Vicente T. Paterno
Senator Paterno was born in Quiapo, Manila on November 18, 1925.
He graduated Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of the Philippines in 1948 and obtained Master of Business Administration at Harvard University in 1953.
Senator Paterno was a lecturer in graduate school of U.P., La Salle and Ateneo de Manila from 1954 to 1962. From 1970 to July 1979 he was the chairman of the Board of Investments and subsequently Minister of Public Highways in 1979. During his stint in public service he was appointed Chairman and President of Philippine National Oil Company in 1986 and later became Deputy Executive Secretary for Energy of the Office of the President from 1986 to 1987. He was elected Senator from 1987 to 1992.
He is married to Socorro Paz Trinidad Pardo with whom he has five children.