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Friday, November 30, 2012

The Faculty

The following are the current members of the faculty of the PUP College of Law headed by Dean Gemy Lito L. Festin.

Justice Efren De La Cruz
Master of Laws, University of Santo Tomas, Manila
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East, Manila
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1981
Chairperson, First Division, Sandiganbayan
Associate Justice, Sandiganbayan

Judy Lardizabal, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos (Valedictorian)
First Placer, 2008 Bar Examinations

Noel M. Ortega, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos (Valedictorian)
Sandiganbayan
BAR Reviewer, San Sebastian College Recoletos

Judge Joselito C. Villarosa
Bachelor of Laws
Judge, Regional Trial Court of Makati
Outstanding Alumnus in Government Service, University of the East

Judge Silvino T. Pampilo, MPABachelor of Laws
Judge, Regional Trial Court of Manila

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

Ferdinand A. Tan, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Manila
Bachelor of Arts Major in Philosophy, University of Sto. Tomas
Dean, College of Law, San Sebastian College Recolletos, Manila

Vicente C. Ramirez, Jr., LL.B.Bachelor of Laws (Cum Laude)
Practicing Lawyer, V. C. Ramirez Law Office

Geneses R. Abot, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Admitted to Philippine Bar in 2012
Legal Documentation Assistant, Empire East Land Holdings, Inc.

Anne Geraldine Agar, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Department of Justice, Manila Prosecutor’s Office

Enrico Voltaire G. Almeda, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College of Law
Admitted to Philippine Bar in 2000
Assistant City Prosecutor, Cavite City

Leynard B. Atienza, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), Infanta District, Quezon Province

Danilo G. Ballena, Jr., CPA LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos
Admitted to Philippine Bar in 2011
Chief, Accounting Unit, Bureau of Customs

Meynardo M. Bautista, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws
Department of Justice, Quezon City, Prosecutor’s Office
Most Outstanding Prosecutor 1997
Supreme Court, Judicial Excellence Awardee

Arnold C. Bayobay, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws
Alcid Favila Bayobay Law Offices

Edgar P. Borje, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws
Borje Atienza & Partners Law Offices

Johnny D.C. Caguiat, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos
Admitted to Philippine Bar in 2011
Investigation Agent IV (Senior Agent), National Bureau of Investigation
Licensed Civil Engineer

Renato Ma. S. Callanta, Jr., LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines
Callanta & Partners Law Firm

Pearlito Campanilla, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws
Chairperson, Department of Law
College of Accountancy, PUP

Edwin M. Carillo, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, University of Santo Tomas
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1993
Faculty of Civil Law, University of Santo Tomas
2011 Bar Examiner for Legal Ethics and Trial Memoranda

Roel Vincent G. Castro, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2007
Associate Solicitor III, Office of the Solicitor General

Alvin T. Claridades, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
Licensed Civil Engineer

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

Krishtine V. De La Cruz, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2012
Associate Lawyer, Sepnio Contado and Tauli Law Firm

Roseller Dela Peña, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East
Former Dean, PUP College of Law

Judge Lyn C. Ebora-Cacha, LL.B.Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College of Law
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2000
Acting Presiding Judge, Metropolitan Trial Court, Branch 50,Caloocan City

Janice C. Esparrago, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos
Admitted to Philippine Bar in 2010
Junior Associate, Lu Mamangun and Juco Law Office

Maribel M. Fernandez, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Admitted to the Bar in 2012
Court Stenographer, RTC Branch 56, Makati City

Vic Byron Fernandez, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos
Class Valedictorian - San Sebastian College – Recoletos Institute of Law
Legal Counsel, Social Security System

Gemy Lito L. Festin, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos
Dean, PUP College of Law
Faculty, San Sebastian College Recoletos (Institute of Law)

Reynaldo L. Flores, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Admitted to the Bar in 2011
Director III , Office of the Political Adviser
Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines

Nesauro H. Firme, LL.B.Bachelor of Laws, , University of Santo Tomas
Admitted to Bar in 2004
Faculty of Civil Law, University of Santo Tomas
Senior Partner, Oliva Firme & Associates Law Firm

