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WESM Accredited Mediators and Arbitrators

Market Governance
WESM Accredited Mediators and Arbitrators

Full CVs will be available upon request to the PEMC - Legal (legal@wesm.ph)

 

1. Atty. Dranyl Jared P. Amoroso

Atty. Dranyl Jared Amoroso is a senior associate in Quisumbing Torres' Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He currently heads the Firm's Transportation and Logistics Industry Group Subsector. He has advised and represented clients on dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration. He is currently the Vice President for Internal Professional Development of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, and is an accredited Arbitrator and Mediator of the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market. He teaches legal research and thesis writing at the Far Eastern University Institute of Law, and is a supervising lawyer at the Ateneo Legal Services Center, where he supervises law students and handles pro bono cases. Prior to joining Quisumbing Torres, he was a litigation associate at the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices.

Atty. Amoroso earned his Juris Doctor and A.B. Economics degrees from the Ateneo de Manila University.


2. Prof. Arthur P. Autea

Since his admission to the Philippine Bar in 1987, Prof. Autea has devoted his time to dispute resolution and related practice areas.

In the field of arbitration, he has been involved in several international commercial arbitration cases, either as advocate or as arbitrator, involving issues on construction disputes, franchise disputes, international trade disputes, banking and financial disputes, mining and other classes of commercial disputes. He has handled cases under different rules of arbitration, such as the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules, the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Center, the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) Rules of International Commercial Arbitration, the Rules of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines, and the Arbitration Law of the Philippines.

Atty. Autea is an accredited international commercial arbitrator, and is one of the founding members of the PDRCI in 1996. At present, he is a member of the PDRCI Board of Trustees. He has been accepted as an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution as a faculty member of the College of Law of the University of the Philippines, and has been delivering lectures on dispute resolution since 1997.

Atty. Autea obtained a Bachelor of Laws and a B.A. in Political Science degree (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines.


3. Engr. Rogelio M. Avenido

Engr. Rogelio M. Avenido currently serves as the Dean of the Manuel L. Quezon University School of Engineering, a post he has occupied since 2004. As a Professional Electrical Engineer, his specializations are in the Application of Power, Wires & Cables in electrical engineering projects, Energy Conservation and Efficient Lighting in Industry and Electrical Equipment, Management of Manufacturing Plants, General Construction and Specialty Electrical Works, and Corporate Management.

He is also presently the Chairman of Inphase Construction Co., Inc., a position he has held since 1980. From 2003-2004, he served as a Board Member in the Board of Electrical Engineers of the Professional Regulation Commission.

In the field of arbitration, he has been an accredited Construction Arbitrator for the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC) since 2008. Dean Avenido was also a member of the former Dispute Resolution Group) of the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation from 2006 to 2011.
Dean Avenido earned a Masters in Business Administration, Information Systems and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (magna cum laude) from the Manuel L. Quezon Educational Institution, Inc., Manila. He also completed the Management Development Program from the Asian Institute of Management.


4. Atty. Arnel A. Batungbakal

Atty. Arnel A. Batungakal works as a legal consultant, providing advice on legal matters pertaining to intra-corporate and real estate.

He has six years of experience on mediation of disputes involving breach of contract, collection of debts, settlement of claims in personal injury cases and bad checks cases. Atty. Batungbakal has a strong background in all aspects of corporate legal work including compliance with the government rules and regulations, legal, human resources, labor relations issues and corporate secretarial works.

Atty. Batungbakal has a Masters in Business Administration from the De La Salle University, a Bachelor of Laws from Manual L. Quezon University, and a degree in B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas.


5. Atty. Ma. Erlinda R. Calangi

Atty. Ma. Erlinda R. Calangi has substantial hands-on experience in litigation and in various fields of corporate legal practice such as corporate rehabilitation and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, local and overseas corporate development, cross-border transactions, corporate secretarial work for private and public companies, good governance compliance, public offerings, rights offers and private placements. She also has an in-depth knowledge of banking and commercial laws, various commercial transactions, financial instruments, property laws and development.

