Sen. Tañada is new Bantayog chair

Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation announces the election of Senator Wigberto E. Tañada as the new chairperson of its Board of Trustees, effective September 29, 2016.

Senator Tañada replaces Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco, who has been elevated to chair emeritus since August this year.

The 82-year-old former senator, popularly called Ka Bobby, comes to the Foundation with sterling qualifications. He is the son of the late former senator Lorenzo M. Tañada, often tagged as Philippine politics’ “grand old man.”

Ka Bobby often stood arm-in-arm with his father in many protest rallies staged in opposition to the Marcos dictatorship, suffering hosed water or tear-gas dispersal operations.

He served both as senator and congressman in the Philippine Congress. In 1991, he was with the group of senators under the leadership of then Senate President Jovito R. Salonga when the Senate rejected the renewal of the PHL-U.S. treaty on military bases.

Ka Bobby graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University, Manuel L. Quezon University, and Harvard Law School.

He is lead convenor of the Fair Trade Alliance.

He is also the chairman of the Philippine Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement, and the Lagawe Rural Bank in Ifugao. He is also the Chairman of Universal Motors Corporation, and is an Independent Director for Republic Cement & Building Materials, Inc., and Republic Cement Mindanao Inc.

Ka Bobby hails from Gumaca, Quezon.

The current members of the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Board of Trustees also include:

Vice-chairperson, Mr. Jose de Jesus; Treasurer, Atty. Felipe L. Gozon; Ms. Mayose Bautista; Ms. Edith T. Burgos; Atty. Manuel Jose Diokno; Mr. Edicio dela Torre; Ms.Ester Isberto; Ms. Myrna Jimenez; Ms. Carolina S. Malay; Mr. Rafael M. Paredes; Ms. Marie J. Plopinio; Dr. Jose Perez III; Dr. Alan T. Ortiz; and Mr. Solomon Y. Yuyitung.Board secretary and concurrently executive director is Ms. Ma. Cristina V. Rodriguez.

For more information please contact (02)434-8343 or 985-1126.

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