Faculty and Admin
Atty. Teodoro A. Pastrana
Dean, College of Law
San Sebastian College- Recoletos (SSC-R) has chosen Atty. Teodoro A. Pastrana as the fourteenth Dean of the SSC-R College of Law. As he takes the reins of leadership, Dean Pastrana, the Head of SSC-R Civil Law Department, intends to continue the initiatives and vision of academic excellence of his predecessor, retired Supreme Court Justice Arturo Brion.
Dean Pastrana brings an abundance of experience that is certain to help guide our College of Law into new heights. He consistently garnered awards as a Dean’s Lister while taking Bachelor of Arts in Economics in De La Salle University and Bachelor of Laws in San Beda College of Law. Now a well- respected aviation lawyer, Dean Pastrana is a paragon of excellence in the legal profession. Before being admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1992, Dean Pastrana became an Associate at the prestigious Angara Abello Concepcion Regala & Cruz (ACCRA) law offices. He then joined JGlaw in 1993 and soon became its youngest partner. He has extensive experience in litigation and in commercial transactions, including merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, capital/equity structuring and restructuring, regulatory compliance and corporate dissolution and liquidation. In 2005, he formed Pastrana Fallar, a boutique law firm with primary expertise in aviation law. He served as Vice-chairman of the Aerospace Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. His aviation practice included representing international carriers Singapore Airline, SIlkair, All Nippon Airways, Vanilla Air, Thai Airways, and Etihad Airways in contentious and regulatory matters.
In the academic field, Dean Pastrana is known for his proficiency in Civil Law and Taxation Law. He considers SSC-R as his academic base as he started his teaching career in the College of Law in 1994. Despite being young then, he was recruited by SSC- R College of Law to teach Taxation Law shortly after his admission to the bar. With his 25 years of teaching in the College of Law, Dean Pastrana certainly serves as one of the pillars of the SSC-R College of Law; thus, he was appointed by Dean Brion to head the Civil Law department in 2017. Currently, Dean Pastrana handles Obligations and Contracts, Sales, and Civil Law Review in the College. He was also a Bar Reviewer in Taxation and Civil Law.
Atty. Rolly Francis C. Peoro
Associate Dean, College of Law
Atty. Rolly Francis Peoro is a human rights lawyer and a Law Professor. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in the University of the Philippines- Diliman in 2007. After a brief corporate stint with Coca-Cola and Globe Telecom, he pursued a Juris Doctor degree in San Sebastian College-Recoletos (SSC-R) College of Law graduating in 2014 as its Class Valedictorian and recipient of the SSC-R Academic Medal of Excellence. He passed the Bar exams a year after and joined Diaz, Del Rosario and Associates, handling high profile cases. In 2015, pursuing his advocacies, he became Legal and Advocacy Officer of KAISAHAN, a non-government, non- profit organization advocating for social justice through genuine agrarian reform and rural development.
Currently, Atty. Peoro teaches Constitutional Law, Agrarian Law, Environmental Law and Legal Research in San Sebastian College- Recoletos College of Law and De la Salle University College of Law. He is also a faculty member at U.P. School of Library and Information Science. As a human rights lawyer, Atty. Peoro serves as counsel for the marginalized sectors in cases involving extrajudicial killings, tokhang cases, and agrarian law implementation. He is also involved in other high profile political cases, and part of the legal team defending Senator Leila De Lima in the trumped up charges filed against the senator.
Atty. Edgardo Alexander O. Gayos
Executive Director, Sebastinian Office of Legal Aid
Atty. Edgardo Alexander O. Gayos is private law practitioner, a law professor and currently the Executive Director of the Sebastinian Office of Legal Aid (SOLA) under San Sebastian College-Recoletos (SSC-R) College of Law. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree for Management Information Systems in AMA Computer College Fairview Campus in 2006. He then pursued a career in business as proprietor of several small businesses. However, his childhood dream of being a lawyer remained. In 2010, he started to pursue his dream and was able to acquire a Juris Doctor Degree in SSC-R College of Law in 2014. He passed the Bar Examinations in the same year and was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2015. Immediately after becoming a full-fledged lawyer, he started working for the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Quezon City District. As a Public Attorney, he provided free legal services to the indigent sector of our society, mostly through legal representation for their criminal, civil, and labor cases. He helped the financially marginalized sector of society achieve justice until he resigned from his government post in 2019.
At present, Atty. Gayos is still on his path to help the less fortunate as he is the current Executive Director of the SOLA, a free legal aid organization under the SSC-R College of Law. He is also a faculty member teaching Practice Court I and Practice Court II, sharing his knowledge and experience in litigation to his students. He is also continuing his practical legal education as a private law practitioner for the Gayos Law Office, with a wide range of cases in his docket.