Atty. Calangi is an accredited arbitrator of commercial and international disputes of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws (cum laude) from the University of Santo Tomas.


6. Atty. Donemark J.L. Calimon

Atty. Donemark Joseph Calimon is a partner of Quisumbing Torres Dispute Resolution Practice Group and specializes in commercial arbitration and litigation.

He acts as an advocate/counsel in various commercial arbitrations, including those relating to oil and gas, aviation, mining and construction. He has been appointed arbitrator in several commercial arbitrations, including arbitration administered by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center Inc. Atty. Calimon advises clients on issues relating to arbitration and regularly lectures and writes on various topics related to arbitration. He has an extensive experience in civil and criminal litigation, as well as corporate, tax and mining litigation.

Atty. Calimon earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the Immaculate Conception Major Seminary.


7. Atty. Karl Arian A. Castillo

Atty. Karl Arian A. Castillo is currently a Partner in Fortun Narvasa & Salazar Law Offices. His practice areas are in Criminal and Civil Litigation, Labor Law and Corporate Law, and Energy and Arbitration. He has settled various cases in mediation and judicial dispute resolution, and has experience in arbitration under the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
He has earned his Juris Doctor from the Ateneo de Manila University and a degree in B.A. Political Science from the University of the Philippines.


8. Engr. Salvador P. Castro, Jr.

Engr. Salvador P. Castro, Jr. is the Chairman and President of SPCastro, Inc. Project Management and Consultancy Services. A registered civil engineer in the Philippines, APEC and ASEAN, he is also an accredited arbitrator and mediator in the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI), and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. Engr. Castro is also an accredited mediator in the Supreme Court, Singapore Mediation Centre, and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.

He is the Country Representative of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) in the USA, a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the Society of Construction Law in the UK, and the Board of Trustees of the PDRCI. He is also an Accredited Trainer for the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).

Engr. Castro has also delivered trainings and seminars on arbitration and mediation.

He completed the Masters Program in Project Management from Hawksmere Ltd. in the UK, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Mapua Institute of Technology.


9. Atty. Eduardo R. Ceniza

Atty. Eduardo R. Ceniza presently serves as the Managing Partner of The Law Firm of Eduardo R. Ceniza & Partners. His areas of competence in law are commercial litigation, commercial arbitration and construction arbitration. He is the President of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators (PICAM), Chairman of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb), and the Chairman of the Philippine Chapter (East Asia) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). He was also President for seven consecutive years of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI).

Atty. Ceniza is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators. He is an accredited arbitrator of PDRCI and Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC).

He has appeared as counsel, and has served as arbitrator, in various international and domestic commercial arbitration cases, as well as in CIAC construction arbitration cases. Atty. Ceniza has been a speaker and a panelist in various conferences, seminars, and symposia in international commercial arbitration held in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. He has given lectures on arbitration or Alternative Dispute Resolution sponsored by various organizations.

Atty. Ceniza earned his Bachelor of Laws (summa cum laude) and a title of Associate in Arts (with high honors) from the Lyceum of the Philippines University.


10. Atty. Irving N. Chua

Atty. Irving N. Chua is a Senior Associate from Puyat Jacinto Santos Law, and specializes in Corporate and Commercial law practice and Litigation.

He has represented companies from the electricity power industry in various cases heard before the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). He has also represented clients in several international commercial arbitration cases filed under the arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce and the UNCITRAL.

Atty. Chua earned his Juris Doctor from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of the Philippines.


11. Atty. Anna Theresa Cruz

Atty. Anna Theresa Cruz is a Partner of Corpuz Cruz Reyes and Associates. Her practice area is in litigation and corporate housekeeping. She served as an associate lawyer for SpeedLaw and The ADR Center, a provider of alternative dispute resolution services. She is a member of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators.

