Camilo Sabio

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Camilo Sabio
Personal details
Born (1941-05-05) May 5, 1941 (age 76)
Nationality Filipino
Political party Lakas-CMD
Partido Bansang Marangal
Alma mater Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan)
Profession Politician Lawyer

Camilo Sabio (born May 25, 1941) is a public lawyer and past chairman of the Philippines' Presidential Commission on Good Government. He previously held the position of Secretary-General in the Philippine House of Representatives from 1992 to 1998 under Jose de Venecia.

Early life[edit]

Sabio earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) as valedictorian with a gold medal for academic excellence. He finished his Bachelor of Laws from the Ateneo de Manila University also as valedictorian with gold medal for academic excellence. Joined the Law Firm of Feria, Manglapus & Associates. He was professor, Political Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and International Law in the Ateneo de Manila Law School.


Sabio was Davao delegate to the 1971 Constitutional Convention. For 20 years, he served as Chief Counsel of the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) and of the Federation of Free Workers (FFW). He served as Chief of Staff of the Presidential Assistant for Legal Affairs, Office of the President. Later he worked as Chief of Staff of the Senior Associate Justice Jose Y. Feria. He was Secretary General (unanimously elected for three terms), and, concurrently Chief Counsel and Chief Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives.[1]

In the 1998 elections, Sabio ran for the position of Vice President as a running mate of lottery company manager Manuel Morato under the Partido Bansang Marangal (National Dignity Party). He however lost to Senator Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. He served as president of the Philippine Constitutional Association (PhilConsA) from 1998 to 2002. He was appointed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as chairman of the PCGG in 2005 when its previous chairperson, Haydee Yorac died of ovarian cancer and took his oath May 2, 2005.


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