Geraldine Roman Biography

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 he 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.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Geraldine Batista Roman
Birth Date –> April 23, 1967 (age 52)
Hometown –> Orani, Bataan, Philippines

Family
Father –> Former Congressman Antonino P. Roman
Mother –> Former Congresswoman Herminia Roman
Siblings –> 3

Education
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

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

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

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See also: Famous People from Bataan

Geraldine Roman
Geraldine Roman (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)
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