Risa Hontiveros

EFFECTIVE
Educationi
 B.A. Social Sciences, Ateneo
de Manila University (1987)
 Diploma Course in Managing
Arts Program, Asian Institute
of Management (2004)
Work Experienceii
 Director, Philippine Health
Insurance Corporation
(2015-present)
 Congressman (2004-2010)
 Chairperson (2012-present),
Spokesperson (2010-2012),
AKBAYAN Party
 Member, Government Panel
for Peace Talks with the NDF
(1988-1999, 2001-2004)
 Secreatry General, Coalition
for Peace (1988-1992)
 TV Anchor, Host, and
Producer
Laws Principally Authored
 Her CV lists her as having
principally authored the
Cheaper Medicines Law
(RA9502); iii Congress’s
website lists Rep. Ferjenel
Biron as the principal author
and Hontiveros as a coauthoriv
 Congress’s website lists
Hontiveros as having
principally authored 1 bill
during the 13th and 14th
Congresses, which did not
become law. v
Major Awardsvi
 Golden Dove Award for Best
Female Newscaster,
Kapisanan ang Mga
Brodkaster ng Pilipinas
(1994)

EMPOWERING
Pro-Poor Programsvii
 Advocates for
universal health
care, as director of
Philhealth

ETHICAL
Misc. Actions
 Filed impeachment
case against
Ombudsman
Gutierrez for being
“alarmingly and
unjustifiably passive
in taking on
prominent issues
involving corruption
and malfeasance at
the highest level of
government” viii

The Outstanding Young Men
(TOYM) Award for Peace
Advocacy, Philippines
Jaycees (2001)

i Risa Hontiveros. Philhealth. Retrieved 11 January 2016, from
http://www.philhealth.gov.ph/about_us/bod/Board_CV_Hontiveros_HCPS.pdf

ii Risa Hontiveros. Philhealth. Retrieved 11 January 2016, from
http://www.philhealth.gov.ph/about_us/bod/Board_CV_Hontiveros_HCPS.pdf

iii Risa Hontiveros. Philhealth. Retrieved 11 January 2016, from
http://www.philhealth.gov.ph/about_us/bod/Board_CV_Hontiveros_HCPS.pdf

iv “An Act Providing for Cheaper Medicines and For Other Purposes.” Republic of the
Philippines House of Representatives. Accessed January 26, 2016.
http://congress.gov.ph/legis/search/hist_show.php?
congress=14&save=0&journal=1&switch=0&bill_no=HB02844
v “House Bills and Resolutions.” Republic of the Philippines House of Representatives 16 th
Congress. Accessed January 25, 2016. http://www.congress.gov.ph/download/?d=billstext

vi Risa Hontiveros. Philhealth. Retrieved 11 January 2016, from
http://www.philhealth.gov.ph/about_us/bod/Board_CV_Hontiveros_HCPS.pdf

vii Bueza, M. (2015). Risa Hontiveros runs for senator for 3rd time. Rappler. Retrieved 11 January 2016, from
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/109225-risa-hontiveros-running-senator-3rd-time

viii Legaspi, A. (2010). Ex-Rep. Hontiveros leads 2nd impeachment vs. Gutierrez. Retrieved 11 January 2016,
from http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/196728/news/nation/ex-rep-hontiveros-leads-2ndimpeachment-vs-gutierrez