Abigail Valte

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Abigail Valte
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Presidential Deputy Spokesperson
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
President Benigno S. Aquino III
Personal details
Born 23 December 1980
Nationality Filipino
Spouse(s) Gerard Valte
Children Inaki Valte
Alma mater De La Salle University
Ateneo de Manila University
Occupation Undersecretary, Office of the President
Profession Lawyer

Abigail "Abi" Valte (born 23 December 1980) is the former Deputy Presidential Spokesman of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III.[1][2]

Education[edit]

Valte earned a degree in A.B. Philosophy from De La Salle University in 2002. In 2003, she was admitted to the Ateneo Law School; she successfully completed its Juris Doctor program in 2007. She was admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in May 2008.

Career[edit]

Valte was a Junior Associate for Litigation and Labor at Escudero Marasigan Vallente & E.H. Villareal, a law firm based in Pasig. She handled various cases within the scope of Family law, Estate law and Criminal Law. In November 2009, she volunteered at the media bureau of the Presidential campaign of Benigno S. Aquino III, and was eventually assigned as the unit head.

She entered government service on 1 July 2010, when she was appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III as Deputy Presidential Spokesperson under the Office of the President. Valte was also tasked to be part of the Administration's study group on the Freedom of Information bill. In addition to her press duties, she is a member of the Open Data Philippines Task Force and a member of the Strategic Communications Committee of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Philippines 2015 National Organizing Committee.

She took a leave of absence as the Deputy Presidential Spokesperson in January 2016, to focus on the campaign of Liberal Party presidential candidate for 2016 elections, Mar Roxas.[3]

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