Javey Paul Durban Francisco is a career public servant who has been with the SEC for the last 17 years. He rose from the ranks starting out as a Securities Counsel II in 2001, promoted to Securities Counsel III in 2003, then Officer-in-charge in 2005. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on April 18, 2018, he was the SEC’s Director for its Davao Extension Office, a position he has held since 2007. Said Office has jurisdiction over SEC operations in Regions XI, XII and some parts of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
His professional career as a lawyer began with a stint at the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices or ACCRALaw where he was an associate from 1996-2000. While at ACCRA, he handled various corporate, labor, litigation as well as public interest cases. He joined the government service in 2001 with a short stay at the Office of the Ombudsman for Mindanao. In the same year, he transferred to the SEC. At the SEC, he was sent to attend international training-conferences, the Tokyo Seminar on Securities Regulation, Tokyo, Japan sponsored by the FSA-Japan (2006) and 9th International Conference on Financial Crimes and Terrorism Financing, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2017). Recently, he represented the SEC during the 29th Peer Review Group (PRG) Meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes held in June 2018 at Vaduz, Liechenstein and attended the APEC Financial Regulators Training Initiative-Regional Seminar on Risk-Based Supervision in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Mr. Francisco is a product of the Ateneo de Davao University where he studied from elementary up to law school. He earned his Bachelor of Arts major in Philosophy degree in 1991 and his law degree in 1995. He was admitted to the Bar in 1996. In 2005, he earned his Master in Management degree from the University of the Philippines in Mindanao. After completing the Executive Leadership Program of the Career Executive Service Board, he was granted Career Executive Service Eligibility in 2010.
His professional and civic affiliations include the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Davao City Chapter and the National Union of Career Executive Service Officers or NUCESO. He was the treasurer of the Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies in Region XI (ARENA XI) from 2006 until middle of 2018. He was a former member of the board of trustees of the Ateneo de Davao University Alumni Association, a life member of the Mindanao Amateur Radio Association or MINDARA and is also a Past Master of Datu Bago Masonic Lodge No. 197 of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines.