|Teofisto Guingona III|
|Senator of the Philippines|
June 30, 2010
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Bukidnon's Second District|
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2010
|Preceded by||Berthobal Ancheta|
|Succeeded by||Florencio Flores, Jr.|
|Born||Teofisto de Lara Guingona III
April 19, 1959
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Spouse(s)||Ma. Victoria Garcia|
|Relations||Teofisto Guingona, Jr. (father) Ruth de Lara (mother)|
Teofisto de Lara Guingona III (born April 19, 1959), or more commonly known as "TG", is a Filipino politician and lawyer. He currently serves his first term in the Senate of the Philippines. He was elected into office in 2010.
Teofisto "TG" Guingona was born on April 19, 1959 to a renowned and respected family of Filipino politicians. His grandfather, Teofisto Guingona, Sr., was one of the first Philippine senators from Guimaras, Iloilo. His father is former Vice President Teofisto Guingona, Jr. and his mother is former Mayor Ruth de Lara Guingona of Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental. He has two siblings, Marie and Rolly, and, with deep roots in Visayas and Mindanao, is fluent in Bisaya, Tagalog, and English.
TG Guingona studied at Ateneo de Manila University for his elementary, secondary, and tertiary education. He graduated in 1981 with a degree in Economics. He then pursued a Juris Doctor or law degree in the Ateneo Law School and was admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in 1986.
TG Guingona began his fight for good governance at an early age. When he was just 19, he was jailed for actively rallying and protesting against the dictatorship of former President Ferdinand Marcos. He was thrown in a cell with regular criminals together with other notable political prisoners like his father, Teofisto Guingona, Jr. and former senator Lorenzo Tañada.
Representative of 2nd District, Bukidnon
Guingona ran for senator under the Liberal Party lineup. His advocacy is to protect the government funds from corrupt officials, conveying his tag line, "Galit sa buwaya!" (Angry at crocodiles.). Guingona placed 12th in the senatorial slate. He took oath on June 30, 2010.
He is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Accountability of Public Officers & Investigations (Blue Ribbon); Peace, Unification & Reconciliation and the Oversight Committee on Anti-Money Laundering.
- "Member Information: Teofisto Guingona III". House of Representatives of the Philippines. Retrieved 2008-03-05.
Berthobal R. Ancheta
|Representative, 2nd District of Bukidnon
June 30, 2004–June 30, 2010
Florencio T. Flores, Jr.
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