She has been actively involved in various social causes, particularly through VIDES Philippines Volunteers Foundation, Inc. as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Atty. Cruz obtained her Bachelor of Laws from San Beda College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Santo Tomas.


12. Atty. Roberto N. Dio


Atty. Roberto N. Dio is a Senior Partner of Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Firm. His practice areas are in litigation, intellectual property, admiralty, corporate law and real property.

He was an Arbitrator for the Intellectual Property Office and the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), where he sat as sole arbitrator or member of the tribunal in various construction disputes, 85% of which was amicably settled.

He is also a Mediator for the Court of Appeals.

He regularly delivers lectures on Effective Legal Writing, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and Trial for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education program of the Supreme Court.

Atty. Dio earned a Certificate in the 14th Annual Summer Program on U.S. Laws and Legal Institutions from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws and a B.A. degree in Political Science (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines.

 


13. Atty. Sherwin Dwight O. Ebalo

Atty. Sherwin Dwight O. Ebalo works as a commercial and corporate lawyer in Follosco Morallos & Herce Law Office. He teaches commercial law subjects (Banking, Transportation, Sales, and Law on Natural Resources) in the law school of Universidad de Manila (formerly City Colleges of Manila) and is a member of the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM). He previously worked for a group of renewable energy companies. His practice is focused on energy, construction, banking, and other commercial laws.

Atty. Ebalo obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of the Philippines and his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University.


14. Atty. Lourdes J. Espinosa


Atty. Lourdes J. Espinosa is a Partner of Espinosa Law Offices. She is an accredited Arbitrator for the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), and a member of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators. As an accredited arbitrator for the CIAC, Atty. Espinosa has handled several cases as either a member or the chairman of the tribunal.

Atty. Espinosa obtained her Juris Doctor from the Ateneo de Manila University and a B.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of Santo Tomas.

 

 

 


15. Atty. Camille Bianca M. Gatmaitan


Atty. Camille Bianca M. Gatmaitan is an associate in Quisumbing Torres Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Her practice focuses on general dispute resolution involving criminal, civil, and commercial disputes. She has advised various clients engaged in the energy, aviation, outsourcing, pharmaceutical, and mining industries, several of which she has represented in arbitration proceedings.

Atty. Gatmaitan is a member of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators. She has earned her Juris Doctor and BS Management degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.

 

 


16. Ms. Sheila P. Ingco


Ms. Sheila P. Ingco has over 25 years of extensive experience in the power sector directly within industry (Wholesale Electricity Spot Market, National Power Corporation, Privatization and Restructuring External Office) before and after the Philippine power industry restructuring, and independently as an economic consultant. Her experience is principally in electricity economics, wholesale electricity market, competition economics, market compliance and enforcement, economic regulation and pricing, power sector reform, power industry restructuring, market governance, and management. Ms. Ingco served as Vice President of the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) and as the Enforcement and Compliance Officer of the Philippine Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) from 2005-2012.

Ms. Ingco earned a Post-graduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law from King's College London, UK, an MBA from Imperial College London, UK (with distinction), a Master of Arts in Development Economics from Williams College in Massachusetts, USA, and a degree in B.S. Business Economics from the University of the Philippines.

She also completed the Management Development Program from the Asian Institute of Management where she was given an award for Superior Performance. She earned an International Diploma in Compliance and was awarded with Merit by the International Compliance Association, in association with the University of Manchester Business School, UK. Ms. Ingco is a Professional Member of the International Compliance Association since 2010.

