Neri Colmenares is a Filipino lawyer and politician who is running for senator in the May 13, 2019 election under the Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan (Makabayan) Party of the Philippines. In 2016, he ran for senator but lost.
Complete Name –> Neri Javier Colmenares
Nickname –> Neri
Birthdate –> December 4, 1959 (age 59 years)
Birthplace –> Bacolod, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Trivia –> Neri is a relative of actress Angel Locsin.
Elementary – No information
High School – No information
College – San Beda College
Course – Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Law School – University of the Philippines
Graduate (Masters) –
Graduate (PhD) – Asian Law Centre at Melbourne Law School, Australia
2009-2016 – Partylist Congressman representing Bayan Muna
Achievements and Awards
Neri Colmenares is an accomplished lawyer who handled high-profile cases such as the impeachment cases of Renato Corona, Ombudsman Merci Gutierrez, and President Gloria Arroyo, constitutionality of Executive Order 464, Emergency Rule Proclamation 1017, and the Visiting Forces Agreement in the light of the Subic Rape Case.
As a congressman, Neri authored several laws including Special Election Precincts for PWDs and senior citizens (RA 10633), the law allowing media to vote before election day (RA 10380), Reparation Law for human rights victims during Martial Law (RA 10368), Anti-Torture Law (RA 9745), and Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law (RA 10353).
* Protection of and Respect for Human Rights
Scandals and Controversies
Neri is accused as a communist but he denied being one. He says not all leftists are communists.