I passed the 2013 Bar Examinations and signed the roll of attorneys on May 6, 2014, assigned Roll No. 62729. I had been in active private practice since then, sometimes finding myself in controversial cases such as the Christine Lee Silawan murder case and the Bambi Beltran “COVID-19 epicenter” controversy.

AttyV.com is my personal site. I started writing for the web even before blogging became mainstream, starting with a static website at bentong.topcities.com and then a couple of subdomains on blogspot.com and wordpress.com. The first domain name I registered was islesv.net; later I also registered islesv.com. I failed to hold on to both domain names as well as others I used to host my content; on June 1, 2019 I registered AttyV.com and hopefully I could hold on to this domain name for sometime.

Media coverage:

Peter James Robinson case [June 2014]

Minglanilla kidnapping case [March 2017]

Sitio Silangan I demolition [July 2018, January-February 2019]

Christine Lee Silawan murder case (I represented the 17-year old suspect, later absolved of the charges) [March-April 2019]

Bambi Beltran COVID-19 ‘epicenter’ case (2 of the 3 cases had already been dismissed as of December 13, 2020) [April 2019]

Other mentions

Note: Cebu Daily News, starting January 1, 2019, became CDN Digital.