Third Place, 1978 Bar Examinations. Education: University of the Philippines (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1974; Bachelor of Laws, cum laude and Valedictorian, 1978); University of Michigan (Master of Laws, 1982, DeWitt Fellow). Editor-in-Chief, The Philippine Collegian, 1978. Chairman, Editorial Board, Philippine Law Journal, 1978. Professorial Lecturer in Criminal Law, College of Law, University of the Philippines. Bar Examiner in Criminal Law, 1986 Bar Examinations. Chapter Director, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, 1988-1989. Member: Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Gamma Mu (international honor societies).