Rowena Guanzon is a Filipino lawyer and government official. She is currently serving as a commissioner of the Commission on Election (COMELEC).
Commissioner Guanzon is a feisty and outspoken official. After the May 13, 2019, she hogged the limelight for her public pronouncements regarding the case of the former head of the National Youth Commission Ronald Cardema who was barred by the COMELEC from becoming a party list representative.
In April, 2020, Atty. Guanzon captured public attention for her viral tweets about the controversial shooting of retired army corporal Winston Ragos with the hashtags #BawalAngShunga. She even challenged anyone to debate with her except that only those graduates from the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila law schools and teaching law are qualified.
Those who are challenging me to a debate about the killing of Corporal Ragos should do it personally and directly .Baka sumikat kayo, chance nyo na ito. But be sure u graduated from UP Law or Ateneo Law and u are teaching law. Otherwise don’t waste my time #BawalAngShunga
— Rowena Guanzon (@rowena_guanzon) April 26, 2020
Father –> Sixto Guanzon, a retired RTC judge
Mother –> Elvira Villena Guanzon, formerly Cadiz City Vice Mayor
High School – Silliman University
College – University of the Philippines
Degree – Economics, Bachelor of Laws
Graduate School – Harvard University
Course – Master in Public Administration
2015-Present – Commissioner, COMELEC
2013-2015 – Commissioner, Commission on Audit
* Chief of Staff, Office of Former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago
1988-1992 – Elected Mayor, Cadiz City
1986-1988 – Appointed Mayor, Cadiz City
The Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act of 2004
Engendering the Philippine Judiciary
The Davide Court: Its Contributions to Gender and Women’s Rights
The Anti-Sexual Harassment Act: Notes and Cases
American Field Service Mabuhay Award
UP Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Alumna