Philomel D. Francisco, Jr., LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Public Attorney’s Office, Makati

Maria Lourdes Garcia, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College of Law
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1986
Senior Partner, Padilla Villanueva Viernes Abundo Garcia Festin and Associate

Queruben R. Garcia, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East
NAPROS-OCP Mandaluyong City (DOJ)

Hercules P. Guzman, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East
Guzman Coronacion Law Firm and Accountancy

Bernard G. Hernandez, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws
Assistant Solicitor General, Office of the Solicitor General

Evelyn Ignacio, MD
Doctor of Medicine, Fatima College of Medicine
Passed the Philippine Board of Medicine in 1998
Medico-Legal Officer II, National Bureau of Investigation

Larry P. Ignacio, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos
Partner, Ignacio and Partners

Leah P. Javier, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2012
Senior Public Relations Officer, San Jose Del Monte City Water District

Honorio S. Laguilles, Jr., LL.B.Bachelor of Laws
Laguilles Law Office

Gerardo F. Lara, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos

Clinton Laudencia, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines
Manager, Group Tax Services, San Miguel Brewery, Inc.

Danilo D. Leyva, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, Arellano Law School
Admitted in  Philippine BAR in 1994
Assistant Solicitor General, Office of the Solicitor General

Araceli Q. Linatoc, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws
Chief, Office of Legal Affairs, PUP

Ma. Paz A. Llasos, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2010
Corporate/Tax Lawyer, Bahay Financial Services
Consultant, Hernandez Surtida Galicia Law Offices

Mario Rosario L. Luna, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws
Associate in Marine Transportation
City Prosecutor, Antipolo City

Fred C. Luzung, LL.B.Bachelor of Laws
Global Estate Resorts, Inc.

Edna N. Maguigad, LL.B.Bachelor of Laws,
Policy Officer, SEARICE

Amado F. Maralit, LL.B., MPA
Bachelor of Laws, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Philippine Law School
Master of Public Administration, University of the Philippines Diliman
Philippine Bar Member
Director III, Senate Parliamentary Counselor, Senate of the Philippines

Arnel D. Mateo, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2011
Associate Lawyer, Reyes Franciso Tecson & Associates Law Office

Gefer R. Mancol, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, Arellano University Foundation
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2006
Managing Partner, Buenaflor & Mancol Law Offices

Ronald Crisanto P. Mercado, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2010
Public Attorney I, Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Morong, Rizal

Alexis F. Medina, , LL.B., MBA
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos (Valedictorian)
Master in Business Administration, Ateneo Graduate School of Business (Dean’s List)
Banker, Realty Corp
Order of the Purple Feather, UP College of Law

Ricardo J. Moreña, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College
Callanta & Partners Law Firm

Charisma I. Nolasco, LL.B.Bachelor of Laws
Supreme Court

Eric C. Opriasa, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Tumangan Payumo Law Offices, PLM

Noel M. Ortega, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos (Valedictorian)
Sandiganbayan
BAR Reviewer, San Sebastian College Recoletos

Maria Roma Flor A. Ortiz, LL.B., DPABachelor of Laws
City Prosecutor, Manila

Ernesto V. Perez, CPA, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, Ateneo Law School
Gana Manlangit & Perez Law
15th Place, BAR Examination (1986)
Certified Public Accountant

Jessehan P. Pia, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Beda College
San Miguel Properties, Inc.

Dennis E. Pluma, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, Arellano University Foundation
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2000
Executive Clerk of Court III, Third Division, Sandiganbayan

Cyril E. Ramos, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, Far Eastern University
Outstanding Alumnus for Government Service, PUP
Most Outstanding Student Leader, PCC

Arturo R. Roxas, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East
Department of Justice

Gerardo A. Sadsad, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, Lyceum of the Philippines
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2006
Assistant City Prosecutor, City of Manila
Civil Service Eligible

Ernesto C. Salao, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College
Rex Bookstore Inc.

