Ogie is a Founding Partner of the Firm. In everything he does, Ogie exemplifies the Mens sana in corpore sano maxim. During his college years at the Ateneo de Manila University, he was a consistent member of the basketball varsity team and was also awarded the Most Valuable Player during the 1975-1976 NCAA season. During this time, Ogie was a member of the Philippine National Basketball that competed in the ASEAN region. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Honors Course, degree before graduating 8th in his College of Law Class at the University of the Philippines in 1985. Ogie established the Firm in June 1993 together with his former colleague, Sig Fortun.
While practicing law, Ogie continuously engages in improving the state of Philippine sports by becoming a Commissioner of the Philippine Basketball League from 1992 to 1994 and assuming the post of Commissioner of the Metroball Basketball Association from 2000 to 2001. Ogie is also a Trustee of the Ateneo Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. from 2004 and became its President in 2011 up to the present.
Ogie helps out in legal and judicial reforms by being part of the Makati Law Foundation, Inc. A President of the same Foundation from 1988 to 2000 and its Chairman from 2000 to 2002, Ogie still finds it a challenge to fight for what is true and just in the face of all the obstacles to truth and justice.
Ogie heads the Labor Law portfolio of the Firm and practices criminal, civil and commercial litigation. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific recognized Ogie as a Recommended Lawyer for 2016 to 2017.
Ogie can be reached at [email protected].