Dr. Abola is the current Program Director of the Strategic Business Economics Program (SBEP), a Senior Economist and Asst. Professor of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). He is also the Executive Director of the UA&P-FMIC Capital Market Research Alliance; an Independent Director of First Metro Securities Brokerage Corp., a stock brokerage subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corp. He is the principal senior consultant of the Department of Trade and Industry in the crafting of the eCommerce Philippines 2022 Roadmap.
He has a Ph.D. in Development Management and Master of Science in Industrial Economics from University of Asia and the Pacific, and a Bachelor degree of Science and Arts in Commerce Major in Accounting from De La Salle University.