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Vicente Sotto III

EFFECTIVE
Educationi

B.A. in English from Colegio de San Juan
de Letran
Executive Program for Leaders in
Development, Harvard University (2000)

Work Experienceii





Senator (2010-present)
Chairman, Dangerous Drugs Board (
Senator (1992-2004)
Founded the Vice Mayors League of the
Philippines
Vice Mayor of Quezon City (1988-1992)
Musician, songwriter, actor

Government Committees Chairediii









Dangerous Drugs Board (2008-2009)
Committee on Public Services (19982001)
Committee on Science and Technology
(1998-2001)
Committee on Local Government (19921998)
Committee on Tourism (1992-1998)
Committee on Illegal Drugs (1996-1997)
Joint Oversight Committee on Local
Government Code (1996-1998)
Committee on Youth and Sports
Development (1995-1996)
Committee on Rural Development (19951996)
Quezon City Anti-Drug Abuse Council
(1988-1992)

Laws Principally Authored




Principally authored 39 bills, of which 10
became law or were
consolidated/substituted with bills that
became law.iv These laws include:
Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002
Law converting 25 municipalities into
cities
National Athletes, Coaches, and Trainers
Incentives and Benefits Act
Prohibition of Children Riding
Motorcycles Act of 2014
Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of
2012

EMPOWERING
Participatory
Decision- Making
 36 Public
hearings
during his
time as
chairman of
the
Committee
on Public
Servicesvii

ETHICAL
Allegations

Accused of digital
piracy and plagiarizing
passages in his 2012
Senate speech
opposing the
Reproductive Health
Billviii ix
Accused of plagiarizing
Robert F. Kennedy’s
Day of Affirmation
speech in his 2012
remarks to the Senatex

Misc. Actions

Inserted controversial
provision on libel in
2012 Anti-Cybercrime
Law; the Human Rights
Watch expressed
concern that it may
hamper freedom of
speechxi
Filed a bill mandating
that all government
and non-government
employees receive a
14th month of annual
salary, saying that
there are actually 13
months in a year.

Amending R.A.No. 9344, Creating the
Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council
Under DSWD

Major Awardsv

International Award of Honor and Hall of
Fame Inductee, International Narcotics
Enforcement Officers Association (1991,
1996)

Publicationsvi


A Vision for a Drug-Free Philippines
(1994)
Drug Free Philippines, A Film
Documentary (1996)
The Filipino: Values and Vision (1997)

i Sotto, Vicente C., III. "Resume of Senator Vicente C. Sotto III." Resume of Senator Vicente C. Sotto
III. Senate of the Philippines, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2016

ii Ibid
iii Ibid
iv "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.

v Sotto, Vicente C., III. "Resume of Senator Vicente C. Sotto III." Resume of Senator
Vicente C. Sotto III. Senate of the Philippines, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2016.
vi Ibid
vii "Senators Profile - Vicente C. Sotto III." Senators Profile - Vicente C. Sotto III. Senate of the
Philippines, n.d. Web. 10 Jan. 2016.

viii Chiu, Patricia Denise. "2nd US Blogger Accuses Sotto of Copying; Senator Says They Came
from Book." GMA News Online. GMA News, 6 Sept. 2012. Web. 10 Jan. 2016.

ix Flores, Karen. "'Sotto Would Be Championing Piracy'" ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN News, 17 Aug.
2012. Web. 10 Jan. 2016.

x Syjuco, Miguel. "Kennedy to Sotto: 'This Is a Clear Case of Plagiarism'"Rappler. Rappler, 12 Nov.
2012. Web. 10 Jan. 2016
xi Lo, Barnaby. "Facebook's "like" May Land Filipinos in Jail." CBSNews. CBS Interactive, 29 Sept.
2012. Web. 10 Jan. 2016.