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Adel Tamano

Adel Fadel Abbas Tamano is the spokesperson of the United Opposition and currently the President of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. Tamano is the eighth son of the late Senator Mamintal Tamano and civic leader Hadja Putri Zorayda Abbas Tamano. Tamano is married to Atty. Rowena Kapunan, daughter of Supreme Court Justice Santiago Kapunan. They have two children.

During the 2007 elections, Tamano was the spokesperson for the United Opposition. He is also a partner at the law firm of Kapunan Tamano Javier & Associates. He lectures on legal writing at the Ateneo Law School, and on constitutional law at the Far Eastern University Institute of Law and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.


Tamano attended Jose Abad Santos Memorial School and La Salle Greenhills for his primary and secondary education. He went to the Ateneo de Manila University to study A.B. Economics and later law, graduating in 1992 and 1996 respectively. Thereafter, he attended the University of the Philippines and took a masters degree in Public Administration.

In June 2005, he matriculated in Harvard Law School’s Master of Laws graduate program. He was the first Filipino Muslim to graduate from Harvard Law School.

Other Information

  • Born : October 02, 1970
  • Birth place : Philippines
  • Alma mater : Ateneo de Manila University, Harvard University, University of the Philippines
  • Profession : Professor, Lawyer, Spokesman
  • Religion : Islam


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