Israel Virgines

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Dr. Israel N. Virgines
Born (1966-11-11) November 11, 1966 (age 50)
Nationality Filipino
Other names Pastor Israel; Pastor Virgines; Dr. Israel; Dr. Virgines and Sir Virgines
Height 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Spouse(s) Marissa Jose Hizon-Virgines, DMD,MPH
Children Leo Mark Israel Hizon Virgines (15)
John Mark Israel Hizon Virgines (10)

Dr. Israel N. Virgines (born November 11, 1966) is a licensed professional teacher and a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (ABHPR) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B).

Biography[edit]

His professional life is generally connected to teaching and administration. In addition, earning degrees in Master of Divinity (MDiv), a Master in Business Administration (MBA), a Doctor of Divinity (DD), a Doctor of Ministry (DMin), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), he can be considered an expert in the field of education and religion. He is a management consultant and professor/lecturer at the Philippine Advent College.[1] He was also a professor at the Philippine National Police Academy[2] from June 2007 to March 2008. Furthermore, he became the Associate Vice President for Student Services at the Adventist University of the Philippines,[3] and Dean of Student Affairs at the Northern Luzon Adventist College.[4] Dr. Virgines was also the District Pastor of the Central Luzon Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist Church.[5]

Political career[edit]

Dr. Israel Virgines was a senatorial candidate in the Philippines' May 2010 elections.[6] He is running under the banner of Bangon Pilipinas[7] with its standard bearer, Bro. Eddie Villanueva, and vice presidential candidate Perfecto "Jun" Yasay. Every member of the senatorial slate identifies with different sectors in the Philippine society.

Eligibility[edit]

Dr. Israel Virgines passed the Professional Teachers Board Examination (LET) and Career Service Professional.

Personal life[edit]

Dr. Virgines was born on November 11, 1966. Now, he is married to Marissa Jose Hizon-Virgines, DMD, MPH who is also an educator and the present Dean of the College of Dentistry of Adventist University of the Philippines. The couple has two children: Leo Mark Israel Hizon Virgines, 21, while their second child, John Mark Israel Hizon Virgines, is 16 years old.

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