MARISSA ESCUDERO-PUCHE

Certified Public Accountant | Management Consultant | Mediator | Educator | Trainer | Entrepreneur

Skills / Expertise

Professional Experiences


Mediator, since January 2001, Philippine Mediation Center
Online mediator, Virtual Mediation Lab, since 2016
Award received: International Mediator of the Year (2016), given by the Professional Mediators Association of UK
: Mediator of the Year (2015), given by the Professional Mediators Association of UK
: Peacemaker Awardee, Supreme Court Centennial Celebration 2001
Entrepreneur : in the wellness industry, since 1997
in the cryptocurrency industry, since 2018

Management and Supervisory Positions (from 1977 to 1997):

Rustan’s Group of Companies
• Branch Manager- Cebu
• Store Operations Manager
• Business Development Manager
Tasked to put up Rustan’s Ayala Center- Cebu in 1995, start its operations and supervise daily activities.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
• Deputy Liquidator, Banco Filipino, Legaspi/Sorsogon Branches
• Deputy Conservator, Producers Bank of the Philippines,Tabaco Branch
Tasked to facilitate the rehabilitation and/or liquidation of the said banks.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
• Senior Bank Examiner
Tasked to audit the financial operations of universal banks

National Electrification Administration
• Financial Analyst
• Senior Accountant
• Management Systems Specialist
Tasked to analyze financial transactions, process payment of suppliers, audit the records of special projects nationwide, and set up systems as needed.

Philippine Mediation Center- Cebu
• Unit Coordinator (2002-2005)
• Accredited mediator
Tasked to supervise the operations of the PMC Unit | Handle court-annexed mediation

Teaching Experience:
University of San Carlos, Cebu City, 2007-1010
College of Commerce, Accountancy Department
Aquinas University, Legaspi City, 1983-1984
College of Commerce

>Founding Secretary, Paglaum sa Sugbo Inc.

>Founding President, Philippine NGO for Poverty Alleviation Inc.

>President, USC College of Commerce Alumni Association Inc., 2008-2009

>President, Federation of PTAs of Cebu Catholic Schools, 2002-2004

>President, Advocates of Living Values Education, Inc. 2002-2004

>Vice-President-Main, USC College Faculty Association Inc., 2009-2010

>Vice-President, External/Managing Director, Spa & Wellness Association of Cebu Inc., 2008-2010

Experience in Mediation


Member, European Business Mediation & ADR, March 2016
 Member, Mediation for the Advancement of the Profession, Feb 2016
 MPMA (Accredited member) of the Professional Mediators Association, UK, since August 2014
 Member, Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, since July 2011
 Founding President, Philippine Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution Inc., April 11, 2011
 Supreme Court accredited mediator, since 2001

Other related experiences or Achievements:


>Speaker for product presentations of various wellness companies
>Trainer for Strategic Planning
>Trainer on Conflict Management
>Speaker on Stress Management
>Trainer on Values Education
>Trainer on Entrepreneurship
>Trainer on Financial Planning

MEDIATION TRAININGS/CONFERENCES ATTENDED
•January 6, 2021 | Participant | Healing Political Discord @ School | Harmony Strategies Group, USA | Zoom webinar

•December 18, 2020 | Participant | Driving ADR Growth amidst Current and Potential Challenges National ADR Day 2020 | OADR

•December 11, 2020 | Attendee | "MedNet e-Learning Forum: Konplik at Kalamidad" | Mediators Network for Sustainable Peace | Zoom webinar

•November 25, 2020 | Attendee | International ADR in Asia: Global Challenges and Opportunities to Young Practitioners in the Era of the “New Normal” Webinar Series: Year in Review: The Singapore Mediation Convention on the Enforcement of Mediated Settlement Agreements | Quisumbing Torres | Zoom webinar

•November 24, 2020 | Attendee | Phiippine Construction Arbitration Conference 2020 | Phil Institute of Construction Arbitrators and Mediators | Zoom webinar

•November 13, 2020 | Attendee | International ADR in Asia: Global Challenges and Opportunities to Young Practitioners in the Era of the “New Normal” Webinar Series: Bridging the Divide: International Mediation and Human Rights | Quisumbing Torres | Zoom webinar

•November 9, 2020 | Attendee | International Mediation Awareness Week: Keynote: Mediation in an Uncertain World | Mediating Property Disputes | IMAW for Professionals | Zoom webinar

•October 23-25, 2020 | Trainee | e-EDRMP Training Course | Mediators Network for Sustainable Peace (MedNet) | Zoom webinar

•October 30, 2020 | Attendee | OADR Webinar Series | Episode 6-Katarungang Pambarangay: Arbitration | Episode 7-Intellectual Property: Mediation | OADR | Facebook Live

