Sherwin Tugna

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Congressman Sherwin Tugna

Sherwin Tugna is a Congressman who represents the Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC) Party-list in the 15th Congress of the House of Representatives of the Republic of the Philippines.[1] This is his first term in Congress having won in the 2010 National Elections. He is one of the current Assistant Majority Leaders of the 15th Congress.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born Sherwin Najito Tugna to parents Mila N. Tugna and Sergio T. Tugna on October 15, 1977, Sherwin Tugna is the eldest of two children, being the older brother to Dr. Sheryl N. Tugna.

Education[edit]

Tugna was educated in the Dominican-run University of Santo Tomas from grade school up to college. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Commerce in 1998 from UST. He was a member of the UST Varsity Football Team and competed in the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP). After college, he worked for some time in a private firm before enrolling in the Juris Doctor Program of the Ateneo Law School where he graduated in 2006. He was accepted in the bar in 2007.[3]

Career[edit]

[3] He is currently the chairman of the legal affairs committee of the Citizens’ Battle Against Corruption (CIBAC) Party-list.

In Congress[edit]

Tugna was elected into office in 2010 and took his oath of office on August. He is currently one of the Assistant Majority Floor Leaders and is a member of the following Congressional Committees:[2]

Committee Membership[edit]

  • Rules

Assistant Majority Leader (Journal #18)

  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Resources

Member for the Majority (Journal #20)

  • Banks and Financial Intermediaries

Member for the Majority (Journal #22)

  • Basic Education and Culture

Member for the Majority (Journal #20)

  • Economic Affairs

Member for the Majority (Journal #72)

  • Foreign Affairs

Member for the Majority (Journal #20)

  • Good Government and Public Accountability

Member for the Majority (Journal #20)

  • Government Enterprises and Privatization

Member for the Majority (Journal #20)

  • Trade and Industry

Member for the Majority (Journal #29)

  • Transportation

Member for the Majority (Journal #63)

Impeachment Participation[edit]

Tugna used his expertise of the law as one of the lead prosecutors during the historic impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona from January 16 to May 29, 2012.[4] His participation is in conjunction with CIBAC party’s advocacy of good governance and accountability.[5]

Personal life[edit]

On May 11, 2002, Tugna tied the knot with Eleanor Villanueva, a high school batchmate in the University of Santo Tomas. The couple is blessed with two children, Doreen Tugna and Joaquin Tugna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House of Representatives - 15th Congress of the Philippines". Congress.gov.ph. 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  2. ^ a b "House of Representatives - 15th Congress of the Philippines". Congress.gov.ph. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Rep. Sherwin N. Tugna". Cibac.org. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Meet the prosecution team for the Corona impeachment trial | News | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere". Gmanetwork.com. 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  5. ^ "Our Advocacy". Cibac.org. Retrieved 2012-10-26.