Romeo S. Salinas, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, Far Eastern University
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1980
Senior Partner, The Salinas Law Firm R.P.S

Alexander S. Salvador, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, University of the East
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1997
Senior State Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor General

Melisa L. San Miguel-Saluñga, CPA, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2010
Attorney III, Bureau of Labor Relations

Geneflor L. Santiago, J.D.
Juris Doctor, University of the Philippines
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2012
Legal Intern, Office of the Legal Aid, University of the Philippines

Marie Grace A. Santos, J.D.
Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila University
The Philippine Stock Exchange

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

Jam Tristan L. Sulit, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Public Attorney II, Public Attorney's Office (PAO) Calamba

Rocille Tambasacan, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recolletos
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2003
Assistant City Prosecutor, City of Manila
Faculty Member, San Sebastian College Recolletos

Mhedora B. Tan-Sulit, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Public Attorney II, Public Attorney's Office (PAO) Calamba

Roderick Vera, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, Ateneo de Manila, College of Law
Vera & Associates

James G. Viernes, CPA, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, Manuel L. Quezon University, Manila
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1996

Augusto L. Villanueva, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, San Sebastian College Recoletos
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1995
Commissioner, National Labor Relations Commission
Senior Legal Counsel, Seno Mendoza & Associates Law Offices

June Francis Zambrano, LL.B.
Bachelor of Laws, Philippine Law School
Admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2010
Associate Lawyer, Padilla Villanueva Viernes Abundo Garcia Festin and Associate

Rinchel E. Aurellana, LL.B., MBA
Bachelor of Laws, PUP College of Law
Rodrigo Merenguer Leung Law Office
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Pre Law Courses

Persons intending to take Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree must be a graduate of any bachelor’s degree.

Further, he must have earned at least eighteen (18) units in English, six (6) units in Mathematics, and eighteen (18) units in Social Science subjects. But a person who lacks some units in these subjects may still be allowed to enroll in any law school or  college of law. He may simultaneously take such units in the same law school or university or cross-enroll it in other school.

PUP College Of Law Entrance Exam Result

List of qualified applicants for enrollment in the College of Law this Second Semester, Academic Year 2012-2013.

AGUINALDO, ARCHIE TAÑADA
ANDRES, SALUSTIANO SALOR
ANUBA, DELFINO LUYAO
AREZA, CRISTOPHER IAN SANCHEZ
ASALDO, LESLIE FERLYN ABIERTA
AVELIN, PATRICK MARZ

BACABAC, SHELLA CRUZ
BALLOVAR JR., JOY BATIANCILA
BARQUILLA, LEIZL LUIS
BASCONCILLO, JENNYLYN CANILLAS
BERANA, EUNICE JOY ROMERO
BIRUNG, SEAN CARL MARAMAG

CABELLON, MARIA TERESA NAVARRO
CABRERA, MC NOEL PALMA
CALE JR., REY KINDAR VILLARINO
CAMARO, ROSEMARIE DELA CRUZ
CARANDANG, NEIL JOHN PINEDA
CARZA, ANA PORTIA BANAL
CASAO, MELODY OCAMPO
CASTILLO, ROSEMARIE PASTORES
CAUBANG, MARIANNE DURANTE
CONCEPCION, JOBELLE TAPAN

DALMA, BRYAN DELA PEÑA
DE MESA, MA. GERLENE TOLLEDO

GAYO, JERIC SIBAYAN
GAZZINGAN, HANNAH GATAN
GODOY, SARAH MAY DE OCAMPO
GRANDE, REYNALDO LOPEZ

ISIDRO, MELCHOR BONETE
JACOB, JOSEPH MAYORES
LIZARDO, NOEMI SABAY
LOBEDERIO JR., EMILIO GAVILAN
LOZANO, ARMEL BOLIVAR

MANSANIDO, HAIDEE RESUENA
MATIENZO, SHANDER ARAOJO
MICALLER, AMILIE JOY JULIAN
MILANES, CHRISTOPHER ARCE
MOJICO, NOEL CAPRICHO

