Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr. Biography

Bienvenido Abante Jr. is a Filipino pastor and politician. He is currently the congressman of the sixth legislative district of Manila. Running under the local Asenso Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he won over Yvette Ocampo of Bagumbayan Party and Casimiro Sison of Partido Ng Masang Pilipino (PMP).

Benny Abante Jr.
Benny Abante Jr. (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Bienvenido Abante Jr.
Nickname –> Benny
Birth Date –> May 15, 1951 (Age 69)
Birth Place –> Manila, Philippines

Family
Father –> Rev. Ben O. Abante Sr.
Mother –> Priscilla Mirando
Brother(s) –> Jose Hernes and Reuben

Education
Course – Theology
Masters – Government Management, Pamantasan Ng Maynila
Doctorate – Theology from the United States of America

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Minority Floor Leader, House of Representatives of the Philippines
2019-Present – Congressman
2010 – Ran for reelection but lost to Rosenda Ann M. Ocampo
2004-2010 – Congressman
* Pastor, Metropolitan Bible Baptist Church and Ministries in Santa Ana, Manila
* Founder, Grace and Truth Community International Foundation, Inc.,
* Founder, Ben O. Abante Baptist Bible College

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 1588 – AN ACT IMPOSING THE DEATH PENALTY FOR SPECIFIC CRIMES, REPEALING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9346, ENTITLED ꞌAN ACT PROHIBITING THE IMPOSITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE PHILIPPINESꞌ, FURTHER AMENDING ACT NO. 3815, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS ꞌTHE REVISED PENAL CODEꞌ AND REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7080, ENTITLED ꞌAN ACT DEFINING AND PENALIZING THE CRIME OF PLUNDERꞌ, AND AMENDING ACT NO. 9165, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌCOMPREHENSIVE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 2002ꞌ, REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8177, ENTITLED ꞌACT DESIGNATING DEATH BY LETHAL INJECTIONꞌ, AND OTHER PENAL LAWS

House Bill 2069 – AN ACT MAKING BIBLE READING MANDATORY IN ALL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 2070 – AN ACT EXEMPTING CHURCH MINISTERS, PRIESTS, RABBIS AND IMAMS FROM SECURING GOVERNMENT LICENSE TO SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGE, FURTHER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 209 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE FAMILY CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, ACT NO. 3815 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE REVISED PENAL CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, ACT NO. 3753, AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A CIVIL REGISTRAR, AND NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 1, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSE

House Bill 2071 – AN ACT EXEMPTING BIBLES AND OTHER RELIGIOUS ARTICLES AND CERTAIN MERCHANDISE FROM TAXES, DUTIES, FEES AND OTHER CHARGES, EXEMPTING CHURCHES FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATES IN AVAILING TAX EXEMPTIONS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 5773 – AN ACT BANNING THE MANUFACTURE, IMPORTATION, SALE, AND USE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSE

House 5953 – AN ACT PROHIBITING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF COCKPITS AND OTHER STRUCTURES OR FACILITIES FOR HOLDING COCKFIGHTS NEAR SCHOOLS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, CHURCH BUILDINGS AND OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP, AND HOSPITALS, PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSE

House Bill 6701 – An Act to abolish the National Telecommunications Authority

Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Death Penalty for certain crimes
* Freedom of Information
* Public Health
* Education
* Infrastructure Development
* Voted Yes to ABS-CBN franchise

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