John R. Castriciones

Secretary John R. Castricionces graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Trinity College (now Trinity University of Asia). He then pursued his Law degree at the San Beda College of Law and finished it at the Arellano University School of Law. He started practicing Law in 1993-- appearing in Regular Courts, both Inferior and Superior Courts, Administrative Bodies, Ombudsman, and Sandiganbayan among others.

He earned his Master’s degree in Comparative Government and International Law at the Notre Dame University in London, UK in 1998.

In 2009, he officially joined the government sector and moved his way up as Director of Investigation, Security and Law Enforcement Service under the then Department of Transportation and Communication.

Under the current administration, he first served as Undersecretary for the Department of the Interior and Local Government in 2016, before his appointment as Secretary of Agrarian Reform in 2017.

Secretary Castriciones joined LANDBANK in December 2017 and currently sits as the Chairman of the Trust Committee. He is also a member of the Bank’s Agri-agra Social Concerns and Risk Oversight Committees.

Aside from being a successful Lawyer and public servant, Secretary Castriciones is also a published writer. He authored several books namely: Internal Revolution: Political Vengeance and Societal Perdition (2011); “A Risen Catholic Christian Soldier,” (1998); Philippine Military Academy Hazing Case: A General’s Son Dies (1990); and Sagutin Natin (1984).

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Secretary - Department of Agrarian Reform