Associates

Justin James D. Francisco

Senior Associate
jdfrancisco@vgslaw.com

ATTY. JUSTIN JAMES D. FRANCISCO joined the Law Firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 18 March 2014 as a Legal Assistant before being promoted to Assistant Attorney on 19 March 2014.

He is a Member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Makati Chapter.

He was also a Member of the Ateneo Debate Society in 2005.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Major in Management Economics from the ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY in 2009, and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from the ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW in 2013.He sat for the Philippine Bar Examinations in October 2013 and was admitted to the bar in May 2014.

While obtaining his J.D., Atty. Francisco served as a Legal Intern in the Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (April 2011) and Quasha Ancheta Pena & Nolasco Law Offices (May 2011).

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Justin James D. Francisco

Justin James D. Francisco

Senior Associate

Katrina Veronica G. Raymundo

Senior Associate
kgraymundo@vgslaw.com

ATTY. KATRINA VERONICA G.RAYMUNDO joined the Law Firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 01 September 2015.

Prior to joining the Firm, she was a Junior Associate in Zambrano and Gruba Law Offices which she joined immediately after passing the 2014 bar examinations.

In 2014, Atty. Raymundo obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from Ateneo Law School. In 2012, she was a Legal Intern in Siguion Reyna Montecillo and Ongsiako Law Offices.

She attained in 2009 her Bachelor of Science, major in Geography, from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

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Katrina Veronica G. Raymundo

Katrina Veronica G. Raymundo

Senior Associate

Martin Victorino S. Cusi

Junior Associate 3
mscusi@vgslaw.com

ATTY. MARTIN VICTORINO S. CUSI joined the Law Firm of Villanueva Gabionza & Dy on 20 March 2017, shortly after taking the 2016 bar examinations.

Martin obtained his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2007 and his juris doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University Law School in 2015. He graduated from Law School with Second Honors, ranking 3rd in the batch.

In 2012, he was a Legal Intern at this firm. He was appointed as a Magistrate in the Ateneo Law School’s Student Judicial Council, andhe also served as co-head for the Hotel Academics Department for the Ateneo Law School’s Bar Operations for 2014 and 2015. Martin has participated in several moot court competitions, such as the American Bar Association – Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI)/UP Law Center Forensic Evidence Moot Court in 2011,wherein he was awarded Best Speaker, and the Persons and Family Relations Moot Court in 2014. He was part of the Best Team on both accounts.

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Martin Victorino S. Cusi

Martin Victorino S. Cusi

Junior Associate 3

Richard Andrew P. Velasco

Junior Associate 2
rpvelasco@vgslaw.com

ATTY. RICHARD ANDREW P. VELASCO joined the law firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 20 July 2017. He is currently a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Quezon City Chapter.

Prior to joining the Firm, he was a Junior Associate at Zamora Poblador Vasquez & Bretaña Law Offices, which he joined shortly after taking the 2015 Bar Examinations.

In 2015, Atty. Velasco obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from the Ateneo de Manila Law School. In 2012, he was a Legal Apprentice of the Firm. He sat for the Philippine Bar Examinations on November 2015, and was admitted to the Bar on May 2016.

He attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Kalayaan College in 2011.

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Richard Andrew P. Velasco

Richard Andrew P. Velasco

Junior Associate 2

Phimie Glainne G. Lim

Junior Associate 2
pglim@vgslaw.com

ATTY. PHIMIE GLAINNE G. LIM joined the law firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 15 January 2018, immediately after taking the bar examinations. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Major in Psychology (B.S. Psychology) from Ateneo de Manila University in 2013. In 2015, she was a legal apprentice of the firm. In 2017, Phimie obtained her Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from Ateneo Law School and completed all the requirements for the Dispute Resolution Track of the Juris Doctor Program. She sat for the Philippine Bar Examinations on November 2017, and was admitted to the bar on June 2018. She is currently a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Makati Chapter.

