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Hon. Defensor, Michael T.

Hon. Defensor, Michael T.
Party List - ANAKALUSUGAN

House of Representatives, Quezon City
Rm. SW-517
Phone: (632) 8931-5001, Local: 7295
Direct: 8931-9836

 

 

HOUSE MEASURES AUTHORED 2

HB05989
 [Committee Report][Text As Engrossed]
 

Date Filed: 2020-01-22

Full Title: AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE, DEFINING ITS MANDATE, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Date Read: 2020-01-22

Primary Referral: APPROPRIATIONS

Date Approved on Second Reading: 2020-09-15

Date Approved on Third Reading: 2020-09-22

Bill Status: Approved by the House on 2020-09-22, transmitted to the Senate on 2020-09-24 and received by the Senate on 2020-09-24

HR00145
 [Text As Filed]
 

Date Filed: 2019-07-29

Full Title: RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION IN AID OF LEGISLATION BY THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH ON THE REPORTED PHP18 BILLION WORTH OF UNUSED MEDICINES LEFT IN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (DOH) WAREHOUSES

Date Read: 2019-08-06

Primary Referral: HEALTH

Bill Status: Pending with the Committee on HEALTH since 2019-11-27

 

HOUSE MEASURES CO-AUTHORED 0

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

CommitteePosition
1. Public AccountsJournal #20Chairperson 
2. Dangerous DrugsJournal #32Vice Chairperson 
3. Good Government And Public AccountabilityJournal #18Vice Chairperson 
4. HealthJournal #8Vice Chairperson 
5. Legislative FranchisesJournal #4Vice Chairperson 
6. Public InformationJournal #31Vice Chairperson 
7. Strategic IntelligenceJournal #54Vice Chairperson 
8. Welfare Of ChildrenJournal #18Vice Chairperson 
9. Flagship Programs And ProjectsJournal #32Member for the Majority 
10. Persons With DisabilitiesJournal #32Member for the Majority 

 

PROFILE

EARLY LIFE

Born Ace S. Barbers on May 31, 1969 in Manila, Philippines. He is the second of the four siblings by ROBERT ZABALA BARBERS and VIRGINIA FLORES SMITH.

Ace as he is fondly called, successfully ventured into several business endeavors with his friends after college. He was engaged in importation business, cargo movement/logistics, and in agri/aquaculture in the countryside. After years of gaining experience in the private sector, He decided to enter politics to follow the footsteps of his father. He ran as congressman and won in the district his father once served in the province of Surigao del Norte in the north eastern part of the island of Mindanao. He served as member for three (3) consecutive terms of the Philippine House of Representatives during the 11th, 12th and 13th congresses. As member of the Philippine congress, he was elected as chairman of several committees’, such as committee on economic affairs, committee on accounts and committee on dangerous drugs. He was one of the young elected representatives of the 11th congress who played a crucial role in the ESTRADA impeachment for alleged corruption and violation of the constitution. His advocacies and principled stand on several national issues together with his equally young colleagues did not go unnoticed, the media coined a name for their group and called them THE SPICE BOYS’.

He is currently a member the 17th and 18th congresses of the House of Representatives and chairs the COMMITTEE ON DANGEROUS DRUGS.

WORK HISTORY
  • 1990-1998: President, Vintage Specialist Philippine Village Hotel
  • 1992-1995: Director of Marketing, AASMI Anglo Asian group of companies
  • 1995-1998: Chief of staff, office of Rep. Robert "Bobby" Z. Barbers
MEMBERSHIP
  • Knights of Columbus, St. Andrew Parish Council
  • Rotary Club of Pasig
  • Political Science Society, DLSU - Member
  • DLSU/LSGH Alumni Association
  • Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity
  • Couples for Christ, Quezon City - Member
  • Surigaonon Association Inc. (Manila Chapter) External - Vice- President
  • Los Suriguenos, Inc. Chairman - Committee on Livelihood Chairman
INTERESTS
  • Community Organizing
  • Development of Youth Programs
  • Politics
  • Sports (Golf, basketball, soccer, table tennis, swimming)
  • Arts (Visual)
  • Dog lover/breeder