MEMBERS OF THE FIRM

Antonio Z. Bucoy (Managing Partner)

Admitted to the Philippine Bar, 1985.

EDUCATION: LL.B., 1984, ; A.B., Political Science, 1980, University of the Philippines.

WORK EXPERIENCE: General Counsel and Trustee, National Executive Board, Boy Scouts of the Philippines; Professor, Corporate and Remedial Law, JRU College of Law; Corporate Secretary/External Counsel to various Corporations and Foundations; Former Senior Partner, Ongkiko Bucoy and Dizon Law Offices and Head of Litigation Group; Personal Counselor to prominent heads of industry and government officials.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Philippine Bar Association; Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP); Legal Management Council of the Philippines; Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); Association International Pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI); American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA); American Society of International Law (ASIL); International Trademark Association (INTA); Movement of Attorney for Brotherhood, Integrity and Nationalism (MABINI); Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG)..

LANGUAGES: English, Filipino and Spanish.

PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate and Tax ; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property.

Luis M. Duka Jr.

Admitted to the Philippine Bar 1959.

EDUCATION: LL.B., 1958, Far Eastern University; Master of National Security Administration, 1976, National Defense college of the Philippines; B.B.A., 1953, University of the East; A.A. 1950, Bicol Colleges .

WORK EXPERIENCE: Director 3, Bureau of Patent, Trademark and Technology Transfer, 1991; Assistant Director, Philippine Patent Office, 1985; Assistant to the Director, Philippine Patent Office, 1983; Acting Chief, Legal Service, Ministry of Trade and Industry, 1982; Senior Legal Officer (Chief, Legislative and Research Division, Legal Service), Department/Ministry of Trade, 1976; Legal Officer III, Bureau of the Census and Statistics, 1963.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Integrated Bar of the Philippines, National Defense college of the Philippines Alumni Association, CESO Guild, Management Association of the Philippines, Philippine Association of Government Budget officers and Accountants, American Statistical Association, International Association of Agricultural Statisticians.

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

Gilbert Mario A. De La Cruz

Admitted to the Philippine Bar, 1992.

EDUCATION: LL.B., 1991, San Beda College of Law; BSC-Accounting 1985, San Beda College; admitted to the Philippine Board of Accountancy, 1985.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Corporate, Tax, Immigration, Trial Practice, External Auditor, SyCip Gorres & Velayo, 1985-1987.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP); Philippines Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA); Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Association International Pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI); International Trademark Association (INTA).

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

Erwin B. Fernandez

Admitted to the Philippine Bar, 1985.

EDUCATION: LL.B., 1984; B.S., Business Economics, 1980; University of the Philippines.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP); Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); Association International Pour la Protection de la Propriete Industrielle (AIPPI); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); International Trademark Association (INTA).

LANGUAGES: Filipino and English.

Bernard G. Flores

Admitted to the Philippine Bar, 1992.

EDUCATION: LL.B., 1991, Ateneo de Manila University; A.B. in Political Science; 1983, University of the Philippines.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Trainer and Head of Agency Training, Insular Life Assurance Company, 1986-1996; Instructor, Lyceum of the Philippines, College of Foreign Service, 1985-1987.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP); Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); International Trademark Association (INTA).

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

Filemon G. Fernandez III

Admitted to the Philippine Bar, 1985.

EDUCATION: LL.B., 1984, A.B., Political Science, 1980, University of the Philippines.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs, DN Steel Group of Companies 1997-2001; Corporate Affairs Officer/Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs, Nestle Philippines, Inc. 1992-1997; Technical Assistant to the Commisssioner, Civil Service Commision, 1979-1980.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP); Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); U.P. Beta Sigma Fraternity.

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

Amando G. Miclat

Admitted to the Philippine Bar, 1985.

EDUCATION: LL.B., 1984; AB Political Science, 1979, University of the Philippines.;

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Board of Trustees Alternative Law Research and Development Center (Alterlaw); Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP); Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA); Movement of Attorneys for Brotherhood, Integrity and Nationalism (MABINI).

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.



                                          PATENT CONSULTANTS

Lita P. Terrado

EDUCATION: B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 1975; Far Eastern University; Passed the Chemical Board Examination, 1977; Masters in Business Management, 1996; Adamson University & Lyceum Philippines.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Chief Patent Examiner; Assistant Chief Patent Examiner; Supervising Patent Examiner; Assistant Division Information Officer, Bureau of Patent, Trademark and Technology Transfer, 1975-1999.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Philippine Institute of Chemical ENGINEERS (PICHE); Philippine Association of Certified Patent Agents (PACPA); Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

Elmer M. Solomon

EDUCATION: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 1988; Registered Mechanical Engineer, 1989; AS/400 Operations Workshops, Control Language Programming & Cobol/400 Programming, Radix Systems Services Corporation, 1997; SQL Programming,, NIIT, 2001; Control Language Programming and COBOL/400 Programming, Radix Systems Services Corporation, 1997; COBOL Programming, Business Systems Analysis and Design, Systems Technology Institute (STI), 1990.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME); Philippine Association of Certified Patent Agents (PACPA); Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); International Trademark Association (INTA).

