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Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II

EFFECTIVE
Educationi
 Philippine Military Academy
 Masters in Business
Management, Asian Institute
of Management
Work Experienceii

Senator (1995-2004, 20072016)

Commandant, Special
Operations School at Philippine
Army Training Command in Fort
Magsaysay (1986-1987)

Aide-de-Camp and Chief of
Security, Defense Minister Juan
Ponce Enrile (1970s to 1980s)

Army soldier starting 1971,
went into combat duty in Luzon
and Mindanao
Government Committees Chairediii
iv






Committee on Agrarian
Reform
Congressional Oversight
Committee on Agrarian
Reform
Committee on Public Order
and Illegal Drugs
Committee on Public
Information and Mass Media.
Oversight Committee on
Dangerous Drugs
Optical Media Board
Joint Oversight Committee
on the Human Security Act

Laws Principally Authoredv
 Principal author of 70 bills
from the 14th – 16th
Congresses, of which 13
became law or were
consolidated or substituted
for bills that became law.

EMPOWERING

ETHICAL
Allegations vii
 Charged with staging
an attempted coup
d’etat (the 2003
Oakwood Mutiny)
Charges were
dropped
 Linked to the 2006
Marine standoff
against President
Arroyo; denied any
association
 Accused of pocketing
P1.75Million in
kickbacks in the pork
barrel scam
Misc. Actions
 One of the leaders of
the RAM in 1986,
whose mutiny
against Marcos
catalyzed the People
Power Revolutionviii
 Led at least 2 coup
attempts against
Cory Aquinoix

These laws include:
 The Preventive
Imprisonment Act
 The Subsidiary
Imprisonment Act
 Qualifications Standards in
the Appointment of
Uniformed Personnel to the
BFP and BJMP
Major Awardsvi
 Distinguished Conduct Stars
 Gold Cross medals
 Wounded Personnel Medals
sustained in combat.
 Ten Outstanding Young Men
by the Philippine Jaycees
(1985)
 Presidential Commendation
Medal for Government
Service by President
Corazon C. Aquino.

i “Senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II Biography.” Senate of the Philippines 16 th
Congress. Accessed January 26, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/honasan_gregorio_bio.asp
ii Macaraig, Ayee. “Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan II: ‘Unfinished Business.’” Rappler,
September 30, 2013. http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections-2013/13339gregorio-gringo-ballesteros-honasan-ii-â%80%98unfinished-businessâ
%80%99
iii “List of Committees.” Senate of the Philippines 16th Congress. Accessed January 25, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/committee/list.asp

iv “Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II Biography.” Congressional Oversight Committee on
Agricultural and Fisheries Modernization, Accessed January 26, 2016.
http://cocafm.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/02/Sen_Gregorio_Honasan.pdf
v "Bills - Senate of the Philippines." Senate of the Philippines 16th Congress. Accessed
January 25, 2016. http://www.senate.gov.ph/lis/leg_sys.aspx?congress=16.No information on bills
authored prior to 2007.

vi “Senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II Biography.” Senate of the Philippines 16 th
Congress. Accessed January 26, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/honasan_gregorio_bio.asp
vii Cepeda, Mara. “10 Things to Know About Gringo Honasan.” Rappler, October 12, 2015.
http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/108916-fast-facts-things-to-know-gringo-honasan
viii “Senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II Biography.” Senate of the Philippines 16 th
Congress. Accessed January 26, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/honasan_gregorio_bio.asp
ix Cepeda, Mara. “10 Things to Know About Gringo Honasan.” Rappler, October 12, 2015.
http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/108916-fast-facts-things-to-know-gringo-honasan