Victor Ziga

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Victor San Andres Ziga
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1992
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Albay
In office
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Serving with Pedro M. Marcellana, Jr.,Peter A. Sabido
Personal details
Born (1945-09-30) September 30, 1945 (age 71)
Manila, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Carmen Olbes Velasco
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University University of Sto. Tomas
Occupation Lawyer

Victor "Vic" San Andres Ziga was born on September 30, 1945 in Manila to parents Venancio Prieto Ziga, former governor and congressman of Albay, and Tecla San Andres Ziga, a former Senator and who was the first woman who topped number 1 in the Bar Examination in the Philippines.

Early Life and Career[edit]

Senator Ziga studied in Ateneo de Naga, Ateneo de Manila University, the University of Sto. Tomas and the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). He passed the bar in 1975.

Political Life[edit]

He ran and won in the 1984 Batasang Pambansa elections and won. He filed various bills such as the establishment of the National Rehabilitation Center for drug addicts, requiring secondary schools to teach drug addiction and abuse and increasing the minimum basic monthly salaries of public school teachers.

In 1986, he was appointed as the Cabinet Minister of General Services. In 1987, he was the elected as a Philippine Senator. He was the Chairman of the Public works and highways committee and a member of the Commission on Appointments, Senate Electoral Tribunal and 16 other committees.

Senator Ziga's interest and concern for those who have less in life is reflected in his association and involvement in typhoon relief operations and civic organizations, such as the free Medical Eye Specialist Mission and the Medical Mission of the Philippine General Hospital.

In 1991,he joined the Magnificent 12 in rejecting the new proposed treaty for Subic Naval Base.

Personal life[edit]

Senator Ziga is married to Carmen Olbes Velasco with whom he has six children.