Tina obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines graduating with a Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.
She was admitted to the Philippine bar in 2001, placing 10th in the bar examinations.
She worked as a junior associate of De Borja Medialdea Bello Guevarra and Gerodias law firm and later on as a tax lawyer at Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (Ernst & Young in Manila), the largest professional services firm in the country.
Tina also gained substantial experience as a legal officer with the Prosecution and Enforcement Department, Market Regulatory Office of the Philippine Stock Exchange.
She brings more than a decade of valuable regulatory experience with the power industry, working for many years overseeing the compliance of trading participants as Deputy Enforcement and Compliance Officer of the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation, which operates and governs the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market.
Tina’s expertise in labor, corporate, and commercial law allows her to advise and assist domestic and foreign clients in various stages of their business operations and in their many transactions. She has handled company registration and compliance involving various agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bureau of Internal Revenue, Philippine Economic Zone Authority, the Food and Drug Administration, the Board of Investments, and many local government units. She assists clients in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various contracts and agreements, and in conducting due diligence reviews prior to acquisitions.