Jose “Lito” Atienza Jr. Biography

Jose Atienza Jr. is a Filipino Architect and politician. He is currently serving as a congressman who was reelected as a nominee of Buhay Partylist in the May 13, 2019 election.

Buhay Partylist was founded by El Shaddai leader Mike Velarde.

Latest Update
On October 1, 2021, Congressman Lito Atienza has filed his candidacy for vice president in 2022. He is running in tandem with presidential candidate Senator Manny Pacquiao under PROMDI (Probinsiya Muna Development Initiative), the party founded by the late Cebu Governor Lito Osmena.

Lito Atienza
Lito Atienza (Photo Credit: Philippine House of Representative)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Jose Livioko Atienza Jr.
Nickname –> Lito
Birth Date –> August 10, 1941 (age 80)
Birth Place –> San Andres, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Father –> Jose J. Atienza Sr.
Uncle –> Former Manila Mayor Hermenegildo Atienza
Spouse –> Ma. Evelina Ilagan-Atienza
Children –> Kim Atienza, Arnold Atienza, Lei Atienza-Valdepeñas,
Maile Atienza, and 2 others

Elementary – Ateneo de Manila University
High School – Ateneo de Manila University
College – University of Santo Tomas
Course – Architecture

Political Career / Work Experiences
2020-Present – Deputy Speaker of the 18th Congress
2013-Present – Congressman as nominee of Buhay Partylist
2007-2009 – Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
1998-2007 – Mayor, Manila
1998-Present – Host, Maynila Drama series aired by GMA Channel 7
1992–1998 – Vice Mayor, Manila
1986 – General Manager, National Housing Authority
1984–1986 – Mambabatas Pambansa (MP)
1971-1981 – Chief Information Officer under the administration of Mayor Ramon Bagatsing

Advocacy / Achievements / Projects
* Assistance to Taal Volcano Victims
* Free TESDA Training in coordination with Ricky Reyes Institute
* One of the most vocal advocate of ABS-CBN franchise renewal

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