Vicente Veloso III Biography

Vicente Veloso III is a Filipino politician. He is the current congressman of the third legislative district of Leyte Province. Running under the National Unity Party (NUP) in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated Andres Salvacion Jr. of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).

Vicente Ching Veloso
Vicente “Ching” Veloso (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Vicente Sofronio E. Veloso III
Nickname –> Ching
Birth Date –> January 7, 1945
Birth Place –> Villaba, Leyte, Philippines

Family
Congressman Ching Veloso is a scion of one of the oldest political dynasties of the Philippines. It includes, among others, former Senator Jose Maria Veloso, former congressmen Eduardo K. Veloso and Alberto S. Veloso.
Daughter –> Provincial Board Member Anna Veloso Tuazon

Education
Course – Bachelor of Laws

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Justice
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Constitutional Amendments
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Revision of Laws
2016-Present – Congressman
* Former Justice, Court of Appeals
* Former Commissioner, National Labor Relations
* Former Law Professor

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 3263 – AN ACT CREATING AN ADDITIONAL REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH IN THE PROVINCE OF LEYTE TO BE STATIONED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF VILLABA, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THIS PURPOSE SECTION 14, PARAGRAPH (I) OF BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980”, AS AMENDED AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 3264 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MULTIPURPOSE FISHERY BREEDING FARM AND HATCHERY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF VILLABA, PROVINCE OF LEYTE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 3265 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES-LEYTE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LEYTE, PROVINCE OF LEYTE, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 3266 – AN ACT CONVERTING EASTERN VISAYAS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-VILLABA EXTENSION (EVRM-VILLABA EXTENSION) IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF VILLABA, PROVINCE OF LEYTE, TO A TERTIARY HOSPITAL AND TO INCREASE ITS BED CAPACITY FROM TWENTY-FIVE (25) BEDS TO TWO HUNDRED (200) BEDS, UPGRADING THE SERVICE, FACILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE THEREIN, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 5070 – AN ACT PROVIDING FOR FREE FREIGHT SERVICES IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF RELIEF GOODS TO CALAMITY-STRICKEN AREAS

House Resolution 519 – RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CONDUCT AN INQUIRY, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, ON THE DEPLORABLE SPATE OF KILLINGS OF JUDGES, AND TO RECOMMEND APPROPRIATE MEASURES, PREVENTIVE OR OTHERWISE, TO PROTECT THEM FROM THREATS TO THEIR LIVES WHILE IN THE PURSUANCE OF THEIR DUTIES, INCLUDING THE CREATION OF JUDICIAL MARSHALLS

Controversy
Congressman Ching Veloso was accused of being involved in the drug trade but he denied it. Read more…

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

See also: Biography of Leopoldo Dominico Petilla; Carlo Loreto

See also: Famous People from Leyte Province

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