 

 


17. Atty. Teodoro Y. Kalaw IV


Atty. Teodoro Kalaw IV is a name partner of the Kalaw Sy Selva & Campos law firm. His legal practice focuses solely on the corporate governance and legal aspects of intellectual property, realty, and securities transactions; commercial litigation and dispute resolution; and public policy representation. He is the first and only Filipino diplomate in international commercial arbitration of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) of the United Kingdom and is one of only three Filipino CIArb Fellows. He is currently the Executive Vice-President of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb) and is the Chapter Warden of the Philippine Chapter of the CIArb East Asia Branch headquartered in Hong Kong. He is an elected fellow of CIArb, PIArb, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb), and the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb). He is also the first and only Filipino Sustaining Member of the International Association of Facilitators and is an accredited arbitrator of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines, as well as the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission of the Philippines.

Atty. Kalaw received his Master of Laws (concentration in corporate finance and electronic commerce) from Harvard Law School in 2001. He received his Juris Doctor and B.S. degree in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University. He obtained a Masters in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines, and a Master of Business Administration degree with the joint Executive Master of Business Administration Program of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the US and the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School in China in 2012. Atty. Kalaw was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1998, New York State Bar in 2002, and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in 2011.

 

 


18. Atty. Victor P. Lazatin


Atty. Victor P. Lazatin is presently a Senior Partner in Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices. He is the current President of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI), serving since 2009. He is an accredited Arbitrator/Mediator in the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC) and the PDRCI. Atty. Lazatin has handled international and domestic and commercial arbitration, both as an advocate and arbitrator, before the International Chamber of Commerce, Singapore International Arbitration Center, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, the CIAC, PDRCI, and in ad hoc cases. He was a member of the committees who drafted the ADR Act of 2004 and its Implementing Rules and Regulation, the CIAC Rules of Procedure, and the Supreme Court Special ADR Rules of Procedure. Atty. Lazatin has been delivering lectures on Alternative Dispute Resolution, and has written for publications on the topic.

He obtained a Master of Laws degree in 1974 from the University of Michigan. Mr. Lazatin graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (cum laude) and a degree in A.B. Economics from the University of the Philippines.

 

 


19. Atty. Raul M. Luna


Atty. Raul M. Luna currently serves as the Chief of Staff of the Ako Bicol Partylist, overseeing the smooth functioning of the departments of the office, particularly in personnel management, legislative work, public relations and media coordination and technical working groups. He has a solid background in the complexities of legislation through his previous experience as an officer, chief of staff or consultant of several policymakers from both houses of congress, as well as the Office of the Vice President. Atty. Luna was also involved, as part of the legislative team of the late Sen. Renato Cayetano, in crafting the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA).

Atty. Luna earned his Bachelor of Laws and B.S. degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the University of the Philippines.

 

 


20. Atty. Ian Ray P. Malilong


Atty. Ian Ray P. Malilong is a Partner in Solis Medina Limpingco & Fajardo Law Offices. His practice focuses on corporation law, arbitration, telecommunications, government regulation, and litigation. He has served as corporate secretary or legal counsel of client companies, tasked to oversee their compliance to different regulatory agencies, to handle the documentation of their corporate acts, and to draft/review their contracts and agreements.

Atty. Malilong is a trained arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws and a B.A. degree in Psychology (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines.

 

 


21. Atty. Romulo R. Marsitaza


Atty. Romulo R. Maristaza served as a lawyer for the National Electrification Administration (NEA) for 24 years until November 2003. He held various positions in the organization: from Corporate Attorney, then Chief Legal Counsel and Director of Legal Department from 1989 to 1999, and was designated as the NEA Regional Manager in Region V Bicol Region in 1989, and was appointed as Director for Field Operation Group from 1999 to 2003 held, in concurrent capacity, as Chairman of the NEA Administrative Committee)charged with the investigation and resolution of disputes and complaints against errant Electric Cooperatives(ECs) Board of Directors, General Managers, and its Employees, initiated by public consumers or any persons within the coverage area of the concerned ECs. From 1982 to 2003, Atty. Maristaza served as the Hearing Officer of NEA in granting, renewing, and/or repealing the electric franchise of the ECs and private distribution utilities.
Atty. Maristaza obtained his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nueva Caceres (UNC) in Naga City.

