The Legal Division, an office which has not had a regular boss since 2013, has been assigned a permanent chief.
In August, Atty. Ma. Lourdes Bantegui-Rodriguez took the reins as head of the Division.
Rodriguez, who originally came from the private sector, has said of her new assignment, “My new work is exciting because it is a new specialized field for me. Considering my age, I no longer aspire for higher positions. I just want to work, serve the government for the next three and a half years.”
Rodriguez graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from the Far Eastern University (FEU). She qualified as an entrance scholar and took her Law degree at the FEU Institute of Law. After passing the Bar, she took to corporate practice and became the corporate secretary of various SEC and PSE-listed companies. Although corporate law has been her bread and butter, she has also served in an advisory capacity as a consultant to the executive secretary of the Office of the President, the Senate, and the Public Estates Authority.