Zosimo Paredes

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Zosimo Paredes
Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement
In office
Member of the Regular Batasang Pambansa from Ifugao's Lone District
In office
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Preceded by Romulo B. Lumauig (as Representative)
Succeeded by Gualberto B. Lumauig (as Representative)
Undersecretary of the Office of Muslim Affairs and Cultural Communities
In office
Personal details
Born (1948-05-27) May 27, 1948 (age 69)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Bangon Pilipinas (2010–present)
Ang Kapatiran (2007–2010)
Nacionalista (1987)
KBL (1984–1986)
Spouse(s) Maria Olivia Errea Dela Merced Paredes
Residence Ifugao
Occupation Civil servant
Profession Politician
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Allegiance Republic of the Philippines
Service/branch Philippine Constabulary
Years of service 1971-1984

Zosimo Jesus "Jess" Paredes II (born on May 27, 1948 in Manila) is a former Filipino politician. [1]


Paredes was elected Assemblyman of Regular Batasang Pambansa representing Ifugao from 1984 until its dissolution in 1986.

He has twice ran for the Senate namely, the 1987 Senatorial elections under the Grand Alliance for Democracy, the same party of Joseph Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile but placed 46th place and more recently the 2007 Senatorial elections under the Ang Kapatiran Party but placed 29th place.

He was the former head of Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFACom) later on resigned at the height of the Philippine government's perceived protection of convicted American rapist Lance Corp. Daniel Smith after the latter's transfer of detention from the Makati City jail to the United States Embassy compound.

Personal life[edit]

He is related to Horacio Paredes and Jim Paredes (one of the member of APO Hiking Society and a composer-singer). Paredes used to host two programs on DZXQ 1350:

  • Para sa Diyos, Bayan at Sambayanan — Weekdays 9:30am – 10:00am
  • Moral Force Radio — Sundays 9:00am – 10:00am