Atty. Karen Lucille Malilong
Fifth Keynote Speaker
Aside from being a legal practitioner, Atty. Malilong is a forest and cultural heritage advocate. She is a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a professional association known for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage landscapes around the world, and currently heads the National Committee on Monuments and Sites (NCMS) under National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).
Atty. Malilong has a sterling academic track record, as she was the class valedictorian from U.P. Cebu High School, graduated magna cum laude in Bachelor of Science in Economics, and ranked sixth among graduating class in her Bachelor of Laws in the University of the Philippines - Diliman (UPD). Beyond that seemingly academic all but head record, is a heart of a human filled with love and passion for heritage, arts, flowers, and trees while she weaves policies to connect them for the protection and conservation of these elements.