Provincial Capitol, 3600 Lagawe, Ifugao, 1st Termer, Independent
Birth Date: 16 February 1957
Birth Place: Lagawe, Ifugao
Nationality: Filipino
Parents: Judge Francisco D. Habawel
Margarita T. Bautista
Spouse: Eileen B. Habawel, M.D.
Children: Kirsten Denise - Graduate of Culinary Arts, De La Salle
Univ.-College of St.Benilde
Senior Kitchen manager, Red Crab Group of
Candice Mabette- 2nd Year Nursing, Manila Doctors College, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City; 1st Year Pre-Med, San Jacinto College, California, USA
2nd year Vet. Med Proper at UP Los Baños
Camille Deidre - 4th Year AB Psychology, San Beda Alabang


Elementary: -LAGAWECENTRALSCHOOL, Lagawe, Ifugao (1963-1969)
-Consistent Honor Pupil from the 3rd Grade
-President, Student Body in Grade 6
-Member, CHIRO
-Member, Cub Scout of the Philippines
-Graduated In Grade 6, with Honors

High School: -SAINT LOUIS HIGH SCHOOL, Lagawe, Ifugao (1969-1973)
-Consistent Honor Student from 1st to 4th Year;
-Class President, 1st Year and 3rd Year
-PRO, Supreme Student Council in 2nd Year
-President, Supreme Student Council in 4th Year
-Band Major, DBH-SLS Drum and Bugle Corps
-Member, 4-H Club (representative of Ifugao to U.P.,
Los Banos to demonstrate Ifugao rice winemaking)
-Member, Orating Team (Champion Orator at the Inter-High
School Meet held in ICS, Banaue, Ifugao, “Martial Law: A Stroke of Genius”)
-Member, Debating Team and Glee Club
-Member, Basketball Varsity Team
- Passed theState Scholarship Fund administered by the DECS
competitive examinations as one of onlytwo Ifugaos Full College Scholars with Stipend
-Graduated as Valedictorianof Graduating Class 1973, and
Awardee of: (1) Gerry Roxas Leadership Award;
(2) Insular Life Gold Medal for
Academic Excellence; and,
(3) Saint LouisUniversity Gold Medal

College: DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY, Taft Avenue, Manila (1973-1977)
-LIBERAL ARTS (AB), Major inEconomics, 1973 (Pre-law)
- Maintained Full Scholarship of State Scholarship Fund
-Graduated with Honors, 1977; Second and First Honors in several sem.
-Vice-President, DBH-SLS Alumni Association, 1975-77
-Member, JPIA (Junior Philippine Institute of Accountancy)

Post Graduate: COLLEGE OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES, Diliman, Quezon City,1977-1981
-Enrolled in 1977 in the course BACHELOR OF LAWS (Llb) after passing
the UP College Admission Test and graduated in 1981;
-Admitted as lifetime member of the ALPHA PHI BETA FRATERNITY
-Appointed First Vice-Lord Chancellor for SY 1979-80
-Acclaimed unopposed as Lord Chancellor for SY 1980-81
-Chosen as one (1) of ten (10) Exemplars (Outstanding Models) of the fraternity for the decade of the ‘70s -2009
-Took and passed the Bar Examinations in 1981 andadmitted to the
practice of law in 1982


1.) PrivateLaw Practice -Specializing in the fields of Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution
(ADR), Administrative and Regulatory Concerns in Corporate Matters, Securities,
Immigration, Tax, Telecommunications, Labor, Environment, Mining and Intellectual
Property Rights, and International Law

Legal Assistant/Junior Associate - Antonio Rodriguez Bautista Law Office,
Talayan, Quezon City - January 1982 to July 1983
Junior Associate – Cayetano Bautista Picazo and Reyes, 3rd Flr., Vernida IV,
Alfaro St., Leviste St., SalcedoVillage, Makati, MM - August 1983 to
June 1986
Senior Associate/Junior Partner -PonceEnrileCayetano Reyes &Manalastas
(As a Senior Associate, entrusted the position of Head of the
Administrative Law Practice Group) - October 1987 to June 1996-
FoundingPartner, Ata HabawelLagmay Law Office, LegaspiTowers,
Legaspi St., LegaspiVillage, Makati, MM - July 1996 to Sept. 1998-
Junior Partner,PonceEnrile Reyes &Manalastas Law Office (Head of
Administrative Law Practice Group) - October 1998 to June 2003 –
Senior Partner,PonceEnrile Reyes &Manalastas Law Office (Head of the
Litigation Group) - July 2003 to March 2008
Managing Partner and concurrently Head of Litigation Group, Ponce
Enrile Reyes &Manalastas Law Office - March 2008 to Present

2. Entrepreneurship/Investment Experience
-Trucking – hauled vegetables/produce from Kiangan/Bambang to
Divisoria; explosive products from Bataan to mines in Benguet, Zambales, Camarines, Rizal
-Medical Services- Medical Clinics and Lying-In located at 2155 F.B. Harrison; Branch in Pilar Jimenez St., Talon, Las Pinas City
-Livestock Farm- raise wild pigs, goats and sheep in Mawakis, Ipag, Mariveles, Bataan
-Aqua Farm - raise tilapia (currently at 100,000 fingerlings capacity) in Bulao,
Pugol, Lamut
-Leasing - Apartments, dormitories, transportation & construction

