Sergio Apostol

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Sergio Apostol
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Leyte's 2nd District
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
Preceded by Trinidad G. Apostol
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2001
Preceded by Manuel L. Horca, Jr.
Succeeded by Trinidad G. Apostol
Personal details
Born Sergio Antonio Figueroa Apostol
(1935-01-17) January 17, 1935 (age 81)
Catbalogan, Samar, Philippine Islands
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal Party (Philippines)
Profession Politician
Religion Roman Catholicism

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).[1] 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.[2]

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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."[3][4]

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