Atty. JORD JHAROAH B. VALENTON – Dean, School of Law


Dean, School of Law

JORD JHAROAH B. VALENTON earned his Bachelor of Laws Degree in San Beda University in 2001. With a grade of 87.1%, he ranked 16th in the List of Topnotchers in the Philippine Bar Exams he took on the same year. 

He finished his Master of Laws also at San Beda University, with a thesis on Mining and Environment. He further went to Harvard University School of Law for the Executive Education Program on Mergers and Acquisitions. Earlier, he was at the London, England campus of Boston University School of Law for the Summer Legal Institute Program on U.S. Corporate Law and International Business Agreements. He still furthercompleted with satisfaction a one-year course on Trust Operations and Investment Management.

Atty. Valenton finished other programs, such as the Training Program in 2020 on Competition Law and Policy and the Environmental Law Program in 2021.

Atty. Valenton was in St. Vincent’s Seminary for 8 years. He graduated Salutatorian and Magna Cum Laude thereafter.

He was tapped as a legal expert by the inter-government agency Mining Industry Coordinating Council for phases 1, 2, and 3 of the review of mining operations in the Philippines in accordance with Executive Order No. 79.

He currently is the Managing Partner of Manalo Valenton Law Office. He has been in the active practice of law. He successfully handled the Maguindanao Massacre case as well as graft cases involving government officials. He likewise successfully prosecuted his client’s cause before the Supreme Court in the Colmenar Case, where the new rules of civil procedure was first discussed, as well as in the landmark case of Knutson vs. Knutson, where the Supreme Court En Banc granted for the first time a petition for the issuance of a protection order in favor of a child against her own mother.

Atty. Valenton is further a member and trained arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (East Asia Chapter), the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc., and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators.

Atty. Valenton teaches in different law schools and lectures to bar examinees. He is the author of “Personal Property Security Act and the Relevant Laws and Jurisprudence on Credit, Property, Insolvency, and Procedure”.


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