•October 16-18, 2020 | Judge | ALSA International Mediation Competition 2020 | Quarter Final Round | Judge | Asian International Arbitration Center, KL Malaysia | Zoom webinar

•October 9, 2020 | Attendee | Art of Negotiation in Mediation | OADR & CORE

•September 30, 2020 | Attendee | 360Deg ADR-Midweek Talk: Move on from COVID-19 with Mediation Initiatives | Singapore International Mediation Center | Zoom webinar

•September 24, 2020 | Attendee | Online Mediation -- How to Harvest from this New Green Field of Opportunity | PiARB | Zoom webinar

•September 15, 2020 | Attendee | Redefining Resolution | TCM Group, UK | Zoom webinar

•September 8, 2020 | Attendee | "Series 11 The future of ADR – how modern technology change the game?" | THAC | Zoom webinar

•September 4, 2020 | Attendee | How Mediators Simplify Administrative Tasks | Virtual Mediation Lab | Zoom webinar

•August 10-14, 2020 | Participant | MedNet Refresher Course 2020--Mediators in a Changing and Challenging Context | Mediators Network for Sustainable Peace (MedNet) | Zoom webinar

•August 7, 2020 | Attendee | OARD Webinar Series, Episode 2, Introduction to ADR: Mediation
OADR & CORE | Zoom webinar

•August 6, 2020 | Attendee | Due Process Paranoia: Dilatory Tactics and their impact on International Arbitration Efficiency | THAC | Zoom webinar

•August 5, 2020 | Attendee | Managing Intellectual Propoerty Dispute through ADR | THAC | Zoom webinar

•August 4, 2020 | Attendee | Dispute Resolution along the belt and road: What are the Options? | THAC | Zoom webinar

•July 29, 2020 | Attendee | Masterclass in Interntional Mediation: "The Use of Mediation in Development Projects: Addressing Community Concerns through Dialogue" | ADR Center Global with Gina Barbieri (Manager of the Dispute Resolution function of Compliance Advisor Ombudsman ‘CAO’ -the independent accountability mechanism for the IFC and MIGA, members of the World Bank Group) | Zoom webinar

•July 29, 2020 | Attendee | Is ODR the Future of ADR? | THAC | Zoom webinar

•July 24, 2020 | Attendee | The Future of ADR in 2020 and Beyond: Recent Changes and Developments | THAC | Zoom webinar

•July 24, 2020 | Attendee | Chasing Efficacy - The Capability or Chaos of Alternative Dispute Resolution | AIAC and MCCA | Zoom webinar

•July 23, 2020 | Participant | Peer Learning Discussion on Commercial Dispute Mediation | US AID, National Center for Mediation and ABA ROLI | Zoom webinar

•July 16, 2020 | Attendee | Leading Through Change and Crisis | TCM Group, UK | Zoom webinar

•July 15, 2020 | Attendee | Masterclass in Interntional Mediation | ADR Center Global | Zoom webinar

•July 15, 2020 | Attendee | Masterclass in Interntional Mediation - "Judge Weinstein’s Secrets on Mediation" | ADR Center Global with one the most famous mediator in the world Hon. Daniel Weinstein | Zoom webinar

•July 9, 2020 | Participant | Online Mediation---Your Questions Answered | Virtual Mediation Lab | Zoom webinar

•July 14, 2020 | Attendee | ADR Online special series on diversity | AIAC | Zoom webinar

•July 9, 2020 | Attendee | How to Secure a Commitment to Mediation..People and Culture Essentials
TCM Group, UK | Zoom webinar

•July 7, 2020 | Attendee | The Balance Act: Responding to Covid 19 and Investment Treaty Protections
AIAC | Zoom webinar

•July 1, 2020 | Participant | Break-out Room Training | Virtual Mediation Lab | Zoom webinar

•June 27, 2020 | Attendee | ADR Online Judiciary and ADR=embracing Mediation for Justice post Covid 19 | AIAC | Zoom webinar

•June 25, 2020 | Attendee | Resolving Banking Disputes in the Covid 19 Era: Tailor Made Solutions
AIAC | Zoom webinar

•June 18, 2020 | Attendee | Peer Learning Discussion on Community Mediation | ABA ROLI and the National Center for Mediation | Zoom webinar

•June 17, 2020 | Attendee | Masterclass in Interntional Mediation--The Use of Evaluation in Mediation
ADR Center Global with Dwight Golann (Mediator and Professor of Law – Suffolk University, Boston | Zoom webinar

•June 17, 2020 | Participant | Use of Breakout Rooms | Virtual Mediation Lab | Zoom webinar

•June 3, 2020 | Attendee | Online Mediation - How to Create Rapport with the Parties | Virtual Mediation Lab | Zoom webinar

