Atty. Alberto T. Muyot is currently an Undersecretary of the Department of Education where he is primarily responsible for legal affairs and School Sites Titling Office. He also supervises the National Council for Children’s Television, an attached agency to the Department. He is also a Commissioner of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and a board member of the Philippine Health Research Ethics Board (PHREB), the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC), the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC), COMELEC Advisory Council and the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC). He is the High Official for the Philippines in the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). He is also a member of the Governing Board of the SEAMEO Center for History and Tradition, and the Senior Official for Education of the Philippines in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
He was formerly the Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and the Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC). He was also a Child Protection Specialist of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – Manila, Philippines, where he managed the project on Legal Protection and Justice System for Children, which provided assistance to the Philippine Government in enacting laws and building the capacity of the pillars of the justice systems to protect children. Before his ten-year stint at UNICEF, he was the Director of the U.P. Law Center’s Institute of Human Rights.
He was a consultant in several projects seeking to introduce reforms in the administration of justice in the Philippines and was a consultant of the government in peace negotiations. He is also a part-time law professor. He has also been a resource person/speaker in several international and regional conferences and national training seminars on human rights, criminal justice, juvenile justice, child protection, and international humanitarian law.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines in 1980, his Bachelor of Laws (cum laude) also from the University of the Philippines in 1985 and his Master of Laws (DeWitt Fellow) from the University of Michigan in 1991.
He was recently awarded the Gawad Alumni by De La Salle-Lipa, his alma mater, and the Gawad Dangal ng Lipi by the Province of Bulacan.
He is happily married to Ma. Riza M. Muyot, with whom he has two children, Justin Albert and Melissa Anne.