Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Richard Gordon

Basic Profile:

  • Fullname:        Richard Juico Gordon
  • Nickname:       Dick
  • Birthdate:        August 5, 1945
  • Profession:      Lawyer
  • Place of Birth: Castillejos, Zambales
  • Marital Status: Married to Katherine Howell Gordon
  • Political Party: United Nationalist Alliance

Current Position in Government: None

Positions previously held in Government:
Senator (2004-2010)
Secretary, Department of Tourism (2001-2004)
Founding Chairman and Administrator, Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (1992-1998)
Mayor of Olongapo City (1980-1986, 1988-1993)

Relatives in Government or Politics: Olongapo City Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. (brother)

Education:

  • Lourdes School – Elementary (1958)
  • Ateneo de Manila University – Highschool (1962)
  • Ateneo de Manila University – AB History (1966)
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman – Bachelor of Laws (1975)

Affiliations:

  • Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (1980-1986), Party Member
  • Nacionalista Party (1988 – 2004), Party Member
  • Bagumbayan – Volunteers for a New Philippines (2009 – 2013), Chairman
  • United Nationalist Alliance (2012 – 2013), Coalition member

Bills Passed / Awards Received:

  • 2008 Ateneo USA Award – Public Service
  • 2008 Gold Humanitarian Award
  • 2007 Gold Humanitarian Service Cross Award
  • 2006 Gawad Panday Award
  • 2005 Emilio Aguinaldo Outstanding Achievement Award in Public Service
  • 2003 International Awardee, Visit Korea Year
  • 2002 Aduana Awardee for Public Service
  • 2001 Gintong Ama Awardee
  • 2001 Silver Humanitarian Award
  • 2000 Upsilonian Noble and Outstanding (UNO)
  • 1997 Most Distinguished Alumnus
  • 1997 Presidential Award for Relief and Disaster Management
  • 1997 Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1997 Outstanding Alumnus in Public Service
  • 1996 The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL)
  • 1996 Man of the Year Alas Singko y Media Program, ABS-CBN
  • 1995 One of the 20 Great Asians of the Future
  • 1995 One of Who’s Who in Asia
  • 1994 One of the 50 Young Leaders of Asia
  • 1993 Luminary Award for Exemplary Achievement in Public Administration
  • 1991 Aurora Aragon Quezon Peace Award
  • Gold Vision Triangle Award National YMCA (Highest National Award)
  • Award for Outstanding and Dynamic Leadership in Government Service
  • Award for Community Service
  • Award National Council of Women of the Philippines
  • 1983 Professional Award in the Public Administration
  • 1982 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) in Public Administration

Platforms and Advocacies:

“Senatorial candidate Dick Gordon’s platforms or advocacy focuses on education, agriculture, enhancement of tourism, information technology, and national defense.”

Stand on Issues:

  • Reproductive Health Law: AGAINST
  • Sin Tax Law: FOR
  • Cyber Crime Law: AGAINST
  • Freedom of Information Law: FOR
  • Anti-Political Dynasty Law: AGAINST
  • Divorce: FOR
  • Death Penalty: AGAINST
  • Same-sex Marriage: AGAINST
  • Total Gun Ban: AGAINST
  • Pork Barrel System: AGAINST
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