1. Bautista Compound, Pilar Jimenez Neighborhood Association – Organized and
Served as 1stChairman of the Board; erected street lights and stopped rampant burglary; installed deep well for communal water source; established employment referral system for the unemployed; and organized community celebrations for fellowship and camaraderie to foster goodwill
2. Mariveles Farmers’ and Fishermen’s Association (MAFAFIAS) – Served as adviser
and legal counsel; established to fight for farmer beneficiaries’ rights to CARP; to combat rampant illegal fishing, established bantay-dagat-like team equipped with motor boat to patrol coastal areas and help apprehend violators; planted payaos or Fish Attracting Devices (FAD)/artificial reefs that improved the daily catch of the marginalized local fishermen
3. PARAGOS – Sponsored seminars, conventions, mass actions and fellowship among
Farmer Organizations under the tutelage of Ka Jimmy Tadeo that have interest in the implementation of CARP in their localities
4. Auxillary to the Philippine Medical Association, assisting in annual medical Missions
of the organization since 1992


Founding Member Association of Patent Agents and Attorneys of
the Philippines (APAAP), 1989
Founding Member Telecommunications and Broadcasters Attorneys
of the Philippines (TELEBAP), 1991
President Ifugao Chapter, Integrated Bar of the
Philippines, 1985-87; 1987-89 (two terms)
IBP Governor Northern Luzon, 2011- 2013
Member Intellectual Properties Association of the Philippines (IPAP), 1984 to the present
Member Liberal Party, Official Candidate for Congressman, Lone District of Ifugao, 1992;
LAKAS-NUCD-CMD Party, Official Candidate for Congressman, Lone District of Ifugao, 1998;
Nacionalista Party, Official Candidate for Congressman Lone District of Ifugao, 2010;
Member Rotary Club of Lagawe, Ifugao, 2009
Member Federation of Goat and Sheep raisers Association of the Phil , 2007
Director Board of Directors of the following companies:
ACW Distribution (Phils.), Inc.; Altimax Broadcasting Co., Inc.; BMC Software (Phils.) Inc.; Brown & Burk Philippines, Inc.; Financial Times Electronic Pub. (Phils.), Inc.; Goldchips Holdings, Inc.; Halo Holdings, Inc.; Island Matters, Inc.; Meridian Vista Gaming Corporation; Northpine Holdings, Inc.; and Olympus High Holdings, Inc., Auxillary to the Philippine Medical Association 2004-2009
Independent Director Highlands Rural Bank, Inc. (Bancolagawe)
Delegate Various national conventions as student and as a law professional, including Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT)
Participant/Attendee Various Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) seminars and conventions


Asia: Hong Kong; Singapore; Bangkok&Phuket, Thailand; Penang &Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia; Taipei, Taiwan; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Guangzhou, Guangdong, Shenzhen, Hainan& Macau, Mainland China
Australia: Sydney&Wollongong
North America: Guam;Honolulu, Hawaii;San Francisco,Daly City, Sacramento, Los
Angeles, Santa Monica, San Diego, Redwood, California; Portland,Oregon;Seattle,Washington, Reno & Las Vegas, Nevada; Utah; Phoenix & Grand Canyon, Arizona; Idaho Falls & Pocatello, Idaho; Teton Peaks & Old Faithful, Montana; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; New York & Buffalo, New York; New Jersey; Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Philadelphia; Washington D.C.; Virginia; Miami & Orlando, Florida; Niagara Falls &Ontario, Canada.
Central America: Tijuana&Cabo, Mexico
Europe: Barcelona, Spain; Rome, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Murano, Como and Turin, Italy;
Paris, France; St. Petersburg, Russia; Stockholm, Sweden; Copenhagen, Denmark; Oslo, Norway; Gdansk, Poland; Helsinki, Finland; Amsterdam & The Hague, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Frankfurt, Germany; Austria


A. Provincial Addresses
445 YakalStreet, Poblacion East, Lagawe, Ifugao
1. PugolAquafarm, Bulao, Pugol, Lamut, Ifugao
2. Mawakis Cove Farm, Barangay Ipag, Mariveles, Bataan

B. Manila Addresses
1. No. 15 Bautista Compound, Pilar Jimenez Street,
Talon, Las PinasCity, Metro Manila, Tel. No. 8052038
2. No. 59-61 Antipolo Street, Pasay City, MM
3. 2155 F.B. Harrison, PasayCity, MM, Tel. No. 8331686

1. PonceEnrile Reyes &Manalastas Law Offices
3rdFlr., Vernida IV, Leviste St., Alfaro Vill., Makati, MM
Tel. Nos. Office- D. L. 8187354; T. L. 8159571-79
E-mail Address: ;
2. Harrison Medical Clinic and Lying-In
2155 F.B. Harrison, PasayCity, Tel. No. 5516456
E-mail Address:
3. Harrison Medical Clinic and Lying-In, Las Pinas Branch
No. 15 Bautista Cmpd., PilarJimenez Street, Las PinasCity, MM
Tel. No. 8021188
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