Ronaldo Puno

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Ronaldo "Ronnie" Puno
Secretary of the Interior and Local Government
In office
February 5, 2006 – June 30, 2010
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Angelo Reyes
Succeeded by Benigno Aquino III
As concurrent capacity as President
In office
April 12, 1999 – January 10, 2000
President Joseph Estrada
Preceded by Joseph Estrada
As concurrent capacity as President
Succeeded by Alfredo Lim
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Antipolo's 1st District
In office
June 30, 2004 – February 5, 2006[1]
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Roberto Puno
Personal details
Born (1948-04-25) April 25, 1948 (age 69)
Nationality Filipino
Political party Lakas-NUCD (1992–1998)
LAMMP (1998–2001)
Lakas-CMD (2001–2004)
KAMPI (2004–2009)
Lakas-Kampi-CMD (2009–present)
Spouse(s) Michaela V. Puno
Profession Politician

Ronaldo V. Puno (born April 25, 1948) is a campaign manager and strategist in Philippine politics. He supported the presidential bids of eventual winners Fidel V. Ramos, Joseph Estrada, and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Puno is also responsible in the campaign of Vice President and UNA presidential candidate Jejomar Binay for the 2016 elections.[2]

He was a former interior secretary of the Philippines, and was a representative in Congress. He is also the leader of Kampi, the chief administration party of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.


Ronaldo V. Puno has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Ateneo de Manila University and Masteral Credits from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and has 35 years of extensive experience in business and public relations and administration. Serving the Philippine government for the past 22 years has brought him to assignments as a diplomat in Washington, D.C., enabled him to interact with representatives and officials of the U.S. and the Philippine government in the areas of political and private business cultures, customs, strategy formulation and decision-making processes.

Representative of Antipolo City[edit]

He was elected Representative of the First District of Antipolo City on May 10, 2004, and declared winner by the Local Board of Canvassers on May 14, 2004. He is the President of the Political Party KAMPI (Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino), He is the Chairman of Pacific Sunrise International Holdings, Inc. and He is also Chairman of the Board of his family business in West Virginia, U.S.A., the North River Mountain Ranch.

Reappointment as DILG Secretary[edit]

On September 3, 2007, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo designated Puno, DILG Secretary, as presidential adviser on political affairs in a concurrent capacity, replacing OIC, National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales. Puno is president on leave of her party, the Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino.[3] The Commission on Appointments (CA) finally confirmed on June 11, 2008, en masse several top government officials, including Puno amid walk outs by Senators Jamby Madrigal and Panfilo Lacson.[4]

Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Estrada
DILG Secretary
1999 – 2000
Succeeded by
Alfredo Lim
Preceded by
Angelo Reyes
DILG Secretary
2006 – 2010
Succeeded by
Benigno Aquino III
House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Newly created constituency
Representative of the First District of Antipolo City
Prior to 2004, Lone District of Antipolo City

2004 – 2006
Succeeded by
Roberto V. Puno