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Phimie Glainne G. Lim

Phimie Glainne G. Lim

Junior Associate 2

Ian Daniel B. Galang

Junior Associate 1
ibgalang@vgslaw.com

ATTY. IAN DANIEL B. GALANG joined the Law Firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 01 March 2019. He is currently a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Baguio-Benguet Chapter.

Prior to joining the Firm, he worked as Legal Counsel of Nokia Technology Center Philippines, Inc. (2018-2019) and was previously part of the Legal Affairs Division - House of Representatives as a Legislative Staff Officer (2018) and Governance Commission for GOCCs as Executive Assistant to the Chairman and the Office of the General Counsel (2014-2015).

Atty. Galang obtained his bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (B.A) with a major in Economics and minor in Psychology at the University of the Philippines in 2009 and his Bachelor of Laws degree (L.L.B) at the San Beda University, College of Law - Manila in 2017.

In 2012, he was a Litigation Paralegal of the Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon and San Jose Law Offices. He was appointed as Vice Chairperson for the San Beda College of Law Bar Operations in 2014. He sat for the Philippine Bar Examinations on November 2017, and was admitted to the Bar on June 2018.

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Ian Daniel B. Galang

Ian Daniel B. Galang

Junior Associate 1

Ramon Gabriel K. Carasig

Junior Associate 1
rkcarasig@vgslaw.com

ATTY. RAMON GABRIEL K. CARASIG joined the Law Firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 20 May 2019. Prior to joining the Firm, he was a Junior Associate in Tan Venturanza Valdez Law Offices which he joined immediately after passing the 2016 bar examinations.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Management degree from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2011 and his Juris Doctor degree from Ateneo de Manila Law School in 2015.

In 2013, he was a legal apprentice at Lu Mamangun and Juco Law Offices. He is currently a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines RSM Chapter.

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Ramon Gabriel K. Carasig

Ramon Gabriel K. Carasig

Junior Associate 1

Angelique Claudine T. Lim

Junior Associate 1
atlim@vgslaw.com

ATTY. ANGELIQUE CLAUDINE T. LIM joined the law firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 11 March 2019 after taking the bar examinations last November 2018. She was admitted to the bar last May 2019.

She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Management from the Ateneo de Manila University last 2013 and her juris doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila Law School last 2018.

She graduated from the Law School with Second Honors and was awarded the Third Best Thesis for her dissertation entitled “Tying the Not: Setting the Doctrinal Standards to Be Applied in Interpreting Tying Arrangements.”

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Angelique Claudine T. Lim

Angelique Claudine T. Lim

Junior Associate 1

Annarose Mel M. Cruz

Junior Associate 1
amcruz@vgslaw.com

ATTY. ANNAROSE MEL M. CRUZ, CPA joined the law firm of Villanueva Gabionza & Dy on 20 May 2019.

She is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Bulacan Chapter since 2019 and a Certified Public Accountant since 2012.

Atty. Cruz served as a Legal Apprentice in the Supreme Court of the Philippines (2016) where she assisted in drafting Supreme Court Decisions which were commended by the retired Supreme Court Justice Jose Perez and were adopted in toto by the Court.

She also worked as a Legal Apprentice in Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Offices (2016).

Prior to joining the Firm and entering law school, she was a Senior Tax Specialist in the Court Of Tax Appeals (2013-2014) and a Senior Balance Sheet Reconciliation Accountant in IBM Global Process Services handling the account of Procter & Gamble (2012-2013).

During her stint as a debater, Anna was chosen to become the Vice President of the Ateneo Law Debate And Advocacy Society in 2017. She also received a Best Speaker Award in a Debate Competition hosted by the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) in 2011.

Atty. Cruz obtained her Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from the Ateneo De Manila University Law School (Second Honors) in 2018 and her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the University of Santo Tomas (Dean’s Lister) in 2012.

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Annarose Mel M. Cruz

Annarose Mel M. Cruz

Junior Associate 1