Proceso Alcala

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Proceso Alcala
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Alcala in June 2014
Secretary of Agriculture
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
President Benigno S. Aquino III
Preceded by Arthur C. Yap
Succeeded by Emmanuel Piñol
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Quezon's 2nd District
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Lynnette A. Punzalan
Succeeded by Irvin M. Alcala
Personal details
Born Proceso Jaraza Alcala
(1955-07-02) July 2, 1955 (age 62)
Quezon Province, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Corazon Asuncion Maaño
Children Ingrid Alcala
Irvin Alcala
Ivy Alcala
Alma mater Luzonian University Foundation
Occupation Environmentalist
Profession Civil Engineer
Nickname(s) Procy

Proceso Jaraza Alcala (born July 2, 1955), popularly known as "Procy" in his home province, is a Filipino politician. A member of the Liberal Party, he was appointed by President Benigno Aquino III as Philippine Secretary of the Philippine Department of Agriculture on June 29, 2010. He was a two-term congressman of the 2nd District of Quezon Province from 2004 to 2010.

Early life[edit]

He was born on July 2, 1955 in Lucena, Philippines. He is the son of Hermilando "Ka Eming" C. Alcala, a former Provincial Board Member of province of Quezon.

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Corazon Asuncion Maaño with three children: Ingrid, Irvin, and Ivy.


  • Elementary : Lucena South Elementary School (1962-1968)
  • Secondary : Lucena City National High School (1968-1972)
  • College : Luzonian University Foundation; Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (1972-1978)

Political career[edit]

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.[1]

According to his curriculum vitae, Alcala pursued relentlessly his advocacy for and dedication to agricultural development, particularly organic agriculture in the Congress.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Profile of Aquino's Cabinet members". Sunstar. 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
Preceded by
Arthur Yap
Secretary of Agriculture
2010 – 2016
Succeeded by
Emmanuel Piñol