Christian Señeres: Young but experienced

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Christian Señeres is a young politician with educational background from three countries: the Philippines, Abu Dhabi and the United States.

He graduated from what is now San Beda College-Alabang in 1985 before his family moved to Abu Dhabi where he studied. From 1990 to 1994, Señeres studied in South Lakes High School in Virginia where he received several recognitions, including the President's Award for Educational Excellence from President Bill Clinton.

In 1998, Señeres graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Financial Management from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida and became a member of the International Institute of Certified Financial Planners.

Returning to the Philippines, he studied in the University of the Philippines Diliman, taking courses on the life and works of José Rizal, Philippine history, and nationalism.

He then organized the Nationalist Leadership Council, composed of student leaders from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University and San Beda College-Manila.

Señeres went back to the US and pursued his Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern School of Law, majoring in United States Constitutional Law.

He represented BUHAY Party-list for two terms. As the youngest congressman in the 12th and 13th Congress, Señeres prioritized legislation and projects aimed toward the youth.

He also received the Blessed Pedro Calungsod Pro-Vita Medal from Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal of Cebu as well as a Plaque of Appreciation from Human Life International for his strong pro-life and pro-family positions and his "fidelity to the public trust and the demands of Christian citizenship."

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