June 9, 1952|
Caloocan, Rizal, Philippines
|Residence||Pasig, Metro Manila|
|Alma mater||Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (MDP, Management)|
|Occupation||Business executive, social activist|
Ricardo Penson (born June 9, 1952) is a Filipino business executive and social activist. At present, he is the president and chief executive officer of Ausphil Tollways Corporation, a Manila-based infrastructure development company. He ran and lost as an independent candidate for the 2013 Philippine Senate elections.
He advocates for an end to political dynasties in the Philippines and believes that family members should be prohibited from running for public office regardless of the place or position. In November 2012, he launched the Krusada Kontra Dynasty movement in order to further campaign for this advocacy. If elected as senator, he vows to pass a bill prohibiting political dynasties and that he would resign if it fails to become a law.
Penson is single but was previously married to four women, the most notable of which was with Filipina actress Dina Bonnevie in 1996. The annulment of his marriage with Bonnevie in 1999 became the topic of showbiz news after he was accused of being psychologically incapable of being married.
However, records of the MTC Quezon City shows the Judge's Order of Annulment stating that Geraldyn Bonnevie is psychologically incapacitated in as much as it was her that submitted to a psychological evaluation therefore husband Penson cannot be found incapacitated. Penson, aside from being the CEO of Ausphil Tollways, is also the owner of Stallion F.C., a football club in the United Football League
- AUSPHIL Official Website, retrieved 2013-01-03
- Santos, Reynaldo, Jr. (2012-10-26). "Comelec approves 5 more senatorial bets". Rappler. Retrieved 2013-01-01.
- "Should relatives be allowed to run in different areas?". Rappler. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
- Cayabyab, Marc Jayson (2012-11-06). "Senatorial bet vows to resign if he fails to pass anti-pol dynasty bill". GMA News. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
- Araia, Rio N. (1999-07-04). "Dina Bonnevie seeks annulment from Dick Penson". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
- Aning, Jerome (2013-03-03). "Ricardo Penson seeks to represent those left out f". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
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