Rosemarie “Baby” Arenas Biography

Rosemarie “Baby” Arenas is a Filipino politician. He is the current congresswoman of the third legislative district of Pangasinan Province. Running under the ruling PDP-Laban Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated former Calasiao Mayor Felipe de Vera of National Unity Party (NUP) and independent candidate Jaime Aquino.

Rosemarie Baby Arenas
Rosemarie “Baby” Arenas (Credit: Congress.gov.ph)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Rosemarie Jimenez Arenas
Nickname –> Baby
Birth Date –> August 8, 1938 (age 81 years)
Hometown –> Malasiqui, Pangasinan, Philippines

Family
Father –> Alfredo Jimenez (Accountant from a rich family)
Mother –> Remedios Bosch (Opera singer and music professor at University of the East)
Spouse –> Ramon Arenas (Businessman, a scion of the Lopez Clan of the ABS-CBN fame
Sons –> John Jimenez Arenas, Christopher Arenas, Ramoncito Arenas
Daughter – Maria Rachel, Former Congresswoman

Education
College – University of Santo Tomas
Course – Accountancy

Experiences
2019-Present – Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative
2013-Present – Congresswoman
* Run for senator in 1995 but lost
* Promoter of the first concert of Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti in Manila
* Miss Philippines Contestant
* Fashion Model

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 327 – AN ACT CREATING THE MARITIME POLICY INSTITUTE OF THE PHILIPPINES

House Bill 328 – AN ACT INSTITUTING THE MAGNA CARTA OF FILIPINO SEAFARERS

House Bill 329 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR IMMEDIATE DEPENDENTS OF OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWs), BOTH SEA-BASED AND LAND-BASED, WHO DIED OR SUFFERED PERMANENT DISABILITIES WHILE WORKING ABROAD OR OVERSEAS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 330 – AN ACT PROTECTING SEAFARERS WHO SUFFER SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH, AND THEIR FAMILIES

House Bill 331 – AN ACT FACILITATING THE GLOBAL EMPLOYMENT OF FILIPINOS

House Bill 332 – AN ACT REQUIRING ALL HEADS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS TO ESTABLISH ꞌOFW FAMILY HELP DESKSꞌ IN THEIR OFFICESꞌ

House Bill 333 – AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A MARITIME CODE THE FULL AND EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL MARITIME INSTRUMENTS OF WHICH THE PHILIPPINES IS A STATE-PARTY [THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA, 1974, AND ITS PROTOCOLS OF 1978 AND 1988, AND AGREEMENT OF 1996 THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF POLLUTION FROM SHIPS, 1973, ITS PROTOCOL OF 1978 AND ITS PROTOCOL OF 1997, THE CONVENTION ON THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA 1972, THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON LOAD LINES 1966 AND ITS PROTOCOL OF 1988, AS AMENDED IN 2003, THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE TONNAGE MEASUREMENT OF SHIPS 1969, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES]

House Bill 334 – AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMANT INCENTIVE SYSTEM FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS TO STRENGTHEN THE PREVENTION AND PROSECUTION OF MARITIME POLLUTION

House Bill 335 – AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A NATIONAL REVERSE MIGRATION POLICY, CREATING THE NATIONAL REVERSE MIGRATION COMMISSION, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE

House Bill 3169 – AN ACT DECLARING MANILA BAY AS HERITAGE ASSET FREE FROM ANY AND ALL FORMS OF FURTHER RECLAMATION AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

House Bill 3521 – AN ACT RENEWING THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO ABS-CBN CORPORATION UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7966 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “AN ACT GRANTING ABS-CBN BROADCASTING CORPORATION A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN TELEVISION AND RADIO BROADCASTING STATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES FOR TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS FROM THE EFFECTIVITY OF THIS ACT

House Bill 4088 – AN ACT TO RECLASSIFY THE MANGABUL RESERVATION IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYAMBANG, PROVINCE OF PANGASINAN, INTO ALIENABLE AND DISPOSABLE LAND OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDISTRIBUTING THE SAME TO THE BONA FIDE AND LONG-TERM FARMERS/OCCUPANTS THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 4494 – AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE GRANT OF A TEACHING SUPPLIES ALLOWANCE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 4495 – AN ACT TO PROMOTE HIGH PERFORMANCE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL INSTRUCTORS AND HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING PERSONNEL

House Bill 6824 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA)-ADMINISTERED POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ROSALES, PROVINCE OF PANGASINAN, TO BE KNOWN AS THE EASTERN PANGASINAN POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 6850 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A GENERAL HOSPITAL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ROSALES, PROVINCE OF PANGASINAN TO BE KNOWN AS THE EASTERN PANGASINAN REGIONAL MEDICAL AND TRAUMA CENTER, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Advocacy
* Reverse Migration of Filipinos
* Rights and Protection of Filipino Seafarers and OFWs
* Rights and Protection of Health Workers
* Rights of women, children and migrant workers’

Controversies
* Past intimate relationship with former President Fidel Ramos in which neither of them admitted nor denied

RELATED: List of Current Congressmen and CongressWomen of the Philippines 2019 – 2022

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See also: Famous People from Pangasinan

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