Maria Concepcion "Con-con" Hernandez-Beloso

Trainer
 
Professor / City Councilor
University of Batangas, Philippines

Specialization

Environmental protection and preservation

Atty. Maria Concepcion R. Hernandez-Beloso is a neophyte Environmental Law professor, having been assigned to teach the subject only a couple of years ago in University of Batangas (Lipa), where she also finished her Juris Doctor degree in 2013. However, her passion for environmental protection and preservation started in college in De La Salle Lipa, where, apart from taking up BS Computer Science and serving as a student leader, she was tapped to co-anchor a local radio program entitled "Panaghoy ng Kalikasan," a UNDP funded inter-agency EIC project of the local government. In the same period, she was named as one of the country's 15 Young Environmental Envoys by Bayer and Luntian Pilipinas. She recently concluded her three-year term as City Councilor of Lipa City. As a legislator, she authored and sponsored ordinances and resolutions related to the environment such as "Ordinance Creating the Lipa City Head Waters Council" and "Ordinance Prohibiting Use of Styrofoam and Regulating Use of Plastic Bags." At present, she is a volunteer lawyer for the Archiocesan Ministry on Environment, a church-based organization actively opposing coal-powered power plants and irresponsible mining in the province of Batangas.