Precious Castelo Biography

Precious Castelo is a Filipino actress, broadcaster and politician. She is currently serving as the congressman of the second legislative district of Quezon City in Metro Manila, Philippines. Running under the Nationalist People’s Coalition Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated Mary Ann Susano of the Katipunan Ng Demokratikong Pilipino, Dante Liban of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas and independent candidate Crisell Beltran.

Precious Castelo
Precious Castelo (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Mari Grace Precious Hipolito Castelo
Nickname –> Precious
Birth Date –> July 1, 1978 (age 41)
Birth Place –> Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Family
Spouse –> Winston Castelo
Children –> 2

Education
College – University of Santo Tomas.
Degree – Communication Arts

Political Career
2019-Present – Assistant Majority Leader, 18th Congress
2019-Present – Congresswoman
2010-2019 – Councilor

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 878 – AN ACT PROVIDING MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIPS IN STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES TO QUALIFIED STUDENTS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1015 – AN ACT AUTHORIZING GOVERNMENT-OWNED BANKS TO OPEN A SPECIAL LOAN WINDOW OTHER THAN THAT OF EMERGENCY LOAN FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND PRESCRIBING LOW INTEREST RATE FOR ITS REPAYMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1016 – AN ACT DIVIDING BARANGAY COMMONWEALTH INTO TWO (2) DISTINCT AND INDEPENDENT BARANGAYS TO BE KNOWN AS BARANGAYS COMMONWEALTH EAST AND COMMONWEALTH WEST

House Bill 1017 – AN ACT MANDATING FULL PUBLIC DISCLOSURE BY GOVERNORS, CITY MAYORS, MUNICIPAL MAYORS, TREASURERS, ACCOUNTANTS, BUDGET OFFICERS AND OTHER FUND ACCOUNTABLE OFFICERS OF THE LOCAL BUDGET AND FINANCES OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT THEREBY AMENDING SECTION 352 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991
House Bill 1018 – AN ACT EFFECTIVELY AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT TO BAN AND AVERT THE PRACTICE OF PRIVATE COMPANIES OF CONTRACTUALIZATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND ANY FORM OF FLEXIBILIZATION OF LABOR THEREBY ASSISTING SAID COMPANIES TOWARD A SHIFT TO REGULARIZATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND SECURITY OF TENURE FOR CONTRACTUAL WORKERS, LABORERS, AND EMPLOYEES
House Bill 1019 – AN ACT REGULATING THE WORK SCHEDULE AND OTHER TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT GOVERNING MOVIE/TV PERSONNEL WHO ARE COVERED BY A SERVICE OR TALENT CONTRACT AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
House Bill 1020 – AN ACT INCREASING THE BASIC SALARY OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS TO THIRTY THOUSAND PESOS (P30,000)
House Bill 1021 – AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING A SINGLE TICKETING SYSTEM IN METROPOLITAN MANILA AS COMPRISED OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS OF CALOOCAN, MANILA, MANDALUYONG, PASAY, QUEZON, LAS PIÑAS, MAKATI, MALABON, MARIKINA, MUNTINLUPA, NAVOTAS, PARAÑAQUE, PASIG, PATEROS, SAN JUAN, TAGUIG AND VALENZUELA AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
House Bill 1022 – AN ACT CREATING THE NATIONAL TEXTBOOK REVIEW BOARD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
House Bill 1023 – AN ACT PROSCRIBING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MEMBERS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES THEREFOR
House Bill 1024 – AN ACT INCREASING THE PENSION OF TEACHERS RETIRED UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3050 AS AMENDED BY P.D. NO. 1148, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1345 – AN ACT GRANTING EVERY SENIOR CITIZEN FREE MOVIE SEAT AND/OR FREE PARKING SLOT IN SHOPPING MALLS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
House Bill 1346 – AN ACT GRANTING EVERY SENIOR CITIZEN FREE MOVIE SEAT AND/OR FREE PARKING SLOT IN SHOPPING MALLS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
House Bill 1347 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SENIOR CITIZENS TECHNOLOGY AND LIVELIHOOD CENTER IN EVERY BARANGAY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
House Bill 1349 – AN ACT CREATING THE METRO RAIL TRANSIT REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO OVERSEER FARE RATES IN PUBLIC AND/OR PRIVATE RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEMS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
House Bill 1350 – AN ACT CREATING THE OFFICE OF NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY AND APPROPRIATING 20 BILLION PESOS THEREFOR FROM THE FUNDS OF PAGCOR AND PCSO

