FYI: Ernesto Maceda

June 20 2016 4:53 PM

File image from commappt.gov.ph
File image from commappt.gov.ph

Below are some fast facts about former Senator Ernesto Maceda as gathered by NewsCentral.PH:

* more than 50 years in public service, 43 years in high gov’t posts;
* dubbed by the Philippine Free Press as “ Mr. Expose” for having unearthed over 200 anomalies in the Executive Department of the government, including the PEA Amari scam;
* authored and co-authored 600 laws;
* at the age of 23 he became No.1 Councilor of Manila in 1959;
* at the age of 29, he was the youngest cabinet member of the Marcos Administration;
* in 1966 he was appointed as Secretary of Community Development;
* in 1969 he was appointed as Chairman of the Commission on Reorganization;
* in 1970, the Commerce and Industry portfolio was given to him;
* authored the so called “Maceda Law”, which grants protection to real estate buyers on installment basis (the only bill signed into law before the declaration of Martial Law);
* became the aide and adviser of the late Sen. Benigno S. Aquino while he was exiled in US;
* one of the leaders of the opposition during the 1984 Batasan Pambansa Campaign and the 1986 snap presidential election;
* appointed by the late President Corazon Aquino at the Ministry of Natural Resources after the Marcos regime;
* named “Man of the Year” by the Philippine Free Press in 1992 and Outstanding Manilan, City of Manila, 1988;
* appointed by President Joseph Estrada as Ambassador to the United States from 1999-2001;
* the only Filipino to have held five Cabinet positions;
* recipient of over 200 international and national awards and citations;
* served an apostolate to the Mother Ignacia Healing Center, Bagumbong, Kalookan City where Sister Gloria Ross, R.V.M. gave him the title “Ambassador of God”;
* born in Pagsanjan, Laguna on March 26, 1935, married to former Marichu Vera-Perez with four children;
* earned his Bachelor of Laws degree, Cum Laude, from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1956;
* holds a Doctorate in Public Administration ( Honoris Causa ) from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and
* Doctorate in Education ( Honoris Causa ) from the Philippine Normal University.

(The PEA-Amari scam involved an anomalous P1.8 billion contract between the government-run Philippine Estates Authority (PEA) and the Amari Coastal Bay Development Corp. to develop 77 hectares of reclaimed land mainly at the Manila-Cavite Coastal Road and 290.2 hectares of submerged lands in Manila Bay. The Supreme Court has since nullified the agreement.) Chrisheil Acal

Sources:
senate.gov.ph (https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/senpres/maceda.asp)
weebly.com (http://senatormaceda.weebly.com/biography.html)
http://pcij.org/stories/1998/amari.html
http://www.newsflash.org/2003/05/hl/hl017928.htm

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