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Atty. Virgilio "Gil" de los Reyes
Department of Agrarian Reform
Gil de los Reyes is a lawyer with extensive experience in public policy research and formulation and in managing private enterprises and government bureaucracies.
Atty. Gil de los Reyes is the Vice Dean of the College of Law of and teaches Business Law in the MBA program of the De La Salle University. He is a founding member of LIBERTAS, an association of lawyers focused on human rights and judicial reform, and a former volunteer community organizer.
He has a Masters in International Relations from the Tuft University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, Massachusetts 2007-2008. He has fellowship at the University of Minnesota under its International Trade and Human Rights, 2003-2004. The University of Minnesota was the host of the US State Department Fellowship Program.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1979-1983 and Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines 1984-1990. He finished high school in La Salle Green Hills.
Atty. de los Reyes was DAR Undersecretary for Policy, Planning, Legal Affairs and Vice-Chairman Adjudication Board, January 2001-February 2003. He directed the legal division of the Department, served as the primary legal adviser of the Secretary and administered the quasi-judicial functions of the Department with a total personnel complement of 1,500 employees nationwide.