NATANGCOP, ALIMAR TAHA
NAVARRO, PACITA CONSINA

ORDOÑES, ANALYN DOMINGO
PARILLA, MAY ANN DELA CRUZ
PINMILIW, ARNEL MENDOZA
PONCE, ENRICO ESPENOCILLO

REYES, JEROME ANDRES
RIMANDO, JENIFFER SUNGA

SABIO, RAYMOND ELBAOSABLAS, MARY DEVINE LASTRA
SANCHEZ, BEVERLY ANN PENARANDA
SANTOS, CAROLINE BOURNETT
SERRANO, VINCENT LASCOÑA

TAPEL, MARIA LIZA TATEL
TUGUINAY, JULIVA AQUISIO

UY, ALAIN MAHINAY
VALDEZ, MYRA INGAL
VALMORES, GAY VALERIE CEILLA
VIERNES JR., JERRY SANTOS
VILLANUEVA, NYMPA DE LOS REYES

YASAY, JORGE PATRICK ANDRES

Source: www.pup.edu.ph

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

PUP Law Among Top 20 Law Schools

Despite being just a newly established law school, the PUP College of Law, managed to be among the top performing law schools in the country.

In 2009, the CHED Chairman released a list of the country‘s “Top 20 law schools in terms of their percentile passing rate.” The list was from among 105 law schools in the country.

Since the 2006 bar examination, the PUP-COL not only consistently performed above the national percentage of passers, but it also belonged to the top 20 nationwide. The College's ranking would be higher if we are to consider only law schools within Metro Manila.

Read the article below from Inquirer.Net, particularly the latter part, for the complete list of top 20 law schools in the Philippines.


"6 law schools to be closed -- CHED"

Grads flunked bar in past 10 years

By Philip Tubeza
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 15:30:00 09/23/2009

(Editor’s Note: We got a correction from our reporter Philip Tubeza that only 6 LAW SCHOOLS, not 7, will be closed because East Central Colleges has voluntarily phased out its law school.)

MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Higher Education has decided to close down six law schools across the country because not one of their graduates passed the bar exams in the last 10 years, CHEd chairman Emmanuel Angeles said on Wednesday.

Angeles said CHEd decided to crack the whip on these law schools for consistently posting a a performance percentile rank of “zero” in the bar examinations administered by the Supreme Court from 1999 to 2009.

“We are forced to close down the following law schools that fail to comply with CHED standards,” Angeles said in an interview.

“CHED has made a thorough and careful study of the performance of higher education institutions on how their law graduates fair in the Bar Exams in terms of quantity of successful examinees for the past ten years,” he added.

Angeles said that they would start with the law programs of six higher education institutions (HEI) -- Eastern Samar State University, Polytechnic College of La Union, Samar College, Ramon Magsaysay Technological University, Southern Bicol College, and Abra Valley College.

He said five other HEIs -- the East Central Colleges, the Virgen De Los Remedios College, International Harvardian University , Manuel A. Roxas Educational Institution, and the Zamboanga A.E. College -- voluntarily phased out their law programs after a review of their bar exam records.

Angeles said CHEd reviewed the bar exam performance of the country’s law schools based on the data provided by the Supreme Court.

“These law schools that have been getting zero percent will be advised to shut down their law programs,” Angeles said.

He added that universities and colleges that had only “less than five percent” of their graduates passing the bar from 1999 to 2009 would also be warned to improve their performance.

“We have to act now in order to put our education system in the proper standard and improve the competencies of our graduates and professionals so that we can compete in the global arena starting with how we produce our law graduates,” Angeles said.

While cracking down on “non-performing” law schools, the CHEd chairman also released a list of the country‘s “Top 20 law schools in terms of their percentile passing rate.”

“The Top 20 schools should serve as model to other law schools in terms of producing successful first-time takers of the Bar Exams, minimizing wastage and frustration in graduates,” Angeles said.

These schools were Ateneo de Manila University, San Beda College, University of the Philippines, Far Eastern University-DLSU (Juris Doctor-MBA), Ateneo de Davao University, University of San Carlos, University of Santo Tomas, University of Cebu, University of Perpetual Help-Rizal, and Arellano University.

Also included were the Xavier University, Far Eastern University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, University of San Agustin, University of Batangas, Palawan State University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Saint Louis University, Lyceum of the Philippines, and the San Sebastian College-Recolectos de Manila.