 

 


22. Atty. Ethel U. Odrunia


Atty. Ethel U. Odrunia is the Legal Officer and In-House Legal Counsel of Millennium Energy, Inc. where she handles the legal concerns of and provides support services to the company, its power plants, and its different corporate department or units. She also appears before the Philippine Electricity Market (PEM) Board or the PEMC committees to make oral presentations or arguments for the position of the company pertinent to WESM issues or concerns. Atty. Odrunia has gained a solid experience in various areas of corporate law and industrial relations through her previous positions in a large private corporation. Her core competencies include contractual review, transaction and management, capability building and problem solving, case management, litigation and legal advocacy, and employment/employee relations.

Atty. Odrunia earned her Juris Doctor from the Ateneo de Manila University and a B.A. in English degree (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines.

 

 


23. Atty. Asuncion D. Omila


Atty. Asuncion A. De Leon Omila is a Partner in Soller & Omila Law Offices. Her areas of specialization are in litigation, appellate matters and legal counseling. More recently, she is expanding her legal practice to include arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Atty. Omila started her career as a legal staff for a Senior Justice of the Supreme Court, which gave her training in doing legal research. Her subsequent positions as Associate Solicitor in the Office of the Solicitor General and as a Branch Clerk of a regional trial court exposed and trained her in legal advocacy, appellate practice and trial court work.
She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), East Asia Branch, Philippine Chapter; the Vice President for Research and Public Information of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb); and a member of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI),

She completed her Bachelor of Laws and B.A. in Psychology from the University of the Philippines.

 

 


24. Atty. Julius Anthony R. Omila


Atty. Julius Anthony R. Omila is a Partner in Soller & Omila Law Offices. His practice areas are in litigation, legal research and legal counseling. He has also diversified in other fields of legal service such as business and legal dispute negotiations and alternative dispute resolution. Atty. Omila has successfully represented and has handled cases for local and foreign client companies regarding commercial, construction and property disputes; intellectual property; labor; and civil and administrative cases.

He is the Corporate Secretary of the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, Inc. (PIArb); and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), East Asia Branch, Philippine Chapter; Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI); and the Bid Challenge Tribunal, Millenium Challenge Account-Philippines (MCA-P).

Atty. Omila obtained his Bachelor of Laws and a B.A. Political Science degree from the University of the Philippines.

 

 


25. Atty. Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko


Atty. Ongkiko currently serves as Partner at SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Offices. He worked as arbitrator in arbitration cases under the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. Rules of Arbitration. He also counsels in various international and domestic arbitration cases under the ICC Rules of Arbitration, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, Philippine Arbitration Law, and Philippine Construction Industry Arbitration Commission Rules of Arbitration. Atty. Ongkiko has served as litigation counsel in a wide range of civil, commercial, criminal and administrative cases before all levels of Philippine courts and various quasi-judicial agencies. He is a Supreme Court Accredited Mediator for the Court of Appeals since 2005. He also speaks on the topic of alternative dispute resolution in various Philippine Mandatory Continuing Legal Education programs.

Atty. Ongkiko obtained a Masters of Laws from the University of Michigan Law School, a Bachelor of Laws (cum laude) and a B.A. in Economics from the University of the Philippines.

 

 


26. Atty. Zenaida Ongkiko-Acorda

Atty. Zenaida Ongkiko-Acorda currently serves as a Partner at Ongkiko Custodio Manhit and Acorda Law Offices. Her areas of practice include legal counseling, corporate law, corporate litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (negotiation and mediation). She is also a Partner at ADR Center for Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration Co., as well as a Supreme Court-Accredited Appeals Court Mediator. Atty. Ongkiko-Acorda serves as an adjunct professor in the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City.

She received her Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, concentrating on Alternative Dispute Resolution (Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration). She also earned an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management. Atty. Ongkiko-Acorda obtained her Bachelor of Laws and B.A. in Political Science (magna cum laude) degrees from the University of the Philippines.

