|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Leyte's 2nd District|
June 30, 2010
|Preceded by||Trinidad G. Apostol|
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2001
|Preceded by||Manuel L. Horca, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Trinidad G. Apostol|
|Born||Sergio Antonio Figueroa Apostol
January 17, 1935
Catbalogan, Samar, Philippine Islands
|Political party||Liberal Party (Philippines)|
Sergio Apostol (born on January 17, 1935) is a Filipino politician.
Apostol, a Roman Catholic, graduated from the Ateneo Law School and was a member of the Ateneo Law Journal. He passed the Philippine Bar exams in 1958, finishing 7th. He was the City Fiscal for Quezon City, Regional Trial Court Judge, Philippine Congressman for the 2nd District of Leyte, Chairman and CEO of PNOC and Cabinet Secretary.
In 2008, Sergio Apostol was Chief Presidential Legal Counsel for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. On October 8, 2008, Eduardo Ermita confirmed Apostol's resignation, effective October 30, to prepare for his candidacy, for Leyte congressional seat, in the Philippine general election, 2010. Apostol is a member of the board of Union Bank and the legal consultant of the SSS’ Social Security Commission (SSC). After winning his district's seat as a Lakas-CMD party candidate of Arroyo, Apostol switched allegiance to the Liberal party of Benigno Aquino, the winner of the 2010 Presidential election.
As Arroyo's Presidential Legal Counsel, Apostol engineered the pardon of Joseph "Erap" Estrada. The Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo government thought of an amnesty for Estrada in hope of "reconciling with the opposition" and "unifying the country."
- "Office of the President Website - Other Officials - Sergio A.F. Apostol". Philippine Government. Retrieved 2008-02-26.