June 30, 2016

President Benigno S. Aquino III

President Benigno S. Aquino III is an economist by training and a public official by profession. He served three terms as Congressman of the Second District of Tarlac before placing sixth in the May 2007 Senatorial elections that earned him a 6-year mandate as Senator of the Republic of the Philippines.

 

GOVERNMENT SERVICE

    

PRESIDENT, REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

     

SENATOR, SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES, 14TH CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES, July 1, 2007 – June 29, 2010

A. Chairman, Committee on Local Government   

B. Vice Chairman, Committee on Justice and Human Rights   

C. Committee Membership   

Accounts   

Constitutional Amendments, Revisions of Codes and Laws   

Economic Affairs   

Education, Arts and Culture   

Environment and Natural Resources   

National Defense and Security   

Peace, Unifications and Reconciliation   

Public Works   

Trade and Commerce   

Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement   

Ways and Means   

Youth, Women and Family Relations   

D. Priority Bills   

Senate Bill No. 1370 – an act granting an annual productivity incentive to all workers in the private sector, establishing mechanisms for its implementation, and for other purposes   

Senate Bill No. 1719 – an act limiting the re-appointment of presidential nominees by-passed by the Commission on Appointments (CA)   

Senate Bill No. 1710 – an act banning the re-appointment of a regular member of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) who has already served the full term   

Senate Bill No. 2035 – an act requiring the regular maintenance and preservation of all public infrastructures, establishing mechanisms for its implementation and for other purposes   

Senate Bill No. 2036 – an act increasing the penalties for non-compliance of the prescribed increases and adjustments in the wage rates of workers, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 6727   

E. Resolutions   

Senate Resolution No. 190 – investigating the exercise and implementation of the powers of local chief executives under Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the “Local Government Code of 1991” in relation to Republic Act 6975 known as the “Philippine National Police (PNP) Law” and Republic Act 8551 known as “The PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998”   

Senate Resolution No. 205 – investigating the bomb explosion at the House of Representatives, condemning in the strongest possible terms the recent bombing at the House of Representatives, extending sympathies to the victims and calling on authorities to conduct a swift and thorough investigation into this incident   

Senate Resolution No. 229 – directing the appropriate Senate committees to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the circumstances leading to the arrest and ‘processing’ of journalists and media personalities after the Manila Peninsula standoff on 29 November 2007   

     

DEPUTY SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 13TH CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES, November 2004 –February 2006

     

MEMBER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1998-2001; 2001-2004; 2004-2007

A. Committee Membership   

13th Congress   

Banks & Financial Intermediaries   

Energy   

Export Promotion   

Public Order & Safety   

12th Congress   

Civil, Political & Human Rights   

Good Government   

Inter-Parliamentary Relations & Diplomacy   

Public Order & Security   

11th Congress   

Agriculture   

Appropriations   

Banks & Financial Intermediaries   

Civil, Political & Human Rights (Vice-Chairman)   

Natural Resources   

People’s Participation   

Public Order & Security   

Suffrage and Electoral Reforms   

Trade & Industry   

Transportation & Communications   

B. Priority Bills   

House Bill No. 4251 – granting annual productivity incentives to all workers in the private sector   

House Bill No. 4397 – strengthening the regulatory power of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to effectively enforce consumer laws   

House Bill No. 4252 – increasing the penalties for non-compliance of the prescribed increases and adjustments in the wage rates of workers   

House Bill No. 3616 – extending the reglementary period for the educational qualification for PNP members   

House Bill No. 1842 – providing for the codification of criminal laws   

C. Resolutions   

House Resolution No. 65 – inquiry in aid of legislation into the politics and processes of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) in granting rate increases to electric utilities   

House Resolution No. 788 – creating a select Congressional Oversight Committee on intelligence funds to check and study the use of intelligence funds by government agencies to ensure that funds allocated therefor are utilized for the purpose they are intended   

 

LIBERAL PARTY LEADERSHIP

Executive Vice President, December 18, 2007 to present   

Vice Chairman, March 17, 2006 to December 17, 2007   

Secretary General, 2004 to March 16, 2006   

Vice-President for Luzon 2002-2004   

Secretary General, 1999-2002   

Chairman of the Board, Central Luzon Congressional Caucus   

 

EDUCATION

Tertiary Education: AB Economics, Ateneo de Manila University (1977-1981) 

Secondary Education: Ateneo de Manila University (1973-1977)   

 

PERSONAL DATA

Date of Birth: 8 February 1960
Place of Birth: Manila
Civil Status: Single
Parents: Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr. (†), Former President Corazon C. Aquino (†)