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2013 Briefer - The Returning Candidates

CANDIDATE RICHARD "Dick" GORDON EFFECTIVE Principal author of the National Tourism Policy Act of 2009 or Republic Act 9593, Automated Elections System (RA 9369), and Veterans bill which lifted prohibition of Filipino veterans to claim compensation from US and Philippine government Served as Tourism Secretary responsible for the Wow Philippines campaign which reversed the negative growth of tourism due to SARS, Oakwood mutiny and kidnappings As Olongapo City mayor for 13 years, he transformed the city to a model city" in waste and traffic management SBMA chairman responsible for attracting foreign investments like FEDEX, ACER creating 200,000 jobs Chairman of Philippine National Red Cross. EMPOWERING As SBMA chair, led civic spirit volunteerism to develop Subic after the Mt. Pinatubo eruption ETHICAL Several relatives in politics: wife, brother, cousins Dual role as a politician and Red Cross Chairman Opposed imposition of martial law in Mindanao and amendment of the constitution through a Constituent assembly PLATFORM Education Agriculture Enhancement of tourism Information technology National defense. Sees himself as a transformational leader who will instill a culture of discipline in the country


Headed the investigation on the fertilizer scam of the Arroyo administration and demanded accountability and good governance Sponsored Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act and Anti Money Laundering Law, Mechanical Engineering from DLSU and MBA from Harvard Business School and New York University

Introduced the concept of strategic agricultural zones for the farmers and cooperatives to harness their agricultural activities and the provision on model farms, which gives landowners the option to enter into management contracts with corporate entities for high-end quality production through up-todate technology Vice Chairman, Work a Year with the People Volunteer Doctors Program with Se. Manglapus

Generally respected for 12 years of service to the Senate which are untainted with scandal or controversy

Anti Dynasty measures Attracting investments in provinces Good governance


50 years of experience in government, 3 terms in the Senate and 5 Cabinet positions, Senate President and Ambassador to US Sponsored laws that granted Christmas bonus to employees, increased wages, lowered of majority age from 21 to 18, banned mail order brides Bachelor of Laws, Valedictorian, Ateneo de Manila; Master of Laws with Distinction, Harvard University

Called Mr. Expose but accused of using Senate inquiries to harass political rivals (source: Rappler) Branded by Mayor A. Lacson as so young and so corrupt (source: Rappler)

Review of sin tax law and law on reproductive health; Encouragement of SMEs Incentives to foreign investor More spending on infrastructure


Senator from 2004-2010, authored the Anti-Child Pornography Law; Magna Carta for Women ; Tubbataha Reefs National Park Act Degree in Economics and French, Sta. Clara University, California Accused Sen. Villar of corruption by doublefunding the construction of C5 Worked for the passage of Renewable Energy Act of 2008, the Biofuels Act of 2006; Wildlife Conservation Act, Organic Agriculture Act Perfect attendance both as Congressman and Senator BS in Agri-Business Management, UPLB; Masters in Environment and Natural resources Management, UP-Open University

Before entering politics, she headed foundations that promote child awareness and education Founder, Books for Barangays

Unafraid to be popular and speaks her mind out; clashed with Sen. Villar, Cayetano, Sen. Enrile and her own relatives

Environmental protection Women and children


Resigned after a series of exposes on election cheating in 2007, and days before the Senate Electoral Tribunal proclaimed Sen. Koko Pimentel as winner One of the 6 Spice Boys who worked for the impeachment of Pres Estrada; now running as Senator in Pres. Estradas party

100 percent health coverage for the poor Food for Schools program, i.e. free breakfast and lunch for school children National land use and forest preservation

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