ABOUT FRANCIS TOLENTINO

TOL 'NG BAWAT PILIPINO

Abogado. Heneral. Guro. Lingkod Bayan. ‘Tol ng bawat Pilipino
  • Doctor of Judicial Science (Cand.) International Environment Law, Tulane University Law School (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
  • Master of Laws (LLM) University of London (England) Specializing in Public International Law – (with Merit) Second Honors
  • Master on National Security Administration (MNSA) National Defense College of the Philippines (Ranked # 6 out of 55 Graduates)
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Administration Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service New York University
  • The Military College of South Carolina (Citadel) Charleston, South Carolina, USA
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Ateneo de Manila University Law School (1984)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) Ateneo de Manila University (1980)

OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:

  • Hague Academy of International Law (Netherlands) 1989 RAND Graduate School, Sta. Monica, California, USA
  • General Staff Course (GSC) 1-Year Program – Command and General Staff College, Philippine Army, Fort Bonifacio
  • The Bookings Institute, Washington, DC (2004)
  • Passed the 1984 Philippine Bar Exams with a General Average of 96.25% (with scores of 94%, 95%, and 100% in Labor Laws, Taxation, and Criminal Law, respectively)
  • Passed the 1991 New York State Bar Exams
  • Practiced Law with Fornier & Defensor Law Offices, Padilla Law Offices (of the Late Justice Teodoro Padilla) and the Freeman Law Offices (New York City)
  • Presently a Partner at OraaRuaro & Tolentino Law Offices (Manila)
  • Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines
  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Natural Resources Defense Council (New York City)
  • Member, Tulane Environmental Law Society (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
  • Member, American Constitution Society (Louisiana, USA)
  • Member, Bipartisan Policy Center (B.P.C.) (Washington, DC, USA)

  • Appointed as Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs of H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte (2017-2018)
  • Appointed Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman (2010-2015)
  • President, League of Cities of the Philippines (2001 2004)
  • Executive Vice President, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (2001-2004)
  • Elected Mayor of Tagaytay City for 3 Consecutive Terms (1995-2004)
  • Appointed OIC – City Mayor, Tagaytay City (1986-1988) After EDSA I Revolution
  • Appointed as Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs of H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte (2017-2018)
  • Appointed Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman (2010-2015) President, League of Cities of the Philippines (2001-2004)
  • Executive Vice President, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (2001-2004)
  • Elected Mayor of Tagaytay City for 3 Consecutive Terms (1995-2004)
  • Appointed OIC – City Mayor, Tagaytay City (1986-1988) After EDSA I Revolution

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