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Atty. Ellen Aster B. Cabic-Garcia, completed her Bachelor of Laws at the Lyceum of the Philippines University in 2008. She took the bar examinations in the same year and was admitted to Philippine Bar on April 30, 2009. 

In September 2006 she joined Cortina and Buted Law Offices. She started in the firm as Paralegal and was promoted to Legal Associate - Corporate and Litigation Lawyer, when she passed the Bar. As a Corporate Lawyer, she acts as the Corporate Secretary of the Firm's corporate clients, Lawyer-in-charge of all corporate legal work such as doing business in the Philippines, tax-free transfer, mergers and acquisitions, capital increase and re-structuring, insolvencies, corporate rehabilitation and receiverships, dissolution, taxation, contract management/negotiations, government compliance requirements, and other related consultancy services. She attended hearings, prepares pleadings, handles labor and industrial relations work, and other litigation services.

Likewise, she also worked for Bernaldo Mirador and Director Law Offices from September 2003 to September 2006 as Corporate Services Specialist - Tax and Corporate Division. She prepared legal opinions and letter-requests for BIR Rulings, position papers, contracts and contract reviews. She also handled preparation of the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Philippine Exchange Commission, and other government institutions, relative to the firm's engagements under the Tax and Corporate Services Division. 

Atty. Cabic-Garcia joined the Bank in 2011 as Legal Counsel.