SALIGAN STAFF

Hazel has been with SALIGAN for fifteen years. She started out as a legal staff under the Urban Poor and Women Programs of SALIGAN in 2006 and went on to become the Bicol Branch Coordinator in 2008. She served under the Bicol branch for six years until she was appointed as Executive Director in 2014. Prior to being an employee, Hazel was an intern of SALIGAN-Bicol while studying law.

Hazel was admitted to the Philippine Bar in May 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines), J.D. (University of Nueva Caceres, Naga City, Philippines), a Diploma in Governance, Democratisation and Public Policy, and a Master of Arts in Development Studies: Social Justice Perspectives Major in Human Rights (both from the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Hague, The Netherlands).

Atty. Marie Hazel E. Lavitoria

Executive Director

Olyn has been at the helm of SALIGAN’s financial and administrative affairs since 1988.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology (cum laude) from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

Jocelyn V. Ramos

Administrative and Finance Coordinator

Sol has been a legal staff of SALIGAN since 2018 and became the Manila branch coordinator in 2020. Prior to her stint with SALIGAN, she has been with the Department of Internal and Local Governance and Children’s Legal Bureau as an Executive Assistant and Project Officer.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Marisol P. Victorioso

Branch Coordinator

JC has served SALIGAN as a lawyer since 2019. Before SALIGAN, he has spent time with the Akbayan Party, Senate of the Philippines, Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, Presidential Management Staff and People’s Television Network.

He earned his J.D. and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (magna cum laude) from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Atty. Juan Carlo P. Tejano

Lawyer

Maya started as a SALIGAN lawyer in 2020. Since her graduation from college, she has worked in and for various industries, including the non-profit, media, business process outsourcing, government and freelance sectors.

Maya earned both her undergraduate degree in Journalism and her Juris Doctor from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She was admitted to the bar in 2018.

Atty. Somayyah S. Abdullah

Lawyer

JP handles SALIGAN’s administrative and financial concerns. He has been with the staff since 2017. He has worked with Partnership of Philippine Support Service Agencies (PHILSSA) in the past.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management from the Rizal Technological University.

Jay Pee B. Bombales

Administrative/Finance Staff

Dave first served SALIGAN as a legal staff in 2007 and went on to become the Bicol Branch Coordinator in 2014.

He earned his J.D. from the University of Nueva Caceres and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Ateneo de Naga University.

David A. Abogado, Jr.

Branch Coordinator

Shy has been part of SALIGAN’s legal staff since 2011. She previously worked for the Naga City Council for Women.

She holds a J.D. from the University of Nueva Caceres, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Ateneo de Naga University, and a Diploma on Local Government Management from Bicol University.

Shyla Joy B. Dumalasa

Legal Staff

Danica has been one of SALIGAN-Bicol’s legal staff since February 2020. She earned her J.D. from the University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi in 2019 and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bicol University in 2014.
Danica V. Nol

Legal Staff

Cel has been in charge of SALIGAN Bikol’s administrative and financial matters for two decades now.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Nueva Caceres.

Maricel R. Erlano

Administrative/Finance Staff

Kix served SALIGAN as a legal staff in 2011 and became its branch coordinator in 2013. She was a research associate for the Institute of Human Rights, University of the Philippines Law Center and is currently teaching at the University of Southeastern Philippines – School of Law.

She earned her J.D. and Bachelor of Science in Community Development from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Atty. Francesca Lois V. Sarenas

Branch Coordinator

Marc has been with SALIGAN as a legal staff since 2014.

He holds a J.D. and a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of Mindanao.

Marc A. Majadas

Legal Staff

Lani has been an Admin/Finance staff of SALIGAN since 2019. She has worked as an accounting staff for several companies in the past.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Holy Cross of Davao College.

Melanie G. Cabanig

Administrative/Finance Staff

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