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Civil Status: married
Occupation: Senator, Lawyer
College: BA English- Major in Comparative Literature, University of the
Higher Studies: Bachelor of Laws, University of the
Masters in Public Administration,
2001- present Senator
Partner, Pangilinan Britanico Sarmiento and Franco Law Offices
Senior Partner, Franco Pangilinan Tolentino Ringler & Santo Law Offices
Legal Analyst, ABS-CBN Broadcast Corporation News and Current Affairs Department
Head, Legal Desk of ABS-CBN
Anchorperson, DZMM "Batas" / Relos Reports
Overall Coordinator, Integrated Bar of the Philippines-HOY! GISING! Free Legal Assistance Group
Collaborating Lawyer, Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG)
National Co-Chairperson, National Legal Aid Committee, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
1991- 1992 Minority Floor Leader,
1991-1992 President, National Movement of Young Legislators
* There were days that roll call was dispensed with; M=official mission/business
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CITATIONS AND LIABILITIES:
Kiko As A Student Leader
It was during his college years at the University of the
Kiko was moved to get more deeply involved as an agent of chage. He served as chairman of the University of the Philippines Student Council in 1986 and was the first Student Regent of the UP Board of Regents in 1987. He was elected Philippine representative to the Committee on Youth Cooperation of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Every inch an activist, Kiko led the youth sentiments of the people and castigate abusive and unscrupulous officials.
Kiko As A Lawyer
Early in his career as a lawyer, Kiko Pangilinan demonstrated his commitment to human rights and the public accountability of government officials, handling even the most controversial of cases pro-bono as collaborating lawyer of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG). He courageously took on cases involving the high and mighty, with an eye to justice without fear or favor. He is now on leave as senior law partner of Franco Pangilinan Tolentino Ringler & Santo Law Offices based in
He earned his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of the
Kiko As A Public Servant
Kiko believes in active citizenship. That is why his call is “Kumilos kasama si Kiko.” Because his involvement in civic affairs began even as a student in high school, he has over 21 years of civic and public service experience. He was the youngest elected city councilor of the Quezon City Council in 1991-1992. During his stint as QC councilor, Kiko saw the need to unite and develop young legislators committed to strong, principled leadership among young legislators. He thus founded and established the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL) where he became founding president.
Kiko remained an active organizer of multi-sectoral groups fighting for the return of decency, competence, and accountability to national leadership. As one of the convenors of the Kongreso ng Mamamayang Pilipino (KOMPIL) II, Kiko played a major role in the opposition movement that culminated in EDSA DOS and saw the downfall of the morally corrupt and inept Estrada presidency.
Kiko As A Husband and A Father
Undoubtedly, the part of his life most exposed to public scrutiny has been his marriage to TV and Moviedom’s one and only Mega Star, Ms. Sharon Cuneta, thus the moniker Mega Lawyer and now, Mega Senator. Kiko has two daughters, Ma. Kristina Cassandra (KC) and Simone Francesca Emmanuelle (Frankie). Kiko is a loving and supportive husband and father and his family is clearly a source of joy and strength to him.
Kiko As A Senator
At 38, Kiko Pangilinan is among the 13 new senators of the 12th Congress. Elected by a mandate of 11 million votes, he is all too aware of the gravity of the task before him, the hope and faith that these votes represent. Kiko’s conviction: only principled servant-leadership and active citizenship and involvement can catalyze the onset of transparency, public accountability and good governance. Kiko’s end in view: poverty alleviation through education, justice, and opportunity.
As Kiko has often said, “Hindi madaling lumikha ng bagong bayan, nguni’t kung bawa’t isa sa atin ay kikilos, isasantabi muna ang sarili, maipupunyagi rin natin and Pilipinas na hanggang ngayon ay pangarap lamang -- Pilipinas na may dangal, may puso, at may katarungan para sa nakararami, Pilipinas na aaruga at magbibigay-pagasa sa mga simpleng pangarap ng mga naghihikahos nating mamamayan.”
Awardee, Young Achievers 1990
Awardee, Bantayong Award 1990
Recipient, Certificate of Recognition Crusade Against Violence
STAND ON CHARTER CHANGE ISSUE:
Pangilinan and Senator Richard Gordon, chair of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments, said they would accept a Palace invitation for a dialogue.
"If it is just a dialogue, we are open to listen to what they have to say, but that does not translate to a decision to support the (constituent assembly),” Pangilinan said. "But I will state my position: that I think there is no more time (for holding a constituent assembly), and if we have one it should be by a three-fourths vote of the members of Congress voting separately.”
Gordon said he would attend such a dialogue out of respect for the President. He said he had long been advising the President to hold dialogues with senators on various issues, including Charter change.
But Pangilinan and Gordon said they will not attend any constituent assembly unilaterally convened by the House.