France Castro Biography

France Castro is a Filipino politician. She is currently serving as a congresswoman who won as first nominee of Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT Teachers) Partylist in the 2016 and 2019 elections.

France Castro
France Castro (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Francisca L. Castro
Birthday –> May 24
Hometown –> Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Education
College –> BS Education major in Mathematics, Philippine Normal University (PNU) (1987)
Master –> MS Mathematics, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (1996)

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Assistant Minority Leader
2016-Present – Congresswoman
* Former Secretary-General, ACT Philippines
* Former President, Quezon City Public School Teachers Association
* Teacher for 25 years until her retirement as Master Teacher II in 2013

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 159 – AN ACT STRENGTHENING THE RIGHT OF GOVERNMENT TO EXPROPRIATE LANDS FOR SOCIALIZED HOUSING, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTIONS 9, 10, AND 11 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7279, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌURBAN DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING ACT OF 1992ꞌ

House Bill 252 – AN ACT PROHIBITING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF POLITICAL DYNASTIES

House Bill 253 – AN ACT DECLARING AS CLOSED TO MINING APPLICATIONS THOSE AREAS DECLARED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS AS NO MINING ZONES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7942 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PHILIPPINE MINING ACT OF 1995, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 254 – AN ACT RE-ORIENTING THE PHILIPPINE MINING INDUSTRY TOWARDS NATIONAL INDUSTRIALIZATION AND ENSURING THE HIGHEST INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 255 – AN ACT CREATING THE GENUINE SMALL COCONUT FARMERS’ FUND AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Award
2019 – Arthur Svensson International Prize for Trade Union Rights in Oslo, Norway
2018 – PNU Eminent Alumni Award

Advocacy / Performance in Congress
* Human Rights
* No to Political Dynasty
* Voted No to House Bill 6616 that aims to give additional powers to President Rodrigo Duterte in dealing with coronavirus pandemic.

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