Ruben Torres

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Rubén Deloso Torres (born September 10, 1941 in Botolan, Zambales, Philippines) is a politician in the Philippines. He goes by the nom de guerre "Kadre" which he was known as a leftist during martial law.[1]


Torres was known as a student activist, then a leftist leader during and after Martial Law.

Under President Corazón Aquino, he has served as an Undersecretary in the Department of Labor and Employment from 1989–90. Afterwards he was promoted to full Secretary, serving from 1990–92. Under the next president, Fidel V. Ramos, he worked as Executive Secretary (colloquially known as the Little President) from 1995–98. He was instrumental in brokering a peace accord with the Muslim rebels in Mindanao.

He later served as Congressman of the 2nd District, in Zambales from 2001–04 in the House of Representatives and recently, he was elected President of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines.


  1. ^ "TORRES, Ruben Deloso". Retrieved 11 January 2011.