EDMUNDO L. TAN

Admitted to the Bar, 1974, Philippines.

Education: De La Salle College, Bacolod (A.B., magna cum laude); University of the Philippines (LL.B.)

Former Senior Partner, Ponce Enrile Cayetano Reyes & Manalastas Law Offices; Former Partner, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices; Former Associate, Cruz Villarin Ongkiko Academia & Durian Law Offices

Accredited Arbitrator: Philippine Dispute Resolution Center

Trustee and President: Philippine Dispute Resolution Center

Chairman and President: Consynergy Holdings, Inc.

Director: APC Group, Inc.; OCLP Holdings, Inc.; Philippine Global Communications, Inc.; Aragorn Power and Energy Corporation; PRC-Magma Energy Resources, Inc.; Sagittarius Mines, Inc.; Concrete Aggregates Corporation

Board Adviser: BDO Leasing & Finance Corporation

Corporate Secretary: BDO Unibank, Inc.; BDO Private Bank, Inc.

Former Chairman: EBC Investments, Inc.

Former Corporate Secretary: APC Group, Inc.; APC Mining Corporation; APC Energy Resources, Inc. (Formerly Aragorn Coal Corporation); PRC-Magma Energy Resources, Inc.; Philippine Global Communications, Inc.; Aragorn Power and Energy Corporation

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines; International Law Association (Philippine Branch); China International Economic & Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Shanghai

LANGUAGES: English, Filipino, and Chinese

e-mail: elt@talfirm.com

ERMA MARIE R. GUIDORIAGAO

Admitted to the Bar, 2014, Philippines.

Education: University of the Philippines (B.A., cum laude; J.D.)

Trained Arbitrator: Philippine Dispute Resolution Center

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.

e-mail: erg@talfirm.com

JOHN MICHAEL GABRIEL N. VIDA

Admitted to the Bar, 2017, Philippines.

Education: University of the Philippines (B.S., Dean’s Lister; J.D.)

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines

e-mail: jnv@talfirm.com

JUSTICE MINITA CHICO-NAZARIO

Admitted to the Bar, 1962, Philippines.
Admitted to the Bar, 1988, New York.

Education: University of the Philippines (B.A., LL.B.)

Associate Justice, Supreme Court (2004-2009); Presiding Justice, Sandiganbayan (2001-2003); Chairperson, Sandiganbayan Fifth Division (2001); Presiding Judge, Regional Trial Court – Biñan, Laguna, Branch 25 (1987-1993)

Division Clerk of Court, Sandiganbayan First Division (1981-1987); Senior Judicial Assistant, Office of the Deputy Court Administrator, Supreme Court (1979-1981); Senior Judicial Assistant, Chief Justice Fred Ruiz Castro, Supreme Court (1977-1979); Senior Judicial Assistant, Management and Technical Division, Supreme Court (1974-1977); Judicial Assistant, Supreme Court (1974); Chief Judicial Supervisor, Judicial Report and Statistics Section, Supreme Court (1973); Special Deputy Clerk of Court, Court of First Instance – Pasay City, Branch 3 (1963-1968)

Member, House Electoral Tribunal (2009); Judicial Supervisor and Head, Department of Justice Statistics Section (1968-1973); Clerk, City Fiscal’s Office of Manila (1963); Social Secretary, Secretary of Justice (1962-1963)

Legal Consultant: United Coconut Planters Bank

Director: San Miguel Properties, Inc.; Ginebra San Miguel, Inc.; Top Frontier Investment Holdings, Inc.; San Miguel Purefoods, Inc.; Mariveles Grains, Inc.; Philippine International Grains, Inc.

Dean: University of Perpetual Help System DALTA College of Law, Las Piñas City

President: Philippine Women Judges Association (2005-2009)

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines (Manila IV); Women Lawyers Association of the Philippines; U.P. Women Lawyer’s Circle; Portia Sorority

RICHARD ANTHONY D. ALCAZAR

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)

Corporate Secretary: APC Group, Inc.; APC Mining, Inc.; APC Cement, Inc.; Aragorn Power & Energy Corporation; PRC-Magma APC Energy Resources, Inc. (Formerly Aragorn Coal Corporation); Philippine Global Communications, Inc.; Atalian Global Services Philippines, Inc.; Tom’s World Philippines Corporation; Joy Planet, Inc.; Atalian Holding Philippines, Inc.; Vision Properties, Inc; FinAccel Financing Technology Philippines, Inc.; Commeasure Solutions Philippines, Inc.

