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JESUS GESTUVEO DUREZA

PROFESSION: LAWYER
PRESENT POSITIONS:
President and CEO Advocacy Mindanow Foundation, Inc.
Publisher Mindanao Times

 

Consultant for Mindanao Region SM Investments Corporation and Subsidiary Companies

 

Director

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:

Maple Tree Foundation for Mountain Communities
Chairman
Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Mar – Sep 2010
Philippine Signing Minister to the BIMP-EAGA
Mindanao Super Region Development Champion
National Programme Director
UNDP –ACT For Peace Programme
Presidential Adviser on Mindanao
Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines Jul 09 – Mar 2010
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines Feb – June 2009
Press Secretary Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines Jun 08 – Jan 2009
Presidential Adv on the Peace Process
Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines Jan 06 – Jun 2008
Chairman
Mindanao Economic Development Council Jan 01 – Jan 2006
Chairman
GRP Panel for Talks with the MILF Feb 01 – May 2003
Presidential Assistant for Mindanao
Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines Feb – June 1998
Chairman
Mindanao Economic Development Council Feb – June 1998
Representative, 1st District Davao
House of Representatives 1987-89,1992-95
Director, Governing Board
Philippine Coconut Authority 1989-1992
ACHIEVEMENTS:
10th Place Philippine Bar Examinations 1973
Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts Ateneo De Davao University 1967
Datu Bago Awardee Highest Award given to a Davaoeño 1983
Presidential Award of Merit From HE President Fidel V. Ramos June 1998
EXPERIENCE:
Senior Partner Rama, Dureza, Abarquez Law Firm
Law Professor Ateneo de Davao Univeristy
Panel Adviser and Spokesman GRP Panel for Peace Talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF
Official Spokesman Office of Former President Fidel V. Ramos 1998-2000
Founding Chairman Advocacy Mindanow Foundation, Inc. 2002
Spokesman House of Representatives 1987-89,1992-95
Regional Chairman Publisher Association of the Philippines, Region XI 1992
President Integrated Bar of the Philippines Davao del Sur 1985-87
Correspondent Manila Bulletin Until 1987
TV Host “Brainstorm” in Davao City Until 1987
Editor Mindanao Times, Davao City 1972-1987
President Davao Press Club 1972
Correspondent Manila Times Until 1972
Radio Host RMN Bombo UMBN Davao City
President Federation of Rural Bankers Association of Davao
Chairman Consumers Movement of Davao
President Philippine Army Reservist Association Region XI
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Guihing Elementary School, Davao del Sur, Philippines
Elementary
1953-1959
Valedictorian
Holy Cross of Digos High School, Davao del Sur, Philippines
Secondary
1959 – 1963
With Honors
Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, Philippines
Bachelor of Arts
1963 – 1967
Cum Laude
Ateneo de Davao Law School, Davao City, Philippines
Bachelor of Laws
1967 – 1973
10th Place, 1973 Philippine Bar
SPECIAL TRAINING AND TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS
- Journalism workshops
- Peace Negotiations
- Conflict Resolution
- Law Seminars
PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Born on 24 December 1947 in Guimbal, Iloilo, Philippines
Married to Elizabeth Salutillo with children :Jesus Jr., 34; Jeliza Farrah, 31;
Lady Jessica, 28; Liza Kristel, 25
As of September 2010