|7th President of the University of the City of Manila|
August 4, 2007 – November 30, 2009
|Preceded by||Benjamin Tayabas|
|Succeeded by||Rafaelito M. Garayblas|
|Born||Adel Fadel Abbas Tamano
October 2, 1970
Lanao del Sur, Philippines.
|Alma mater||Ateneo de Manila University
University of the Philippines
Lawyer Adel A. Tamano currently sits as the Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications of Coca-Cola Philippines. Prior to his career at Coca-Cola Philippines, Tamano has served as a spokesperson for the opposition party, the United Opposition, during the 2007 Elections, and was part of its senatorial lineup in the 2010 national elections.
Early Life and Career
Born on October 2, 1970, he was the eighth child of the late Senator Mamintal Tamano and civic leader Hadja Putri Zorayda Abbas Tamano.
He obtained his degree in A.B. Economics in March 1992, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Since 2004, Tamano has been a partner at the Kapunan Tamano Javier & Associates Law Firm. He also had stints as an associate at the Estelito P. Mendoza & Associates law firm from 1999 to 2004, and at the Castillo Laman Tan Pantaleon & San Jose Law Offices from 1996 to 1997.
He was also president of the Association of Local Colleges and Universities from 2007 to 2009, and is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and is a trustee of the Harvard Law Alumni Association.
Alongside his illustrious legal career, Tamano also became a media personality—a legal analyst, columnist, TV personality, and a host of his own program, Tamano Perspective, on ANC, one of the leading news cable channels in the Philippines.
Tamano is married to lawyer Rowena Kapunan and is a devoted father to sons Santi and Mike.