Profile: Perfecto R. Yasay

Academic Credentials:

MBA Units, Graduate Business Studies,
Ateneo de Manila University, 1978

Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines,
College of Law, 1972

B.A. Political Science, Central Philippine
Univeristy, 1967

Secondary, Davao City High School, 1963

Professional Credentials
Chairman Central Philippine University (up to present)
Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission (1995-2000)
Associate Securities and Exchange Commission (1993-1995)
Commissioner San Jose Yasay & Santos Law Offices (1987-1993)
Senior Partner Yasay & de Castro, Esqs., New York (1985-1990)
Senior Partner Maceda Yasay & Tolentino, Esqs., New York (1979-1985)
Managing Director Maceda Philippines News, New York Bureau (1983-1987)
Manager Legal Dept Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (1973-1979)

Fields of Practice

Civil, Criminal and Administrative Litigation, Public Advocacy, Special Projects, Corporation Law, Election Law
(Practices Law in the Philippines and in the U.S.)

Atty. Yasay served as the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1995 to 2000 after being an Associate Commissioner from 1993 to 1995. He has also been a Senior Partner to two law offices. A Managing Director to Philippine News, New York Bureau from 1983 to 1987 and a Manager to Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation’s (RCBC) Legal Department from 1973 to 1979.

He has diverse experience in the field of legal and judicial systems and has litigated numerous corporate, civil and criminal and immigration cases under the Philippine and American legal and judicial systems and in various quasi-judicial and administrative bodies.
Atty. Yasay has MBA units in Business Studies from Ateneo de Manila, a Bachelor of Law from UP Diliman and a BA degree in Political Science from the Central Philippine University.

Perfecto R. Yasay Jr., Former Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, was the first public official who stood up against a President of the Philippines on the issue of corruption and abuse of power, which eventually led to his downfall.

He was given the EDSA People Power Freedom Award for Undaunted Courage in proclaiming the truth as a key witness in the impeachment trial of President Joseph Estrada.

He was named by Business Week in its July 3, 2000 issue as one of the Stars of Asia, together with 49 other Asian leaders, for being at the forefront of change and striving for a firmer national foundation by mending a social fabric torn by crisis.

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