Adel Tamano

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Adel Tamano
Adel Tamano PLM President.jpg
7th President of the University of the City of Manila
In office
August 4, 2007 – November 30, 2009
Preceded by Benjamin Tayabas
Succeeded by Rafaelito M. Garayblas
Personal details
Born Adel Fadel Abbas Tamano
(1970-10-02) October 2, 1970 (age 47)
Lanao del Sur, Philippines.[1]
Political party unaffiliated
Spouse(s) Rowena Kapunan
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
Harvard 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[edit]

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.

Tamano obtained his Masters in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines in 2003, and Master of Laws, with Honors, from the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2005.

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.

Academic career[edit]

He has served as the Dean of the College of Law of Liceo de Cagayan University in Cagayan de Oro since 2011 and as University President of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila from 2007 to 2009.

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.

Personal life[edit]

Tamano is married to lawyer Rowena Kapunan and is a devoted father to sons Santi and Mike.


  1. ^ PROFILE: Adel Fabel “ADEL” Abbas Tamano Archived November 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved May 5, 2010.

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