Atty. Cabanez is currently the Managing Partner of Lazaro Cabañez & Caingat Law Firm. He previously served as Regional Director of the Maritime Administration Authority Region VII from 1998 to 2010. Atty. Cabanez obtained his Masters Degree in International Maritime Law from the International Maritime Law Institute in Valetta, Malta. He graduated with a Bachelors of Laws degree from the University of the East.