Assistant Corporate Secretary: Sagittarius Mines, Inc.

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines

e-mail: rda@talfirm.com

DIANE ANGELINE T. AGUSTIN

Admitted to the Bar, 2017, Philippines.

Education: University of the Philippines (B.A., J.D.)

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines

e-mail: dta@talfirm.com

PAUL MAR C. ARIAS

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

e-mail: pma@talfirm.com

SABINO E. ACUT, JR.

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.)

Former Senior Partner and Head of the Litigation Department, Ponce Enrile Cayetano Reyes & Manalastas Law Offices; Former Partner, Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz Law Offices

Director: Philippine Global Communications, Inc.

Assistant Corporate Secretary: BDO Unibank, Inc.

Former President, Legal Management Council of the Philippines; Former Trustee, Makati Law Foundation; Former Legal Counsel, Alabang Country Club, Inc.

Former Corporate Secretary: Equitable-PCI Bank; EBC Investments, Inc.; Boulevard Holdings, Inc.; Puerto Azul Golf & Country Club; Philippine Hospital Association; Eastern General Reinsurance Corporation

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)

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Bar Association; Wharton-Penn Alumni Association of the Philippines

e-mail: sea@talfirm.com

BERNARD B. LOPEZ

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

Director: Consynergy Holdings, Inc.

Former Corporate Secretary: Philippine Bank of Communications

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Bar Association

e-mail: bbl@talfirm.com

MARIA NASTASSJA G. CORDERO

Admitted to the Bar, 2018, Philippines.

Education: University of Santo Tomas (B.A., magna cum laude); Arellano University School of Law (LL.B.)

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines

e-mail: ngc@talfirm.com

VALENTINO V. DIONELA

Admitted to the Bar, 1985, Philippines.

Education: National College of Business and Arts (A.B.); San Beda College of Law (LL.B.)

Former Senior Partner and Head of the Labor and Retainer Department: Ponce Enrile Cayetano Reyes & Manalastas Law Offices

Former Research Attorney IV, Legal Officer IV, Senior Legal Officer, Med-Arbiter and Supervising Med-Arbiter: Department of Labor and Employment

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Employers Confederation of the Philippines

e-mail: vvd@talfirm.com

CHERISH S. CALO-PAYAWAL

Admitted to the Bar, 2007, Philippines.

Education: University of the Philippines (B.A.); San Beda College of Law (LL.B.)

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines

e-mail: csc@talfirm.com

DENISE JANE B. DUEÑAS

Admitted to the Bar, 2018, Philippines.

Education: University of San Carlos (B.S., J.D.)

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines

e-mail:dbd@talfirm.com

MARTIN ISRAEL L. PISÓN

Admitted to the Bar, 1994, Philippines.

Education: University of the Philippines (B.A.; LL.B.)

Accredited Arbitrator: Philippine Dispute Resolution Center; Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines

Director and Corporate Secretary: Executive International Movers, Inc.

Former Undersecretary/Chief of Staff: Office of the Chief Presidential Legal Counsel (1998)

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.

e-mail: mlp@talfirm.com

MARITONI Z. LIWANAG

Admitted to the Bar, 1993, Philippines.

Education: University of the Philippines (B.S.; LL.B.)

Former Associate: Roco Buñag Kapunan Migallos & Jardeleza Law Offices

Director: Five9 Philippines, Inc.

Corporate Secretary: Goldstar Securities, Inc.; Key Discovery Consulting, Inc.; Environment & General Services, Inc.; Five9 Philippines, Inc.

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines; People Management Association of the Philippines; University of the Philippines Women Lawyers’ Circle; Federacion International de Abogadas

e-mail: mzl@talfirm.com

MARY PAULINE C. HILADO

Admitted to the Bar, 2018, Philippines.

Education: University of the Philippines (B.S., Dean’s Lister); San Beda College of Law (LL.B.)

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines

e-mail: mph@talfirm.com

RICHARD V. GARCIA

Admitted to the Bar, 2011, Philippines.

Education: University of the Philippines (BLIS); Ateneo de Manila University (J.D., with honors)

Chairman and President: Synfuel Holdings, Inc.

Corporate Secretary: One Global Energy, Inc.

Assistant Corporate Secretary: PhilCom Corporation; Tom’s World Philippines Corporation; Joy Planet, Inc.

Member: Integrated Bar of the Philippines

e-mail: rvg@talfirm.com