Christian Señeres: Young but experienced

  • Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

    Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

    AFP News
    Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

    The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing's criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were "in no way comparable to China's massive reclamation activities" in the waters. It also said accusations that Manila was being "hypocritical" would not distract people from Beijing's own actions which were raising regional tensions. "The Philippines' possible undertaking of necessary maintenance and repairs on its existing facilities in the West Philippine Sea... is in no …

  • Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt

    Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt

    AFP News
    Boxing hero Pacquiao is top tax-payer in Philippines: govt

    Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, who faces his biggest fight against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather, already holds top spot as the number one taxpayer in the Philippines, government records showed Saturday. A list of top individual tax-payers for 2013, posted on the Bureau of Internal Revenue website, put the boxer-turned-congressman at number one with 163.84 million pesos ($3.72 million) in taxes paid. Internal revenue chief Kim Henares confirmed that Pacquiao topped the list but stressed …

  • Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

    Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

    Associated Press
    Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday that China has been rushing construction projects, including massive land reclamation, in the disputed South China Sea in hopes of forestalling any legal moves against its vast territorial claims. …

  • Lee Kuan Yew Singapore state funeral: LIVE REPORT

    Lee Kuan Yew Singapore state funeral: LIVE REPORT

    AFP News
    Lee Kuan Yew Singapore state funeral: LIVE REPORT

    06:56 GMT - Minute of silence - Singapore's entire transport system will observe a minute of silence at 4pm in memory of late leader Lee. 06:51 GMT - Mandarin lessons - One of British-educated Lee Kuan Yew's greatest passions was learning Mandarin Chinese, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told guests at the funeral. English, Malay and Mandarin are among Singapore's four official languages, the other being Tamil. 06:47 GMT - Former colony - Lee became Singapore's first prime minister in 1959, …

  • Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral

    Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral

    AFP News
    Grateful Singapore gives Lee Kuan Yew a hero's funeral

    Tens of thousands of mourners braved torrential rain, howitzers fired a 21-gun salute and jet fighters screamed across the sky as a grand funeral began Sunday for Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singaporeans chanted Lee's name as the former prime minister's coffin, draped in the red-and-white national flag and protected by a glass case atop a two-wheeled gun carriage, emerged from parliament pulled by a ceremonial Land Rover. Four F-16 fighters from the air force's Black Knights …

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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  • Sandigan OKs hospital stay for GMA co-accused
    Sandigan OKs hospital stay for GMA co-accused

    The Sandiganbayan has allowed a government official, accused with plunder along with former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to undergo a medical procedure at a hospital tomorrow. The anti-graft court permitted former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Benigno Aguas to undergo a cardiopulmonary/endocrine clearance at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City. …

  • Sandigan recommends executive clemency for ex-envoy
    Sandigan recommends executive clemency for ex-envoy

    The Sandiganbayan has recommended executive clemency for a former Philippine ambassador to Nigeria who was sentenced to 52 years for malversation of public funds. The Sandiganbayan First Division found Masaranga Umpa guilty of misusing the Assistance-To-Nationals Stand-by Funds totaling $80,478.80 in 2007, but the anti-graft court said the former assemblyman from Lanao del Norte should be pardoned. …

  • Payanig privatization hit
    Payanig privatization hit

    BLEMP Commercial of the Philippines, Inc. (BLEMP) denounced the recent announcement of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to privatize the 18.4-hectare “Payanig sa Pasig” property. In a statement sent to The STAR, BLEMP lawyer Dennis Manalo said the PCGG has no right to auction the property because it has no valid title and is not in possession. The PCGG has not paid a single centavo in real property taxes for the property, he said. He narrated that it was in the early 70s …

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