Atty. Al. S. Vitangcol III

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Atty. Al. S. Vitangcol III

Atty. Al. S. Vitangcol III is a practicing lawyer, a registered engineer, a contracts review expert, an academic scholar, an Information Technology (IT) specialist, and an automated elections specialist in the Philippines. A lawyer in the Philippines with a formal education in IT and a solid IT working experience behind him. He got some EC-Council certs which he thinks is enough for him to become a hacker. He was nominated to the 2007 Ramon Ozaeta Most Outstanding Lawyer Award, which is annually sponsored by the Philippine Bar Association (PBA).

He is a former law professor at the Lyceum of the Philippines - College of Law and a former lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University – Graduate School of Business. He is a member of various local organizations and the Australian-based International Employment Relations Association (IERA).


He is the author of three books: 1) Computers for Lawyers, 2) technoLAWgy:A Lawyer’s Guide to Information Technology in the Practice of Law, and 3) Legal Research in Practice.

One of the noted speakers of ROOTCON Hacker Conference.

Claimed that he was forced to deface and hack a website in order to pass his course in CHFI.

He was sentenced to 12 to 16 years in prison for graft in Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) in the Philippines.


Hired as a lawyer by some convicted hackers wherein none of them went to jail.

Hates cyber crime bills.