Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Ernie Maceda

Basic Profile:

    • Full Name: Ernesto Madarang Maceda
    • Nickname: Manong Ernie
    • Birthdate: 1935-Mar-26
    • Profession: lawyer
    • Place of Birth: Pagsanjan, Laguna
    • Place of Voter Registration: Brgy. 506, Zone 50, City of Manila
    • Current Residence: Brgy. 506, Zone 50, City of Manila
    • Marital Status: Married to Maria Azucena Perez
    • Nationality: Filipino
    • Political Party: United Nationalist Alliance
    • Current Position in Government: None
    • Positions previously held in Government:

Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extra Ordinary to the United States (1999-2001)
Senator (1971-1972, 1987-1992, 1996-1998: Senate President)
Minister for Environment and Natural Resources (1986)
Secretary of Commerce and Industry (1970-1971)
Governor of the Development Bank of the Philippines (under President Cory Aquino)
Executive Secretary of the President (1969-1970, under President Ferdinand Marcos)
Chairman, Commission on Reorganization (1969-1970)
Secretary of Community Development (1965-1970, under President Ferdinand Marcos)
Vice Mayor and city councilor, Manila

    • Relatives in Government or Politics:

Manila 4th district Councilor Edward V.P. Maceda (son)
Another son, Edwin, worked in the office of Vice President Jejomar Binay. He quit to focus on his father’s campaign.


  • Lucena Elementary School –Elementary(1946)
  • Ateneo de Manila University- High school (1950)
  • Ateneo de Manila University- Associate in Arts(1952)
  • Ateneo de Manila University- Bachelor of Laws (1956)
  • Harvard University- Master of Laws, Taxation and International Law (1957)
  • Harvard University- Harvard International Legal Studies Fellow (1963)
  • Harvard University- J.S.D. candidate (1963)
  • Asian Institute of Management- B.M.P. (1977)


  • 1st Asian Conference on Volunteer Programs(1966 – 1966), Chairman
  • Government Service Insurance System(1967 – 1969), Former trustee
  • Philippine Delegation – International Council on Social Welfare, Helsinki(1967 – 1967), Chairman
  • Nacionalista Party(1969 – 1969), Campaign manager
  • Philippine Delegation UNIDO Conference, Tokyo(1971 – 1971), Chairman
  • 27th ECAFE Conference Manila(1971 – 1971), Chairman
  • Manila Seedling Bank Foundation Inc.(1986 – 1986), Chairman and president
  • PDP Laban(1987 – 1992), Member
  • Nationalist People’s Coalition(1992 – 1998), Member
  • Legislative Executive Development Council (1992 – 1998), Member
  • Philippine Delegation,98th Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference(1997), Head
  • Foundation of the Philippine American Medical Society of New Jersey Inc.(1999 – 2000), Honorary member, Board of trustees
  • 3rd APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial International Trade Center(1999 – 1999), Delegate
  • Foundation for Aid to the Philippines, Inc. Baltimore(1999 – 1999), Honorary chairman, Board of directors
  • International Advisory Board of Global Forum(2000 – 2000), Honorary member
  • Bar of the United States Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces(2000 – 2000), Honorary member
  • US – Asia Foundation(2000 – 2000), Honorary member, Board of governors
  • The Summer Opera Theatre Company(2000 – 2000), Member
  • The Summer Opera Millenium Gala 2000 Honorary Committee
  • Philippine American Foundation(2000 – 2000), Honorary chairman

Platforms and Advocacies:

The 2013 elections provide various platforms which Ernesto Maceda supports, including job creation for citizens within the country, increase in education facilities and scholarships available as well as assistance to poorer students and support for senior citizens with regards to discounts and costs of living,. Also included are increased funds to local government units and providing clean and safe drinking water for every household in the country.

Stands on Issues:

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

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