Proceso Alcala

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Proceso Alcala
Secretary of the Department of Agriculture
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
President Benigno S. Aquino III
Preceded by Arthur C. Yap
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Quezon's 2nd District
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Lynnette A. Punzalan
Succeeded by Irvin M. Alcala
Personal details
Born Proceso Jaraza Alcala
(1955-07-02) July 2, 1955 (age 59)
Lucena City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Corazon Asuncion Maaño
Children Ingrid Alcala
Irvin Alcala
Ivy Alcala
Alma mater Luzonian University Foundation
Occupation Environmentalist
Politician
Profession Civil Engineer
Religion Roman Catholic
Nickname(s) Procy

Proceso Jaraza Alcala (born July 2, 1955), popularly known as "Procy" in his home province, is a Filipino politician. A member of the Liberal Party, is the current Philippine Secretary of Agriculture.[1] He was a two-term congressman of the 2nd District of Quezon Province from 2004 to 2010. On June 29, 2010, President Benigno S. Aquino III picked him as the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born on July 2, 1955 in Lucena City. He is the son of Hermilando "Ka Eming" C. Alcala, a former Provincial Board Member of Quezon Province.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Corazon Asuncion Maaño with three children: Ingrid, Irvin, and Ivy.

Education[edit]

Political career[edit]

Before being appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III to the Agriculture secretary post, Secretary Alcala was a two-term congressman of the 2nd District of Quezon Province from 2004 to 2010. He is one of the principal authors of the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 (RA 10068) and Mounts Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape Act (RA 2718). He was also a co-author of the Climate Change Act (RA 9729) and the Expanded Senior Citizens Act (RA 9994). He is an environmentalist and a non-government organization worker.[2]

According to his curriculum vitae, Alcala pursued relentlessly his advocacy for and dedication to agricultural development, particularly organic agriculture in the Congress.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Noynoy names Cabinet execs, senior government officials". Yahoo! News Philippines. GMANews.TV. 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile of Aquino’s Cabinet members". Sunstar. 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
Preceded by
Arthur Yap
Philippine Secretary of Agriculture
2010 – Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent