Carlos Zarate Biography

Carlos Zarate is a Filipino politician. He is currently one of three representatives who won as nominees of Bayan Muna Partylist in the May 13, 2019 election. The other two are Ferdinand Gaite and Eufemia Cullamat.

Carlos Zarate
Carlos Zarate (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Carlos Isagani Tabora Zarate
Nickname –> Kaloi
Birth Date –> May 14, 1967 (age 52)
Birth Place –> General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
Hometown –> Davao City

Family
Children – Xandro Ysagani Sanz Zarate

Education
College – Notre Dame in Dadiangas University
Course – Commerce
Law School – Ateneo de Davao University

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Deputy Minority Leader
2019-Present – Member in 3 House Committees namely: Rules, Interparliamentary Relations And Diplomacy, West Philippine Sea
2013-Present – Congressman

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 219 – AN ACT INCREASING THE MINIMUM SALARIES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND AUGMENTING THE PERSONNEL ECONOMIC RELIEF ALLOWANCE

House Bill 224 – AN ACT PROVIDING FOR FREE HEALTH SERVICES TO ALL FILIPINOS IN ALL GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS, TREATMENT REHABILITATION CENTERS AND SANITARIA, RURAL HEALTH UNITS, AND BARANGAY HEALTH CENTERS

House Bill 226 – AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO INFORMATION

House Bill 227 – AN ACT REGULATING CLASS SIZE IN ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 242 – AN ACT TO ENSURE THAT THE PARTY-LIST SYSTEM IS RESERVED FOR THE MARGINALIZED AND UNDERREPRESENTED AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7941, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ‘PARTY-LIST SYSTEM ACT’ FOR THAT PURPOSE

Affiliations
Member, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
Vice President for Mindanao, National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)

Advocacy
* Human Rights
* Poverty Alleviation
* Indigenous People Empowerment
* Voted No to House Bill 6616 that aims to give additional powers to President Rodrigo Duterte in dealing with coronavirus pandemic
* Voted YES to ABS-CBN franchise application

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

See also: Famous People from South Cotabato

See also: Profiles of Philippine Provinces and Tourist Spots

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