Tanoto Foundation AsiaGlobal Fellow
Assistant Solicitor General
Office of the Solicitor General, The Philippines
Maria Victoria Sardillo is an assistant solicitor general from the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG). She started in the OSG in 2013 and prior to that, she was a corporate lawyer for government corporations and financial institutions from 2007 until 2010. She was also a government corporate attorney and was part of the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining government service, she was a private lawyer in several law firms and a tax consultancy firm.
She has found her purpose in government service and hopes to the full extent of her competencies, to remain in the service of the Filipino people. Thus, with every case and every pleading, she chooses to serve the Filipino people while following the dictates of her conscience and upholding the ethical standards by which government or public officials are held to. Maria passed the Philippine Bar in 2002 and pursued her LLM in Georgetown University Law Center in 2004.
Her intended research will look into the timelines and practicality of a constitutional amendment of the economic provisions therein to spur much-needed economic growth by attracting Foreign Direct Investments while drawing from lessons of other Asian countries similar to the Philippines.