Henelen Rufino

Work History

Work History
Feb 2010 - Dec 2013

Legal Secretary / Paralegal

Bongabong Law Office at 2nd floor, BG Investment Bldg., Veterance Avenue, Zamboanga City.

Clerical work: data inputting, liaison with clients; general office duties
This developed my skills in dealing with business customers, chiefly over the telephone, and in working accurately under pressure.

Legal work: Experience gained included interviewing clients, legal research, drafting, preparing witness statements. 

Sep 2009 - Feb 2010

Participate in Rights of Children

Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), Zamboanga City
Sep 2009 - Feb 2010

Volunteer in Legal Network for Truthful Election (LENTE), Zamboanga City

Legal Network for Truthful Election (LENTE), Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), Collge of Law, Zamboanga City Chapter, 

The Legal Network for Truthful Elections is the first nationwide network of volunteer lawyers, law students and paralegals trained and deployed to monitor elections in the Philippines.

LENTE was formed when the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) and electoral reform groups NAMFREL (National Movement for Free Elections), PPCRV (Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting), CBCP (Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines), Alternative Law Groups of the Philippines and the Ateneo Human Rights Center responded to the need for a citizens’ arm in the legal aspect of elections.

LENTE‘s objectives, among others are:

1. To lobby and advocate for electoral reforms that would ensure the credibility of the electoral process and restore the citizens’ trust in Philippine democracy

2. To build and strengthen institutional ties among various citizens’ arms and other organizations for improved networking, collaboration and coordination of projects and activities

3. To conduct public education activities on voter registration, voting, electoral reform and other issues concerning our democratic institutions

4. To pursue criminal and administrative cases against violators of election laws


Jan 2010 - Apr 2014

Bachelors of Law

Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), Zamboanga City

First Semester, 2009-2010

*Statutory Construction

*Legal Profession

*Persons and Family Relation

*Criminal Law I

*Constitutional Law I

*Islamic Jurisprudence I

*Special Penal Laws

Second Semester, 2009-2010

*Constitutional Law II

*Legal Writing

*Legal ethics

*Islamic Jurisprudence

*Negotiable Instrument Law

*Constitutional Law II

*Islamic Jurisprudence II

First Semester,2011-2012

*Civil Procedure

*Criminal Procedure

*Agrarian & Social Legislation

*Special Proceedings

*Legal Research

*Islamic Jurisprudence III

Second Semester, 2011-2012

*Banking Laws


*Special Civil Actions and Provisional Remedies

*Labor I

*Taxation I

First Semester, 2012-2013

*Obligations and Contracts

*Business Organizations II


Summer Class

*Islamic Jurisprudence V

* Legal Research

*Public International Law

*Law on Natural Resources

*Islamic Jurisprudence IV

First Semester, 2012-2013

*Constitutional Law Review

*Criminal Law Review

*Copyright and Intellectual Properties

*Municipal Corporation / Local Government

*Labor law Review

Second Semester, 2012-2013

*Labor Relations

*Commercial Law Review

*Election Law

*Taxation II

*Torts and Damages

*Conflicts of Laws

*Practicum II

First Semester, 2013-2014

*Civil Law I Review

*Forensic Medicine


Second Semester, 2013-2014

*Remedial Law

*Special Penal Laws

*Business Organization I

Mar 2009 - Sep 2009

BS Computer Programming NC 4

S.T.I.  College, Zamboanga City

Basic Competencies

*Utilize specialize communication skills

*Develop teams and individuals 

*Apply problem solving techniques in the workplace

*Collect, analyze and organize information

*Plan and organize work

*Promote environmental protection

Common Competencies

*Apply quality standards

*Operate a personal computer

Core Competencies

*Design program logic

*Apply program development approach

*Apply object-oriented program language skills

*Apply programming skills in a second language.

Jun 2004 - Mar 2008

Bachelor of Arts Major in Political Science

Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), Zamboanga City

First Semester, 2004-2005

*Introduction to Political Science

*Philippine History an Culture

*Study & Thinking Skills in English

*Introduction to Humanities

*Sinning ng Pakikipagtalastasan

*National Service Training Program

*Physical Fitness Activities

*Social Orientation

*Fundamentals of Physical Science

Second Semester, 2004-2005

*Writing in the Discipline

*Philippine Literature


*National Service Training Program

*Philippine Government and Construction

*General & Inorganic chemistry

*Rhythmic Activities

*Social Orientation II

First Semester, 2005-2006

*World Geography Focused on the Philippines

*Advance Grammar

*Found Of Morality w? Gen. & Prof'l Ethics

*World Literature

*Human Rights and Peace Education

*Pagbasa at Pagsulat sa Ibat-ibang Disiplina

* Individual / Dual Sports/ Games

*Woman In Development

Second Semester 2005-2006

*General Psychology

*College Algebra

*Special Topics In Pol. Sci./Government

*Peoples of Mindanao

*Rizal's Life, works and Writing

*Team Sports/ Games

General Biology

First Semester, 2006-2007

*Principles of Econ. W/ Taxation & Agrarian Reform

* Speech Fundamentals and Oral Communication

*Current Issues

* Political Thoughts

*Local Government in the Philippines

*Election Political Parties & Interest Groups

*Elementary Statistics

Second Semester, 2006-2007

*Public Speaking

*Philosophy of Man

*Society and Culture (w/Family Planning)

*Political Dynamics

*Philippine Parliamentary Practice & Procedure

*Public Administration

*Research (Methods of Research)

First Semester, 2007-2008

*Government & Politics of Selected Asian States

*Introduction to Community Development

*International Politics

*Thesis Writing


*Phil. Legislative system

Second Semester, 2007-2008



*Fundamental Word Processing

*Argumentation and Debate

*Gov't & Politics of Selected European States

*Gov't of Selected Leader Power of the World w/ Emp. on USA.

Jun 2000 - Mar 2004

Secondary School

Southcom National High School (SNHS), Zamboanga City
Jun 1999 - Mar 2000

Intermediate School

Southcom Elementary School, Zamboanga City