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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:
Gordons 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 Govt 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 Arroyos
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/richardgordonResume 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