Jose Tejada Biography

Jose Tejada is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is currently serving his third and last term as congressman of the third legislative district of Cotabato Province. The third district is composed of the towns of Banisilan, Carmen, Kabacan, Matalam, M’lang, and Tulunan.

In the May 13, 2019 election, he ran unopposed under the Nacionalista Party (NP).

Jose Tejada
Jose Tejada (Credit: Congress)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Jose I. Tejada
Nickname –> Ping Ping
Birth Date –> June 10, 1958 (age 61)
Birth Place –> Cotabato City, Cotabato, Philippines
Hometown –> M’Lang, Cotabato

Education
Elementary – Mlang Pilot Elementary School
High School – Mlang National High School
College – University of Sto. Tomas
Course – Economics
Law School – San Sebastian College

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Vice Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations
2019-Present – Vice Chairman, House Committee on Legislative Franchises
2013-Present – Congressman
1998 – Vice Governor
1992-2001, 2004-2013 – Provincial Board Member
1989–1992 – Paralegal Officer, Department of Agrarian Reform
1979–1980 – Accounting Assistant, Banco Filipino

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 3117 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE THIRD DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE IN THE PROVINCE OF COTABATO AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 3118 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTER IN THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTHERN MINDANAO (USM), LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF KABACAN, PROVINCE OF COTABATO, TO BE KNOWN AS THE USM-KABACAN, COTABATO TESDA TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTER AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 3119 – AN ACT DECLARING THE PROVINCE OF COTABATO A MINING-FREE ZONE AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF

House Bill 3120 – AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE UPGRADE, MODERNIZATION AND CONVERSION OF THE COTABATO PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL IN THE PROVINCE OF COTABATO INTO THE NORTH COTABATO REGIONAL HOSPITAL UNDER THE CONTROL, MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 3121 – AN ACT RENEWING THE FRANCHISE GRANTED TO SKY CABLE CORPORATION (FORMERLY CENTRAL CATV, INC.) UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7969 OR “AN ACT GRANTING THE CENTRAL CATV, INC. A FRANCHISE TO ESTABLISH, CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES CABLE/COMMUNITY ANTENNAE TELEVISION SYSTEMS IN THE PHILIPPINES” FOR TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS FROM THE EFFECTIVITY OF THIS ACT

House Bill 3122 – AN ACT CREATING A BARANGAY TO BE KNOWN AS BARANGAY POBLACION B IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MLANG, PROVINCE OF COTABATO

House Bill 3123 – AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE MALAPAG, CARMEN – TINIMBACAN, BANISILAN PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE PROVINCE OF COTABATO INTO A NATIONAL ROAD, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 3124 – AN ACT CREATING ONE (1) ADDITIONAL BRANCH OF THE REGIONAL TRIAL COURT IN THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL REGION `TO BE STATIONED AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF MLANG, PROVINCE OF COTABATO, FURTHER AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE BATAS PAMBANSA BLG. 129, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE JUDICIARY REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1980”, AS AMENDED AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 3126 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (NBI) DISTRICT OFFICE IN THE PROVINCE OF COTABATO AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 3195 – AN ACT SEPARATING THE MALINAO HIGH SCHOOL-PINAMULAAN ANNEX IN BARANGAY PINAMULAAN, BANILISAN COTABATO, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS PINAMULAAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Voted Yes to ABS-CBN franchise

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

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See also: Famous People from Cotabato Province

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