Profile of Eddie "Among Ed" Tongol Panlilio

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Posted at May 13 2009 04:37 PM | Updated as of Jun 06 2009 01:17 AM

PANLILIO, EDDIE "AMONG ED" TONGOL
 
AGE: 55
BIRTH DATE: December 6, 1953
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: Independent

VISION OF GOVERNANCE:
He vowed to, “Stand up against graft and corruption practices and the social ills of jueting and quarrying abuses.”

On the factors that will make him run for national office. “If the people would like me to run, feel, believe that I should run for the presidency or for the vice presidency, kung tutulungan ako, then I might go for it.”

On his “unpleasant” relationship with Pampanga politicians.
“Well, I would say that, also many like me...I believe deep in my heart, it is the people who espouse bad politics who hate me. Remember, I was able to curb…at least to minimize corrupt practices in my sphere of influence.”

On his stand on the issue of family planning. “I believe we should address this in a spirit of dialogue, and I don’t believe we have dialogue that much…This issue is connected with poverty, with lack of education, so we might be negotiating and debating up there but the underlying causes are not addressed. So I believe these should be addressed first.”

CURRENT POSITION: Pampanga Governor
 
OTHER INFORMATION

  • Ordained December 13, 1981, after finishing Theology Studies at the St. Augustine Major Seminary
  • Head of the Archdiocese of San Fernando’s social action center of Pampanga for 15 years, provided relief and assistance to displaced kapampangans during the onslaught of Lahar
  • Convenor of Pampango, the umbrella organization of all kapampangan NGOs.
  • One of the founders of Talete King Panyulung Inc, a micro-finance corporation providing for holistic approach in livelihood assistance to kapampangan’s micro entrepreneurs
  • Won as governor in 2007 by a margin of 1,147 votes over Pampanga board member Lilia Pineda
  • Subject of a recall petition for alleged loss of confidence filed by the group Kambilan
  • To date, the Panlilio administration was able to collect more than 380 million pesos from quarry operations, a drastic 800% increase from previous administration

Source: Talkback ANC

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Level

School

Year Graduated

Elementary

Minalin Central Elementary School

1967

High School

Don Bosco Juniorate

1971

College

Immaculate Conception Major Academy

1976

 

St. Agustine Major Seminary, Theology Studies

1981

CAREER HISTORY

Position

Office

Years

Governor

Province of Pampanga

2007-Present

 

·          Increased Pampanga’s revenues from quarry taxes

 

·          Launched Pamisaupan caravan (Helping One Another) in Pampanga:

 

o         Delivered bags of cement, toilet bowls, floor tiles, cans of pant to San. Luis hospital

 

o         Promised to improve facilities in the 9 district hospitals of Pampanga

 

o         Panlilio led 348 officials and employees in a provincial general cleaning (2nd governor to do so, first was Juanita Nepomuceno in 1977).

 

·          White Ribbon Campaign

 

o         A crusade of 70 people gathered October 1, 2007 with white ribbons with words “Good Governance,” for good governance and citizenship

 

·          Launched GK Village in Barangay Tabun

 

o         Supported also by Couples for Christ, Santos Ventura Hocorma Foudnation and the Cabinet Spouses

Parish Priest

Parish of Santiago, Apostol

1999

Director

Theology Department of Mother of Good Counsel Seminary

1989

Parish Priest

Parish of St. Tomas

1985

Director

Social Action Center

1984

Parish Priest

Parish of San Agustin, Masantol

1983

Secretary

Office of the Archbishop

1982

Parish Priest

Parish of San Isidro, Camba, Arayat

1981

Parish Vicar

St. Joseph Parish, Floridablanca, Pampanga

1981

Source: Kaya Natin! Office

Eddie "Among Ed" Tongol Panlilio