Associates

Emil M. Ocfemia

Senior Associate
emocfemia@vgslaw.com

ATTY. EMIL M. OCFEMIA rejoined the Law Firm of Villanueva Gabionza & Dy on 01 March 2012 after serving as Director III of the Investigation Security and Law Enforcement Staff of the Department of Transportation & Communications (DOTC) from September 2010 to 31 January 2012.

During his time at the DOTC, he likewise held the positions of:

  • Acting Assistant Corporate Secretary of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) from October 2010 to 31 January 2012.
  • Head Executive Assistant of the Land Transportation Authority from May 2011 to June 2011.
  • Member, Bids and Awards Committee of the DOTC from 2010 to 2011.
  • Member, DOTC-MRT 7 Coordination Team from 2010 to 2012.
  • Member, DOTC-CMT Technical Working Group from 2010 to 2012.
  • Member, Metro Manila Traffic and Transport Summit-Technical Working Group from 2010 to 2011.
  • DOTC Representative, National Risk Reduction Management Council from 2010 to 2011.
  • Member, Multi-Agency Task Force on the Observance of Araw ng Kagitingan for the years 2011 and 2012.

After re-joining the Firm, he also served as a Consultant to the CAAP where he assisted the Director General with investigating and dealing with violations of Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations.

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

Prior to joining the Firm in 2008, he was a Junior Associate at Cayañga Zuñiga & Angel Law Offices from February 2008 to July 2008.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Major in Political Science from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2002, and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from the Ateneo De Manila University School of Law in 2007. He sat for the Philippine Bar Examinations in September 2007 and was admitted to the bar on May 2008.

While obtaining his J.D., Atty. Ocfemia served as a Legal Assistant to the De Vera Law Office from April 2006 until December 2006.

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Emil M. Ocfemia

Emil M. Ocfemia

Senior Associate

Vincent Patrick R. Cruz

Senior Associate
vrcuz@vgslaw.com

ATTY. VINCENT PATRICK R. CRUZ is a Senior Associate in the Law Firm of Villanueva Gabionza & Dy which he joined on 03 January 2011 immediately after taking the 2010 bar examinations.

Atty. Cruz is also currently the Assistant Secretary of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Makati Chapter, a position he likewise held from 2011-2013.

In 2014, he was a Guest Lecturer for Partnership and Corporation Law for the College of Business and Accountancy, Holy Angel University in Angeles City, Pampanga.

Atty. Cruz obtained a degree in Management Information Systems (B.S.) from Ateneo de Manila University in 2005 and his Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) from Ateneo de Manila Law School in 2010. He is currently obtaining a Diploma in Corporate Finance from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business – Center for Continuing Education.

While obtaining his J.D. degree, Atty. Cruz served as Legal Intern for the Bernardo and Placido Law Offices (2008) and the Ateneo Legal Services Center (2008-2010). He also served as President of the Campus Ministry Office – Volunteers Organization for SY 2009-2010.

Prior to law school, Atty. Cruz worked as a Project Specialist for Smart Broadband, Inc. (formerly Meridian Telekoms, Inc.) under its Project Management Department.

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Vincent Patrick R. Cruz

Vincent Patrick R. Cruz

Senior Associate

Leika P. San Juan

Senior Associate
lpsanjuan@vgslaw.com

ATTY. LEIKA P. SAN JUAN joined the Law Firm Villanueva Gabionza & Dy in August of 2014. She currently holds the position of Senior Associate.

She formerly worked as an Executive Assistant IV for Supreme Court Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe (2013-2014) and was previously part of Tapales, Tayag & Prodon Law Offices (2010-2011) and San Juan Tayag & Verga Law Offices (2011-2013).

Atty. San Juan obtained her Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Business Management from De La Salle University in 2005, and her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Ateneo De Manila School of Law (second honors). She sat for the Philippine Bar Examinations in September, 2009, and was admitted in March of 2010.

As a student in the Ateneo De Manila School of Law she actively took part in the Student Charter’s Commission as well as the Clinical Legal Education Department (2007-2008).

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Leika P. San Juan

Leika P. San Juan

Senior Associate

Justin James D. Francisco

Junior Associate 3
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.

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Justin James D. Francisco

Justin James D. Francisco

Junior Associate 3

Margarita Isidora S. Del Rosario

Junior Associate 3
msdelrosario@vgslaw.com

ATTY. Margarita Isidora S. Del Rosario was born in Makati City, Metro Manila, 15 May 1987, Bachelor of Arts, Major Management Economics Minor in Enterprise Development (2009); Juris Doctor, Ateneo de Manila School of Law (AdMU Law) 2013; Passed the 2013 Philippine Bar examinations; Internal Vice-President, Ateneo Law Student Council (2012-2013); Volunteer, Hotel Operations and Academic, Ateneo Central Bar Operations (2012); Volunteer, Electives Primer (2011); Co-Head, Bernas Center Student Volunteer Corps (2011); Legal Apprentice, Maceda and Maceda Law (May 2010); Legal Apprentice, Buñag and Associates (April 2010).

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Margarita Isidora S. Del Rosario

Margarita Isidora S. Del Rosario

Junior Associate 3

Katrina Veronica G. Raymundo

Junior Associate 2
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

Junior Associate 2

Maria Faiva S. Cimatu-Reyes

Junior Associate 1
fscimatu@vgslaw.com

ATTY. MARIA FAIVA S. CIMATU-REYES joined the Law Firm VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 01 June 2016. Prior to joining the Firm, she was a Legal Assistant in Villaraza & Angangco Law.

Atty. Cimatu-Reyes obtained her Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science Degree (B.A. Political Science) from the University of the Philippines Diliman (Cum Laude) in 2007, and her Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from Ateneo de Manila Law School (second honors) in 2014.

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Maria Faiva S. Cimatu-Reyes

Maria Faiva S. Cimatu-Reyes

Junior Associate 1

Martin Victorino S. Cusi

Junior Associate 1
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, and he 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 1