Francis Tolentino: The academic turned politician

Few people klnopw that former Tagayatay City Mayor and Metro Manila Development Authority Chair FrancisTolentino was once a law professor at the Ateneo de Manila and holds a Master of Laws from the University of London, and is a candidate for Docor of Judicial Science from Tulane University. The list below tackles his other qualifications:


Doctor of Judicial Science (International Environment Law)

(Candidate, SJD) Tulane University Law School (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)

Master of Laws (LLM) – University of London (England) Specializing in Public International Law – (with Merit) Second Honors

Master on National Security Administration (MNSA) – National Defense College of the Philippines (Ranked # 6 out of 55 Graduates)

Graduate Diploma in Public Administration – Robert F. Wagner

The Military College of South Carolina (Citadel) – Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – Ateneo de Manila University Law School (1984)

Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) – Ateneo de Manila University (1980)


Government positions

Appointed as Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs of H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte – 2017-2018

Appointed Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman – 2010-2015 (resigned due to personal reason)

President, League of Cities of the Philippines (2001-2004)

Executive Vice President, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (2001-2004)

Elected Mayor of Tagaytay City for 3 Consecutive Terms (1995-2004)

Appointed OIC – City Mayor, Tagaytay City (1986-1988) After EDSA I Revolution