Manuel Ver Brillantes – Administrative Assistant
Hi! I’m Manuel Ver, but you can call me Manny or Ver.
I am a former Administrative Assistant of the Israel Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines. During my stay in the Chamber, I was the one who is assigned to make a position paper regarding the opposition of the Chamber to the ‘CITRA Bill’. I worked hand-in-hand with the Israeli Embassy in the Philippines. I also spearheaded some of the events of the Chamber such as the 24th General Membership Meeting and Economic Forecast 2020, Breakfast Meeting with the ICCP Tourism Committee, and the Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines, and the Networking Dinner with a Cause. I also had a chance to meet some of the Senators and Head of Government agencies during our courtesy calls. I was also the one who is responsible for drafting and editing all the speeches and letters made by the President of the Chamber.
After my career in the government world, I transferred to an Australia-based Conveyancig Law Firm “ThinkConveyancingAU”. I was a Legal Assistant in the company. The responsibilities given to me are Admin tasks and such. I’m closely working with the Lawyers who are based in Australia.
I graduated at the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Service, Major in Diplomacy. Having been mentored by seven retired Ambassadors and two holistic lawyers, I am confident that I have the knowledge, skills, and correct attitude which makes me qualified for the job.
I had my internship at the Department of Trade and Industry – Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions under the Creative Industries Division. During my internship, I successfully revamped the e-mail marketing strategy of said office via MailChimp, presenting it to the whole CREATE PHILIPPINES Team. Secondly, I made an effective Marketing Plan for CREATE PHILIPPINES, an annual trade platform for the Philippine creative and content industry, focusing on broadcasting and customised messaging.
As a student leader, I occupied the following positions:
1) Associate for Documentations of the Lyceum Environmental Society;
2) Associate for Logistics of the College of International Relations Supreme Student Government;
3) Business Manager of the PARTIDO KALAYAAN;
4) Director for Logistics and Procurement of the Lyceum of the Philippines University – Project for Asian International Relations.
During my term as an Associate for Documentations, I was able to administer all the documents needed by the Organisation before and after events. I also performed an active promotions and public relations campaign for the sponsored events of our organisation, contributing to its being awarded as the Best University-Wide Organisation.
In addition, I was selected as one of the 15 Student Delegates (out of 350 students) of the College of International Relations to attend the International Conference on the Role of Research in the Success of ASEAN Integration which was held in Manila.
Outside the University, I was a Youth Volunteer of BEAGIVER, a Social Enterprise which champions numerous social causes, among others, the solicitation of 100 bags in a total amount of PHP 200,000.00 which were given to the school children of Tayum Central School, Tayum, Abra being my hometown.
I also had work experience as an Online Content Editor of Harlo & Me Clothing Co. where I productively arranged and edited all the visuals which will be posted in its online shop. I also proofread all the grammatical errors before they post those visuals on their website.
I have been a Legal Assistant in Brillantes Law Office, I successfully performed all the duties assigned by the lawyer.
I am also a Freelance Photographer. I have worked and collaborated with prominent persons and companies like Sunlife Financial Inc. and HEATH Restaurant. My photographs have been featured in some local magazines like PURVEYR, SinoPinas, and ManilaVisualExplore.
I enjoy working remotely because I have the freedom with my time and Manila traffic is very bad – that’s why working remotely here in the Philippines is the most practical way of continuing your career as well as earning money for your future.
For a copy of Manuel’s resume please click here.