The Lawyers

 

 


 

Senior Partners


              EDMUNDO L. TAN, born 1945; admitted to the Bar, 1974, Philippines. Education: De La Salle College, Bacolod (A.B., magna cum laude); University of the Philippines (LL.B.). Former Associate, Cruz Villarin Ongkiko Academia & Durian Law Offices. Former Partner, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices. Former Senior Partner, Ponce Enrile Cayetano Reyes & Manalastas Law Offices. Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines; International Law Association (Philippine Branch). Trustee, Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI). Chairman: EBC Investments, Inc.; Director: BDO Leasing and Finance, Inc. and Sinophil, Inc.; Director and Corporate Secretary: APC Group, Inc., Philippine Global Communications, Inc., PhilCom Corporation and Aragorn Power and Energy Corporation; Corporate Secretary: Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.; APC Mining Corporation, and Aragorn Coal Corporation. LANGUAGES: English, Filipino, and Chinese. e-mail: elt@talfirm.com


              SABINO E. ACUT, JR., born 1950; admitted to the Bar, 1975, Philippines. Education: Mindanao State University (A.B., magna cum laude); University of the East (LL.B., cum laude); University of Pennsylvania (LL.M.). Journal Editor, 1971 Philippine Constitutional Convention. Special Assistant to the Director, Bureau of National & Foreign Information, 1973-1974. Former Confidential Attorney to Justice Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, Supreme Court of the Philippines. Special Lecturer, University of the Philippines Law Center, Institute on Criminal Procedure, 1984. Former Partner, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices. Former Senior Partner and Head of the Litigation Department, Ponce Enrile Cayetano Reyes & Manalastas Law Offices. Former President, Legal Management Council of the Philippines. Former Trustee, Makati Law Foundation. Former Legal Counsel, Alabang Country Club, Inc.; Philippine Hospital Association. Former Corporate Secretary, Equitable-PCI Bank; Boulevard Holdings, Inc.; Eastern General Reinsurance Corporation. Director: Philippine Global Communications, Inc.; Corporate Secretary, EBC Investments, Inc.; Assistant Corporate Secretary, Banco de Oro Unibank, Inc.. Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Bar Association; Wharton-Penn Club of the Philippines.. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: sea@talfirm.com


              BERNARD B. LOPEZ, born 1965; admitted to the Bar, 1990, Philippines. Education: University of the Philippines (A.B., cum laude; LL.B.). Former Associate, Ponce Enrile Cayetano Reyes & Manalastas Law Offices. Corporate Secretary, Philippine Bank of Communications. Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: bbl@talfirm.com


              MARTIN ISRAEL L. PISÓN
, born 1967, admitted to the Bar, 1994; Philippines. Education: University of the Philippines (B.A.; LL.B.). Former Undersecretary/Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel (1998). Member: Licensing Executives Society and Philippine Bar Association. Arbitrator: Intellectual Property Office, Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. Director, Executive International Movers, Inc. Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: mlp@talfirm.com

 

              MARITONI Z. LIWANAG, born 1966; admitted to the Bar, 1993, Philippines. Education: University of the Philippines (B.S.; LL.B.). Former Associate, Roco Buñag Kapunan Migallos & Jardeleza Law Offices. Member: People Management Association of the Philippines. Member: University of the Philippines Women Lawyers’ Circle; Federacion International de Abogadas. Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: mzl@talfirm.com

 


 

Partners


              RICHARD ANTHONY D. ALCAZAR, born 1970; admitted to the Bar, 1995, Philippines. Education: University of the Philippines (B.S.; LL.B.). International University of Japan (M.A.). Former Tax Director, SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (a member practice of Ernst & Young Global). Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Member: Tax Management Association of the Philippines. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: rda@talfirm.com


              PAUL MAR C. ARIAS, born 1970; admitted to the Bar, 1997, Philippines. Education: University of the Philippines (B.A.; LL.B.). Former Councilor, University Student Council, University of the Philippines (1989-1990). Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: pma@talfirm.com


              VALENTINO V. DIONELA, born 1959, admitted to the Bar, 1985, Philippines. Education: National College of Business and Arts (A.B.); San Beda College (LL.B). Research Attorney IV, Legal Officer IV, Senior Legal Officer, Med-Arbiter and Supervising Med-Arbiter, Department of Labor and Employment. Former Senior Partner and Head of the Labor and Retainer Department, Ponce Enrile Cayetano Reyes & Manalastas Law Offices. Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Employers Confederation of the Philippines. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: vvd@talfirm.com


              



Senior Associates

              ELIUM L. BANDA, JR., born 1972, admitted to the Bar, 2007, Philippines. Education: University of Santo Tomas (B.S. Hotel and Restaurant Management); Far Eastern University Institute of Law (LL.B.). Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines.LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: elb@talfirm.com

              CHERISH S. CALO-PAYAWAL, born 1975, admitted to the Bar, 2007, Philippines. Education: University of the Philippines (B.A. Sociology); San Beda College of Law (LL.B.) Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: csc@talfirm.com

              RICHARD V. GARCIA, born 1977, admitted to the Bar, 2011, Philippines. Education: University of the Philippines (BLIS); Ateneo de Manila University (J. D. with honors). Corporate Secretary: Pho-Hoa Vietnamese Noodles House, Assistant Corporate Secretary: Philcom, Tom’s World Phils., Corporation,  Joy Planet, Inc.. Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: rvg@talfirm.com

 



Associates

 

              ARLENE C. ACEVEDA, born 1987, admitted to the Bar, 2014, Philippines. Education: University of the Philippines – Diliman (B.A. Political Science); San Beda College of Law (LL.B.). Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: aca@talfirm.

              YYA E. ARAGON, born 1986, admitted to the Bar, 2015, Philippines. Education: University of the Philippines (B.A. Broadcast Communication, magna cum laude, J.D.) Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Science, Philippine Alpha Chapter. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: yea@talfirm.com.

              CATHERINE GAIL C. DIZON, born 1985, admitted to the Bar, 2012, Philippines. Education: De La Salle University – Manila (BS Commerce major in Legal Management); Far Eastern University College of Law (LL.B.). Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: ccd@talfirm.

              ERMA MARIE R. GUIDORIAGAO, born 1986, admitted to the Bar, 2014, Philippines. Education: University of the Philippines (B.A., J.D.). Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines. LANGUAGES: English and Filipino. e-mail: erg@talfirm.com

              GIFANY TEN-TEN L. TONGOHAN, born 1988, admitted to the Bar 2015, Philippines. Education: Centro Escolar University (B.A. Mass Communication Major in Journalism with Second Degree in Education, Cum Laude); Centro Escolar University - School of Law and Jurisprudence (J.D., Valedictorian). Member: Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines Alumni Community (TOSPAC). Integrated Bar of the Philippines. Languages: English, Filipino, and Written Arabic. e-mail: glt@talfirm.com