Mr. Mangontawar M. Gubat holds the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Management (2003), Master in Public Administration (1998), Bachelor of Laws (cum laude) (1989), and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (major in Accounting) (1984), all from Mindanao State University (MSU), Marawi City, Philippines. He passed the Philippine bar examinations in 1989 and the Philippine CPA licensure examinations in 1984.
Mr. Gubat writes law textbooks for Philippine law students. He is the author of "The 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated" (Rex Book Store, 2000/Central Book Store, 2007), "The Revised Rules of Criminal Procedure Annotated" (MMG Publications, 2011), "Special Rules of Procedure Governing the Shari'a Courts Annotated" (Central Book Store, 2003), and "Reviewer in Islamic Procedure and Evidence" (Rex Book Store, 1998). He had also written various articles for different publications such as the Mindanao Law Journal, Mindanao Varsitarian, Shura, Pagsibol, and the MSU Alumni Monitor, where he had the privilege of working in different capacities.
Mr. Gubat had been teaching law for more than twenty (20) years at his alma mater. He works as prosecutor under the Department of Justice for sixteen (16) straight years. He is presently Provincial Prosecutor II of the Province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines. He had also worked as Public Attorney (1993-1996), MSU College of Law Secretary (1990-1993), Information Officer (1988-1990), and Accounting Instructor (1984-1985).
As a student, Mr. Gubat was a consistent academic scholar and graduated law as class salutatorian and college leadership awardee. He was twice recipient of the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in 1981, and finalist in the search for the 1989 Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines.
He is a member of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Beta Sigma Lambda Exclusive Law Fraternity and Sorority, and the National Prosecutors' League of the Philippines.
Mr. Gubat is a native of Marantao, Lanao del Sur. He is the third son of School Superintendent Mabandes Alonto Gubat and Hadja Nasriyyah Matara Domaub Mapasang.