Joey Salceda

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Joey Salceda
Joey Salceda of Albay.JPG
Governor of Albay
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2007
Vice Governor Harold Imperial
Malacañang Chief of Staff
In office
February 10, 2007 – March 29, 2007
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Mike Defensor
Succeeded by Post abolished
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Albay's Third District
In office
June 30, 1998 – February 10, 2007
Preceded by Romeo Salalima
Succeeded by Vacant
Post later held by Reno G. Lim
Personal details
Born Jose Clemente Sarte Salceda
(1961-10-26) October 26, 1961 (age 52)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal Party (2010-present)
Other political
affiliations
Lakas CMD (1998-2004)
KAMPI (2004-2009)
Lakas Kampi CMD (2009-2010)
Spouse(s) Francia G. Salceda
Relations married
Residence Legazpi City, Albay

Joey Salceda (born October 26, 1961[1]) is a Filipino politician and the current governor of Albay province in the Philippines. Prior to that, he was a three-year term representative of the Third District of Albay and was appointed as Presidential Chief of Staff on February 10, 2007 after the resignation of Michael Defensor before he himself resigned on March 29, 2007 to pursue his gubernatorial bid in his province. He was member of the one of two dominant parties known as the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi),[2] although it was known that he ran for governor and won as an independent in the 2007 elections. In 2010, he left Lakas-Kampi-CMD and joined the Liberal Party and became the party's Bicol regional chair.[3]

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former Polangui, Albay Mayor Jesus Salceda, Sr. He has a brother named Jesus "Jesap" S. Salceda, Jr., who is the incumbent Polangui, Albay Vice-Mayor. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Management Engineering from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1982[4] (1981 in some sources[3]) and received his Masters in Business Management degree at the Asian Institute of Management.[4] At the Ateneo de Manila University, former Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was his economics professor[4] while President Benigno Aquino III was his classmate.[3]

Political career[edit]

Prior to his stint in the House of Representatives, he was a Congressional Fellow to the late Speaker Ramon Mitra and Chief of Staff to the late Senator Raul Roco. He was voted by foreign fund managers in Asiamoney's Annual Survey as "Best Analyst" in 1995 and "Best Economist" for four consecutive years from 1993 to 1996. Salceda brought to Congress a wealth of experience from the financial markets and the field of economics.

During his term of office, he was able to enact three important measures. He was the principal sponsor and co-author, respectively, of Republic Act No. 8751 or the Countervailing Duty Act, Republic Act No. 8752 or the Anti-Dumping Duty Act, and Republic Act No. 8800 or the Safeguard Measures Act. These measures are critical in allowing the country realize the full benefits of its membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and at the same time protect domestic farmers.

Salceda was also fondly regarded as the "Founding Father of Ligao City" after his successful sponsorship of the measure converting the municipality of Ligao into a component city under Republic Act No. 9008.

In recognition of his economic expertise, he held several key positions in the 11th Congress, a rare feat for a neophyte congressman. He served as Chairman of the Committee on Trade and Industry and vice chair of the Committees on Ways and Means and Economic Affairs. He was the lone Lower House representative to the Coordinating Council for Private Sector Participation or CCPSP (formerly the Coordinating Council of the Philippines Assistance Program or CCPAP).

Before joining the legislature, Salceda was the Research Director of UBS Warburg (a division of Swiss Bank Corporation). While with UBS, he was voted among the top five analysts in a 1996 survey of Philippine fund managers. He also served as Research Director of Barings Securities Phils. (now ING Group) for five years. During his term, the Barings research team was voted number one in 12 international surveys of fund managers. He also garnered several awards for his distinguished performance in the field of financial markets research.

On January 18, 2008, Albay Governor Joey Salceda and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Estrella Alabastro relaunched one of the country's four P 18-million upper-air receiving equipment in Albay. The other upper-air receiving stations are in Laoag City, Cebu, and Tanay, Rizal.[5]

Criticisms[edit]

In 2007, jueteng whistleblower Sandra Cam accused Salceda of receiving jueteng protection money.[6] In a statement in 2008, Salceda did not comment on Cam's accusation and instructed the Albay police director, Senior Superintendent Joel Baloro to communicate with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to stop small town lottery (STL) in Albay following allegations that is being used as front for jueteng. Baloro said that there were no organized jueteng in the province and that they were verifying reports whether STL operations were used as a front for jueteng.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ link Congress profile
  2. ^ The other dominant political party is the (Lakas-CMD)
  3. ^ a b c TJ Burgonio; Christine Avendaño; Gil C. Cabacungan Jr. (15 April 2010). "Albay gov joins Aquino, shocks Arroyo party". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Ferdie Maglalang (6 February 2006). "Arroyo appoints Puno to DILG, Andaya to DBM; Neri back to NEDA post". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Inquirer.net, DOST installs P18-M weather gadget in Albay
  6. ^ Dennis Gadil (21 March 2007). "Jueteng witness says all but 2 Bicol solons on the take". Malaya. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  7. ^ Ephraim Aguilar (22 August 2008). "Gov orders police to shut down STL in Albay". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 4 October 2010.