Amelia Lourdes
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Ms. Mendoza is the Presiding Judge of the 5th Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Zamboanguita and Dauin, Negros Oriental. As the head of the office, she exercises both judicial and administrative functions. She has published an article titled, “When the Lights Go Out in the Streets of the Metro: Conversations with Women in Prostitution.” Ms. Mendoza holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Arellano Law Foundation and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Santo Tomas. During her Humphrey Fellowship, she will study policies and prevention practices relating to trafficking in persons to create a Supreme Court Handbook on Trafficking to guide her fellow judges through the existing jurisprudence in the Philippines and to provide relevant procedures for easy reference.