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Joselito Vibandor (Ret)

Retired Judge Joselito Vibandor sits as Of Counsel of LCMC for litigation matters. A family court judge for two decades, he served as the presiding judge of Regional Trial Court of Las Pinas City, Branch 199 since September 2001, and was Executive Judge for two terms. He was president of the Las Pinas City Judges’ Association, during which he spearheaded outreach campaigns on basic awareness of laws at the city’s grassroots levels. In 2011, he was designated as acting presiding judge of Regional Trial Court of Manila, Branch 4, a family court and land registration court. He was a delegate at the Hague Forum in International Law for Justices and Judges in the Netherlands in 2007.

Prior to joining the judiciary, Judge Vibandor was with the Department of Justice as Assistant Provincial Prosecutor for the province of Nueva Ecija. He also served as 2nd Assistant City Prosecutor at the Pasay City’s Prosecutor’s Office. Earlier in his career, he served at the Office of Budget and Management, Legislative Service of Malacanan Palace and likewise worked for the Philippine Tourism Authority as Corporate Attorney.

Throughout his career, Judge Vibandor has been given numerous recognitions such as the Outstanding Prosecutor Award for Pasay City in 1988, Special Award from the Bureau of Jail and Penology in 2006, Judicial Achievement Award by the Philippine Judges’ Association in 2008, and Outstanding Alumni from the San Beda College of Law Alumni Association, called the Bedan in Great Service to the Filipino People Award on the same year.

Judge Vibandor retired from the judiciary in August 2020 and is currently a professor in remedial law teaching at Arellano University School of Law and at the Lyceum College of Law, continuing his passion for teaching which he has done for the past thirty years. He is also a Professorial Lecturer at the Philippine Judicial Academy (PhilJA), handling lectures on the Pre-Judicature Program of the Supreme Court for incoming judges, and is a member of the PhilJA’s Competency Enhancement Training team that conducts lectures and seminars on family law for judges, prosecutors, and public attorneys from all over the country.