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JUAN PONCE ENRILE
jpenrile@pecabar.ph

He received his Bachelor of Laws from the  University  of  the Philippines in 1953. He  graduated  Cum  Laude  and  salutatorian. He  took his oath as a member of the  bar in  1954. He ranked no. 11 among  the  successful  bar candidates with a rating of  91.72%. He made a  perfect  score of 100% in Commercial Law. In 1955,  he obtained  his  Master  of Laws from Harvard Law  School in  1955,  with  specialization in taxation and  corporate reorganization.  He practiced for twelve years from 1954 to  1966 as a  law partner in Ponce Enrile  Siguion Reyna  Montecillo  Belo and  Ongsiako Law Offices. He was also a  Professor of Law at the Far Eastern  University College of Law from 1956 to 1964. In January 1966, he entered public service as Undersecretary of Finance. Thereafter, he was made Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Philippine National Bank. He was also designated as concurrent Acting Commisioner of the Insurance Commission where, during his stint, he revised many of the rules and regulations to make the insurance industry more reliable and stable. Thereafter, he became Acting Commissioner of Customs until December 1968. While in the Finance Department, he was also appointed Acting Secretary of Finance and concurrent Chairman of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of the Philippines. In December 1968, Juan Ponce Enrile was appointed Secretary of Justice a position he held until February 9, 1970. Thereafter, he was appointed as Secretary of National Defense until August 1971 when he resigned to run for the Philippine Senate. He was reappointed Secretary of National Defense inJanuary 1972 and served in that capacity until November 26, 1986. Juan Ponce Enrile is currently a Senator of the Republic of the Philippines with a six-year term from 2004-2010. He had previously served for two terms in the Philippine Senate, from 1987-1992; and from 1995-2001. He also served in the House of Representatives as Representative of the first district of Cagayan from 1992-1995.

Senator Enrile is affiliated with the Philippine Constitutional Association; Philippine Tax Institute, Knights of Rizal, Harvard Club of the Philippines, International Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Philippine Jaycees Senate and the Manila Overseas Press Club, among others.

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ELEAZAR B. REYES
ebreyes@pecabar.ph

He obtained his Bachelor of Laws, Cum Laude  (Class Salutatorian), at the University of the  Philippines in 1971. He received his Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude at the University of Santo  Tomas in 1967. He was the recipient of various  awards and honors in the law school, both for  academic excellence and leadership. He was a  consistent member of the Order of the Purple Feather  and is a member of the international honor societies  of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Gamma Mu. He served in  1970 as Editor-In-Chief of the Law Register, the  official organ of the U.P. College of Law, and in 1971  as a member of the Editorial Board of the Philippine  Collegian and Philippine Law Journal. He is a member of the Sigma Rho Fraternity. After placing twelfth in the 1971 Bar Examinations, Atty. Reyes joined one of the bigger law firms in the Philippines in 1972. He rose to become senior partner in 1980 until he became one of the original founding members of PECABAR. He has served as member of the Board of Directors and/or Corporate Secretary of companies engaged in varied areas of business such as banking, investment banking, telecommunications, insurance, broadcast media, car assembly and distribution, tourism services, marketing of consumer products, commodity futures trading and manufacturing. Survey reports of legal practice in the Philippines acknowledge him as among the leading practitioners in the areas of merger and acquisition and in commercial and civil litigation.

He has long been a member of professional and business organizations like the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry and European Chamber of Commerce.  

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JESUS M. MANALASTAS
jmmanalastas@pecabar.ph

He obtained his Master of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. He received his Bachelor of Laws, Cum Laude (Class Valedictorian), at the University of the Philippines in 1972 and obtained the second highest score grade in the Bar examinations given that same year. He received his Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, at De La Salle University in 1968. He was the Editor-In-Chief of The La Sallian  in 1967-1968 and Vice-Chairman of the Philippine Law Journal (UP College of Law) from 1971 to 1972. He was a consistent member of the Jose Rizal Honors Society at De La Salle and the Order of the Purple Feather at the UP College of Law. He is a member of the international honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Gamma Mu.

Mr. Manalastas, original member of PECABAR, started his career in 1973 as an assistant attorney in a major law firm where he worked his way to full partnership in 1979. He is a member of the International Bar Association (Section of Business Law),  and the Wharton Club of the Philippines. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Hotel Philippine Plaza, Financial Times (Phils.), and Norsk Hydro (Phils.).  

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REGULUS E. CABOTE
recabote@pecabar.ph

He received his Master of Laws degree from the New  York University School of Law in 1973. He received  his Master of Business Administration degree from St. John's University also in New York. He received  his Bachelor of Laws in 1963 and his Associate of  Arts decree in 1959 from the University of the Philippines.  He was admitted to the Philippine Bar in  1964. After receiving his masteral degrees, Mr. Cabote  worked as Senior Tax Specialist of Manufacturer  Hanover Trust in New York.  Upon his return to the Philippines, he joined SGV and Company as Tax  Supervisor and was House Counsel for House of Investments.  Thereafter, he formed the Cabote Ignacio Dizon and Dulce Law Offices.

Mr. Cabote joined PECABAR in 1993 equipped with a long experience in corporate and tax practice. He is an arbitrator both for the International Court of Arbitration (International Chamber of Commerce) and the Construction Industry Arbitration Commission. He is presently a Trustee of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center (Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry), a Director of the Philippine Institute of Construction Arbitrators and the Tax Management Association of the Philippines, and a member of the Legal Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Constructors Association, the Advisory Board of the Bataan Colleges and the Monthly Business and Tax Bulletin. Mr. Cabote is also a member of Board of Advisors of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI).

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DENIS B. HABAWEL
dbhabawel@pecabar.ph

He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the  University of the Philippines in 1981.  He received his  Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the De La Salle University in 1975.  He was admitted to the  Philippine Bar in 1982.

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JOSEPH B. SAGANDOY, JR.
jbsagandoy@pecabar.ph

He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the  University of the Philippines in 1997.  He received his  Bachelor of Science degree in Business  Management from the same University in 1992.  He  was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1997.

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   PARTNERS
    
Juan Ponce Enrile
     Eleazar B. Reyes
     Jesus M. Manalastas
     Regulus E. Cabote
     Denis B. Habawel
     Joseph B. Sagandoy, Jr
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   SENIOR ASSOCIATES
   
  Enrique V. dela Cruz, Jr.
     Salve Regina Venturanza - Cortez
     Dalisay V. Ople-San Jose
     Welson T. Chu


  JUNIOR ASSOCIATE
S
     Garny Luisa S. Alegre
   
  Robert Francis D. Cauilan
     Mae Simonette M. Dizon
     Margarita L. Garcia

     
Rodrigo G. Moreno
     Mitzell Arthur R. Magdaong
     Alexis F. Medina
     Clarence Rommel C. Nanquil

    
Edwardson L. Ong
     Junoetia S. Peralta
     Leonido J. Pulido III   
     Jose P. Tejada, Jr.
     Louise Paula U. Ty

  

  


   PONCE ENRILE REYES & MANALASTAS
   LAW OFFICES

   3rd Floor Vernida IV Bldg.
   128 Leviste St.
   Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227
   Philippines

   Telephone Numbers:
   (632) 815 - 9571 to 80 

   Fax Number:
   (632) 818 - 7355
  

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