•June 3, 2020 | Attendee | Masterclass in Interntional Mediation - Myths and Realities of Voluntary and Mandatory Mediation--Italian and Global Experiences | ADR Center Global with Leonardo D'Urso, Constantin-Adi Gavrila, Elena Koltzaki, Blazo Nedic and other international guests | Zoom webinar

•May 22, 2020 | Attendee | Masterclass in International Mediation: "Use of videoconference and technology for mediators and lawyers after Covid-19" | ADR Center Global with Colin Rule (ODR pioneer and guru) | Zoom webinar

•May 15, 2020 | Attendee | Masterclass in Interntional Mediation: "Cross-cultural, apology and forgiveness in mediation" | ADR Center Global with Prof. Sukhsimranjit Singh (Managing Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law) | Zoom webinar

•May 9, 2020 | Attendee | Masterclass in Interntional Mediation: "The profession of mediator in the US: how to build a successful mediation practice" | ADR Center Global with Kim Deck (renowned mediator based in Los Angeles) | Zoom webinar

•September 6, 2019 | Participant | Launching of the Pilot Implementation of the Rules on Mediation in the National Prosecution Service, OCP Cebu City | Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution, in partnership with GOJUST AND THE Department of Justice Justice Sector Coordinating Council | Crown Regency Hotel and Towers, Cebu City

•July 31-August 1, 2019 | Participant | Refresher/Advance Course for Court-Annexed Mediators | PHILJA, Supreme Court | The Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City

•July 8-12, 2019 | Participant | Mediation Training for the National Prosecution Service
Office for Alternative Dispute Resolution, in partnership with GOJUST AND THE Department of Justice Justice Sector Coordinating Council| Bai Hotel, Mandaue City

•June 7, 2017 | Attendee | Online Mediation in a Nutshell - 30-min Free Webinar/Demo | Virtual Mediation Lab |Zoom webinar

•October 13, 2016 | Awardee | National Mediation Awards Night | Professional Mediators Association of UK | Browns Convent Garden, London, UK

•August 3-4, 2016 | Participant | Refresher/Advance Course for Court-Annexed Mediators | PHILJA, Supreme Court | City Suites Condotel, Cebu City

•July 28, 2016 | Participant | Streamlining Disputes: The Mediator as Case Manager | Werner Institute at Creighton University's School of Law | ADRHub Webinar

•July 20, 2016 | Participant | Online Peer Mediation Platform-Partnership Opportunities | JAMS Foundation | Webinar

•July 19, 2016 | Participant | Cross-Border Dispute Resolution | Werner Institute at Creighton University's School of Law | ADRHub Webinar

•July 12, 2016 | Mediator | Online Simulation of Commercial Case | Virtual Mediation Lab | Zoom

•July 6, 2016 | Participant | Handling Boardroom Disputes | TCM Group, UK | Webinar

•June 30, 2016 | Participant | The Power of Mobile Devices in Online Mediation-Brainstorming Creative Ideas | Virtual Mediation Lab | Webinar

•June 9, 2016 | Mediator | Virtual Mediation Simulation of Workplace Verbal Harassment Case | Virtual Mediation Lab | Zoom

•May 19, 2016 | Participant | Mediation and Mental Health | TCM Group, UK | Webinar

•May 11, 2016 | Participant | Climate Conflict, Capital & Development Paradox: A Case of India's Energy & Resources Crisis | Werner Institute at Creighton University's School of Law | ADRHub Webinar

•May 9, 2016 | Participant | Online Dispute Resolution: Managing Mediation Online | TCM Group, UK | Webinar

•April 11, 2016 | Mediator | Online Mediation Simulation of Family Case | Virtual Mediation Lab | Zoom

•April 5, 2016 | Trainee | One-on-one Hands On Training on Online Mediation | Virtual Mediation Lab| Zoom

•April 1, 2016 | Participant | Tackling Bullying at Work: The Role of Mediation | TCM Group, UK | Webinar

•March 29, 2016 | Trainee | Introduction to Online Mediation | Virtual Mediation Lab | Zoom

•March 17, 2016 | Disputant | Online Mediation Simulation of Family Case | Virtual Mediation Lab | Zoom

•March 16, 2016 | Disputant | Online Mediation Simulation of Discrimination Case | Virtual Mediation Lab | Zoom

•September 20, 2013 | Guest Speaker | Mediation, the Route to Peace | Rotary Club Banilad Metro
Cebu Country Club, Cebu City

•April 4, 2013 | Resource Speaker | Elements of Mediation Before the Lower Courts | MCLE Seminar of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, Cebu City Chapter, in coordination with the Young Lawyers | Association of the Philippines Inc. | Sacred Heart Center, Cebu City

•June 5, 2012 | Guest Speaker | Creating a Culture of Peace in support of the Vision-Mission of St. Theresa's College | Faculty and Administrative Staff meeting of STC Cebu | STC Audio Visual Hall, Cebu City

