By Keziah G. Huelar

Suelo has been passionate in advocating participation in law forums here and abroad. Photo Credit: JM Suelo

Mr. John Michael Suelo, CPU Republic President and a 3rd Year CPU Law student, will be representing the Philippines in the 7th Pro Bono Conference in Hong Kong on October 25 to 27, 2018. The said program is spearheaded by the Asian Law Student’s Association.

Suelo with be attending the said conference with 11 other fellow law students from ASEAN countries. Suelo is currently the Vice Governor of the Association of Law Students of the Philippines  for Visayas.

Suelo expressed his thanks for being chosen as part of the said conference: “I am humbled to be bringing the name of Central Philippine University College of Law and the country. This is an opportunity for me to expand my experience and learnings as a law student.”

In its website, ALSA describes itself as an “international consortium of around 12,000 law students and alumni located in 16 countries all over the Asian region. Formally established in 2002, the association is a merger between the previous ASEAN law students association, as well as the East Asian law students association, which were two student bodies that had similar goals of fostering stronger ties and greater understanding of the different legal systems among its member Asian countries. Recognizing their common goals, as well as the ever increasing onset of globalization in the region, these two associations signed an agreement in 2002, thus forming ALSA into the organization that is known to be today.” (

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