Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Ricardo Penson

Basic Profile:

  • Full Name: Ricardo Lagdameo Penson
  • Nickname: Dick
  • Birthdate: 1952-Jun-9
  • Profession: corporate executive/social activist
  • Place of Birth: Caloocan City
  • Place of Voter Registration: Ugong, Pasig City
  • Current Residence: Ugong, Pasig City
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Political Party: Independent

Current Position in Government: None

Position previously held in Government: Special Assistant for National Security & Political Affairs, Office of the President (1987-1993)

Relatives in Governmensict or Politics:
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chairman Margarita “Margie” Juico (sister)
Quezon City 1st district Councilor Joseph Emile P. Juico (nephew)
Vince P. Juico, chief-of-staff to PCSO chairman (nephew)

Education:

  • University of Pennsylvania — The Wharton School- MDP Management,
  • University of Cincinnati- BBA Marketing Management
  • San Beda College- BSBA Marketing

Affiliation:

  • Stallion Football Club(2012 – Present), Director

Bills Passed: None

Platforms and Advocacies:

One of the platforms of Ricardo Penson is ending the political dynasty that plagued the government for decades. He believes that family members should be prohibited from running for public office regardless of the place or position. In November 2012, he launched the Krusada Kontra Dynasty movement in order to further campaign for this advocacy. If elected as senator, Ricardo Penson vows to pass a bill prohibiting political dynasties and that he would resign if it fails to become a law. He has previously filed a case with the Commission on Elections for the disqualification of candidates who were “obviously” from political dynasties. Earlier, he joined in petitioning the Supreme Court to compel Congress to pass a law defining dynasties but the high tribunal junked the suit.

Ricardo Penson also said he supports the reproductive health law because it does not force abortion and does not coerce anyone to use contraceptives. He also supports the divorce bill but only for couples with serious and irreconcilable problems.

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: AGAINST
  • Total Gun Ban:  AGAINST
  • Pork Barrel System: FOR
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