Arcega, Gerald “Senador Bitay” Balita aka Sultan Muhammad Issa (Labor Party Philippines)

Arcega, Gerald “Senador Bitay” Balita aka Sultan Muhammad Issa (Labor Party Philippines)

PERSONAL DETAILS

Age: 42

Place of Residence: Mabini, Batangas

Political Party: Labor Party of the Philippines aka Workers and Peasants Party (Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka)

Incumbent Senator: No

Terms as Senator: N/A

 

FAMILY MEMBERS IN OFFICE

N/A

 

SALIENT ISSUES AND POSITION

Federalism: for

Anti-political dynasty law: for

Lowering of minimum age of criminal responsibility: for

Bangsamoro Organic Law: for

Same-sex marriage: against

 

POLICY FOCUS/PLATFORM

Larger representation of labor in the Senate

Death penalty for corrupt officials

 

EDUCATION

Primary: N/A

Secondary: N/A

Tertiary: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, San Beda College

Graduate Studies: Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Adventist University of the Philippines

Honorary Degrees: N/A

Others: N/A

 

AFFILIATIONS

Chairman, Royal Sultanate of Maharlika Darussalam Advocacy Cooperative

Tagalog Youth Congress

New Philippine Sultanate

 

GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE

Executive

N/A

Legislative

N/A

Judiciary

N/A

Local Government

N/A

 

LEGISLATIVE WORK

Personally authored bills passed into law: N/A

Total bills passed into law: N/A

Important legislation:

N/A

 

SOURCES

ABS-CBN News. (2019, Feb. 7). Ikaw Na Ba: Panayam ng DZMM sa mga nais magsenador | 7 Feb 2019 [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-DLxdPkWVs

Cabico, G. K. (2019, March 3). Senate race: New names voice support for same Duterte policies. PhilStar. Retrieved from https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/03/03/1898315/senate-race-new-names-voice-support-same-duterte-policies

Esguerra, Ian. (2019, Jan. 31). Final list of senatorial candidates in May 2019 polls down to 63. Additional 13 names removed [Twitter post]. Retrieved from https://twitter.com/IanEsguerra/status/1090853292664446976/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1090853292664446976&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.abs-cbn.com%2Fnews%2F01%2F31%2F19%2Fcomelec-names-63-candidates-for-2019-senatorial-elections

Manila Bulletin. (2019, March 6). Harapan 2019: The ABS-CBN Senatorial Town Hall Debate [Transcript]. Retrieved from https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/03/06/transcript-harapan-2019-the-abs-cbn-senatorial-town-hall-debate-4/

Quintos, P. (2018, Oct. 11). Senate hopeful wants death penalty for corrupt politicians. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved from https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/11/18/senate-hopeful-wants-death-penalty-for-corrupt-politicians

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