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JOSEPH NOEL M. ESTRADA, Managing Partner, obtained his degree in Political Science at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in 1999 where he graduated with honors. He earned his Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, and admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2005.

Atty. Estrada has become a legal luminary in education law, joining an exclusive group of lawyers who immersed and helped shape the legal environment of education. He is a regular resource person of the House of Representatives and Senate Committees on Education.

He also regularly represents private education in policy consultations in the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority. He currently acts as counsel to national educational associations which include the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP), Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAPSCU) where he also serves as its Executive Director, Fund Assistance to Private Education (FAPE), Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU), South Manila Education Consortium (SMEC), and Philippine Business for Education (PBed).

He also sits in the Board of several institutions and corporations which include The Manila Times, where he also serves as its corporate secretary, International Education (Inter-Ed), La Consolacion College-Novaliches, and Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) where he is also its Vice President for Administration. Atty. Estrada helped draft R.A. 10533 or “The Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013” and actively engaged in its public discourse and legislative deliberations. He was one of the handful who wrote its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) and, hence, has an insider’s understanding of the law and its implications. In September 2013 he wrote a book entitled, “K to 12: Republic Act 10533 and Relevant Education Policies”, published by Vibal Foundation.

Atty. Estrada has established a reputation as one of the most sought after lecturer and speaker in the field of educational law and regulation.

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