"Hire a lawyer before you need one."



Kiboy graduated from the Ateneo de Manila School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 2009, after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines College of Social Sciences and Philosophy in 2005. He was accepted into the Philippine Bar in 2010.  Prior to joining the LGTON LAW, Kiboy was a partner in Lim Leynes Lozada-Marquez where he joined as an Associate in 2009.

There are many notable moments in Kiboy’s corporate career. For a client who acquired controlling stake in a leading energy firm, he led the negotiation and documentation. For a client engaged in large scale exploration, he conducted a comprehensive legal audit of mining agreements. For a client who won the bid for an international event hosted by the government, he ensured compliance with applicable government procurement laws. For a client engaged in the distribution of imported products into the country, he assisted in competition law compliance.

Kiboy also has an extensive litigation practice in labor, civil and criminal cases at various levels of the trial courts, as well as those before the Sandiganbayan, Office of the Ombudsman, Court of Tax Appeals, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court.


What made you decide to be a lawyer?
All those meetings with the guidance counselor.
If you were not a lawyer what would you be?
Priest, but I may be wrong.
What are two surprising things about you?
Fun guy and caring.
What is something that bugs you or bothers you?
Unknown unknowns.
What is the most embarrassing that happened to you?
I tripped in front of a client.
If you had a chance to change something in the world what would it be?
That nobody should live in fear of not being able to meet basic necessities.
Advice to people seeking the help of lawyers:
It is better to avail of the services of a lawyer as a preventive or a precautionary measure.