C. Fortunato R. Balasbas

C. FORTUNATO R. BALASBASFortune is PUBLiCUS’ legal counsel. A product of the University of the Philippines, he was a bar topnotcher in the 1987 bar.

Fortune is a named partner in the Gancayco Balasbas and Associates Law Offices where he handles litigation before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He was a member of the Legal Panel of the Gancayco Commission, a Presidential Commission which looked into the Welfare of Overseas Filipino workers and the Chief of Staff of the ad hoc and independent citizens committee to look into funds spent for the 1998 Philippine Centennial Celebrations, known as the Saguisag Commission.

Fortune has earlier worked as staff lawyer for Senator Rene Saguisag, Confidential Lawyer for Supreme Court Justice Emilio Gancayco and Chief Technical Officer of the Senate Committee on the Bataan Nuclear Plant.

Fortune is a Trustee in the Tanging Yaman Foundation and is Vice President of the UP Concert Chorus Alumni Foundation.

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