Profile of Manuel Jr. "Noli" Leuterio De Castro

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Posted at May 13 2009 04:05 PM | Updated as of Jun 06 2009 12:35 AM

DE CASTRO, MANUEL JR. "NOLI" LEUTERIO

BIRTH DATE: July 6, 1949
AGE: 59
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: Independent

Education: Major in Banking and Finance, University of the East 1971
Spouse: Arlene Sinsuat, former ABS-CBN Executive
News Programs: TV Patrol, Magandang Gabi, Bayan

Career: De Castro was one of the most popular news personalities on television and radio before entering politics and became a senator in 2001. He prides himself as being the voice of the Filipino people.

2004-Present:
Vice President of the Philippines
Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, also chair of Pag-Ibig Fund
Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers

Quotable Quote: “Umaasa ang ating kababayan na patuloy akong susuporta sa anumang proyekto na makakabuti sa kalagayan nila.”

Source: Talkback ANC

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Level

School

Year Graduated

Elementary

Pola Central School

1963

High School

Pola Catholic High School

1967

College

University of the East, Bachelor in Commerce Major in Banking and Finance

1971

CAREER HISTORY

Position

Office

Years

Vice President

Republic of the Philippines

2004-Present

 

·          Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Council (HUDCC)

 

o         Ex-officio Chairman of National Housing Authority (NHA)

 

o         Ex-officio Chairman of  Home Development and Mutual Fund or PAG-IBIG Fund

 

o         Ex-officio Chairman of National Home Mortgage and Finance Corporation (NHMFC)

 

o         Ex-officio Chairman of Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB)

 

·          Vice Chairman of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC)

 

·          Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers

 

·          PALAD program: assists people in their social and basic needs. It gives 200 pesos a day to assist people on concerns such as medical, educational, burial, employment, transportation, livelihood, housing and legal problem. Non-government organizations, civic groups and LGUs seek funding for their projects also giving help to OFW.

 

o         Served 14,611 constituents as of 2004: requested assistance in medical, economic, employment, education, transportation, burial, housing and other family concerns.

 

·          Launched VP Noli De Castro Academic Excellence and Exemplary Leadership Award: program for public high school students who have outstanding academic records but need financial assistance

Senator

Philippine Senate

2001-2004

 

·          Principally authored 140 of the 252 bills and resolutions he submitted

 

·          Authored the ff. laws:

 

o         Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2000 (RA 9285): intended for poor people who cannot afford a long and costly trials, a speedy resolution for disputes must be done before contesting parties go t court.

 

o         Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2002 (RA 9257): gives expanded benefits and advantages for senior citizens without qualifying a P60,000 income—a prerequisite under the old law.

 

o         Balikbayan Law (2002) granting OFWs additional tax-exempt shopping privilege on purchase of livelihood tools so they could invest earning in small-medium scale businesses. The law also provides skills training for the balikbayans or his or her family members to be economically self-reliant.

 

o         Quarantine Act: to build strong defense against pneumonia and other contagious diseases while safeguarding constitutional rights of the person quarantined while broadening the authority of quarantine officers.

 

o         Newborn Screening Test Act (2001): to test infants for give potentially fatal metabolic disorders: congenital hypothyroidism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, galactosemia, phenylketonuria and glucose-6-phostphate dehydrogenase deficiency. The tests are integrated into the government’s health care delivery system without citizens paying for them.

Host

ABS-CBN, Magandang Gabi Bayan

1988-2005

Company vice president

ABS-CBN; dzMM

1999-February 2001

Over-all head, “TV Patrol” production team

ABS-CBN

1999-February 2001

News anchor

ABS-CBN,  “TV Patrol”

1987-February 2001

News anchor

ABS-CBN, "Kabayan"

1986-February 2001

Host

ABS-CBN, “Magandang Umaga”

1987-1988

Host

ABS-CBN, “Overseas Unlimited”

1988

Segment host

ABS-CBN, "Good Morning, Philippines"

1986

Radio announcer

RPN dzWW

1982-1986

Field reporter

RPN dzWW, (of Johnny de Leon)

1976

Source: Source: kabayannoli.com, i-site.ph, http://www.ovp.gov.ph, http://www.hudcc.gov.ph/, http://www.napc.gov.ph/

Manuel Jr. "Noli" Leuterio De Castro