Acting Chief Operating Officer / Legal Counsel
she joined AAIIBP as Legal Counsel of the bank in May 2017. In April 2018, She was designated by the Board of Directors as Acting Chief Operating Officer to primarily assist Chairman and CEO Alex P. Bangcola redirect the bank to full Islamic banking, the path where the bank should have tread on since its birth 45 years ago. She finished law school in 2002 at the Mindanao State University-Main Campus, Marawi City, A.B. English (Major in Literature) in 1997 at MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), Iligan City, and High School in 1990 from MSU-Integrated Laboratory School (ILS) at the Main Campus, Marawi City. After admission to the Philippine Bar in 2005, she started her legal profession as legal consultant for the Department of Education (DepEd) from January 2007 to March 2016 and, side by side, pursued private practice in the fields of administrative, election, commercial and criminal cases. Before becoming a lawyer, her interest were in culture and the arts that led her to work as a project development officer for then Undersecretary for Muslim Affairs of DepEd (2004-2006), as a cultural worker at the Cultural Development Office of MSU-IIT (1999-2000) and the Cultural Affairs of the City Mayor’s Office of Iligan City (1996-1997). In College, she joined the Integrated Performing Arts Guild of MSU-IIT (1995-1997) and was a volunteer class tutor [in English] for incoming freshmen students belonging to the different cultural minorities in Mindanao under the then College Bound Program of MSU (in the summer classes of 1993-1996).