ABOUT DEXTER DIWAS

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Taken during a trip to Gifu, Japan (Photo by Joy Dawis)

What does he do?

He currently works as a Public Attorney assigned in the Special Drugs Court in the City of Baguio. Bulk of his workload involves representing indigent clients who are embroiled in a legal dilemma due to their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade.

He also handles Labor, Admin, and Civil cases for indigents.

In line with his duty as a Public Attorney, he makes himself busy by attending to speaking engagements as Resource Person on chosen topics.  He also appeared in several episodes of “Oh My Grasya”, a segment of ABS-CBN Baguio’s then morning show – Naimbag nga Morning Kapamilya as a guest lawyer for legal concerns.

Also, as someone who knows first hand the advantage of social media in boosting business ventures, he helps entrepreneurs by sharing reviews on their services and products and jokingly calls himself as an “Experience Ambassador”.  

Education:

He is a graduate of Speech and Theater Arts at Silliman University, Dumaguete City and Bachelor of Laws (a degree recently migrated to Juris Doctor) at Saint Louis University, Baguio City.

Development Work:

BRIGHT HOPE  – Dexter and his wife started Bright Hope Tutorial Home sometime in 2011.  This was initially for the purpose of bringing tutorial services nearer to the residents of Barangay San Vicente, Baguio City.  The neighbours and the nearby public elementary school learned about this initiative and they later on referred kids to the center for reading sessions.  However, most of these kids could not pay for their fees.  To solve the problem, they rallied their friends and relatives to sponsor a child to help them sustain daily operations.    Thinking about sustainability, Bright Hope Tutorial Home was incorporated and became Bright Hope Room for Growth Inc., also known as just – “BRIGHT HOPE”.  The center transferred to the Central Business District Area of Baguio City to offer its services to the greater public.  Now, Bright Hope is registered as a Kindergarten School and has 100plus students.  This enables the center to support pastors, single parents, children who are in conflict with the law, a university scholar, women who are victims of violence, and to employ 10 individuals. 

 BALIK LAYA PROGRAM – With his role as a defense counsel, he learned the plight of his clients who are fresh out of jail.  Given the fact that discrimination is very strong for them who have criminal record, they feel insecure and don’t know where to start .  To assist them, Dexter uses social media to tell about their stories with an end goal of encouraging his readers to patronize their products, provide them jobs, and extend some immediate needs such as medical and dental assistance.     

DRUGS AND ADDICTION – When he was first assigned to the drugs court, he was puzzled as to why some of his clients keep coming back to jail even after their cases are dismissed.  He was wondering why their jail experience was not a deterrent enough.  Because of this, he took it upon himself to study drug addiction for him to understand how it affects someone’s decision making skills.  With his experience in the drugs court and some training on addiction, he developed talks that he delivers to schools, training centers, barangays and other government agencies with a goal of educating the youth and the public about the effects of drug addiction and its legal implications.  

Faith:

He is a bible believing Christian.

Like his facebook page: dexterdiwas.com and follow him on twitter @dexterdiwas and on his instagram @getrealdexter.

Have a great one and thanks for dropping by!

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    1. Hi tweet Newscaster! 🙂 Thanks for reading. 🙂 I read your article and I noticed that you based your advise from R.A. 386. I will say that your advice to your reader is partially correct with regard to the fact that there is no legal impediment in marrying your second cousin.

      I just want to point out that we now have Executive Order No. 209 or The Family Code of The Philippines. Under the said code, incestuous marriage as defined in article 81 of R.A. 386 is now contained under article 38 of The Family COde of The Philippines which states: The following marriages shall be void from the beginning for reasons of public policy: (1) Between collateral blood relatives, whether legitimate or illegitimate, up to the fourth civil degree; (relatives up to first cousins) xxxx

      So, based on the provisions of the law e walang bawal kapag kinasal ka sa 2nd cousin mo. Except that medyo taboo lang dito sa Pinas pa. 🙂

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