Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Gringo Honasan

Basic Profile:

  • Full Name: Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II
  • Nickname: Gringo
  • Birthdate: 1948-Mar-14
  • Profession: legislator (senator)
  • Place of Birth: Baguio City, Benguet
  • Place of Voter Registration: Industrial Valley Complex, Marikina City
  • Current Residence: Industrial Valley Complex, Marikina City
  • Marital Status: Married to Jane Honasan
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Political Party: United Nationalist Alliance

Current Position in Government:
Senator (2007-present)
Chairperson, Senate Committees on Agrarian Reform, Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, and Public Information and Mass Media
Chairperson, Congressional Oversight Committee on Agrarian Reform and Dangerous Drugs, and Joint Oversight Committee on the Human Security Act
Vice-Chairperson, Senate Committess on Local Government, Civil Service and Government Reorganization, Health and Demography, National Defense and Security, Public Works, Rules, and Amateur Sports Competitiveness

Positions previously held in Government:
Senator (1995-2001, 2001-2004)
Chief of Security, Ministry of National Defense (1981-1986)
Aide-de-camp to the Secretary of National Defense (1974-1979)
Assigned to the 1st Composite Infantry Battalion, Armed Forces of the Philippines (1972-1974)

Relatives in Government or Politics: None

Education:

  • Don Bosco Highschool- Elementary(1961)
  • Don Bosco Highschool- Highschool(1965)
  • Philippine Military Academy- Bachelor of Science (1971)
  • Asian Institute of Management- Master’s degree in Business Management,  (1981)

Affiliations:

  • Reform the Armed Forces Movement(1985 – 1995), Member
  • United Nationalist Alliance(2012-2013), Coalition membe

Bills Passed/ Awards Received:

  • Clean Air Act of 1999 (principal sponsor)
  • Qualification Standards in the Appointment of Uniformed Personnel to the BFP and BJMP (sponsor)
  • Education Requirements for Promotion in the Philippine National Police (sponsor)
  • An Act Strengthening the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (sponsor)
  • Revised Fire Code of the Philippines (sponsor)
  • Disposition of Firearms, Ammunition or Explosives (sponsor)
  • Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012 (co-author)
  • An Act to Further Strengthen the Anti-Money Laundering Law (co-author)
  • Subsidiary Imprisonment (co-author)
  • Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2009 (co-author)
  • Philippine Technology Transfer Act of 2009 (co-author)
  • Military Service Board (co-author)
  • Philippine Disaster Risk Management Act of 2009 (co-author)
  • Climate Change Act of 2008 (co-author)
  • University of the Philippines Charter of 2007 (co-author)
  • Food Donation Act of 2007 (co-author)
  • Anti-Squatting Law Repeal Act of 1997
  • An Act Further Extending the Rent Control Period for Certain Residential Units
  • Housing Loan Condonation Act of 1998
  • An Act Strengthening Further the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program
  • Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 (co-author)

Platforms and Advocacies:

His agenda is mainly focussed around the Reproductive Health Law and Divorce, which he is firmly against. The Reproductive Health Law would see more people gain universal access to methods on contraception, fertility control, sexual education and maternal care. Gregorio Honasan has also voted in favor of a third reading regarding the Repeal of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. Alongside other candidates, he is also in favor of Universal Health Care.

Stands on Issues:

  • Reproductive Health Law: AGAINST
  • Sin Tax Law: AGAINST
  • Cyber Crime Law FOR
  • Freedom of Information Law: FOR
  • Anti-Political Dynasty Law: AGAINST
  • Divorce: AGAINST
  • Death Penalty: AGAINST
  • Same-sex Marriage: NO STAND
  • Total Gun Ban: AGAINST
  • Pork Barrel System: FOR
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