Is an alumnus of the University of the Philippines, AB Political Science 1968, LLB Bachelor of Laws, 1972
- Class Salutatorian, LLB
- Carlos LLB Romulo Jr. Scholarship
Sought further studies at the Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas, USA where he obtained his Masters of Laws in 1978
Is a member of the New York State Bar, 1986
Served as Legal Counsel for Petron Corporation, Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) from October 01, 1974 to April 30, 1994 in different assignments, i. e. exploration and utilization of energy resources, shipping, shipyard, and legal/corporate works.
Became the Vice President & General Manager/Corporate Secretary of PNOC Petrochemical Development Corporation from May 01, 1994 – December 31, 2003 ,i.e. management and operation of the petrochemical ecozone in Bataan and sits in the Board of companies.
Joined the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in 2005
- Director (August 2005 – May 2014) - Bureau of Trade Regulation and Consumer Protection (BTRCP), now Consumer Protection Advocacy Bureau (CPAB)
- Officer-in-Charge (July 30, 2013 – February 19, 2014) – Consumer Welfare and Business Regulation Group (CWBRG)
- Supervising Undersecretary (February 19, 2014 – July 31, 2016) - Consumer Protection Group (CPG)
Act as the Alternate Representative of the DTI Secretary in the National Food Authority Council, Philippine Ports Authority, the National Consumer Affairs Council and the Maritime Industry Authority (April 2016)
Appointed Professorial lecturer in the University of the Philippines, College of Law School Year 1981 to 1984
Conducts MCLE ( Mandatory Continuing Legal Education ) lectures in Consumer Protection Law in the University of the Philippines
Founding member of the Dispute Resolution Group of the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation.