April 5, 2013 (9:36 AM)

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Ernesto Maceda is a columnist and a Filipino politician who served as a Senator from 1971 to 1972 and from 1987 to 1998. He served as Senate President from 1996 to 1998.

Ernesto Maceda is known for his daring exposes on financial anomalies perpetrated in the government, and is also recognized by several women’s groups as a support for women’s rights and welfare. He has held Cabinet positions five times and has received numerous national and international awards and commendations. He has also served as an Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States during former President Joseph Estrada’s term.

Known also as Ernesto “Manong” Maceda, he has an outstanding record of public service spanning 50 years in high government positions. At age 23, Ernesto Maceda was elected the youngest Councilor in the history of the City of Manila. At age 29, he became the youngest member of the Cabinet of Pres. Marcos as Secretary of Community Development. Subsequently at age 32, he was appointed Executive Secretary and Chairman of the Commission on Reorganization and at 33, Secretary of Commerce & Industry. He also served as a Member of the GSIS Board of Trustees.


Columnist, Philippine Star
Radio talk show host of Mr. Expose on DZRJ 810
Former Senator (1971-1972, 1987-1998)
Former Senate President (1996-1998)
Former Councillor of Manila
Former Secretary of Community Development under Marcos administration
Former Executive Secretary, Commission on Reorganization
Former aide and adviser to the late Sen. Benigno Aquino
Former head of Ministry of Natural Resources
Former Philippine Ambassador to the United States
Dubbed by the Filipino Free Press as “Mr. Expose”
Named “Outstanding Councilor of Manila” in 1959 at age 24
Only Filipino to have held five Cabinet positions and is recipient of over 40 national and international honors and awards


Bachelor of Laws (cum laude) – Ateneo De Manila University
Master of Laws, Taxation and International Law – Harvard Law School, Massachusetts, USA in 1957
Doctorate in Public Administration (Honoris Causa) – Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Doctorate in Education (Honoris Causa) – Philippine Normal University


The 2013 elections provide various platforms which Ernesto Maceda supports, including job creation for citizens within the country, increase in education facilities and scholarships available as well as assistance to poorer students and support for senior citizens with regards to discounts and costs of living,. Also included are increased funds to local government units and providing clean and safe drinking water for every household in the country.

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