Mr. Derije participated in the 10th season of ANC’s Square Off, a national debate tournament, where his team won the championship.
He has authored “Commentaries on HB 4994: Bangsamoro Basic Law”, a special issue of the Mindanao Law Journal in 2014.
He is currently a lecturer at the Ateneo de Davao University, where he teaches courses on Constitutional Law. He is also a lecturer at Jose Maria College, where he teaches courses on Corporation Law, Constitutional Law, and Competition Law.
Mr. Derije was admitted to the Philippine Bar in 2016 and is a member of the Davao City Chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.