Chavez, Melchor “Mel” (Labor Party Philippines)

Chavez, Melchor “Mel” (Labor Party Philippines)

PERSONAL DETAILS
Age: 67
Place of Residence: Kidapawan City
Political Party: Labor Party Philippines
Incumbent Senator: No
Terms as Senator: N/A
SALIENT ISSUES AND POSITION
War on Drugs - No* *must target big-time drug lords
Jeepney Phaseout - Yes
Lowering of Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility - No
Death Penalty - Yes
Divorce - Yes
Same-sex marriage - Yes
Legalization of medical marijuana - Yes
Anti-Political Dynasty Law - Yes
Extension of Martial Law in Mindanao - No
Federalism - Yes
Freedom of Information - Yes
POLICY FOCUS/PLATFORMS
Land Reform
Investigation of land-grabbing
Overhaul of country’s land titling system
EDUCATION
Primary: No data found
Secondary: No data found
Tertiary: AB Political Science, Notre Dame College, 1973
Graduate Studies: No data found
Honorary Degrees: No data found
Others: No data found
AFFILIATIONS
Association of Commentators and Announcers of the Philippines, President, 1987-Present
Citizens Crime Watch, Executive Vice President, 2013-Present
SOURCES
Bajo, A.F. ( 2018, October 11). Senatorial aspirant slams Duterte’s drug war, rising prices of goods. GMA News Online. https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/670860/senatorial-aspirant-slams-duterte-s-drug-war-rising-prices-of-goods/story/.
GMA Public Affairs. (2019, April 13). Investigative Documentaries: Melchor Chavez, nais isulong ang press freedom sa Senado [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nMsszTZIUA.
Rappler. (n.d.). Melchor Chavez. Rappler. Retrieved from https://ph.rappler.com/people/mel-chavez.
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