DISCUSSANT

Atty. Ma. Liza Jorda

Atty. Ma. Liza Jorda is Chief Prosecutor for the Department of Justice based in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. Since 2005, Prosecutor Jorda has focused on cases involving violations of the Anti-Violence Against Women Act, child abuse law, and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act.

Before her appointment as City Prosecutor, she was part of the Task Force against Human Trafficking in Region 7, an area in the Philippines that is both a source and transit point for human trafficking. She also handled cases of Online Sexual Exploitation of Children. In addition to her prosecutorial work, Prosecutor Jorda speaks to the law enforcers and social welfare offices about three major laws affecting women and children in the Philippines to encourage better implementation. In 2014, the Embassy of the United States of America bestowed on her the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Fellowship Award in recognition of her selfless dedication to uphold the dignity and rights of women and children in the Philippines.