Hans Christian Señeres
|Political Party:||Democratic Party of the Philippines (2012-present)|
|Born:||March 3, 1976 (age 37) | Makati City|
Hans Christian Señeres (born 1976) is the Representative of the BUHAY Hayaang Yumabong Party-List in the House of Representatives of the Philippines. He is running for senator in the 2013 Philippine general elections.
In 1985, Christian Señeres' family moved to the United Arab Emirates. There, he studied in St. Joseph's School, a Catholic school in Abu Dhaka operated by the Carmelite Sisters. In 1994, he finished high school with honors at South Lakes High School.
In 1998, Señeres graduated magna cum laude from Southeastern University, with a degree in B.S. Financial Management. Eventually, he became a member of the International Institute of Certified Financial Planners.
In 1999, he took his Juris Doctor, majoring in United States Constitutional Law at the Northwestern School of Law.
From 2002 to 2004, in 1998 was the President of the National Leadership Council, Inc. which he organized. It is composed of student leaders from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University, and San Beda College. He then became a Member of the Board of Advisors of the Philippine National Prayer Breakfast Foundation.
He was elected Congressman in 2003, representing the BUHAY Party-list. He became the youngest congressman.
During his term, Señeres became Vice Chairman of Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chairman of Subcommittee on Economic Diplomacy, Technical Working Group on the Archipelagic Baselines Law, and member of various committees such as the Committees on Banks and Financial Intermediaries; Civil, Political and Human Rights; Constitutional Amendments; Cooperatives Development; Dangerous Drugs; Foreign Affairs; Government Reorganization; Justice; Labor; Legislative Franchises; Public Order and Security; Social Services; Transportation and Communication (Twelfth Congress); Health; Tourism; Constitutional Amendments; Banks & Financial Intermediaries, Economic Affairs; Railways & Roll-On/Roll-Off Systems; and the Special Committee on Overseas Workers’ Affairs.
Since his advocacy is to prioritize projects that will benefit the youth, Señeres is responsible for the construction of a Community Recreation Center in Sta. Ana, Manila; the public library building in the Municipality of José Panganiban, Camarines Norte; the Provincial Drug Rehabilitation Center in Laurel, Batangas; and additional classrooms for the National High School of Jalajala, Rizal.
In 2004, Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal of Cebu conferred on him the Blessed Pedro Calungsod Pro-Vita Medal for his “firm and clear stand for the fundamental truths upon which our Constitution is anchored.”
He is also a recipient of National Consumer Affairs Foundation's “Who's Who in the Philippines 2012: Outstanding Achiever for Civic and Humanitarian Service.
Being a candidate under DDP, Señeres follows the party's advocacy in providing the poorest of the poor with jobs and housing. The party also supports the Church as it continues to be involved in the urgent solutions of national hunger and poverty.
The party's platform also includes: increase in the benefits of senior citizens, eradication of the national debt thru equity for debt (per Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations), availability of capital and credit to every productive Filipino family in the countryside, appointment of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) as marketers of the country’s exportable products, development of Halal foods and native delicacies as a national industry geared for export, eradication of graft and corruption, prosecution and recovery of stolen wealth, government-financed election for equal opportunity to every qualified candidate, and peaceful negotiation for the recovery of Sabah.
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- Sy, Joel. Christian Señeres: Next to God, it’s the people above all. manilatimes.net. (Accessed 30 January 2013)
- Salazar, Mark. Christian Señeres, nangampanya raw kontra sa mga 'epal' noong nasa Kongreso pa siya. gmanetwork.com. (Accessed 30 January 2013)
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