ATTY. RUFUS B. RODRIGUEZ
September 3, 2017
Atty. Rodriguez is the former House Representative of the Second District of Cagayan de Oro City. He is also currently elected as the National President of the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines: Ang Partido ng Tunay na Demokrasya. He was also the chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.
During his High School graduation, he was the recipient of the Insular Life Excellence Award. He went on to take AB-Economics at De La Salle University, Manila where he graduated as Summa Cum Laude. He entered the College of Law at the University of the Philippines at Diliman, Quezon City where he became a member of the Order of the Purple Feather Honor Society from 1st to 4th year. As a sophomore law student, he was elected the first Filipino President of the World Association of Law Students based in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. He passed the 1981 Bar Examinations, ranked as number 7 with grades of 90% in three bar subjects namely: Commercial Law, Criminal Law and Labor Law. He finished his Master of Laws and graduated as Magna Cum Laude in Columbia Law School in New York. Rodriguez was appointed as the head of the Bureau of Immigration by President Joseph Estrada in 1998, and served in that capacity until 2001.