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Atty. Antonio Natividad Salamera


Biography

Professor ANTONIO NATIVIDAD SALAMERA, is an A.A.LL.B. graduate of the Lyceum of the Philippines, Manila, and Attorney and Counsellor-at-law. He was formerly Trial Judge Advocate of Samson General Court Martial. He is a special lecturer of Criminal Law, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Narcotics and Drug Laws, and Philippine Constitution at the Integrated National Police Training Centers and National Police Academy. He also teaches Commercial Law, Taxation and Philippine Constitution at Adamson University. Presently, a radio broadcaster and commentator of DWLR, 1494 khz. Likewise, as PCGG Private Consultant and co-author of the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Also, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Holy Name Society and Legal Counsel of Asian Radio Press Association, Philippines. His law office is located at 523 Bustos Street. Sta. Cruz, Manila. (Tel. No. 736-1995) On the other side of the spectrum, co-author ATTY. IGMIDIO C. LAT took his elementary and high school education at Tanauan, Batangas. Thereafter, he finished his Pre-law course from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City and law proper at San Beda College, Mendiola, Manila. Also, a member of the PI SIGMA Fraternity (U.P. Diliman) and Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity (San Beda College). Likewise, a member of Knights of Columbus, Council No. 6141, Tanauan, Batangas and the Philippine Trial Lawyers' Association, Inc. Erstwhile member of the Rotary Club of Ermita, Manila. Served as Catholic Lay Minister at St. Kevin Church, Los Angeles, California headed by the kind and indefatigable Father Leo Steinboch. After hurdling the Bar Examination given last November 1981 and admitted to the practice of law on May 05, 1982, he served as an Associate of Reynaldo Bagat-sing and Ex-Fiscal Rogelio Nogales Law Offices. He became an Acting Branch Clerk of Court of the Regional Trial Court of Batangas, Branch 7 and transferred to Manila Regional Trial Court, Branch 30 presided then by Judge Pedro A. Ramirez, now a Retired Senior Associate Justice of the Court of Appeals. He became the President of the Association of Branch Clerks of Court of the Regional Trial Courts of Manila (55 branches). After his resignation as Acting Branch Clerk of Court (escribano) of Manila, he joined the law offices of Atty. Ricardo de Guzman, Atty. Francisco S. de Guzman (BAR TOPNOTCHER, 9th place) and Atty. Benjamin Moraleda, Jr. Sometime in June 1987, he became a Special Counsel of Manila and served as 4th Assistant City Prosecutor till his resignation on January 1994. Prior to his resignation, he was promoted to 3rd Assistant City Prosecutor by President Fidel V. Ramos on February 1994 but did not take his oath. As prosecutor of Manila for almost seven (7) years, he had been a trial fiscal (now Prosecutor) of MTC Judges Virgilio Jiro and Rogelio Pizarro, RTC Judges Demetrio Battario, Jr. and Teresita Flores to mention a few. Atty. Lat had the pleasure of being a member of 4 Task Forces under the Department of Justice, to wit: Task Forces on Estafa and Illegal Recruitment, Dangerous Drugs, Detainees and Hoarding. Attended a number of seminars and symposia dealing on Remedial Law, New Family Code and the act of cross-examination techniques. As an added feather on his cap, he was a recipient of Certificate of Honor by the Philippine Bar Association, Certificate of Recognition in the field of law given by the Tanauan Institute Alumni Association, Certificate of Recognition as OUTSTANDING MEMBER in the field of law given by the YOU and I Club of Malvar, Batangas and awarded a Plaque of Appreciation as Outstanding in the field of Prosecution by the Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity, San Beda College of Law. He was nominated as Outstanding Public Prosecutor (Manila) to the 1992 Annual Awards for Judicial Excellence given by the Supreme Court to cap his brief stint as a prosecutor. After his resignation from the Manila Fiscal's (Prosecutor's) Office and arriving from the United States of America, he became a partner of George King Law Office. He has his own Law Office at 158-A West Avenue, Quezon City [Tel. Nos. 920-5859 (60)] and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. He finished his. Master of Laws (LLM) and Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) with a general weighted average of 1.40 and 1.06, respectively. He got a grade of BENEMERITUS (equivalent to Magna Cum Laude) in both degrees at the University of Sto. Tomas Graduate School, EspaƱa, Manila. His masteral thesis entitled "Docket Congestion and Delay in the Regional Trial Courts of Manila, an Analysis" was published at the Lawyers Review in 1992. The doctoral dissertation denominated "B.P. 22 and Estafa in relation to Novation, Probation Double Jeopardy and Secrecy of Bank Deposits, a Critical Analysis," was published at the Laywer's Review in 1993.