Emilio Mario Osmeña

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Emilio Mariano Osmeña (11 September 1938) is a former governor of Cebu. He is the founder and senatorial candidate of Probinsya Muna Development Initiative also called Provinces First Development Initiative or PROMDI in the 2010 elections.


Osmeña ran for vice-president in the 1992 elections in tandem with Fidel V. Ramos and then for president in the 1998 elections, but on both occasions lost to Joseph Estrada.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) had initially disqualified Osmeña, but revoked its decision in January 2010 after Osmeña proved that he had supporters and resources to campaign. The Comelec ruled that “Osmeña was not a political neophyte as shown by his experience as governor.”

The former governor said that the disqualification was brought by his full name, Emilio Mario Osmeña, which he wrote on his certificate of candidacy. Osmeña is popularly known as Lito Osmeña.

Osmeña's preferred method of campaign is through modern technology. He said that being a senior citizen, he does not intend to be physically present in provinces to campaign.

Personal Life

He is the grandchild of former Philippine President Sergio Osmeña and younger brother of former Senator John Henry Osmeña. He is married to Annette Versoza and has three children.


https://www.facebook.com/osmena.lito/#!/pages/Lito-Osmena/228070918324?v=wall “Lito Osmeña”. Facebook. July 10, 2020

Lito Osmeña can run for senator – Comelec Inquirer.net (Accessed 7 May 2010)

Eleksyon 2010 Philippineselections.com (Accessed 7 May 2010)


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