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» » » » » » » 2013 Senatorial Candidate #17: Gregorio Honasan Profile


JR Lopez Gonzales 8:10 AM 0


In the light of the upcoming Elections this May 2013, I'm posting the background profiles of the 33 senatorial candidates. Please, I beg you; vote wisely.

Senatorial Candidate No. 17
Gregorio Honasan
Full Name:
Gregorio “Gringo” Ballesteros Honasan II

Sex:
Male

Age:
64

Town / City Registered:
Marikina

Birthplace:
Baguio City

Coalition:
UNA

Political Party:
  • UNA (2012-present)
  • Independent (1994-2012)

Professional / Political Experience:
  • Senator of the Philippines (1995-2004, 2007-2013)
  • Former soldier, Philippine Army (1971-1989)

Education:
  • San Beda College (prep to elementary)
  • Dominican School, Taiwan
  • Don Bosco Technical College (high school)
  • Philippine Military Academy (Bachelor of Science degree, 1971)

Achievements and Distinctions:
  • Key role in the 1986 EDSA Revolution against Pres. Ferdinand Marcos.
  • First independent candidate in Philippine history to win a seat in the Senate
  • Presidential Government Medal
  • Aide-de-camp to then Defense Sec. Juan Ponce Enrile (1974)
  • Distinguished Conduct Star (1986)
  • Chief of Security, National Defense
  • Pres., Beatriz Marketing Company
  • Board member, Northern Mindanao Development Bank
  • Authored bills into law: the Clean Air Act of 1999, Clean Water Act, the National Security Policy, among others





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