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COMELEC DIRECTOR FERDINAND RAFANAN

DIRECTOR IV, LAW DEPARTMENT
COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS
CEO VI, CESO III

COMMUNITY SERVICE BACKGROUND

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    • Board of Trustees, Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (2008-2010), and former Senior Lawyer and Co-Founder of its Tanggol Kalikasan, (Metro Manila, March 1, 1988 to Dec. 15, 1988)
    • Board of Trustees, Philippine National Prayer Breakfast Foundation, March 2006 up to present; member since 2005
    • Board of Trustees, International Visitor Program Foundation (IVP Phil), February 2007 up to present; member since October 2004 to present
    • Vice President, CESO’s SALAMIN CLASS 52, April 2002 to present
    • Huwarang Filipino awardee of Radyo ng Bayan, (Law and Judiciary), 2003
    • Member, Rotary Club of Pasay West, October 26, 2000 to present
    • Past President, Rotary Club of Vigan, Rotary Year 1999-2000; Rotarian since 1991
    • Member & former Treasurer, Integrated Bar of the Phil., Ilocos S. Chapter, since 1984
    • Chaircouple, PREX Secretariat (Parish Renewal Experience monthly seminars), Sta. Catalina, Ilocos
    • Sur, 1995-1999; Secretary Couple, 1992- 1995
    • President, Paulinian Family Circle (PTA of St. Paul College, Elementary Department), Vigan City, 1997-1998
    • 1997 Spirit of Voluntarism Award, Civil Service Commission, Ilocos Sur
    • Head Coordinator Couple, Metro Vigan Marriage Encounter, Vigan City, 1995
    • Treasurer, IBP Ilocos Sur Chapter, 1993-1994; lawyer member since 1984
    • Human Rights Lecturer
    • Radio DZRH “Batas Barangay” program, 6:30-7:30 p.m. weekly, 2006 to present
    • Radio Commentator & Lecturer: DWRS radio (1990-1991; 1993-2000) ; DZXE radio (1990-1995)
    • President, Ilocos Sur National High School Class 1975 Alumni Association, present
    • President, United Tamorong for Progress (& UTP Band), Tamorong, Sta. Catalina, Ilocos Sur, 1988 to 1995
    • Member, UP Law Christian Fellowship, 1979-1983
    • President, UP State and National Integrated Scholars Association, UP Diliman, Quezon City, 1978-1979
    • President, 4-H Club and Municipal Rural Youth Council, Sta. Catalina, Ilocos Sur, 1976-1978
    • Member, UP Campus Crusade for Christ, 1975-1979
    • Member, Comelec Christian Fellowship, 2006 to present


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

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    • Executive Vice President, Comelec Regional Election Directors Org., Feb. 2006 to present
    • Visited USA as part of a team of international observers to observe the US Presidential Campaign, September 8 - October 8, 2004, upon invitation of the US State Department
    • Director IV, Comelec Law Department, June 1, 2008
    • Regional Election Director (Director IV), COMELEC NCR, July 12, 2007 to present
    • Detailed (floating) to Office of Chairman Benjamin Abalos, December 7, 2006 to July 12, 2007
    • Regional Election Director (Director IV), COMELEC NCR, August 1, 2004 to Dec. 6, 2006
    • Regional Election Director (Director IV), COMELEC REGION 8, April 1, 2004 to July 31, 2004
    • Acting Director IV, Education & Information Department, and Comelec Spokesman, October 20, 2003 to March 31, 2004
    • Regional Election Director (Director IV), COMELEC NCR, December 7, 2001 to Oct. 19, 2003
    • Acting Regional Election Director, COMELEC NCR, July 18, 2000 to December 6, 2001
    • Assistant Regional Election Director, COMELEC, Region I, March 1, 2000
    • Provincial Election Supervisor, COMELEC Ilocos Sur, Feb. 10, 1998 to Feb. 28, 2000
    • Public Attorney II, Public Attorneys Office, Department of Justice, (Ilocos Sur, Dec. 1988 to Jan. 1992; July 21, 1993 to February 9, 1998)


Law Professor and Political Science Instructor, Part-time in:

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    • Adamson College of Law, 2007, 2008
    • Polytechnic University of the Philippines College of Law, June 2007 to present
    • Arellano University School of Law, June 2005 to present
    • Jose Rizal University College of Law, Schoolyear 2005-2006
    • St. Paul College of Ilocos Sur (1990 to 2000)
    • Divine Word College of Vigan (1989 to 1991; 1993-1999)
    • University of Northern Philippines (1998 to 2000)
    • Ilocos Sur Community College (1990 to 1991)
    • JRC Law Extension at the Commission on Audit (Quezon City, 1986)
    • Voluntary Arbitrator, National Conciliation & Mediation Board, 1993
    • In-House Legal Counsel, POU Group of Companies, (Quezon City, Oct. 1986 to March 1988)
    • Trial Lawyer, Manila International Port Terminals, Inc., (Manila, January 1986 to October 1986)
    • Assistant Attorney, Del Rosario and Del Rosario Law Offices, (Ayala, Makati City, February 1984 to January 1986)


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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    • Career Executive Service Officer III (CESO 3), Conferred by Her Excellency, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo thru the Career Executive Service Board, September 21, 2007
    • Career Executive Officer VI (CEO 6), Conferred by the Civil Service Commission, September 10, 2007
    • Management Aptitude Test Battery (MATB) of the Career Executive Service Board (CESO) --- Rating: 90.29 (Rank No. 7 among 745 examinees), December 2000; eligibility conferred November 20, 2001
    • Career Service Executive Eligibility (CSEE) of the Civil Service Commission – passed Nov. 1997 and conferred May 7, 1998
    • Civil Service Commission “Distance Learning Program” on Personnel Administration – September 10, 1998
    • Bar exam 1983 – Rating: 86.05
    • UP College of Law – Bachelor of Laws, 1979-1983; Owen White-Peter Doyle Scholar
    • UP Law Aptitude Examination, 1979 - Rating: 98.08 (Rank No. 9)
    • Civil Service Professional Exam, 1980 – Rating: 89.71
    • College – AB Political Science, UP Diliman, Quezon City -1975-1979 - National State Scholar
    • UP College Admissions Test (UPCAT) – Rating: 96.44
    • National College Entrance Examination (NCEE 1975) – Rating: 99
    • Secondary - Ilocos Sur National High School - 1971-1975 – Valedictorian
    • Elementary - Tamorong Elementary School - 1965-1971 – Valedictorian
    • Computer Literate, self-study
 

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