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Current Officers 2018-05-21T05:18:14+00:00

KENNETH S. LIM

President

Kenneth is a private legal practitioner, a businessman, and an educator. He started his law career in 2005 as an associate with one of the top three largest law firm in the Philippines. In 2007, he returned to his hometown in Dipolog City to practice law and help out in their family business.

Kenneth is a director and general counsel of various private corporations engaged in trading, real estate, hotel operation, and e-commerce.

He has been teaching law at DMC College Foundation since 2010. He was appointed as law dean in December 2015. He has taught Persons and Family Relations, Property, Wills and Succession, Obligations and Contracts, Corporation Law, Civil Law Review, Commercial Law Review, Political Law Review, and Practice Court.

He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from San Beda College of Law in 2004, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology in 1999, graduating first in his class and magna cum laude.

He was admitted to the Philippine bar in 2005. He is a licensed civil engineer, placing first in the May 2000 board examination; a real estate broker, top 9, February 2016 board; and a real estate appraiser, top 8, April 2016 board.

Before being elected as president of the IBP Zamboanga del Norte chapter, Kenneth served as its director from 2013 to 2015 and vice president from 2015 to 2017.

KENNETH S. LIM
President

ULDARICO M. MEJORADA II

Vice President

Born in 1972 in Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte, Ricky, as his friends and family fondly call him, is the fifth of six children of lawyer Uldarico Bagnol Mejorada and school teacher Lilia Cuenca Mejorada. His father is one of the pioneers of the Bar Integration in the Philippines and was the first president of the IBP Zamboanga del Norte chapter.

When most of his schoolmates were enjoying the school breaks during summer and the holidays, Ricky would spend most of his vacation accompanying his lawyer-father in going to court for hearings as his assistant, carrying the numerous case folders and arranging records at the law office.

It was during this period in his young life, as he watched his father defend the rights of the poor and the oppressed, that he developed the great love for the legal profession. And it was no surprise that, even without the prodding of anyone, he eventually took up Bachelor of Laws. He graduated from the University of the East (Manila Main Campus) in 2000, took the bar exams in the same year and became a lawyer in 2001.

 Also in 2001, he first got elected to a government post as a city councilor in Dipolog City. He eventually served for two (2) terms as a city councilor from 2001 to 2007 and later as a provincial board member (Sangguniang Panlalawigan) representing the 2nd District of Zamboanga del Norte also for two (2) terms from 2007 to 2013.

He got married in 2009 to Karyl Anne Macias of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, a Doctor of Medicine by profession. He is a proud member of the Order of Utopia, a fraternal organization of gentlemen lawyers.

ULDARICO M. MEJORADA II
Vice President

JANUARY FAITH B. SANTIAGO

Secretary

January is a graduate of the University of San Carlos School of Law and Governance. She was the editor-in-chief of “The Podium,” the official student publication of the USC School of Law; a contributor for “The Virtus,” the USC Law Journal; and the president of the USC Center for Legal Aid Work. She was a legal intern at the Children’s Legal Bureau in 2012 and the Office of the Cebu City Prosecutor in 2013.

January is also a registered nurse. She finished her undergraduate studies at Silliman University, cum laude. She was the Associate Editor of “The Nurse,” the official student publication of the Silliman University College of Nursing; a features writer for “The Portal,” SU’s yearbook; and a member of the Silliman University Corps of Campus Ambassadors. She was also a cast member of “The Vagina Monologues” for the Dumaguete City and Iligan City shows in 2005 and 2006.

Born and raised in Sergio Osmeña, Zamboanga del Norte, January is the first lawyer of their municipality. She is a proud alumnus of Sergio Osmeña Central School and Sergio Osmeña National High School where she graduated as the class valedictorian.

She was the recipient of the Outstanding Campus Journalist of Region IX award in 2002, Outstanding Student of the Year award from the Region IX Development Council in 2003, the GMA Outstanding Student in Campus Journalism award in 2004, GMA Outstanding Student in Leadership award in 2004, GMA Outstanding Student Entrepreneur award in 2003, Francis Pangilinan Gawad Talino in 2003, and Senator Manny Villar Outstanding Student Award in 2004. She was the National Champion of the BIMP-EAGA National Quiz in 2002, the National Pop Quiz in 2003, and the National Schools Press Conference for Sports Writing in 2003. She was also a National Finalist for the NSPC in both Editorial Writing and Features Writing categories, and the National Conference for Young Entrepreneurs.

At present, she is a junior partner at the Co, Co, Genon, Santiago and Associates Law and Consultancy Offices. When not preoccupied with pleadings and juggling deadlines, she enjoys baking cookies, planting okra in her small backyard garden, reading Jeffrey Deaver, and playing with her two dogs, Snoopy and Mighty.

JANUARY FAITH B. SANTIAGO
Secretary

MARIAN LUCILLE D. ZULUETA

Treasurer

Marian Lucille is a trial lawyer, notary public, and an active practicing accountant. She is currently an associate attorney with the Palpagan and Associates Law Office. She also manages her own consultancy firm, Summit Business Solutions.

She earned her law degree at Andres Bonifacio College School of Law and her accounting degree at Saint Vincent’s College.

Ianne is a DTI SME Kapatid Mentor who currently lectures on Accounting for Non-Accountants and Obligations and Contracts. She used to teach accounting at Saint Joseph College of Sindangan and law at Andres Bonifacio College.

Aside from taking up the causes of her clients, she is into reading, poetry, coloring and scuba diving.

