Ponce Enrile, Juan Furagganan Sr. (Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino)

Ponce Enrile, Juan Furagganan Sr. (Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino)

PERSONAL DETAILS
Age: 95
Place of Residence: Makati City, Metro Manila
Political Party: Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP)
Incumbent Senator: No
Terms as Senator: Four
FAMILY MEMBERS IN OFFICE
No data found
SALIENT ISSUES AND POSITION
Federalism: No (in its current form)/"Depende"
TRAIN Law: Ambiguous, says: "We cannot overburden production, power, and the economy. Taxation must be calibrated for the economy as well as for the people."
Same-sex marriage: Yes
Divorce: Yes
Legalization of medical marijuana: Yes
Passage of the Anti-Political Dynasty Law: No
Construction of the Kaliwa Dam: Yes
Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP): Yes
Martial Law Extension in Mindanao: "Depende"
Lowering of the age of criminal liability: Yes
Freedom of Information: Yes
POLICY FOCUS/PLATFORMS
Bring in more foreign capital to the country to drive up competition and create jobs
More jobs for Filipinos
Lower taxes
More stable supply of energy and water
Find ways to lower the prices of electricity and water
A thorough study of the energy sector
Better services for consumers in the telecommunications industry
Decongest Metro Manila by creating economic centers in other areas through tax incentives
Consumer protection
Women's and LGBT rights
Reviewing federalism
Fixing TRAIN Law
Peaceful resolution of South China Sea dispute
Invest in local farmers in the sugar industry, particularly in research and development to increase their productivity
EDUCATION
Primary: No data found
Secondary: No data found
Tertiary:
Associate in Arts, Ateneo de Manila University (1949) cum laude
Graduate Studies:
Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines (1953) cum laude and class salutatorian
Post-Graduate Studies:
Master of Laws with specialized training in International Tax, Harvard Law School (1955)
Honorary Degrees:
Doctor of Laws (honoris causa)
- University of Southern Philippines (7 April 1973)
- Manila Law College (6 April 1975)
- University of Manila (25 March 1981)
Doctor of Humanities (honoris causa)
- St. Paul University of Cagayan Valley (30 January 1982)
Others:
Awardee, Scholarship Award, Harvard Law School
Degree of Commander, Philippine Legion of Honor (12 December 1974)
Mahaputra Adipranada, Republic of Indonesia (11 March 1975)
Degree of Commander with Bronze Anahaw Leaf, Philippine Legion of Honor (27 November 1986)
People of the Year Award 2010 for Government Service (10 January 2011)
AFFILIATIONS
Philippine Constitutional Association
Philippine Tax Institute
Integrated Bar of the Philippines
International Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines
Knights of Rizal
Philippine Jaycees Senate
Harvard Club of the Philippines
Manila Overseas Press Club
Chairman, Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP)
Chairman, Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP)
GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE
Executive
Department of Finance (1966 to 1968)
Undersecretary and Acting Secretary
Acting Insurance Commissioner, Commissioner of Customs
Acting Chairman, Monetary Board of the Central Bank of the Philippines
Department of Justice (1968 to 1970)
Secretary
Chairman, Board of Pardons and Parole
Chairman, Anti-Dummy Board
Chairman, Peace and Order Council
Ministry of National Defense (1970 to 1986)
Minister of National Defense
Former Chairman of the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of the Philippines (now Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas)
Legislative
Assemblyman, Cagayan (1984 to 1986)
Batasang Pambansa Cagayan
Assemblyman, Cagayan Valley (Region II) (1978 to 1984)
Interim Batasang Pambansa
Representative, First District of Cagayan (1992 to 1995)
Senator
First term (1987 to 1992)
Senate Minority Floor Leader
Minority Floor Leader, Commission on Appointments
Second term (1995 to 2001)
Assistant Minority Floor Leader (1998)
Chairman
Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises
Committee on Ways and Means
Vice Chairman
Committee on Finance
Committee on Public Services
Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon)
Third term (2004 to 2010)
Chairman
Committee on Finance
Committee on Public Services
Vice Chairman
Committee on Banks
Committee on Ways and Means
Fourth term (2010-2016)
Senate President (17 November 2008 to 5 June 2013)
Judiciary
None
Local Government
None
LEGISLATIVE WORK
Personally authored bills passed into law:
Republic Act No. 8424 (Tax Reform Act of 1997)
Anti-Terrorism Bill which ended being Republic Act No. 9372 (Human Security Act of 2007)
Republic Act No. 10667 (Philippine Competition Law)
Important legislation:
Passed during his term as Senate President:
Republic Act No. 9700 (Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms or CARPer)
Republic Act No. 9745 (Anti-Torture Act of 2009)
Republic Act No. 9775 (Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009)
Republic Act No. 9856 (The Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Act of 2009)
Republic Act No. 9994 (Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010)
Republic Act No. 10066 (National Cultural Heritage Act)
SOURCES
Adel, R. (2019, February 6). List: Certified senatorial candidates for 2019 elections. Philippine Star, Retrieved from http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/02/06/1891374/list-certified-senatorial-candidates-2019-elections
Casayuran, M. (2019, February 13). Enrile turns 95 on Valentine's Day; says 'kaya pa'. Manila Bulletin, Retrieved from http://news.mb.com.ph/2019/02/13/enrile-turns-95-on-valentines-day-says-kaya-pa/
Casayuran, M. (2019, March 4). Pampanga, a perfect place for investment - Enrile. Manila Bulletin, Retrieved from http://news.mb.com.ph/2019/03/04/pampanga-a-perfect-place-for-investment-enrile/
CNN Philippines. (2019, April 14). 'The Source' speaks to candidate Juan Ponce Enrile [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGWkBs1C0jU
Enrile: The more telco players, the happier. (2019, March 13), Retrieved from http://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1796640
GMA Public Affairs. (2019, March 15). Investigative Documentaries: Juan Ponce Enrile, nais isulong ang pederalismo [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdEIxCiIPfk
INQUIRER.net. (2018, December 5). Enrile: I decided to run to help debate pressing issues affecting the Philippines. INQUIRER.net, Retrieved from http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1060416/enrile-i-decided-to-run-to-help-debate-pressing-issues-affecting-the-philippines
Juan Ponce Enrile - Platforms. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://senatorjpe.com/quotes
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile - Biography. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/enrile_bio.asp
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile - Resume. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/enrile_resume.asp
Tamayo, B. E. (2019, March 9). Enrile vows to push for women's rights. The Manila Times, Retrieved from http://www.manilatimes.net/enrile-vows-to-push-for-womens-rights/522909/

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