Jose Francisco Benitez Biography

Jose Francisco Benitez is a Filipino politician. He is the current congressman of the third legislative district of Negros Occidental Province. In the May 13, 2019 election, he ran under the ruling PDP-Laban Party unopposed.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Jose Francisco Bantug Benitez
Nickname –> Kiko
Birth Date –> June 18
Hometown –> Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Family
Father –> former Deputy Minister of Human Settlements Jose Conrado “Joly” Benitez
Mother –> Former Executive Director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines Betty Bantug-Benitez
Brother –> Former Congressman Alfredo Abelardo Bantug Benitez
Spouse – Charlotte Kuo
Children – 3

Education
Elementary – Xavier School, San Juan City, Metro Manila
High School – Ampelforth College, York, United Kingdom
College – Cornell University
Course – Comparative Literature (summa cum laude) and English (cum laude)
Master – Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Doctorate – Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Congressman
2010-2019 – President, Philippine Women’s University (PWU)
* Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Bayanihan Folk Arts Foundation
* Member, Board of Trustees, Philippine Air Force Educational Fund Inc.
* Assistant Professor, University of Washington-Seattle

Achievements and Awards
2017 – Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education given by World Education Congress, CMO Asia and CMO Council, Le Meridien Singapore

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See also: Famous People from Negros Occidental

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