Angeles said CHEd would also review the other programs of HEIs that require licensure exams administered by the Professional Regulatory Commission.

“We have allotted a reasonable amount of the CHED’s budget for the special monitoring of the performance of HEIs in the programs that they are offering,” he said.

Source: Inquirer.net

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pup College Of Law Bar Passer 2011

PUP passing rate - 28.26%
National passing average - 20.26%

ABONG, Mark Julio U .
CERO, De Mille V .
DALIVA, JR., Anacleto I .
DELA CRUZ, JR., Cresencio D.
FLORES, Reynaldo L .
MANGROBANG, III, Jonas Cesar C .
MATEO, Arnel D .
NUDO, John Joenelle V.
RAMOS, Ronald Allan D .
RODRIGUEZ, Josefina S .
TOLENTINO, Aaron S .
TORREJA, Richard P .
VALENCIA, Dianeth L .

Monday, April 11, 2011

PUP Law Entrance Examination

UPDATE: A total af 268 passed the written exams conducted last February 19 and April 16, 2011. The oral exam will be concluded on April 30, 2011.

PUP College of Law admission

In order to be a law student of the PUP law school , an applicant must first pass a written examination and a panel interview. These comprise the whole "entrance exam". The exam is called PUP College of Law Entrance Test (PUPCLET).

The Written Exam
This is an essay type test the purpose of which is to simply gauge the writing skills of the applicant. Usually, only two questions are given which must be answered in paragraph form. There is no right or wrong answer on this. For as long as you present your answer in a logical and grammatically correct manner, you will fare well in this first stage of the process.

The Oral exam
This is the second stage of the entrance test. Only those who pass the written exam will be allowed to advance to this phase. Here, it is the applicant's verbal skills which will be tested.

This is a panel interview usually conducted by the faculty members of the college of law. Each panel is composed of around two to three professors each of whom will be asking anything under the sun. This therefore means that the answer is not material for as long as you can express your answer well using the English language, unless of course the question calls for a right answer such as "Why did you choose to apply in this school?" and the applicant answers " It is because I want to save on tuition fees by transferring later to another more prominent law school."

This year, the PUP College of Law conducted two entrance tests for the coming school year 2011-2012. This first was conducted last February 19, 2011 and the second last April 16, 2011, both of which are Saturday morning.

Applicants may register online PUPCLET Online Registration

The PUP Law also accepts applicants for second semester.
NOTE: Considering the recent development in the bar examination, where the Supreme Court changed the type of exam from purely essay to a combination of multiple choice questions (60%) and legal writing (40%), it has also become imperative and highly suggested that the entrance exam in the college of law be also made MCQ type.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tuition Fee

          Currently, the PUP College of Law charges P500 per unit as tuition fee. Thus, a law student will pay a tuition fee of P 9,000 for an 18-unit regular load assuming that he is a full-time student. The amount would be lesser if he is a working student as he cannot surely take a full regular load. A working student may only manage to enroll around 12 to 15 units per semester.

          On top of the tuition fee, a law student will also pay miscellaneous fees amounting to P 1,050 which includes medical and dental, library fee, registration fee, energy fee etc. So, all in all a regular full load semester would cost a full time student P 10,050--an amount which is very minimal compared to other law schools. The total amount may however be paid on installment: at least half of which during enrollment and the balance before mid-term examination.

         See complete schedule of fees below as of 2011.

FEES:

Tuition (per unit) PhP 500.00

Miscellaneous
Application/Entrance Exam Fee 300.00
Registration Fee 100.00
Library Fee 100.00
Medical and Dental 50.00
ID (upon admission) 200.00
IT Utilization 100.00
Energy Fee (per month) 100.00
Certification (Letter Form) 50.00
Graduation Fee 200.00
Diploma Fee 100.00
Transcript of Records (per page) 100.00
Fine for Late Payment 100.00
Re-Admission Fee 200.00
Retrieval Fee 50.00
Validation Fee 50.00
Admission Fee for Transfer Students (from private) 500.00
Admission Fee for Transfer Students (from SUC) 300.00