Senator of the Philippines Essay

1997 Words Jul 19th, 2011 8 Pages
CRAM Exclusive
Essay Sample
Vicente Castelo Sotto III (born August 24, 1948 in Manila, Philippines), also known as Tito Sotto, is an actor, comedian, musician, television presenter, and politician in the Philippines. He served two terms in the Senate, from 1992 to 2004; he is reelected in the Senate in 2010. Sotto is the brother of Marvic (Vic), Marcelino (Maru), and Valmar (Val) Sotto and a grandson and grandnephew of former Senators (Vicente Y. Sotto and Filemon Sotto). Vicente C. Sotto III, or “Tito” to many, was

middle of document…

An accomplished sportsman and a member of the Philippine Bowling Team, Senator Sotto has brought home gold medals and honors to the country. He won the National Finals to represent the country at the Bowling World Cup held in Bogota, Colombia, and in Sydney, Australia. At present, as an avid golfer, he has won several tournaments and is a consistent Class A player.

The destined rise of Senator Vicente C. Sotto III from the Vice-Mayoralty position of Quezon City to the Philippine Senate began in 1988 when he ran and won in a landslide victory unprecedented in the history of Quezon City. As Vice-Mayor, he was the presiding officer of the Quezon City Council. He founded the Vice-Mayors League of the Philippines and became its first President and was eventually elected President Emeritus of the League. It was during this term that his pursuit of a drug-free Philippines took form. Because of his crusade to protect the youth against illegal drugs from its pernicious effects, Senator Sotto was named National Vice-Chairman of the Citizen's Drugwatch. He was likewise awarded twice the International Award of Honor by the International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association in Florida and California, U.S.A.

1992 marked the year when he entered national politics by overwhelmingly topping the Senatorial Elections. He acquired a total of 11,792,121 votes, a phenomenal achievement for a political neophyte. He
CRAM Exclusive

Related Documents

  • Philippine Bureaucracy Essay

    aggravated by the wastage of substantia l amount, about 30% of that which goes to operations, that is pocketed by the politicians and the high bureaucrats thru wholesale graft and corruption and the pork-barrel system (fund allocations for congressmen's/senators' pet/patron ghost projects). The acts of government to join the General Agreement on Tariff and Trades-World Trade Organization (GATT-WTO), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), both as instruments of imperialism, is to completely subjugate

    Words: 4555 - Pages: 19
  • War of Philippine Independence Essay

    franchise to the educated, place illustrados in key positions, hold early elections, and make America's stay in the Philippines brief.6 The Treaty of Paris was signed on December 10, 1898. By the Treaty, Cuba gained its independence and Spain ceded the Philippines, Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States for the sum of US$20 million.7 This was not well received in the Philippines. Filipino nationalists were incensed at the arrogance of the imperial powers to bargain away their independence for

    Words: 840 - Pages: 4
  • The Political Environment of the Philippines Essay

    stability of the Philippines The government of the Philippines has adopted many governmental policies from the United States. The constitution framework was to some instances modeled word for word from the American constitution. The Philippine bill of rights granted citizens with individual rights of the nation mimicking the Americans. The period from 1972-1981 former Philippine president Fidel Marcos abolished the old constitution and declared martial law. Uncertainty in Philippine government

    Words: 987 - Pages: 4
  • Philippines Annexation Essay

    have made the Philippines an easy target to be retaken and lose their path to independence they had by being annexed by the Americans. The Americans trained their leaders, helped establish an internal military as well as set up a military base that helped to protect their people from outside attacks and takeovers from other countries. Even though others like Abraham Lincoln stated “that no man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent,” leaving the Philippines to be savaged

    Words: 919 - Pages: 4
  • Poverty In the Philippines Essay

    Filipino’s when trying to make an income. Luck does not always go their way. Throughout the course of the year the islands are affected by many hazardous natural disasters which all play a significant role in the economy of the country. The Philippines are considered the most disaster prone country on earth including; typhoons, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, garbage landslides, and military action against the Muslims. Because of these disasters many people loose their homes and everything

    Words: 2744 - Pages: 11
  • Land Conversion in the Philippines Essay

    FOOD INSECURITY One of the reasons why the Philippines shouldn’t undertake land conversion is because of the insufficient production to support the increasing population in the country. In 2008, the International Rice Research Institute stated that to support all the Filipinos in terms of rice, 5.5 metric tons was needed. Unfortunately, only 3 metric tons were created (IRIN). In the following year, the Philippines collected 4.53 M hectares, much lower than what other Southeast Asian countries like

    Words: 2332 - Pages: 10
  • Essay American Contibution to the Philippines

    Policy - They promised to train the Filipinos in Democracy and Self-Government. They want the Philippines to stand on its own as a free and independent nation. - They shared power with the Filipinos in the government. Human Rights were protected. They developed the economy, improved hygiene and sanitation, and introduced the public school system. Contribution of Americans to the Philippines 1. Ecomonic Progress: - Population Explosion - New Land Policy - Agriculture

    Words: 1218 - Pages: 5
  • Philippines and Vietnam Economy Essay

    mid-1993 were population of the Philippines is lower than the country of Vietnam; it is the same in the mid-1994 where Philippines increased 3.2% while Vietnam increased 1.7% but still Vietnam has a higher population than Philippines. In the year 2011 the Philippines population increased in 94.013%; Vietnam is 85.85 lower than the Philippines. In area Vietnam is bigger than the Philippines. The growth rate of Philippines is higher than Vietnam. But Philippines decreased .2% in 1990-94 unlike Vietnam

    Words: 5126 - Pages: 21
  • Poverty in the Philippines Essay

    section outlines the various policy experiments conducted and discusses the results. The last section summarizes the results of the experiments and draws insights for policy. Poverty - poverty in the Philippines - causes for poverty in the Philippines - some solution that can solve the poverty in philippines - reasons and

    Words: 7343 - Pages: 30
  • Philippine Insurrection Essays

    able to elect their House of Representatives. Then the Jones Act of 1916 was passed, giving Filipinos the right to vote in both the House of Representatives and in the senate. After supporting the Philippines for about 44 years, America realized that their efforts were not worth it. The Philippines were troublesome to protect, and little money was to be made there. On July 4, 1946, they were granted complete independence. (,,            

    Words: 836 - Pages: 4