


Research Associate – Consultancy Services
Leechiu and Associates, a Member of Savills International
Makati City, Philippines, June 1, 2006 – October 16, 2007

 Specific Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the over-all research work on all sectors of the Philippine property market in support of Leechiu& Associates’ research, valuation, consultancy and agency functions;
  • Manages the sourcing, gathering, processing and analysis of property information on a regular basis and ensures the regular updating of Leechiu & Associates Research Database;
  • Handles the preparation and distribution of Leechiu & Associates regular Philippine property market studies, reports, briefings, publications, press releases, commentaries and analysis;
  • Prepares market research and related technical/financial proposals for projects with interest and within the scope of services offered by Leechiu & Associates and to the needs of its clients;
  • Prepares and sets the models being used in the property sector forecast of Leechiu & Associates;
  • Assists in the construction of financial models for market research and industry analysis;
  • Prepares Company presentations to prospective clients;
  • Assists in client presentations and meetings for business development;
  • Assists in the preparation and gathering of related property information used in valuation/appraisal of properties;
  • Conducts ocular site inspection of properties being appraised and verifies land and improved comparables used in the valuation;
  • Confirms appraised value by the use of property market data.


Legal Associate
PacificHub Corporation
Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines, November 22, 2005 – February 15, 2006

  • Specialized in Legal Communications
  • Outbound Agent Qualifications 
  • Updates client database on lawyer information and as well as corporate legal information
  • Documents client response to calls
  • Performs online research and documentation


Collection Associate – STC Solutions

PeopleSupport (Philippines) Inc.
Ayala corner Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City, Philippines, March 21, 2005 – November 22, 2005

  • Specialized in First Party Collections
  • Outbound/Inbound Agent Qualifications 
  • Informs client as to the amount of debt and of acceptable form payment
  • Documents client response to calls
  • Takes down check details for payments made

 
Contract Administration Assistant – Credit and Collection Department
Tutuban Properties, Inc. a Member of Prime Orion (Philippines) Inc.
C.M. Recto, Manila, Philippines, June 3, 2002 – February 2005


  • Specialized in Documentation and Account Management
  • General Involvement in the overall documentation processes of the company
  • Drafts legal documents such as but not limited to the following:
  1. LEASE CONTRACTS
  2. MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
  3. RELEASE WAIVER & QUITCLAIM
  4. DEED OF ASSIGNMENT
  5. CERTIFICATIONS
  6. AMENDMENT TO LEASE CONTRACTS/ DEED OF ASSIGNMENTS
  7. Involved in the interpretation/proper construction of said documents
  • Provides advice to Management as regards the rights and obligations involved in the LESSOR-LESSEE relationship
  • Handles Client accounts--Deposits in accordance with signed Lease Contract
  • Coordinates with the Legal Department as to properties under litigation