Place of Birth:
College: Bachelor of Arts, University of the
Bachelor of Laws, University of the
2001-present Senator, Philippine Senate
1992-2001 Representative, lone district,
1986-1990 Executive director, Asian Development Bank —
1986-1990 Chairman of the board, Philippine National Bank
1974-1986; 1981-1986 Human rights lawyer, FLAG; MABINI
1986-1987 Executive secretary, Office of President Corazon C. Aquino
1964-1972 Corporate lawyer, not given
1972 Counsel, National Press Club,
1953-1964 Lawyer, not given
* There were days that roll call was dispensed with; M=official mission/business
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Human Rights, Anti-corruption
CITATIONS AND LIABILITIES:
Human Rights Lawyer, Freedom Fighter
Thereafter, he joined other lawyers in questioning before the Supreme Court:
1) the ratification of the Marcos-dictated 1973 Constitution;
2) amendment six that empowered President Marcos to exercise law making powers alongside
the Batasang Pambansa;
3) the power of military tribunals to try civilians.
Handled more human rights cases than any other lawyer from 1972 - 1986.
100% attendance record in the House of Representatives for 9 years from the time he was elected up to the end of his last term.
Never traveled abroad on government money.
His Statement of Assets and Liabilities has remained the same from the time he entered public service in 1986 up to the present.
Consistently voted every year by meclin as "OUTSTANDING CONGRESSMAN OF THE YEAR."
Lead Prosecutor, Impeachment Trial of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada.
STAND ON CHARTER CHANGE ISSUE
The Constitution requires any amendment via this mode to be approved by three-fourths of all members of Congress, a provision which House leaders believe allows them to amend the Charter on their own so long as they can muster the required number of votes.
But the senators strongly disputed this view and passed a resolution reminding the congressmen that any amendment in a constituent assembly would need their concurrence.
Even Senator Joker Arroyo, who had argued the Senate petition against the people’s initiative, predicted that the constituent assembly would eventually be questioned before the high tribunal.
"If they will convene the constituent assembly and try do it without the participation of the Senate that will again get to the Supreme Court. So all roads lead to the Supreme Court,'' Arroyo told reporters.