Joel Jacob started his professional career in the government as a
Legal Office II in the then Bureau of Public Highways (BPH) in
July 1977. October of the same year, he transferred to the Bureau
of Internal Revenue as Revenue Legal Offer I. He again transferred
to BPH in June 1978. From then on, he held various positions like
Legal Officer III, Trial Attorney, Legal Officer IV and Legal
Officer V until his designation as Officer-in-Charge of the
DPWH-Legal Service in August 2002.
Jacob has attended various seminars such as Managerial
Effectiveness and Symposium on Construction Arbitration. As one of
the experts in his chosen field of specialization, he has been
tapped to be a resource speaker of various seminars conducted by
the department such as Project Documentation, Contract Management,
Contract Execution and Implementation. He was also a resource
speaker on Contract Management, Infrastructure Contracts,
Procurement Rules and Regulations and Public Bidding in various
seminars for Civil Engineers conducted by the Philippine Institute
of Civil Engineers (PICE).
earned his Bachelor of Laws degree at the Aquinas University in
1976 and passed the Bar Examination on the same year with an
82.45% rating. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Bicol
College in 1971.
was born on June 12, 1949 in Bagamanoc, Catanduanes. He is married
to Laarnie and they are blessed with two (2) daughters
Rizza and Vanessa.
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