Philippine 2013 Elections: Jun Magsaysay

  • Name: Ramon 'Jun' Banzon Magsaysay Jr.
  • Age: 74
  • Educational attainment: Post-graduate studies in Business Administration, Harvard University
  • Classification: Veteran
  • Work experience: Businessman, former senator
  • Political Party: Team PNoy
  • Civil Status: Married
  • Net worth/SALN: P143.5 million (2003)
After a productive four-year in Congress representing the lone district of Zambales, he returned to work in the private sector where he ventured into various industries including garment manufacturing and export, semi-conductor, and travel and tourism. Armed with his business education and engineering skills, Jun pioneered the cable television business in the country. Today, with over 550 cable operators nationwide, the cable TV industry business has turned into a multi-billion broadband industry industry. In recognition of setting the blueprint for the sector, Magsaysay is known as The Father of Cable Television.

  • 1969-1995 Reserve officer, Lt. Jr. Grade, Philippine Navy
  • 1972-1995 Company president, Colorview CATV Inc.
  • 1975-1995 Company president/chairman of the board, RMJ Corp.
  • 1970-1975 Company vice president, Gelmart Industries Phils. Inc.
  • 1978-1985 Company director, Labtech Manufacturing Industries Inc.
  • 1988-1990 Business columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • 1989-1995 Company president, Cable Communications Inc.,
  • 1989-1995 Chairman of the board, Dynatravel Management Corp.
  • 1991-1995 Company president, Country Communications Network Inc.
  • 1994-1995 Chairman of the board, Asian Cable Communications Inc.
  • 2011-2012 Chairman of the board, Legaspi Oil Corp. and co-chairman of the CIIF-OilMills Group

Where he stands

  • divorseLegalizing divorce: No
  • marriageSame-sex marriage: No
  • disputeTerritorial dispute against China: "I would go the way the President  goes; we have to  be firm.."
  • deathDeath penalty: "When you see a lot of massacres like the one of Ampatuan and others that have been happening, I think we should think twice about that. It merits a review."
  • Reproductive healthReproductive health law: Yes

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