Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba Biography

Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba is a Filipino politician. She is the current congresswoman of the first legislative district of Bukidnon Province. Running under the local Bukidnon Paglaum Party in the May 13, 2019 election, she defeated Andres Eligan Jr. of the ruling PDP-Laban Party.

Maria Lourdes Acosta Alba
Maria Lourdes Acosta Alba (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Maria Lourdes O. Acosta-Alba
Nickname –> Malou
Birthday –> February 5
Birth Place –> Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, Philippines

Family
Father –> Scientist Juan Acosta
Mother –> Former Congresswoman Socorro “Coring” Acosta
Brother –> Former Congressman Nereus “Neric” Acosta
Spouse –> Joeman Alba (a banker)
Child –> Ani

Education
College – University of the Philippines Diliman
Degree – Sociology
Master – Masters in Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (USA) (1991)

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Women and Gender Equality
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Natural Resources
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Welfare of Children
2013-Present – Congresswoman

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 95 – AN ACT PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION (SOGIE) AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR

House Bill 96 – AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OR MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR, OR THE CONSUL GENERAL, TO UPDATE IN THE CIVIL REGISTER THE CIVIL STATUS OF A FILIPINO SPOUSE WHO WAS VALIDLY DIVORCED BY A FOREIGN SPOUSE, WITHOUT THE NEED OF A JUDICIAL ORDER

House Bill 97 – AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A COMPREHENSIVE HAZARDOUS AND RADIOACTIVE WASTES MANAGEMENT AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS THEREOF

House Bill 98 – AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE DELINEATION OF THE SPECIFIC FOREST LIMITS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 99 – AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING INDUSTRY CLUSTER-BASED PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS THROUGH INTER-LOCAL COOPERATION AND PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION

House Bill 3133 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE LAND TRANSPORTATION OFFICE (LTO) DISTRICT OFFICE IN MANOLO FORTICH, BUKIDNON AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 3135 – AN ACT RATIONALIZING THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY IN ORDER TO STRENGTHEN ITS DEVELOPMENT, PROTECTION AND REGULATORY FUNCTIONS, TO PROVIDE FOR A LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT FUND, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 3136 – AN ACT ADOPTING INTEGRATED COASTAL ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT AS A NATIONAL STRATEGY TO ENSURE THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF COASTAL AND MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES, ESTABLISHING SUPPORTING MECHANISMS FOR ITS IMPLEMENTATION, AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

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See also: Famous People from Bukidnon

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