 


27. Atty. Carmela S. Ongsiapco

Atty. Carmela S. Ongsiapco is a corporate and commercial lawyer for Follosco Morallos & Herce. She has handled joint venture arrangements in various projects in land development, mining ventures, construction projects, etc. She has also drafted and reviewed contracts, various agreements, and documents for investment transactions of multinational and local companies. Atty. Ongsiapco has performed corporate housekeeping and conducted legal due diligence review of local companies.

She has earned her Juris Doctor and B.S. Business Administration degree (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines.


28. Atty. Salvador S. Panga, Jr.

Atty. Salvador S. Panga, Jr.'s practice covers ADR, construction and commercial arbitration and civil and commercial litigation. He has been in law practice since 1990, initially as a trial lawyer and then, for the past decade, as an active practitioner in alternative dispute resolution and arbitration. Atty. Panga has served as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings before the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission, and has also advised on commercial contracts governed by international arbitration rules. Atty. Panga has taught ADR at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and at the University of Duesto in Bilbao, Spain. In the Philippines, he has been extensively engaged in ADR program design, management and evaluation. He has served as consultant in various ADR initiatives of the Asia Foundation, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Philippine Mediation Foundation and the Program on Dispute Resolution and Institute for International Legal Studies of the University of the Philippines Law Center.

Atty. Panga obtained a Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Bachelor of Laws and B.A. Political Science degree from the University of the Philippines. Atty. Panga is a member of both the Philippine and New York State Bar.


29. Dean Custodio O. Parlade

Dean Custodio O. Parlade is currently Of-Counsel to the Parlade, Hildawa, Parlade Eco and Panga Law Offices. He has an extensive experience in arbitration in the Philippines in over 100 cases, many of them construction disputes, as well as in various commercial disputes. He is an accredited arbitrator of the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC), and the President Emeritus of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI). Dean Parlade is an active arbitrator in domestic and international disputes, often as chairman of an arbitral tribunal or as sole arbitrator, and occasionally as member of the tribunal. He was Chair in four disputes submitted in the International Chamber of Commerce, three of which were heard abroad. In the Philippines, both under the arbitration rules of the PDRCI or the CIAC, Dean Parlade was involved as arbitrator or counsel in more than twenty disputes categorized as international as defined in the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.

He is a regular lecturer on domestic and international commercial arbitration in Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Seminars for the University of the Philippines' Institute of Judicial Administration, Ateneo de Manila University, the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, including its provincial city chapters, and for MCLE service providers.


30. Atty. Ray Anthony O. Pinoy

Atty. Ray Anthony O. Pinoy is a Partner in Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices. His areas of practice are litigation, intellectual property and mining. In the field of arbitration, Atty. Pinoy acted or acts as counsel for parties in international and domestic arbitrations under the rules of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and the UNCITRAL Model Law. He has also been a member of arbitral panels for several domestic disputes heard before the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission (CIAC) and the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. Atty. Pinoy is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, East Asia Branch; and a member of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators & Mediators, Inc.; the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators; and the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.

Atty. Pinoy earned his Bachelor of Laws and B.S. in Economics degree (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines.


31. Atty. Roberto Rafael J. Pulido

Atty. Roberto Rafael J. Pulido is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Pulido & Tiamson Law Offices. He also leads the litigation and environmental law practice of the firm. His practice areas are civil and criminal law, prosecution of cyber fraud, labor law, and military law, with an extensive experience in litigation. Atty. Pulido is currently a faculty member and the Director of the Office of Legal Aid in the Arellano University School of Law. He is also a Senior Lecturer in the University of the Philippines School of Economics.

Atty. Pulido obtained a Master of Laws in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School in 2013 (summa cum laude). He earned his Juris Doctor from the Ateneo de Manila University and a B.A. in Political Science degree from the University of the Philippines.


