This is Pilo.
Proudly calls himself “Anak ng Tundo.”
A son of a househelp and a messenger.
Hard work. Perseverance. Intellect.
Those were his stepping stones to success.
A scholar and working student.
Graduated with Economics degree from UST.
Earned his Law degree from the UP College of Law.
1999 Bar Topnotcher.
Obtained his Masters of Law degree from the Yale Law School.
He did not accept the lucrative job offers that came his way.
Instead, he opted to serve the country.
He worked for Bantay Katarungan, an anti-corruption group.
A protégé of Jovito Salonga, the statesman he wants to emulate.
He worked for a great constitutionalist, the retired SC Justice Vicente Mendoza.
Taught Constitutional Law in UP for 18 years.
Was appointed Solicitor General in 2014.
Defended the Reproductive Health Law before the Supreme Court.
He pushed for the return of the P71-B coconut levy funds to the gov’t. coffers.
Led the Phil. contingent that successfully fought for the West Philippine Sea.
Lawyer for detained Sen. Leila de Lima and embattled Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.
A fearless critic of anti-people and anti-law policies.
He is now running for the Senate.
No money, no connections, no influence, no fame, no political name.
A voice for the oppressed and the downtrodden.
A warrior against corruption.
A custodian of the Constitution.
A champion of the Philippine sovereignty.
Pilo Hilbay, a visionary dreamer.