The Commission

Andres D. Bautista. Before his appointment to PCGG, Chairman Andy was the Chief Executive Officer of Kuok Group Philippines and Dean of Far Eastern University’s Institute of Law. He co-founded the Master of Business Administration-Juris Doctor dual degree program of De La Salle Graduate School of Business and FEU. He is the 1990 Ateneo Law class valedictorian and bar topnotcher. He obtained his Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1993. He was previously a Chairman and President of the Philippine Association of Law Schools, and a partner in an international law firm. He was also a member of Constitutional Reform Commissions under previous administrations.

Richard Roger T. Amurao. A 2001 Ateneo law graduate, Commissioner Richard was awarded the Evelio Javier Leadership Award in recognition of his work as President of the Student Council. He completed his LL.M. degree at the London School of Economics in 2006 as a Chevening scholar. Before his appointment, he was working at the Asian Development Bank where he served as a consultant in the latter’s Governance in Justice Sector Reform Program.

Ma. Ngina Teresa V. Chan-Gonzaga. Commissioner Maita graduated valedictorian from Ateneo Law School in 2002 and was also the recipient of the St. Thomas More Award (for the most distinguished graduate). She then placed 4th in the bar exams. She obtained her Magister Juris from Oxford University in 2008. Maita has focused her professional career on law teaching and human rights. The latter experience is important given that corruption is a form of human rights abuse.

Vicente “Benjie” L. Gengos, Jr. Commissioner Benjie, past president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Iloilo Chapter (1993-1995), was elected as a member of the City Council of Iloilo, for three (3) consecutive terms (1995-1998, 1998-2001, and 2001-2004), and served as the council’s Chairman of the Committee on Good Government. A 1987 law graduate (cum laude) of the University of Iloilo, he was an active legal practitioner in the City and Province of Iloilo, with the Trenas Law Offices, Padojinog, Amane, Gengos, Billena & Espana Law Offices and Gengos-Nietes, Laborte-Ildesa & Panigbatan-Nafarrette Law Offices, for the past 24 years.

 

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