Joey Lina

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Jose "Joey" D. Lina Jr.
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1995
Governor of Laguna
In office
June 30, 1995 – June 30, 2001
Preceded by Restituto Luna
Succeeded by Teresita S. Lazaro
Personal details
Born (1951-12-22) December 22, 1951 (age 65)
Victoria, Laguna
Nationality Filipino
Political party None
Other political
PDP-Laban (1987-2001)
Spouse(s) Loretta Atienza
Relations Jose Lina Sr. (father)
Alma mater University of Santo Tomas
Occupation businessman
Profession Public Servant/Businessman

Joey Lina is a former Laguna governor and former senator of the Philippines.[1]

Early life[edit]

He was born Jose D. Lina Jr. on December 22, 1951 in Masapang, Victoria, Laguna.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Loretta Atienza, with whom he has six children. The Lina family is active in Catholic renewal movement.[1]

Educational life[edit]

Prior to finishing law in the top 10 of his Class in the University of the Philippines in 1979 and passing the Bar Exams in 1980, Lina had obtained an AB Economics degree from the University of Santo Tomas in 1975.[1]


Lina has filled 338 bills and was responsible for several landmark measures including the Urban Development and Housing Act of 1992 and the creation of the Philippine Sports Commission.[1] He is currently the anchor of DZMM Sagot Ko Yan Program, aired every Sunday morning.

Political life[edit]

Senator Jose "Joey" D. Lina Jr. was the youngest member of the Senate from 1987 to 1992. He was elected governor of Laguna and served from 1995 to 2001. He was Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government.[1] He is at present the president of Manila Hotel.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Senators Profile - Jose "Joey" Lina Jr.". Retrieved December 2, 2016. 

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