About

LENTE is a way for lawyers, paralegals, law students, and volunteers to contribute to the great enterprise called nation-building.

HISTORY

LENTE was launched on March 23, 2007 at IBP National Office with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the LENTE Co-Convenors.

Thus, the IBP and other major established election monitoring groups in the country such as NAMFREL, PPCRV, CBCP, the Alternative Law Groups of the Philippines, OneVoice Inc., and other civil society groups finally decided to answer the long-felt need for a citizen's arm dedicated primarily to the legal aspect of the elections. IBP's partnership with LENTE is based on the commitment of the country's legal community to the democratic ideals and to the principle that an effective democracy begins with clean, honest, and orderly elections that reflect the genuine will of the people.

Mission

LENTE is committed to ensuring truthful elections and meaningful electoral participation for the good of the Filipino people

Vision

LENTE envisions a genuinely and participatory democratic Philippine society with an informed, empowered, and engaged citizenry, where LENTE serves as a steadfast guardian of a credible and accessible electoral system

OBJECTIVES
01
To conduct public education activities on the Philippines electoral system.
02
To lobby and advocate for electoral reforms that would ensure the electoral process’s credibility and restore the citizens’ trust in Philippine democracy.
03
To pursue criminal and administrative cases against violators of election laws.
04
To strengthen institutional ties among various citizen’s arms and other organizations.
05
To monitor the conduct of elections.
Governing body

Board of Directors

Atty. Rosario T. Setias-Reyes
President
Atty. Takahiro Kenjie C. Aman
Corporate Secretary
Mr. Eddie M. Nuque
Chief Finance Officer
Mr. Edilberto C. Guyano
Auditor

Board Members

Atty. Christian S. Monsod
Founding Chairperson
Atty. Roan I. Libaros
Member
Dr. Benjamin T. Tolosa Jr.
Member
Mr. Eric O. Alvia
Member
Sen. Santanina Tillah-Rasul
Member
TEAMS
Atty. Rona Ann Caritos
Executive Director

Programs

May Gladys Butoy
Senior Project Director, Human Rights
Brizza Margareth Rosales
Project Director
Jamir Niño Ocampo
Project Director, Youth-led Reform
Quisha Vardez
Junior Project Officer
Haruka Ichinose
Communications Officer
Jenica Czarina Mendez
Project Assistant
Hazel Marie Mallari
Policy and Coalition Officer, Youth-led Reform
Lorenzo Angelo Paterno
Project Officer, Youth-led Reform

Consultants

Atty. Helen Maureen Graido
For Policy and Legislation
Atty. Ryan Jay Roset
For Elections and Social Media
Atty. Carlo Gino Africa
BARMM Electoral Code
Atty. Izah Katrina Reyes
For Political Party Finance
May Gladys Butoy
For Elections During COVID

Finance

Juvaline Dionisio
Bookkeeper
Rich Apollo Mamhot
Finance Officer
CHAPTERS
Bernadette Guia

Ateneo De Manila University Volunteer Law Students

Head for ADMU
Roger Cuaresma

San Beda University Volunteer Law Students

Head for SBU
PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS