Atty. Michael Vernon M. Guerrero
Project Lead
Creative Commons in the Philippines

Atty. Guerrero received his baccalaureate degree in AB Political Science from Ateneo de Manila University and subsequently his Bachelor of Laws at Arellano University School of Law. An accomplished lawyer and professor, he started teaching at Arellano University in 2008 handling courses such as Technology and the Law and Constitutional Law, and at the University of thr East where he teaches Political Law Review starting in 2017. He was previously the Director at the IT and e-Law Center in Arellano Law Foundation, and is now currently the assistant editor of the Arellano Law Policy Review. He is the Project Lead of Creative Common in the Philippines since 2013 and is a proponent of the Philippine Commons which advances open education and free culture. On top of his duties as a university professor, he is an independent legal practitioner and is also involved in the operations of a socialized housing company. 


As a prolific speaker, Atty. Guerrero has been invited to discuss about Creative Commons, Copyright for Educators and Licenses for Knowledge-Sharing, The Law Governing Use and Access to Information Technology, Understanding the legal implications of computers, networks, and the Internet, and Private initiatives towards open education, to name a few.

Atty. Guerrero will be the plenary speaker for the 3rd plenary session on Open Education: Philippine Initiatives (MOOCs and OERs) at the 5th National Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (NCODEL) to be held on 22-23 November 2017 at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Manila, Philippines.