Geraldine Roman is a Filipino politician. She is currently serving her second term as congresswoman of the first legislative district of Bataan Province. The second district is composed of the municipalities of Abucay, Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Morong, Orani, and Samal.
Running under the ruling PDP-Laban Party in the May 13, 2019 election, she defeated Emy Lubag of Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino (KDP). In 2016, she ran under the Liberal Party and won over Danny Malana of Akyon Demokratiko.
Geraldine Roman is the first and only transgender to become a member of the Philippine Congress.
On December 28, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte included the name of Congressman Roman in the list of corrupt officials although the president himself admitted that there is no evidence yet. Comgressman Roman denied the accusation saying that it is totally unfair.
Complete Name –> Geraldine Batista Roman
Birth Date –> April 23, 1967 (age 53)
Hometown –> Orani, Bataan, Philippines
Father –> Former Congressman Antonino P. Roman
Mother –> Former Congresswoman Herminia Roman
Siblings –> 3
Elementary – Ateneo de Manila University Grade School
High School – Ateneo de Manila University High School
College – University of the Philippines
College – University of the Basque Country in Spain
Degree – Journalism
Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Bases Conversion
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Women And Gender Equality
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Welfare
2016-Present – Congresswoman
* Editor, Spanish News Agency
Projects / Advocacy Programs
* Gender Equality
Bills / Laws
Principal Sponsor, House Bill 5829 or the Good Manners and Right Conduct Act
House Bill 134 – AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION (SOGIE) AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR
House Bill 135 – AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF CAREGIVERS IN THE PRACTICE OF THEIR PROFESSION
House Bill 136 – AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF ETHNICITY, RACE, RELIGION OR BELIEF, SEX, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION, LANGUAGE, DISABILITY, HIV STATUS, EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT AND OTHER FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR
House Bill 137 – AN ACT IMPOSING STIFFER PENALTIES FOR CHILD ABUSE, EXPLOITATION AND DISCRIMINATION, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7610, AS AMENDED
House Bill 138 – AN ACT REVITALIZING THE BASES CONVERSION DEVELOPMENT, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7227, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “BASES CONVERSION AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1992,” AS AMENDED
House Bill 7259 – Tala Ecotourism Zone Act which aims to develop and preserve the natural beauty of Barangay Tala located within the Bataan National Park.
Achievements and Awards
2016 – listed as one of the “13 Inspiring Women” by Time magazine
2016 – listed as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by US-based Foreign Policy magazine
See also: Famous People from Bataan