House Bill 1608 – AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO INFORMATION ON MATTERS OF PUBLIC CONCERN AND THE STATE POLICY OF FULL PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF ALL ITS TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1609 – AN ACT MANDATING THE PHILIPPINE PORT AUTHORITY TO SHIFT CONTAINER TRAFFIC TO BATANGAS AND SUBIC PORTS THEREBY PUTTING A CAP ON THE VOLUME OF CONTAINERS AT THE MANILA PORT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House BIll 2047 – AN ACT MANDATING THE PROTECTION OF WHISTLEBLOWERS ENSURING THEIR SAFETY AND WELFARE AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 2048 – AN ACT REQUIRING OPERATORS OF PUBLIC UTILITY BUSES IN METRO MANILA TO INSTALL CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION (CCTV) CAMERAS IN THEIR BUSES AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF

House Bill 2132 – AN ACT GRANTING SPECIFIC EMERGENCY POWERS TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES TO EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS THE METRO MANILA GRIDLOCK

House Bill 2134 – AN ACT MANDATING THAT AT LEAST TEN PERCENT (10%) OF GOVERNMENT-OWNED LANDS TO BE SOLD, ALIENATED OR OTHERWISE ENCUMBERED FOR DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES, BE SEGREGATED FOR SOCIALIZED HOUSING PROJECTS

House Bill 2136 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING SPECIAL EDUCATION CENTERS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN EVERY LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 2301 – AN ACT CONSTITUTING THE COMMISSION ON AUDIT (COA), OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN, AND COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT OF CONGRESS INTO A TRIPARTITE BODY TO BE KNOWN AS THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL TO PERFORM IDENTIFIED TASKS ENABLING GOVERNMENT TO EFFECTIVELY RUN AFTER CORRUPT OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS AND HOLD THEM TO ACCOUNT FOR EMBEZZLEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS

House Bill 2302 – AN ACT CONSTITUTING THE COMMISSION ON AUDIT (COA), OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN, AND COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT OF CONGRESS INTO A TRIPARTITE BODY TO BE KNOWN AS THE LEGISLATIVE AUDIT COUNCIL TO PERFORM IDENTIFIED TASKS ENABLING GOVERNMENT TO EFFECTIVELY RUN AFTER CORRUPT OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS AND HOLD THEM TO ACCOUNT FOR EMBEZZLEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS

House Bill 2306 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE QUEZON CITY TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING CENTER AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 2307 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CENTER IN QUEZON CITY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 2411 – AN ACT REQUIRING THE RECORDING OF THE IDENTITY OF ALL BUYERS OF PREPAID SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE (SIM) CARDS FOR CELLULAR TELEPHONE UNITS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 2494 – AN ACT CONVERTING DON ANTONIO AVENUE IN QUEZON CITY INTO A NATIONAL ROAD

House Bill 2561 – AN ACT GRANTING FULL GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY TO CANCER PATIENTS, INSTITUTIONALIZING A PROGRAM AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

HOuse Bill 2903 – AN ACT REQUIRING THE DISCLOSURE OF THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF GLUTEN IN FOOD PRODUCTS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THOSE DIAGNOSED WITH CELIAC DISEASE

House Bill 4062 – AN ACT GIVING THE PRESIDENT THE POWER TO DELEGATE OR DESIGNATE A SUCCESSOR IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT THAT THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE SENATE PRESIDENT AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DIE OR BECOME INCAPACITATED TO FILL IN THE ROLE OF THE PRESIDENT (Withdrawn August 30, 2020)

Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Voted NO to ABS-CBN franchise application

Showbiz Career
Precious Castelo was a former child actress and a former member of the defunct youth-oriented television show That’s Entertainment. As a child actress, she appeared in the movie The Life Story Of Julie Vega, Mga Anghel Ng Diyos, and Ang Daigdig Ay Isang Butil Na Luha.

From 2001 to 2009, she worked as a broadcaster for IBC Express Balita.

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