Sunday, May 6, 2007


Date of Birth: January 17, 1935
Place of Birth: Cebu City


College: Mechanical Engineering, San Carlos University, Cebu City, 1959

Higher Studies: Public Administration Program, University of the Philippines

Social and Community Development Course, International Social Development Institute, Holland, 1971


1998-present Senator, Philippine Senate

1995-1998 Representative, 3rd district, Cebu, House of Representatives

1992-1995 Senator, Philippine Senate

1987-1992 Senator, Philippine Senate

1986 Mayor (officer-in-charge), Cebu City

1972-1973 Senator, Philippine Senate

1970-1972 Representative, 2nd district, Cebu, House of Representatives

1968 Vice mayor (by succession), Cebu City

1963-1967 Councilor, Cebu City


Anti-graft, energy (rural electrification, alternative sources)


An Act Constituting the First Engineering District in the Province of Cebu Into Two (2) Separate and Distinct Engineering Districts, One to be Located in the City of Cebu and the Other in the City of Danao Both in the Province of Cebu

An Act to Amend Section Twenty of Republic Act No. 8749, An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Air Pollution Control Policy and for Other Purposes

An Act Creating the Cebu Water and Sewerage Authority, Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes

An Act Creating the Cebu Light Rail Transit Authority, Vesting the Same With Authority to Construct and Operate the Light Rail Transit Project and Providing Funds Therefor

An Act Recognizing Cebu International School as an Educational Institution of International Character, Granting Certain Prerogatives Conducive to its Growth as Such, and for Other Purposes

An Act Creating the National Urban Mass Transit Authority and the Urban Mass Transit Fund for the Effective and Efficient Development, Financing, Implementation, Maintenance, Rehabilitation, and Operations of Urban Mass Light Rail Transit Systems in the Country, Appropriating Funds Therefor, and for Other Purposes

An Act Providing for The New Code on Local Governance

An Act Extending the Term of Barangay Officials and the Setting of the Date of the Election of the Barangay Officials, Amending Republic Act No. 9164

An Act Providing for the Salaries of Barangay Officials Amending Sec. 393 of Republic Act No. 7160, Otherwise Known as The Local Government Code of 1991

An Act Amending Republic Act No. 1405, Otherwise Known as An Act Prohibiting Disclosure of or Inquiry Into, Deposits With Any Banking Institution and Providing Penalty Therefor

An Act Amending Sec. 2 (C) of Republic Act 8042, Otherwise Known as The Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, and for Other Purposes

An Act Amending Presidential Decree No. 1949 Establishing a Judiciary Development Fund and for Other Purposes

An Act to Amend Batas Pambansa Bilang 129 Entitled An Act Reorganizing the Judiciary, Appropriating Funds Therefore, and for Other Purposes

An Act to Provide Equitable Interconnection Between Telecommunication Carriers Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 7925, Otherwise Known as The Public Telecommunications Policy Act of the Philippines, and for Other Purposes

An Act Repealing Section 38 of Batas Pambansa Bilang 881, Otherwise Known as The Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines

An Act Excluding Underage Marriages From Being Penalized Under Art. 350 of Act No. 3815, Otherwise Known as The Revised Penal Code

An Act to Restore the Tax Exemption Privileges of Electric Cooperatives Created Under P.D. 269, Otherwise Known as The National Electrification Administration Decree, Amending for This Purpose Sections 193 and 234 (D) of R.A. No. 7160 Otherwise Known as The Local Government Code of 1991


John Osmeňa asked the Supreme Court to stop the House of Representatives from convening a constituent assembly without the concurrence of the Senate. The lower chamber have approved House Resolution 1450 that seeks to convene Congress into a constituent assembly to propose amendments to the 1987 constitution. In his petition, Osmeňa said that HR 1450 violates the “bicameral” principle of the charter.

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