Annarose Mel M. Cruz

JUNIOR ASSOCIATE 1

ANNAROSE MEL M. CRUZ, CPA joined the law firm of VILLANUEVA GABIONZA & DY on 20 May 2019.

She is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Bulacan Chapter since 2019 and a Certified Public Accountant since 2012.

Atty. Cruz served as a Legal Apprentice in the Supreme Court of the Philippines (2016) where she assisted in drafting Supreme Court Decisions which were commended by the retired Supreme Court Justice Jose Perez and were adopted in toto by the Court.

She also worked as a Legal Apprentice in Sycip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan Law Offices (2016).

Prior to joining the Firm and entering law school, she was a Senior Tax Specialist in the Court of Tax Appeals (2013-2014) and a Senior Balance Sheet Reconciliation Accountant in IBM Global Process Services handling the account of Procter & Gamble (2012-2013).

During her stint as a debater, Anna was chosen to become the Vice President of the Ateneo Law Debate and Advocacy Society in 2017. She also received the Best Speaker Award in the Regional Debate Competition hosted by the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) in 2011.

Atty. Cruz obtained her Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from the ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL (Second Honors) in 2018 and her Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS (Dean’s Lister) in 2012.