Philip Acosta
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Mr. Aguinaldo is a Regional Trial Court Judge for the City of Muntinlupa in the Philippines. He also serves as professor and bar reviewer in the Faculty of Civil Law at the University of Santo Tomas, lecturing on family law, evidence, and legal ethics. He is also a part-time lecturer at the College of Law of Lyceum University of the Philippines, the University of the Philippines Law Center in its Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program for criminal law and procedure, the Department of Justice, and the Philippine Judicial Academy of the Supreme Court for trafficking, violence against women and children, and child abuse. Mr. Aguinaldo holds a Bachelor of Law degree and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. As a new Humphrey Fellow, he would like to design a Bench Book that simplifies the intricacies of investigation and court procedures so that dispensers of justice would be able to understand the concept of human trafficking without arbitrariness and inconsistencies in their actions and rulings.