WILFREDO M. PEÑAFLOR – Managing Partner
B.S. Forestry Major in Forest Resources Management, UPLB (1977); LLB, UP College of Law (1986); Forest Management Training, New Zealand (1980), SEAMEO; UP Government Scholar (1972-77); 1st Placer (91.54%), Foresters’ Licensure Examinations (1978);
Instructor, UPLB College of Forestry (1977-79); Senior Forester, Bureau of Forest Development (1979- 87); Associate/ Junior Partner, Gozon Fernandez Defensor & Parel (1987- 90); Managing Partner, Peñaflor & Perez Law Offices (1993-98); Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Legal Affairs, DAR (1998-2001); Consultant, ENR foreign - funded projects,e.g., ENR Framework Formulation Project, UNDP; Land Administration Management Project [LAMP] and Environment & Natural Resources – Sectoral Adjustment Loan [ENR-SECAL] Project, World Bank; Coastal Environmental Management Plan for Macajalar Bay, UN-ESCAP; Technical Resources Project – National Forestation Program, USAID, (1990-2004);
Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (since 1987); National President, Society of Filipino Foresters, Inc. (1990-91).
Publications: Agrarian Law and Jurisprudence (2000) and Law on Illegal Logging (1994/1997)
CLARENCE DARROW M. DE GUIA - Partner
B.A. Social Sciences, UP Manila (1986); LLB, UP College of Law (1992); Experts Workshop on Liabilities and Redress under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Paris, France (2001), CBD/ French Gov’t; 6th Global Training Program on Environmental Law and Policy, Nairobi, Kenya (2003), UNEP; Regional Training Program on Environment and Trade, Hanoi, Vietnam (2004);
Technical Staff/ Executive Assistant III/ Legal Assistant, Ministry of Natural Resources/ DENR (1986-92); Associate, Factoran Law Office (1993-94); Senior Legal Consultant, DAR (1993-94, 1998-2000); Legal Adviser/ Chief, Special Action and Investigation Division/ Director, Legal Service/ OIC Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs, DENR (1994-2004); Attorney V/ OIC Litigation Department , Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) (2004-06);
Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (since 1993).
ROMEO L. BAYLE – Resident Technical Associate
B.S. Agribusiness, UPLB (1981); M.S. Geography, UP Diliman (1999), Masteral Thesis:Small-scale Gold Mining: A Geographic Perspective on the Use and Development of Mineral Resources (Gold Medal Award)
Program Officer, Farm Systems Development Corporation (1981-82); Development Project Coordinator/ OIC Project Manager , Bureau of Forest Development / DENR (1982-90); Project Coordinator, Small Farmers Development Center (1990-91); Special Project Officer, Far East General Feeds Corp. (1992); Senior Technical Associate/ Project Coordinator, Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM) (1993-98); Technical Consultant, DENR/ DAR/ PRRM/ Louis Berger Group Phils./ private companies and individuals (1998- 2006);
Policy Paper:Large Scale Mining in the Philippines: Its Environmental, Social, Economic and Cultural Impacts (A Policy Input for PRRM-CBIS).
Member, Philippine Geographical Society (since 1997).