Richard Gordon

EFFECTIVE
Educationi
 A.B. History and Government, Ateneo de
Manila University (1966)
 Bachelor of Law, UP (1975)
Work Experienceii
 TV and radio Host (2012-present)
 Chairman, Philippine Red Cross (2004-present)
 Senator (2004-2010)
 DOT Secretary (2001-2004)
 Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (1992-1998)
 Mayor, Olongapo (1988-1993, 1980-1986)
 Associate, ACCRA Law Office (1975-1979)
Government Committees Chairediii
 Blue Ribbon Committee
 Philippine Tourism Authority,
 Philippine Convention & Visitors Corporation
 Intramuros Administration
 National Parks Development Committee
 Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving
Laws Principally Authorediv
 148 bills principally authored during the 13th
and 14th Congress, of which 30 became law or
were consolidated/substituted for a bill that
became law.v These laws include:
 Gordon’s Veterans Bill (2008)
 National Tourism Policy Act (2009)
 Amended Elections Automation Law (2009)vi
Programs Enactedvii
 Boosted police accountability in Olongapo
through ID systems; implemented proper
health and sanitation, and strictly enforced
color coding in public transport
 Attracted 300 foreign and local investors to
Subic bay to convert the former US naval base
into a prime economic zone
 “Wow Philippines!” Tourism campaign
Major Awardsviii
 Gold Humanitarian Award, Japanese Red Cross
(2008)
 Emilio Aguinaldo Outstanding Achievement
Award in Public Service, Provincial Gov’t of
Cavite (2005)

EMPOWERING

ETHICAL
Allegations
 Complaints
that his
dual roles
as Red
Cross
chairman
and senator
created an
ethical
conflictix
Actions to
Improve Ethics
 Head of
Senate
Blue
Ribbon
Committee
and
published a
report on
corruption
in Arroyo’s
administrat
ionx
 Principal
Author of
RA 9369,
which
automated
elections in
an attempt
to ensure
honest
electionsxi

Silver Humanitarian Award, Philippine National
Red Cross (2001)
 Presidential Award for Relief and Disaster
Management, Safety Organization of the
Philippines (1997)
 One of the 20 Great Asians of the Future,
Asiaweek Magazine (1995)
 Professional Award in Public Admin, UP Alumni
Association (1983)
 The Outstanding Young Men in Public
Administration Award (1982)
Publications

i “Resume of Senator Richard “Dick” Juico Gordon.” Senate of the Philippines 16 th
Congress. Accessed January 26, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/gordon_resume.asp
ii “PhVote2013: Gordon, Richard.” Rappler, Accessed January 26, 2016.
http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections-2013/data/candidates/senator/richardgordon“Resume of Senator Richard “Dick” Juico Gordon.” Senate of the Philippines 16 th
Congress. Accessed January 26, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/gordon_resume.asp

iii “Biography of Senator Richard “Dick” Juico Gordon.” Senate of the Philippines 16 th
Congress. Accessed January 26, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/gordon_bio.asp
iv Ibid
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.

vi Torrevillas, Domini M. “Finally, Automated Elections.” PhilStar, March 10, 2009.
http://www.philstar.com/opinion/446848/finally-automated-elections
vii Servando, Kristine. “Is the Philippines Ready for Dick Gordon?” ABS-CBN, December
15, 2009. http://news.abs-cbn.com/special-report/12/15/09/philippines-ready-dick-gordon
viii “Resume of Senator Richard “Dick” Juico Gordon.” Senate of the Philippines 16 th
Congress. Accessed January 26, 2016.
https://www.senate.gov.ph/senators/sen_bio/gordon_resume.asp
ix Ibid
x Ibid
xi Torrevillas, Domini M. “Finally, Automated Elections.” PhilStar, March 10, 2009.
http://www.philstar.com/opinion/446848/finally-automated-elections