Augustinian takes new role as PAO-6 Director

Augustinian takes new role as PAO-6 Director


Atty. Jose Edmund E. Guillen, an alumnus of the University of San Agustin, was recently appointed as Regional Director for Western Visayas of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO).

Guillen first joined PAO in 1996 and rose from the ranks through his hard work, dedication, and integrity.  Prior to his appointment as Regional Director, he served as District Public Attorney of the Iloilo City District Office I in 1999, as Assistant Regional Public Attorney in 2007, and was designated as Officer-in-Charge of the PAO Region VI in 2008.

Earning his Bachelor of Laws at the University of San Agustin in 1993, Atty. Guillen graduated at the top ten of his class. He took and passed the BAR examinations the following year.  He was a fellow of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, through which he was able to obtain his Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann, Arbor, Michigan in 2011.

Atty. Guillen currently teaches at the University of San Agustin College of Law handling Constitutional Law. He also handles BAR review classes in Political Law.

A seasoned lawyer, he is known to his peers as an environmentalist and human rights advocate.   In 2014, when the University of San Agustin celebrated its 60th anniversary, Atty. Guillen was one of the recipients of the Alumni Achievement Awards in the field of law. (USA-PEAR)

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