Author of the Best-Selling Book, “12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country” and the famous poem “I Am Filipino”

Educational Background

    Leadership Course, Haggai Leadership Institute, Singapore, where he delivered the valedictory address for all the graduates from 53 countries, 2007

    Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A., 2002

    Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines (U.P.) Diliman, Quezon City, 1996 (working student)

    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City, 1991 (working student)

    Philippine Military Academy, 1983-1986


    Good Citizen/Good Filipino Award from the People Power Commission, February 25, 2009

    Best Filipino (in Linguistics) Award from MI International School, March 2009

    Young Filipino Achievers Award from Global Pinoy, 2006

    Galing Pilipino Award from Galing Pilipino Movement, 2005

Work Experience

    Partner, Malcolm Law Office, 2002-present

    Principal, Alay Pinoy Publishing House, 2005-present

    Lecturer, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers, LegalAdvantage and CD Asia Technology

    Lecturer, PNP Values Formation Program

    Lecturer, Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA)

    Speaker, DIWA Foundation (Enhancement Program for Teachers)

    Retreat Speaker to priests, lay ministers and faith communities under the Dilaab Foundation; Speaker, Parish Renewal Experience; Speaker, Haggai Leadership Training

    Member of the Board of Trustees of World Vision (Philippines) and Alay Buhay Foundation, both working for poor and marginalized children, families and communities nationwide, and Dilaab Foundation, which promotes Heroic Christian Citizenship among our people

    Counsel, United Nations Development Program, 1997-2004

    Columnist, Business World newspaper, 1996-2003

    Legal Counsel, People’s Task Force for Bases Clean-Up, representing victims of the toxic waste left in Subic Naval and Clark Air Bases

    Court Attorney, Office of Justice Teodoro Padilla, Supreme Court of the Philippines, 1996

    Chief of Staff, Office of Rep. Manuel Sanchez, House of Representatives, 1992-1995

    Writer/Researcher, Davide Fact-Finding Commission on the 1989 Coup D’Etat, 1990


    Trustee, World Vision (Philippines), 2007 – present

    Trustee, Dilaab Foundation, 2007 – present

    Trustee, Alay Buhay Foundation, 2007 – present

    Member, Philippine Haggai

    Member, Couples For Christ, Greenmeadows Chapter

    Member, Rotary Club of the Philippines, Pasig Chapter

    Member and former Lord Chancellor, Alpha Phi Beta, U.P. College of Law

Personal Data

    Married to Atty. Pia Pena, blessed with 4 children

    Born in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, to Jose and Fe Lacson; one of 7 siblings; his father finished high school only while his mother was a public school teacher (Grade 2) all her life

    Sponsor, together with his wife, of 38 scholars in Negros Occidental

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The Story of the “12 Little Things”
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A Heart of Gold, by Marsha Ledesma
In The Words of A Friend, by Rhoneil Fajardo
World Vision & My Family, by Maureen Miclat

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