Senator Vicente C. Sotto III


Senate Office:
Rm. 526 GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 6502 to 6505
Direct Lines: (632) 659-5259 / (632) 804-0270
Fax No.:  (632) 552-6601 loc. 6501
Email: os_sotto@yahoo.com
Website:


Biography | Resume

 

PERSONAL

Date of Birth: August 24, 1948
Hometown: Manila
Spouse: Helen Gamboa Sotto
Children: Romina Frances
Diorella Maria
Gian Carlo
Ciara Anna
Languages and
dialects spoken:
English, Pilipino
Father : Marcelino O. Sotto
Mother : Herminia Castelo Sotto, M. D.
U.P. College of Medicine Class 1935
Religion : Catholic

EDUCATION

Elementary: Colegio de San Juan de Letran
   
Secondary: Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Manila
   
College: A.B. English
Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Manila
   

SPECIAL TRAINING, SEMINARS, CONFERENCES

March 2009 High Level Segment and 52nd Commission on Narcotics (CND)
United Nations Office
Vienna, Austria
   
June 2000 Executive Program for Leaders in Development
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
   
April 2000 Microsoft Government Leaders’ Conference 2000
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
   
Oct. 1994 INEOA Conference
New York, USA
   
Nov. 1996 INEOA Conference
San Diego, California
   
June -July 1994 Implementing Decentralization with the Aim of Strengthening
Local Self Administration
Berlin, Germany
   

GOVERNMENT POSITIONS HELD

(July 1, 2010 to
June 30, 2016)
Senator, Republic of the Philippines
Majority Floor Leader, Senate of the Philippines
15th Congress (July 26, 2010)
   
(2008 July to
2009 November)
Chairman, Dangerous Drugs Board, Office of the President
   
(1992 to 1998)
(1998 to 2004)
Senator, Republic of the Philippines Majority Floor Leader,
Senate of the Philippines 12th Congress  (2002 – 2004)
  Minority Floor Leader, Senate of the Philippines 12th Congress (2002)
  Asst. Minority Floor Leader, Senate of the Philippines
12th Congress (2002)
  Majority Floor Leader, Commission on Appointments (1998 - 2002)
  Assistant Majority Floor Leader, Senate of the Philippines (1992 to 1998)
  Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Services (1998 - 2001)
  Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology (1999 - 2001) Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Government (1992 to 1998)
Chairman, Senate Committee on Tourism (1992 to 1998)
Chairman, Senate Committee on Illegal Drugs (1996 to 1997)
Chairman, Joint Oversight Committee on Local Government Code
(1996 to 1998)
Chairman, Senate Committee on Youth and Sports Development
(1995 - 1996)
Chairman, Senate Committee on Rural Development (1995 - 1996)
   
(1988 to 1992) Vice-Mayor, Quezon City
  Presiding Officer, Quezon City Council (1988 – 1992)
   
  Chairman, Quezon City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (1988 – 1992)
   

AWARDS AND COMMEMDATIONS

  International Award of Honor
International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association
(Sept. 2, 1991 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U. S. A.)

2nd International Award of Honor (Hall of Fame)
International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association
(Nov. 18, 1996 - Bahia Hotel, San Diego, Calif., U. S. A.)

Catholic Mass Media Radio Award
Archdiocese of Manila
For composing the song “Magkaisa”

International Gold Medalist
Ten Pin Bowling

7 Time National Team Member
Philippine Bowling Congress

2 Time World Cupper
Ten Pin Bowling ( 1978 and 1984)

and other various awards, medals and commendations
for music composition, local and international
bowling and golf tournaments
   

MEMBERSHIP IN CIVIC / PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

President Emeritus Founder / 1st Elected President  Vice-Mayors' League of the Philippines 

Member International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association
Member International Association of Chiefs of Police
Vice Chairman Citizens' Drugwatch Foundation
Vice President Vicor Music Corporation
Former Board Member Araullo University, Nueva Ecija
Former President Ham Radio Philippines

PUBLICATIONS / DISSERTATIONS / SCHOLARLY WORKS

  • A Vision for A Drug-Free Philippines, April 1994
  • Drug Free Philippines, A Film Documentary, February 1996
  • The Filipino: Values and Visions, January 1997

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