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After thirteen years, Bulusan has produced a second lady lawyer, Marissa Españo-Magpusao, the twenty-seven year old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Galicano F. Españo of Barangay San Isidro, Bulusan.

The first was Atty. Genie Gapas-Agbada, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Geronimo Gapas of Barangay Sabang.  She became a lawyer in 1990 and is now a Solicitor III at the Office of the Solicitor General.  Having been with the OSG for more than ten years, she is now ripe to become a judge, a position she expects to be given her by the appointing lawyer.

Marissa or Atty. Magpusao is now the Legislative Staff Officer at the office of Quezon City Councilor Cyrus Lanot.

To become a certified public accountant (CPA) was her first dream.  But her father wanted her to become a lawyer.  To please him, she enrolled in Political Science at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City where she graduated in 1997.

She quit for a year when she got married to Engr. Michael Magpusao after her graduation.  The following year, she took up law at the San Sebastian College and graduated in year 2002.  Before the end of the same year, she took up the bar examinations the result of which was released last February where her name was among the successful examinees.

Isang as she is fondly called by her family and friends, was an active youth leader during her student days.  In fact, she was elected to the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in 1992 at Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City.  In 1996, she became the SK Chairman when Mr. Lanot was elected Barangay Captain of the same area.  When Captain Lanot was elected president of the League of Barangay Captains of Quezon City and eventually became a City Councilor, he took with him Atty. Magpusao to his office at the City Hall.

Now that her father’s dream for her has been realized, she intends to work in another government agency where she can get a permanent position.  That way, she can pursue her course in accountancy and fulfill her own dream of becoming a CPA.

In a few more years, God willing, she will be the first Buluseña CPA-lawyer.



Vol. XV No. 7 (March - May 2003)

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