Gil Acosta Jr Biography

Gil Acosta Jr. is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is the current congressman of the third legislative district of Palawan Province. Running under the local Partido Pagbabago ng Palawan (PPP) Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated former congressman Douglas Hagedorn of PDDS.

Gil Acosta Jr.
Gil Acosta Jr. (Credit: Congress)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Gil Abesamis Acosta Jr.
Nickname –> Doy, Dodoy, “Kabarangay Jr.”
Hometown –> Palawan, Philippines

Family
Father –> Former Congressman Gil P. Acosta Sr.
* Married since 2014
Children – 2 sons

Education
Elementary – Palawan State University Pilot School
High School – Palawan State University Pilot School
College – Palawan State University
Course – Psychology
Law School – Arellano University (Pasay)

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Aquaculture And Fisheries Resources
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on East Asean Growth Area
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Tourism
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on West Philippine Sea
2019-Present – Congressman, 3rd Legislative District
* Former Provincial Information Officer (PIO)
* Former Lawyer, Provincial Legal Office

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 1158 – AN ACT DECLARING THE THIRD DISTRICT OF PALAWAN A MINING-FREE ZONE AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

House Bill 1159 – AN ACT SEPARATING THE NAPSAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL-ANNEX IN BARANGAY SIMPUCAN, PUERTO PRINCESA CITY FROM THE NAPSAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS SIMPUCAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1196 – AN ACT SEPARATING THE INAGAWAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL–ANNEX IN SITIO TAGBARUNGIS, BARANGAY INAGAWAN-SUB, PUERTO PRINCESA CITY FROM THE INAGAWAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS TAGBARUNGIS NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 2582 – AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF THE LYING-IN CLINIC IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF RIZAL, PROVINCE OF PALAWAN FROM TEN (10) BEDS TO TWENTY (20) BEDS, UPGRADING ITS SERVICE FACILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES, AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE OF ITS MEDICAL PERSONNEL, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 2589 – AN ACT SEPARATING THE IRAWAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL-ANNEX IN SITIO BUCANA, BARANGAY MATAHIMIK, PUERTO PRINCESA CITY FROM THE IRAWAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS BUCANA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 2590 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EXTENSION OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD IN PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PROVINCE OF PALAWAN AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 3226 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PALAWAN PROVINCIAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTERS IN THE CITY OF PUERTO PRINCESA AND IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF CORON, CUYO, ROXAS, SAN VICENTE, SOFRONIO ESPAÑOLA, AND QUEZON, PROVINCE OF PALAWAN, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 4441 – AN ACT RECLASSIFYING CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN LOCATED IN BARANGAYS CABIGAAN, MAGBABADIL, BARAKE, IRAAN, SAGPANGAN, ISAUB, SAN JUAN, APURAWAN AND CULANDANUM OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF ABORLAN, PROVINCE OF PALAWAN AS ALIENABLE AND DISPOSABLE LAND

Projects / Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Voted NO to ABS-CBN franchise application
* Agricultural Development
* Tourism
* Youth Empowerment

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See also: Famous People from Palawan

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