Charity received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines in 2001 and graduated with a Dean’s Medal in Academic Excellence. She holds a Master of Commercial Law degree from the University of Melbourne and was the recipient of the Frank Pinkerton Scholarship Award for Principles of Natural Resources Law in 2017.
She was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2002. Prior to joining OS Law, Charity was an associate in Poblador Bautista & Reyes Law Offices and Siguion Reyna, Montecillo & Ongsiako Law Offices, where she gained extensive litigation experience representing foreign and domestic clients in various commercial disputes, including corporate rehabilitation and insolvency, intra-corporate controversies, breach of contracts, and intellectual property rights violations.
Charity was also a former Corporate Legal Counsel for a group of mining companies and has advised and assisted clients in conducting legal due diligence reviews of mining projects, contract negotiations, license applications, and compliance with national and local mining and environmental laws and regulations.