About / CV



UST logoUniversity of Santo Tomas (2010-2015)
Bachelor of Laws

University of the Philippines – Diliman (2004-2008)
BA Film & Audio-Visual Communication, Cum Laude

Ateneo logo smallAteneo de Manila High School (2000-2004)
Second Honors

blankOur Lord’s Grace Montessori (1994-2000)


Presidential Communications Office
Office of the Undersecretary for Administration and Finance
Chief-of-Staff (2016 July – present)

Securities and Exchange Commission
Enforcement and Investor Protection Department
Legal Assistant / Investigator (2016 February – 2016 July)

House of Representatives
Office of Representative Raymond V. Palatino
Political Affairs Officer III / Legislative Staff (2009 August – 2011 September)


National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) President (2012-2013)
Youth Act Now National Convenor / Spokesman
Kabataan Party-List 4th Nominee (2013 National Elections)
Association of Law Students of the Philippines – National Capital Region Treasurer (2014)
UST Central Student Council Speaker (2014)
UST Law Student Council President (2013-2014)
Public Relations Officer (2011)
UP Diliman University Student Council
Mass Media / Public Relations Committee
Oblation Newsletter
Councilor (2008)
UP College of Mass Communication Student Council Film Department Representative (2006)
Upsilon Sigma Phi
STAND-UP (Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights – UP) Secretary General (2007)
UMAKSYON (Ugnayan ng Mag-aaral Laban sa Komersyalisasyon ng Edukasyon) Convenor
KASAMA sa UP (Katipunan ng mga Sangguniang Mag-aaral sa UP) Deputy Secretary General (2008)
UP Mass Communicators Organization
Media & Public Relations Team
Director (2005)
UP Cinema Arts Society Treasurer (2005)
Hilites Magazine (Ateneo de Manila High School) Managing Editor (2003)
Layout Editor (2002)

May 3, 2014 (Saturday).

I am Victor Villanueva, a Filipino law student [Update (03 May 2016, exactly two years later): I just passed the Philippine bar exams and will officially be a lawyer upon taking my oath on 16 June 2016] who has little love for present laws which protect and preserve the prevailing economic and political order in our country. I study the law to take advantage of and use the good that is left of it for social change–and yes, to gain the title of a lawyer for whatever purpose it may serve. I believe in revolution and I am fervently hopeful that a better and brighter future for all is possible through people’s collective action. I am taking my legal studies at the University of Santo Tomas (Faculty of Civil Law), where I am currently student council president.

I graduated with a degree in Film and Audio-Visual Communication from the University of the Philippines. I am a photography and film enthusiast and an avid traveler.

I started keeping a blog as a high school freshman at the Ateneo de Manila. My present blog, however, do not contain most of the thousands of blog entries I had written from years past. After more than two years of ignoring this blog, and surviving countless hackers’ attacks, I decided to re-launch this blog today, as I spend away my last summer break as a student.


2 thoughts on “About / CV

  1. Your posts are always refreshing. I hope you find a way to retrieve your previous entries. Pero mas gusto ko ang bikoy.net

  2. Hi! I found myself reading your blog while I was searching for law related blogs written by law students, just hoping to get some inspiration from your/their stories while I struggle in my life in law school now. Surprisingly, you’re a Thomasian as well. 🙂

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