About the Speaker
Hon. Karla A. Funtila-Abugan
Presiding Judge Metropolitan Trial Court of Manila, Branch 17
Judge Karla A. Funtila-Abugan is currently the Presiding Judge of the Metropolitan Trial Court (MeTC) of Manila, Branch 17. She assumed office as presiding judge last October 2018. Prior to judgeship, she was the Judicial Staff head of then Associate Justice Lucas P. Bersamin but had worked in his office as Court Attorney since 2011. Judge Funtila-Abugan is also the Vice-Chairperson of the Supreme Court’s Committee on the Revised Law Student Practice Rule. She is presently taking her Masters of Law degree at the University of the Philippines.