|Secretary of the Department of Agriculture|
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|
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2010
|Preceded by||Lynnette A. Punzalan|
|Succeeded by||Irvin M. Alcala|
|Born||Proceso Jaraza Alcala
July 2, 1955
Lucena City, Philippines
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Spouse(s)||Corazon Asuncion Maaño|
|Alma mater||Luzonian University Foundation|
Proceso Jaraza Alcala (born July 2, 1955), popularly known as "Procy" in his home province. A member of the Liberal Party, is the current Philippine Secretary of Agriculture. 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.
He was married to Corazon Asuncion Maaño with three children; Ingrid, Irvin, and Ivy.
- Elementary : Lucena South Elementary School (1962-1968)
- Secondary : Quezon Provincial High School (1968-1972)
- College : Luzonian University Foundation; Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1972-1978)
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.
According to his curriculum vitae, Alcala pursued relentlessly his advocacy for and dedication to agricultural development, particularly organic agriculture in the Congress.
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