About the Chair & Founder

Born of a farmer and fish vendor in Brgy. Lantangan, Pontevedra, Capiz but raised by a butcher/meat vendor and public elementary school teacher in Brgy. Tabuc, Maayon, Capiz

Profession: Lawyer

Present Occupation
  • Chairman & CEO, Borres Youth Leadership Institute
  • Consultant, Municipal Government of Maayon, Capiz
  • Guest Lecturer, University of San Agustin, Capiz State University, Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion
Current Affiliations
  • Board of Director, Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Capiz Chapter
Former Affiliations
  • President, International Youth Fellowship – Phil. Volunteers Association
  • Deputy Regional Chair, Centrist Democratic Movement (CDM)
  • Member, Youth for a First World Philippines Initiatives (YFWPI)
  • Vice President for Visayas, 35th SSEAYP PANGKAT ALAB, Inc.
  • President, Maayon Educational and Civic Association, Inc.
  • President, Maayon National High School Alumni Association, Inc.
  • Member, World Youth Alliance
  • Member, Global Legal Action against Climate Change
  • Board of Director, Iloilo City (HOST) LEO Club
  • National Vice Chairman, Association of Law Students of the Philippines (ALSP)
  • Philippine Representative, Asian Law Students Association (ALSA) Governing Council, Seoul, South Korea
  • Outstanding Maayonanon Award (Youth Development), 2015 – Maayon, Capiz
  • Gintong Ani Award, LGU-Maayon & Department of Education , 2012
  • SIP National Awards for Youth Empowerment, SSEAYP Int’l Philippines, 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition, LGU-Maayon & Department of Education , 2011
  • 100% Outstanding LEO Award, Lion’s Club International, 2009
  • Filipino Youth Ambassador, 35th Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program sponsored by the Japanese Government and ASEAN, 2008
  • Outstanding Passport Processor, Department of Foreign Affairs – Iloilo City, 2005
  • Achiever Award, 2003/2008 & Pagdayaw Award, 2010, MECA
  • Finalist, Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines – Region 6, 2003
  • Leadership & Community Involvement Award, University of San Agustin, 2002/2003
Major Leadership Exposures/Trainings & Seminars
  • Tomorrow Global Leaders’ Camp (TGLC), July 2014, South Korea
  • International Youth Leadership Training and World Camp in South Korea (Program under International Youth Fellowship) on June 26 – July 13, 2011
  • Saceda International Youth Leadership Camp, Dumaguete City, April 2009 & 2011
  • Intensive Leadership Training for Filipino Youth Ambassadors by the National Youth Commission (NYC) for the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program in Japan, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand & Vietam, 2008
  • Asian Law Students’ Conference in National University of Singapore, 2006
  • Asian Law Students’ Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, 2005
  • Asian Law Students’ Forum in Seoul, South Korea, 2005
  • Leadership Training conducted by the Philippine Association of Campus Student Advisers (PACSA), 2002, 2006 & 2011
  • Leadership Training conducted by the National Rizal Youth Leadership Institute (NRYLI), 2001
Previous Work Experiences
  • 2008-2009, Freelance Youth Development Leader
  • December 2005-March 2008, Consular Staff Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs – Iloilo
  • June 2003-April 2005, Guest Lecturer, Iloilo Doctor’s College, College of Arts and Sciences
Special Seminars/Trainings/Courses

25 July 2015                –           Social Graces and Etiquette

                                                Foreign Service Institute

18 July 2015                –           Diplomatic Correspondence

                                                Foreign Service Institute

23 May 2015               –           Foreign Policy & Diplomacy

                                                Foreign Service Institute

16 May 2015               –           International Relations 101

                                                Foreign Service Institute

11 July 2014                –           Business and Diplomatic Protocol

Global Best Practices

16 February 2007        –           Protocol and Social Graces

Department of Foreign Affairs