University                           Bachelor of Laws (2007)

Degrees                                (University of San Jose-Recoletos)

Magallanes St., Cebu City, Cebu



Bachelor of Science in Commerce

Major in Business Administration (2003)

(University of San Jose-Recoletos)

Magallanes St., Cebu City, Cebu




Professional                      January 2008 – present

Experience                         Paralegal 2  Labor and Litigation Team

Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc.

Kasambagan, Cebu City



Specific Responsibilities


•             Assists the Labor and Litigation Legal Counsels in all labor and litigation matters involving the business units and companies of the Group.

•             Oversees the updating of the Litigation Management Database of the Group.

•             Prepares partnership reports, auditors’ reports, executive summaries of cases, and other management reports.

•             Drafts contracts, legal memoranda/opinions, and business letters assigned by Legal Counsels.

•             Conducts legal research.

•             Constantly monitors new laws, house/senate bills, rules and regulations, and recent jurisprudence that could affect the business units and companies of the Group.

•             Monitors pleadings and work program of external counsel to ensure compliance with agreed litigation strategy.

•             Coordinates, liaise, and meet with external counsels, business units and companies of the Group, courts, and other quasi-judicial agencies.

•             Reviews external counsels’ billing statements to ensure accuracy and facilitate payment.

•             Monitors and evaluates external counsel’s performance on a regular basis and ensures that feedback is given to the Labor and Litigation Counsels of the Group.

•             Assists in the corporate housekeeping services for some business units.

•             Attends partnership meetings, administrative investigative hearings, and take down minutes of said meeting/hearing.

•             Gathering of evidence, identifying and coordinating with witnesses, and collating documents to be used during hearings.

•             Networks with government agencies and other organizations for legal knowledge updates, best practice sharing and benchmarking.

•             Participates in Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Documents and Records Management


•             Organizes the filing and classification of documents and records according to the defined standards.

•             Ensures that the team follows the document and records policy.

•             Maintains an active inventory of records and documents.

•             Guards the retention period and safe disposal of documents and records.

·                     Ensures that the documentations and procedures are in line with ISO standards.


December 2003 – March 2005

Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant

J.B. Hontanosas & Associates Law Offices

Cebu City


·                     Prepares affidavits, deeds and other legal documents.

·                     Files legal documents.

·                     Assists the lawyers in legal matters.





·                     Business Writing (Aboitiz)

·                     Working Program (Aboitiz)

·                     Goal and Performance Management Workshop (Aboitiz)

·                     The Aboitiz Way (Quality Focus)

·                     Project Management (Aboitiz)

·                     Problem Solving Decision Making (Aboitiz)

·                     The 7-habits Of An Highly Effective People (Aboitiz)

·                     1st Cebu Labor/Employee Labor Relations HR Leaders Congress 2016 (City Sports Club, Cebu City)

·                     Disini Tech Legal Forum on Cybercrime Program 2016 (Dusit Thani, Makati)






Atty. Maria Cristina G. Gabutina

Country Legal Head

Rose Pharmacy, Inc.

Cebu City

+63 9176341096



Atty. Francis Nicholas Voltaire E. Malilong

Associate General Counsel

Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc.

Kasambagan, Cebu City

+63 (032) 411-1806


Atty. Lorena Deenia Manuales-Garaygay


Tequillo Suson Manuales & Associates Law Firm

JESA IT Building, Cebu City

+63 9176347789