ANNA MARIE MELANIE B. TRINIDAD

Chairperson Anna Marie Melanie B. Trinidad took her pre-law in the University of Sto. Tomas, obtaining a BS Degree in Industrial Engineering in 1990. She then obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in the San Beda University in 1999 and took that year’s Bar and became a lawyer in the year 2000.

As a law student, Chair Melanie ranked third during her freshman year and no. 18 in a graduating class of 80 and was one of PBA’s first sportscasters while studying law.
She worked briefly for the Hon. Justice Josue N. Bellosillo, from May 8 to June 30, 2000, entering and leaving with the rank of Court Attorney IV.

Chairperson Trinidad then became an Associate lawyer at the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices or ACCRALAW, in the Labor Department for two (2) years. In 2002, joined the Parulan Soncuya and Trinidad Law Office, where she has been a partner for eighteen (18) years now.

Aside from private practice, she immersed herself in the academe in the last thirteen (13) years, teaching Criminal Law I and II as well as Criminal law Review for most of that time in the Beda College of Alabang, School of Law (SBCA-SOL). She also served as a Bar Reviewer in Criminal Law in San Beda University since 2018.

Chairperson Melanie was the Vice Dean of the San Beda College Alabang School of Law from 2016 until her appointment as Chairperson of the Legal Education Board. She is currently taking up her LLM in San Beda University.

LORENZO R. REYES

After a vetting process for almost 2 years, the President of the Republic of the Philippines and the Judicial and Bar Council composed of 7 members (3 retired justices of the Supreme Court, the Secretary of Justice, and chairmen of the judiciary committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives) have finally selected someone from Tawi-Tawi to become Commissioner of the Legal Education Board representing the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.

Someone who was trained by the Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Curtin University in Australia, University of the Philippines College of Law, and Mindanao State University Main Campus – Marawi.

Commissioner Lorenzo Regellana Reyes served as a regent and chancellor of Mindanao State University, president of Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College, undersecretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform, general counsel of Philippine Amanah Bank-DBP, consultant to National Electrification Administration of the Department of Energy, among others.

He’s also a professorial lecturer in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Land Titles and Deeds, and Agrarian Law of San Sebastian Law School and UP Law Center Continuing Legal Education.

JOSEFE C. SORRERA-TY

She began her legal career as a public attorney before moving to private practice in 2000 as Managing Partner of the Libra Law Firm in Butuan City.  At the time of her appointment, Comm. Josefe C. Sorrera-Ty was the long-time Dean of the College of Law and Policy of the Father Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City, where she held various positions, starting as a part-time accounting instructor, then later Human Resources Management and Development Officer and Legal Counsel.

As a law dean with a progressive view to legal education, she represented the country in the US-Philippines Exchange Program on Governance, Criminal Justice, and Environment in Michigan, USA in 2009; US Learning Visit on Legal Aid Clinics in 2018 with US State Department in 2018; Conference on Clinical Legal Education and Workshop for New Law School Teachers in 2019 with the American Association of Law Schools.

Commissioner Josefe was appointed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on August 5, 2019.  She represents in the Legal Education Board (LEB) the Philippine Association of Law Schools (PALS).

She led the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) as National President from 2012 to 2013.  She later became the Secretary General of the ASEAN Federation of Accountants Institute from 2014 to 2015.  She was an active member of the Committee for the Clergy of the Diocese of Butuan and sat as the Senate Representative in the CARAGA State University Board of Regents.

ABELARDO T. DOMONDON

A bar topnotcher, who ranked 4th in the 1985 bar examinations, Commissioner Domondon is a multi-talented individual. He is an economist by training, an accountant by choice, and a lawyer by profession. He is also a licensed customs broker and passed the licensure examinations for foreign service staff officer.

He was a member of the faculties of Adamson University, Centro Escolar University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila,San Sebastian College-Recoletos, University of the East, and University of Santo Tomas. He is a sought-after pre-bar reviewer specializing in Tax and Ethics, a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) lecturer, and a reviewer for accountancy licensure examinations.

His professional involvement includes in the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, PICPA, Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc., the Telecommunications and Broadcast Attorneys of the Philippines, and the Philippine Association of Law Professors.

Comm. Domondon is a towering figure in the accounting profession as well. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Accountancy and was later Chairman of the Continuing Professional Education Council of CPAs.

ALEXANDER D. DUMPA

Commissioner Alexander D. Dumpa graduated with a degree in International Relations (2017) as University Valedictorian and Magna Cum Laude from the Mindanao State University-Main Campus in Marawi City. In 2016, he won a national recognition as one of the Ten Jose Rizal Model Students of the Philippines. In 2017, he has represented the Philippines as an Ambassador of Goodwill to the 44th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program which took place in Japan, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos PDR, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In 2018, he once represented the Country and the MSU College of Law during the 4th ASEAN Foundation Model ASEAN Meeting in Singapore where he was awarded a Diplomacy Award and their delegation, the Best Delegate Award by the ASEAN Foundation.

At present, Comm. Alex is taking up his Juris Doctor degree at Mindanao State University College of Law. He has also been serving as president of the MSU Law Student Government since 2019 up to present (30 months), making him the longest serving president in MSU Law history; He is also a member of MSU Legal Aid Clinic, writer of MSU Law Gazette, co-founder of The Gavel Moot and Debate Circle, and member of the Mu Kappa Phi National Exclusive Law Fraternity and Sorority.