Eileen Ermita-Buhain

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Eileen Ermita-Buhain (born 12 May 1969) is the representative of the first district of Batangas.

Eileen is married to Eric Buhain, a former Olympian and swimmer who currently serves as the Chairman of the Games and Amusements Board of the Philippine Sports Commission.

Eileen was born to a respectable family in Batangas. Her father, Ret. Lt. General Eduardo Ermita, was a three-term congressman representing the first district of Batangas from 1992-2001. He also served as the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process and Secretary of National Defense and Executive Secretary of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

During her father's career as a congressman, Eileen came in contact with and learned committed public service. She served as her father's executive assistant which made her became acquainted with the workings of Congress. It was when she realized her need to commit to continue the work of her father. She soon decided to run for a seat in the Congress.

Eileen, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from De La Salle University, has served in the House of Representatives of the Philippines for three consecutive terms since 2001. She is one of the signers of House Resolution 1109 calling for a constituent assembly to amend the Constitution.


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