32. Prof. Fernando Y. Roxas

Prof. Fernando Y. Roxas is currently an Associate Professor in the Asian Institute of Management. He teaches Operations Management, Quantitative Analysis, Systems Thinking, Project Management and other basic modules in the Degree and Executive Learning Programs of the Institute. Prof. Roxas has done extensive research on energy and power sector policy and reform in the Philippines, and has also written for peer reviewed international publications on the same topics. He is also experienced in consultancy work and is a recognized expert in the field on energy. Prof. Roxas routinely does projects for bilateral and multilateral organizations.

Mr. Roxas earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from the De La Salle University (with high distinction), a Masters in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management, a MS in Engineering Geology from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of the Philippines.


33. Atty. Roy Enrico C. Santos

Atty. Roy Enrico C. Santos is a founding Partner in PJS Law. His fields of practice are energy, infrastructure and public-private partnership, labor and employment, and litigation. Atty. Santos has served as counsel for client companies on cases related to intellectual property and labor disputes, as well as for banks and other international companies in cases involving collection of outstanding accounts of clients/customers. He has also represented several power generators in relation to the operation and development of power plants and their applications for the approval of Power Sales Contracts with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). He likewise assisted the Republic of the Philippines in arbitration proceedings conducted under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention, Regulation and Rules.

Atty. Santos is a member of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. and has undergone training on International Commercial Arbitration conducted by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). He obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the East.


34. Atty. Filibon F. Tacardon


Atty. Filibon F. Tacardon is a Managing Partner in Tacardon and Associates. He is an accredited arbitrator of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. and of the Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Department of Justice. Atty. Tacardon currently acts as counsel and/or corporate secretary to several companies and businesses engaged in oil and gas exploration, mining, advertising, lending, real estate development, construction, trading, manufacturing and printing.

He earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila University, Bachelor of Laws from San Beda College of Law and B.A. in Political Science degree from the University of the Philippines.

 

35. Prof. Mario E. Valderrama

Prof. Mario E. Valderrama is the only Filipino in the Approved Faculty List of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the institution that provides, globally, the highest educational standards in training Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and arbitration users and practitioners. He was the first Filipino to be admitted as Fellow of CIArb and was likewise the first Filipino to be admitted as Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb). Atty. Valderrama is a member of the council of the Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum (RAIF), an organization of arbitral institutes in the Asia Pacific Region and the Philippines representative to the Sub-regional Committee of the East Asia Branch of CIArb. His experience in ADR/Arbitration ranges from being a legal expert witness; party representative; counsel in charge of the file in PDRCI arbitrations; chair of arbitral tribunals in ad hoc, court-referred, PDRCI and ICC arbitrations, including being a sole arbitrator in an ICC ad hoc arbitrations; panelist in arbitral tribunals; and mediator in several mediation proceedings. Prof. Valderrama is a lecturer in ADR and arbitration, from 2002 to the present, in the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) for Philippine lawyers. He is also a resource speaker on Alternative Dispute Resolution and/or on commercial arbitration at various local and foreign events and before a wide variety of audiences.

He acquired his Bachelor of Laws degree from the Far Eastern University Institute of Law from where he graduated valedictorian and magna cum laude.


36. Atty. Pancho A. Vasquez

Atty. Pancho A. Vasquez is a Senior Associate in PJS Law. His fields of practice are energy, intellectual property and information technology, labor and employment, and litigation. Atty. Vasquez serves as assistant corporate secretary and general counsel to different corporations, and as management lawyer for various corporations in termination disputes, money claims and labor standards cases. He currently acts as assisting trial attorney for various litigation concerns (civil, criminal, appellate, administrative, inter/intra-corporate litigation and intellectual property). He has also assisted clients with intellectual property law concerns and has represented them in inter partes proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office.

Atty. Vasquez obtained his Bachelor of Laws from San Beda College of Law and a B.A. in Journalism degree from the University of the Philippines.