Edwin Lacierda

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Edwin Lacierda
Edwin Lacierda (crop).jpg
Presidential Spokesperson
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
PresidentBenigno S. Aquino III
DeputyAbigail Valte
Preceded byEduardo Ermita
Succeeded byErnesto Abella
Personal details
BornMay 8
Alma materDe La Salle University
Ateneo de Manila University
Asian Institute of Management
OccupationCabinet Secretary

Edwin Lacierda is a Filipino lawyer. He was a member of the Philippine Cabinet and Presidential Spokesperson of President Benigno S. Aquino III.[1] Prior to this, he was the spokesperson for the presidential campaign of then Senator Aquino from November 2009 up to the elections in May 2010.

Prior to joining the campaign, he was a law practitioner and a co-convener for the Black and White Movement, an organization of civil society groups calling for transparency and accountability in government.[2] He served as the legal counsel of whistleblower of Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada during the Senate investigation on the NBN-ZTE controversy.[3]

Lacierda was also part of the Optical Media Board from 2004–2007, representing the academe.

Apart from his involvement in civic and public service, Lacierda taught Constitutional Law at the Far Eastern University Institute of Law from 1992 to 2008 and at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila from 2007 to 2010.[4]

Lacierda received his degree in AB Communication Arts from the De La Salle University in 1983, LLB from Ateneo Law School, at the Ateneo de Manila University, in 1989, and his Masters in Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management in 1991[5][6]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2012-04-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Public Profiles - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos". Showbizandstyle.inquirer.net. 2011-01-22. Archived from the original on 2012-01-26. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
  3. ^ "Jun Lozada one year after". VERA Files. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
  4. ^ "Cabinet Profiles". Pcoo.gov.ph. Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
  5. ^ "Ateneo de Manila University". Admu.edu.ph. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
  6. ^ "The President's Men and Women: Spokesman won't defend a public lie - The Philippine Star » News » News Feature". Philstar.com. 2010-08-01. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
Political offices
Preceded by
Eduardo Ermita
Presidential Spokesperson
Succeeded by
Ernesto Abella