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino



                                          FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

Haydee O. Solomon

EDUCATION: B.S.I.E., 1987, University of Santo Tomas; Business Systems Analysis and Design, 1990 Systems Technology Institute (STI); AS/400 Operations Workshops, Control Language Programming & Cobol/400 Programming, Radix Systems Services Corporation, 1997; The Power of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 6; Maximising Productivity with IBM Lotus Notes 6 for Power Users; Maximising Productivity with IBM Lotus Notes 6 for Administrative Assistants; and Administering IBM Lotus Domino 6, Interlink Business Solution, Inc., 2003.

LANGUAGES: Chinese, English and Filipino

PRACTICE AREAS: Information Management, Administration.

Dina A. Quisel

EDUCATION: B.S.C. 1977, Philippine College of Commerce, now Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Certified Public Accountant, 1977.

MEMBRSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION: Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

PRACTICE AREAS: Accounting.

Corazon C. Baguio

EDUCATION: B.S.C., Accounting, 1989, University of San Carlos; Certified Public Accountant, 1990.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION: Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

PRACTICE AREAS: Accounting.

Michael A. Bautista

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, 1996; University of the East - Manila; Certified Public Accountant, 1998.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Audit Staff, 1996-1997, MANGAY-AYAM, SINGSON LIM & COMPANY.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Tau Alpha Sigma (TAS - Exclusive Accounting Honors Fraternity).

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

PRACTICE AREAS: Finance, Audit, Taxation and Accounting.

Debbie G. Josafat

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Accounting, 1984; University of the East.

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

PRACTICE AREAS: Accounting.

Lauro B. Arcadio

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Law, 1983; A.B. Political Science, 1979, University of the East.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Legislative Staff, 2004-2007, Office of Councilor Macario Asistio; Junior Partner, 2001-2007 Barrientos and Associates; Professor, 1999, University of the East.

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

PRACTICE AREAS: Paralegal & Legal Researcher

Fortunato N. Acosta

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Management, 1980, Arellano University.

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

PRACTICE AREAS: I.P. Paralegal



                                          INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Elmer M. Solomon

EDUCATION: B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1988, Colegio de San Juan de Letran; Registered Mechanical Engineer, 1989; SQL Programming, 2001, NIIT; Control Language Programming and COBOL/400 Programming, 1997, Radix Systems Services Corporation; COBOL Programming, Business Systems Analysis and Design, 1990, Systems Technology Institute (STI).

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME); Intellectual Property Association of the Philippines (IPAP); Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA); International Trademark Association (INTA).

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

PRACTICE AREAS: Intellectual Property; Information Management.

Haydee O. Solomon

EDUCATION: B.S.I.E., 1987, University of Santo Tomas; Business Systems Analysis and Design, 1990 Systems Technology Institute (STI); AS/400 Operations Workshops, Control Language Programming & Cobol/400 Programming, Radix Systems Services Corporation, 1997; The Power of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 6; Maximising Productivity with IBM Lotus Notes 6 for Power Users; Maximising Productivity with IBM Lotus Notes 6 for Administrative Assistants; and Administering IBM Lotus Domino 6, Interlink Business Solution, Inc., 2003.

LANGUAGES: Chinese, English and Filipino

PRACTICE AREAS: Information Management, Administration.

Crisanto B. Cosca

EDUCATION: B.A. Statistics, 1990, Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Creating Web Pages Using HTML 4.0, 2000; Macromedia Dreamweaver and Macromedia Flash, 2002, Institute of Advance Computer Technology (IACT); The Power of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 6; Maximising Productivity with IBM Lotus Notes 6 for Power Users; Maximising Productivity with IBM Lotus Notes 6 for Administrative Assistants; and Administering IBM Lotus Domino 6, 2003, Interlink Business Solution, Inc.,; Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 CS2, 2008, Informatics.

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

PRACTICE AREAS: Network Specialist.

Edwin G. Atangan

EDUCATION: Cobol Programming using P.C. Mainframe C.I.C.S. AS/400, 1994, Systems Technology Institute (STI),; Control Language Programming and COBOL/400 Programming, 1997, Radix Systems Services Corporation; SQL Programming; Creating Web Pages Using Frontpage, 2001, NIIT.

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

PRACTICE AREAS: Technical Support.

Jovel L. Abac

EDUCATION:Cobol Programming using P.C. Mainframe C.I.C.S. AS/400, 1994, Systems Technology Institute (STI).

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino

PRACTICE AREAS: Technical Support.

Pocholo S. Parcia

EDUCATION: Programming in Business Sytems Cobol Programming with LAN, 2004, Systems Technology Institute (STI).

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.

PRACTICE AREAS: Tehnical Support.

Charina C. Monterola

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts Major in Communication Arts, 2001, Philippine Women's University; Basic HTML and Web Development, 2006, Informatics; Master of Arts in Journalism, 2006-Present, Ateneo de Manila University.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Customer Service Representative, STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, 2002.

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino

PRACTICE AREAS: Technical Support; Executive Assistant.

Manuel A. Poblador

EDUCATION: University of the Philippines LL.B. 1984.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: International Trademark Association (INTA Formerly USTA).

LANGUAGES: English and Filipino.