•June 2, 2012 | Resource Speaker | Spiritual Wellness through Mediation…Creating a Culture of Peace
Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc Wellness Convention for Cebu Business Month 2012 | Cebu Marriott Hotel, Cebu City

•February 7, 2012 | Guest Speaker | Creating a Culture of Peace | Rotary Club of Gloria Maris| Casino Espanol, Cebu City

•March 4-5, 2011 | Participant | MCLE Basic Arbitration Seminar | Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArB) with University of Cebu (UC) Legal Aid and Law Center Inc. | UC-Banilad College of Law, Cebu City

•June 2-3, 2010 | Participant | Advance Refresher Course for Mediators | PHILJA, Supreme Court
Golden Prince Hotel & Suites, Cebu City

•July 8, 2009 | Participant | Advance Refresher Course for Mediators | PHILJA, Supreme Court| La Fortuna Hotel, Cebu City

•October 28-30, 2008 | Resource Speaker | Basic Seminar Workshop on Mediation related to Land Administration | The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Office of the Regional Executive Director, Region VII | DENR-7 Training Hall, Banilad, Mandaue City

•July 20, 2008 | Trainer | Innovative Project Management-Conflic Management for the LAMP Program of DENR-Leyte | Business Resource Center of the University of San Carlos | University of San Carlos, Cebu City

•November 27-28, 2006 | Delegate | National Conference on Court-Annexed/Referred Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (PHILJA 691 ADR NC (1) '06 | Supreme Court, PHILJA, PMC, in cooperation with USAID and The Asia Foundation | Century Park Hotel, Vito Curz, Manila

•2008| Participant | Refresher Course for Mediation | PHILJA, Supreme Court | La Fortuna Hotel, Cebu City

•February 6-7, 2006 | Participant | Re-Orientation Seminar for Court-Annexed Mediators and Oath-Taking Ceremony of Newly Accredited Cebu Mediators (PHILJA 577 ADR ROS (1) '06 | Supreme Court, PHILJA, PMC | Cebu Grand Hotel, Cebu City

•2005 | Lecturer/Facilitator | Refresher on Mediation as an Alternative Dispute Resolution during the annual planning session of the Provincial and City Prosecutors OF Region VII | The Regional Prosecutor, Region VII, Central Visayas, Department of Justice, Cebu City | Lapu-Lapu City

•2005 | Facilitator | Internship Program for Bacolod City Mediators | PMC, PHILJA and Supreme Court | Hall of Justice, Bacolod City

•April 27-28, 2004 | Participant | Evaluation Workshop on the Trial Courts Mediation Project (PHILJA 420 ADR EVAL-CEB (2) '04 | Supreme Court, PHILJA, PMC, in cooperation with The Asia Foundation
Cebu Grand Hotel, Cebu City

•March 18-19, 2004 | Participant | Basic Training on Business Mediation | Atty Loong Seng Onn & Atty Carol Liew of Singapore Mediation Centre, CMFI & Cebu Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. (CCCI) |Montebello Villa Hotel, Cebu City

•September 6, 2003 | Participant | Refresher Course for Mediators (PHILJA 370 JRO RC (1) ' 03 Tele-video conferencing between Cebu Waterfront Hotel Cebu City, RCBC Plaza, Makati City & Hotel Mandaya, Davao City | Office of the Court Administrator (OCA), Supreme Court, PHILJA, Philippine Mediation Center (PMC), Philippine Mediation Foundation Inc (PMFI), in cooperation with The Asia Foundation and MosCom | Cebu Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City

•December 5, 2001 | Participant | Refresher Course for Mediators (PHILJA 243 JRO ADR (27) ' 01 | PHILJA, Supreme Court | Cebu Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City

•June 22, 2001 | Inductee | Accreditation ceremony with Chief Justice Hilario Davide | International Conference for Peace, Values and Leadership (ICPVL) of the University of the Philippines Foundation (USPF) | Alumni Hall, USPF, Cebu City

•March 21, 2001 | Delegate | Mediation Conference & Workshop | PHILJA, Supreme Court | Manila Hotel, Manila

•January 22-February 15, 2001 | Intern | One-month Internship | Hall of Justice, Cebu City

•January 15-20, 2001 | Participant | Basic Seminar Workshop on Mediation | Ms. Annabelle Abaya, sponsored by Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA), Supreme Court, and The Asia Foundation | Sarrosa Hotel, Cebu City

Training & Education


Highest Educational Attainment:
Master in Management
Asian Institute of Management, Makati City Class 1992

Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting
University of San Carlos, Cebu City Class 1976
Honors received: Magna Cum Laude

CPA PRC Registration No. 31141,
October 1976 exam Rating: 82.86%

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