Panel discussion on legal and copyright issues of photography in the Philippine context

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Atty. Jan Aliling

Resource Speaker

Jose-Antonio "Jan" T. Aliling is a practicing lawyer by profession, but a photographer by passion.

Not to be thrown off by his jovial disposition, Jan is a seasoned litigation and corporate lawyer who is known for his no-nonsense work ethics and professionalism. He is currently the Managing and Senior Partner of Jose Antonio Aliling and Associates, and the Chairman of Acube Legal Support, Inc.

He is a Supervising Lawyer at the University of the Philippines, College of Law, Office of Legal Aid and a Lecturer and Teacher at the College of Law of the New Era University.

Jan is also the Director for Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Jose Aliling Construction Management Group of Companies, one of the country’s largest, if not the largest, 100% Filipino-Owned Construction Management Companies.

He is also a part-owner of a several business enterprises in the food, trading consultancy, and retail services.

Amidst his busy schedule, he regularly accepts professional engagements for commercial, documentation, travel, and portrait photography shoots. He has serviced clients for photography services for brochures, annual reports, magazines, websites, and even commercial billboards.

He also passionately engages in Photography projects with a purpose. He has done various engagements with various agencies of the United Nations, including the UN International labor Organization and UNICEF, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and various charitable and socio-civic institutions to create awareness for their respective advocacies.

Jan has also won several awards and recognitions from various local and international photography competitions, including that of The Camera Club of the Philippines and International Photography Awards, among others. His works has been part of two published photography books: Intimate Images published by the Camera Club of the Philippines; and The Fifth Element published by Black and White Asia. He has participated in a number of photography exhibits as well.

Arlene Donaire

Panel Moderator

Arlene is a development economist and project management specialist by profession. She has over two decades of experience working in government (NEDA & PNOC) and foreign-assisted projects in the energy, environment, and infrastructure sectors. She currently works as business development director in a private company.

She completed her degrees through scholarships - BA Economics at Cebu’s University of San Carlos/ Summa CL honors (1986), MA Economics at UP Diliman (1988), and MPA in Harvard University’s Kennedy School (1999)/with Academic Honor. She also attended Auburn University’s Agriculture Economics Program in 1990 as a Fulbright Doctoral Enrichment Fellow. She has trained twice at the Harvard Institute for International Development (1993/95) in the areas of environmental policy and investmement appraisal and thereafter became a teaching fellow in the Institute’s summer programs in Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka and Cambridge/USA.

When she is not at work, Arlene is a travel and street photography enthusiast who shares her works in her social media accounts & publishes her images & stories in The Filipino Japanese Journal, a Tokyo-based lifestyle magazine, where she has had a monthly travel & adventures feature since 2014. After she was published in 2015 as a “Photographer of the Week” by Manila Bulletin’s Picture Perfect Magazine, Arlene became a regular writer from 2016 to 2017. Her published stories in Picture Perfect paved the way for 30 Pinoy photographers to be recognized for their excellence in the field.

Arlene attributes her growth in the photography community to the confluence of many factors - being a part of local camera clubs (Ayala Alabang Camera Club since 2010; Konsepto since 2015, and now, the Zone V Camera Club); having attended the workshops of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF); and continuously challenging herself through self-learning and joining phototreks/workshops led by masters. Her most memorable photography experiences include being a part of the Philippine delegation led by FPPF Chair Mrs Edi Huang “ in the annual meetups of international photographic societies of Asia in the “Crossing Bridges” in Sri Lanka, Taiwan and China, since 2015. Her wanderlust and wandering eye have taken her to many parts of the country, Asia, and just last summer, in Europe. She has many more in her bucketlist and dreams of one day publishing a book on her travel photography.

An active advocate of promoting the talents of Filipino photographers, Arlene volunteers in a number of community initiatives. She served as administrator of the Neutral Ground Reborn, a FB-based daily photo contest in 2017; as leader for Fujifilm Philippines’ nationwide photowalks since 2016; a presenter on various “Travel Photography & Visual Storytelling” seminars organized by the industry brands she represents as influencer; a photographer for Juan Portrait, and co-founder of a travel photography FB group this year, called Lens Go. 

 Arlene has been an Asus Zenfone brand ambassador since 2016 and is currently also a Fujifilm Philippines’ Brand Influencer. 

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