Alberto C. Agra
Solicitor General
January 16, 2010 – June 30, 2010



Government lawyer, public official, professor of laws, change manager, policy-maker, arbitrator and conciliator, columnist, corporate director, regulator, lecturer, author, educator, and sports enthusiast.

Advocate of public-private partnership, good corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and public accountability.

Former election law and local government practitioner, and social development worker and organizer.

Government Corporate Counsel

Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, Department of Justice, Statutory Counsel and Principal Law Office of close to 600 government-owned and –controlled corporations and their subsidiaries and offsprings, government instrumentalities, government financial institutions, and government corporations, March 2007 to present.


Government Offices Category, 2009 CEO Excel given by International Association of Business Communications – Philippines.


Sea-Change, Business Mirror, Companies/Business Section, focusing on public corporations and public governance, April 2009 to present.

Ex-Officio Chairman

Board of Trustees, Philippines Association of Government Corporate Lawyers (PAGCLAW), December 2008 to present.

Professor of Laws

College of Law, Ateneo de Manila University, Teaching Constitutional Law Review, Administrative Law, Law on Public Corporations, Law on Local Governments, Election Law and Law on Public Officers, November 1993 to present.

Chief Regulator

Officer-in-Charge, Regulatory Office – Metropolitan Waterworks Sewerage System, September 2007 to June 2008; Ex-Officio Trustee, Board of Trustees, MWSS, March 2007 to present.

Private Practitioner, Attorney-at-Law

Alberto C. Agra and Associates, specializing on Election Law, Law on Local Governments, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Law on Public Corporations, and Law on Public Officers, up to February 2007.


Associates in Rural Development, a USAID funded program on local governance, 1997.

Lecturer and Author of various publication and articles on Election Law (Survey of Recent Laws and Jurisprudence; Party-List Law), Law on Local Governments/ 1991 Local Government Code (Survey of Supreme Decisions from 1901 to 2006; Compendium of Policy Issuances; Local Government Discourse – Series of Questions and Answers on Local Government concerns).

Executive Director, Sentro ng Alternatibong Lingap Panlegal, a legal resource non-governmental organization extending legal assistance to disadvantaged sectors of society; Archdiocese of Manila Labor Center, a church-based organization helping the labor sector in Metro-Manila; Institute of Politics and Governance and National Institute for Policy Studies, policy and research institutes; pre-1997.

Social Development Worker, Workers College, Center for Community Services, 1983 to 1985.

Member, Philippine Bar, 1991.

Graduate, College of Law, Ateneo de Manila University, Bachelor of Law, 1990; A.B. Philosophy, Minor in Mathematics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1984; High School, Ateneo de Manila University, 1980.

Sports Enthusiast, President, Futures Tennis Scholarship Foundation; Member, Toby’s Foundation; Plays Badminton, Tennis, and Golf; UP Diliman College Varsity, Javelin, Track and Field.

Family Man, Married to Evangeline, Father to Jessica Marie (18) and Noel Antonio (16); Born 7 April 1963 to Antonio R. Agra(+) and Belen C. Agra.

Principal Office

Government Corporate Counsel, Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, Department of Justice (assumed: March 2, 2007)

Alberto C. Agra and Associates, a law firm specializing on political law – government/public corporations, administrative law, local governments, elections and public officers

General Description of Work Experience and Expertise

Specializes on law on government/public corporations, law on public officers and administrative law, law on local governments, election law and electoral reform.

Does litigation and representation work for national and local officials and offices including government/public corporations; handles capability-building and continuing legal education programs; undertakes legal and policy researches and case studies; renders legal opinions; drafts and analyzes bills, orders and ordinances; prepares and reviews contracts; handles project studies and evaluation; performs election duties; participates in management and legal audit work; manages offices, projects and programs; handles training and seminars; and publishes articles and books.

Professional and Educational Background

Professor, College of Law, Ateneo de Manila University, 1993 to present, Law on Public Corporations/ 1991 Local Government Code, Election Law, Law on Public Officers and Administrative Law; Constitutional Law Review.

Professor/Lecturer, Development Academy of the Philippines (2005 to present) Local Autonomy and Local Government, Masters in Public Management, Major in Local Governance and Management; Ateneo Graduate School of Business – Health Unit, Leaders for Health Program.

Member, Philippine Bar, passed the 1990 Bar Examinations

Graduate, College of Law, Ateneo de Manila University, 1990, LLB; University of the Philippines, Diliman, 1984, A.B. Philosophy. Ateneo de Manila High School, 1980.

Lecturer, Ateneo Center for Continuing Legal Education and Research, College of Law, Ateneo de Manila, a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education provider (2003 to present) and Integrated Bar of the Philippines (National Congress, May 2003 and Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas Chapter, November 2003); Local Government Academy (2005 to present), Leaders for Health Program of the Ateneo Graduate School of Business (2005 to present); various seminars on Local Governance, Elections and Electoral Reform.


Office of the Solicitor General