District Governor, RY 2010-2011
District 3810, Rotary International

Status         :

Married to Maria Roselle C. Apasan Salvador and blessed with four (4) children, namely, Tranquil Matthew IV, Maria Isabela, Jose Miguel and Jose Gabriel

Father         :


Judge, Regional Trial Court of Makati, Branch 63

Mother        :


A.B. History


Educational Background

District Governor Tranquil Salvador obtained his Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the Suffolk University, School of Law, in Boston, on U.S. and Global Business Law with a total grade average of High Honors under the Honor Grade System.

Gov. Tranquil was admitted to the Bar in 1992.  He obtained his A.B. degree major in Economics from the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) in 1987, and his Juris Doctor from the Ateneo de Manila University (Ateneo) in 1991.  While in college at UST, Gov. Tranquil was the President of the Student Council of the College of Arts and Letters. In Ateneo, he was the President of the Law Student Council and was an Associate Editor of the Ateneo Law Journal.  He was the first Chairman of the Association of Law Students of the Philippines for the National Capital Region in 1990.  In recognition of his leadership, he was given the Evelio B. Javier Leadership Award by the Ateneo.

In High School at the San Beda College, he was awarded Second Honors in his 1st and 2nd year and Silver Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research in his final year.

In Grade School at the Philippine Christian University, he was the Class Valedictorian, Chairman of the Junior Barangayette, Editor-in-Chief of Winglettes, the official school paper, and Class President from Grade I to VI. 

Academic Activities

He was the former Dean of the Law School of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasay (PLP), reviewer and professor of law in Ateneo, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), Far Eastern University (FEU), FEU-La Salle and San Sebastian College (SSC), University of the East (UE), Juris Law Center, University Belt Consortium, Legal Advantage, and adviser to the Far Eastern University Law Review (1999-2003), PLM Law Student Council and PLM-Alternative Lawyering Center (2000-2004). 

Member of the University of the Philippines’ Law Center, Remedial Law Committee that deliberated and suggested Answers to the 2007 and 2009 Remedial Law Bar Questions. 

In Ateneo, he teaches Remedial Law Review, Civil Procedure, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Provisional Remedies, and Legal Forms. In FEU, he teaches Remedial Law Review, Civil Procedure and Evidence. He also had an opportunity to teach Corporation Law, Law on Natural Resources, Property and Transportation Law. In PLM, he continues to teach Civil Procedure, Evidence, Trial Technique and Provisional Remedies. In FEU-La Salle, he taught Civil Procedure. While in SSC the subjects he has covered are Remedial Law Review, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law I, Criminal Law III, Labor Standards, Statutory Construction, Introduction to Law and Legal Research, Land Titles and Deeds, and Transportation Law. 

He outlined for Romulo Law Office the Salient Features of the Consumers Act of the Philippines, and for the Commission on Human Rights the Crimes under the Revised Penal Code and its Penalties. 

On May 25, 2001, he was a Guest Lecturer at the Department of Justice as part of its Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) on the new developments in Batas Pambansa Blg. 22 otherwise known as the "Bouncing Checks Law". 

On November 3-6, 2001, he was invited to be a member of the Faculty and Speaker of the Litigation Conference of the Center for International Studies, Salzburg Austria. He specifically lectured on "Jurisdiction and Venue in the Philippines".  He is the Charter Member - Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria.

In April 2004, he gave MCLE lectures on Modes of Discovery at the Palawan State University. 

In 2005 and 2007, he gave MCLE lectures at the Ateneo on Facts Gathering, Maximizing the Modes of Discovery and updates in Remedial Law.  He also gave MCLE lectures on Updates on Modes of Discovery and Provisional Remedies at the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), and the New Guidelines on Pre-Trial and Modes of Discovery at the Government Service Insurance System. 

In 2008, he gave MCLE lectures at the University of the Philippines – Integrated Bar of the Philippines (Baguio Chapter) on Oral Advocacy and Rules of Procedure on Small Claims.  He also gave MCLE lectures on Discovering Evidence at Jurist Law Center and Legal Advantage. 

In May 2009, he was a lecturer in the Regional Meeting of International Association of Defense Counsel held at the Sycip Salazar Law Offices on the topic of Enforcement of Judgment in the Philippines. 

In March 2010, he gave a lecture on The Dangerous Drugs Law before the Philippine Judicial Academy. 

For the last three (3) years he is the holder of the Tan Yan Kee Professorial Chair in Remedial Law awarded to an Ateneo Law School Professor. (2006-2009)

Professional Background

He is a Partner and Chairman of the Environmental Department of the law firm of Romulo, Mabanta, Buenaventura, Sayoc & de Los Angeles (Romulo). 

He was a Legal Apprentice at the Commission on Human Rights (1988) and Structural Alternative Legal Assistance for Grassroots (1989). He was later hired by the Romulo Law Office where he started as Legal Apprentice and rose through the ranks to become a partner. He counseled United Parcel Service when it commenced operations in the Philippines in 1995. 

Awardee in Law, Huwarang Pilipino (Exemplary Filipino) Foundation (2001 and 2005); listed as lawyer/educator in Whos Who in American Law, 12th Edition (2002-2003) and 16th Edition (2005-2006); listed as lawyer/educator in Whos Who in the World, 20th Edition 2003-2004; listed as Aviation Lawyer in Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2004-2005 Edition); listed as Mining lawyer in Chambers Asia (2008 and 2009 Editions). 

He is a member of The International Association of Defense Counsel. 

Civic Background

District Governor, Rotary International, District 3810 (2010-2010); Charter President of the Rotary Club of Malate Manila; Senior District Governor, District 3810 ( 2005-2006); Chairman Rules and Procedure Committee (2006-2007); Chairman, Permanent Fund, The Rotary Foundation (2006-2007); District Legal Counsel Rotary International, District 3810 (2003-2004); Deputy Governor for Membership, Chairman Rules and Procedure Committee, Chairman Resolutions Committee, Chairman Manual of Procedure Committee, Member Strategic Committee, Rotary International, District 3810 (2004-2005); Assistant Governor, Rotary International, District 3810 (2003-2004); General Rapporteur, 3rd Annual Rotary Concerns; District Awardee, District Service for Rotary International (2003); Host Counselor, Visiting Foreign University Professor sponsored by Rotary International (2003); Paul Harris Fellow (2002); Bequest Society Member (2003); Benefactor (2006); Committee Chairman, Group Study Exchange-Inbound, Rotary International, District 3810 (2002-2003); Committee Chairman, Youth Exchange-Local, Rotary International, District 3810 (2002-2003). 

President, Integrated Bar of the Philippines – Quezon City Chapter (2009-2010); Vice President and Trustee, Balikatang Thalasemia (Bat-ha); Dr. Fe del Mundo Foundation (2001-2006); Commander, Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (2000-2001); Mediator, Lex Mundi College of Mediators (1995); member, Fraternal Order of Utopia; Vice-Chairman; Judicial and Legal Reforms; Fraternal Order of Utopia Alumni Association (2007-present); No 1 Director Quezon City Chapter; Integrated Bar of the Philippines (2005-2007); Treasurer; Quezon City Chapter; Integrated Bar of the Philippines (2007-2009); MCLE Chairman; Quezon City Chapter; Integrated Bar of the Philippines (2007-2009); Commissioner on Bar Discipline; Integrated Bar of the Philippines (2005 to 2008); member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines; Philippine Bar Association (1992 to present); Capitol Bar Association (2005 to present) and Lawasia (1998- 2000).