Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Risa Hontiveros

Basic Profile:

  • Full Name: Ana Theresia Navarro Hontiveros
  • Nickname: Risa Hontiveros
  • Birthdate: 1966-Feb-24
  • Profession: NGO worker
  • Place of Birth: City of Manila
  • Place of Voter Registration: Old Balara, Quezon City
  • Current Residence: Holy Spirit, Quezon City
  • Marital Status: Widow
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Political Party: Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party

Current Position in Government: None

Positions previously held in Government:
Party-list representative, Akbayan (2004-2010)
Member, Government Panel for Peace Talks with the National Deliberation Front (1998-2004)

Relatives in Government or Politics: None

Education:

  • St. Scholastica’s College Manila- Elementary(1979)
  • St. Scholastica’s College Manila- Highschool (1983)
  • Ateneo de Manila University- AB Social Sciences (1987)
  • Asian Institute of Management- Managing Arts Program (2004)

Affiliations:

  • Foundation for Development Alternatives(1987 – 1987), Community organizer
  • Coalition for Peace(1987 – 2004), Secretary general
  • Government Panel Peace Talks with the National Democratic Front(1988 – 2004), Member
  • Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party(2004 – 2013), Member

Laws authored:

  • Cheaper Medicines Law
  • Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER) Law

Platforms and Advocacies:

Running under Team PNoy, Risa Hontiveros’ agenda mainly focus on a position for the introduction of Divorce for the Philippines, as well as being for the Anti-Political dynasties bill. This bill would ensure that “The State shall guarantee equal access to public service and prohibit political dynasty as may be defined by law.” Among the other agendas there is also the passage of Universal Health Care which has been supported by all candidates.

Stands on Issues:

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