MARIAN LUCILLE D. ZULUETA
Treasurer

NIZZA P. LESTERIO

Auditor

Nizza is a bubbly young lawyer and certified public accountant. She earned her degrees in Bachelor of Laws from Jose Rizal Memorial State University (JRMSU) and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from St. Vincent’s College.

Nizza is currently a Financial and Management Officer of JRMSU and a part-time associate of Pajaren Law Office. Whenever she practices her profession, she feels nervous and excited at the same time. As a CPA, she believes in the importance of putting everything in order and balance.

Before signing the Roll of Attorneys, she had experience working as a call center agent, an external audit practitioner, and an instructor of her alma mater, JRMSU College of Business and Accountancy.

NIZZA P. LESTERIO
Auditor

DIANA CHARLETTE G. CONCHA

Public Relations Officer

Diana attended De La Salle College of St. Benilde, Manila for her pre-law studies, where she obtained a degree in Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management. Immediately after graduation, she proceeded to take up law and graduated from Arellano University School of Law in Manila.

She is currently the Corporate Legal Counsel and Vice President for Administration of DMC College Foundation, Dipolog City. She sits on the board and is the Corporate Secretary of the Concha group of companies.

Being in the academe, Diana is a firm believer in continuing education. That is why she is pursuing her Master of Business Administration at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in Makati City.

DIANA CHARLETTE G. CONCHA
Public Relations Officer

HELEN ACOYMO-ANGELES

Director

Helen is the third daughter of the twelve children of spouses Rodolfo A. Acoymo, a public school teacher, and Vicenta Ceniza Mendoza, a simple housewife.

Helen was born on December 8, 1951 at Dipolog City. She finished her elementary education at Estaka Central School and her secondary education at St. Mary’s Academy, both in Dipolog City. She earned her undergraduate studies at St. Vincent’s College. She studied law at the Andres Bonifacio College and earned her Bachelor of Laws degree in 1978. She took and passed the bar examinations in 1979.

Before her employment in the judiciary, Helen first worked as a Legal Officer of the Ministry of Public Information in 1980. In 1983, she was employed as Clerk of Court of the Regional Trial Court in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte.

She was later transferred to the RTC in Dipolog City in 1985, working first as Assistant Clerk of Court then, in 1988, she was appointed as Clerk of Court VI, the position she held until her retirement in December 2016.

She is married to Atty. Senen O. Angeles, a practicing lawyer, an experienced legislator, and presently in his second term as Vice Governor of the Province of Zamboanga del Norte. They have one son, Carl Ian A. Angeles, who is married to mother-to-be Luciana Abejero.

HELEN ACOYMO-ANGELES
Director

ALFRED S. CASIPONG

Director

Alfred graduated from Silliman University with a bachelor’s degree in AB Speech and Theater Arts, and a master’s degree in English with major in Creative Writing.

He is a teacher, a poet, a writer, a lover of literature and philosophy, and a film buff too.

Alfred took his Bachelor of Laws at Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial State University and graduated in 2013. He took the bar examinations the same year and was admitted to the Philippine bar in 2014.He is presently residing at, and practicing his law profession in, Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte.

A dedicated public servant. A proud husband and father.

ALFRED S. CASIPONG
Director

OLIVE CORRINE N. OLVIS

Director

Olive is a promising young lawyer who chose to practice law privately in her beloved hometown, Dipolog City. She is currently an associate lawyer of Atty. Michael Ajoc, one of the city’s topnotch persona in the legal field.

Before being admitted to the Philippine bar in April 2016, Olive completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of San Carlos, Cebu. She took her review at the University of the Philippines, the same university where she had obtained her college degree in Bachelor of Science in Management.

As a new lawyer, Olive considers herself as a clean slate in the field, ready to face any challenges that would build, strengthen and advance her practice. The toughness of the field she has chosen is being balanced out by the things she loves to do with her family like cooking and gardening.

OLIVE CORRINE N. OLVIS
Director

DAN C. SANTOS

Director

Dan is currently a private practitioner specializing in labor law. He gained his expertise in labor law after working as a labor arbiter at the National Labor Relations Commission, Cagayan de Oro, and its Sub-Regional Arbitration Branch No. 9, Dipolog City, from 2004 until his voluntary retirement in 2011.

Before his stint as a labor arbiter, Dan worked as a bailiff in the Sub-Regional Arbitration Branch No. 9, Dipolog City from 1989 to 1997 and a Public Attorney from 1997 to 2004. He previously worked in banks as a clerk, cashier, and assistant manager.

Dan has taught labor law in DMC College Foundation (2013 to present) and Andres Bonifacio College (2004, 2008 to 2012). He used to teach at the School of Business Administration of Andres Bonifacio College and Xavier University.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Banking Finance from the Lyceum of the Philippines and Bachelor of Laws from Andres Bonifacio College. He took up units in Master of Business Administration at the Lyceum of the Philippines.

He passed the 1995 bar examination and the civil service examination, first grade entrance.

Dan is actively involved in organizations. He served as a Director of IBP Zamboanga del Norte Chapter; a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Bay Area, Cagayan de Oro; a Past President of the Greater Dipag Jaycees of Dipolog City; and the District Deputy Grand Master, Deputy Grand Lecturer and Past Worshipful Master of the Free and Accepted Mason, Sindangan Lodge No. 240.

DAN C. SANTOS
Director

JOSEPH LESTER S. PATAY

Ex Officio Director

JOSEPH LESTER S. PATAY
Ex Officio Director