Claudine Diana Bautista Biography

Claudine Diana Bautista is a Filipino politician. She is currently serving as a congresswoman who won as nominee of Dumper Philippines Taxi Drivers Association, Inc (Dumper-PTDA) Partylist in the May 13, 2019 election. She is also known as the owner of Davao Occidental Tigers, a professional basketball team.

On February 20, 2021, Congresswoman Claudine Bautista married her childhood friend and famous bachelor in the Davao region Jose French “Tracker” Lim in a civil wedding officiated by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. In August, 2021, the couple had a lavish wedding at the expensive resort island of Balesin off the coast of Quezon Province. She wore a Michael Cinco gown worth hundreds of thousand pesos which generated heavy criticism from netizens for being insensitive due to the ongoing pandemic that rendered many drivers, her supposed constituents, unemployed.

Congresswoman Claudine Bautista defended herself by saying that the wedding was the product of a decade-long planning and hard work by her husband who wanted to give her the best. Anyway, she did not remiss on her responsibility to PUV drivers she represents. She then claimed that through her, some 18,000 drivers nationwide were vaccinated and assistance from DSWD, DOLE, and DOH were given to them.

Claudine Diana Bautista
Claudine Diana Bautista (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Claudine Diana D. Bautista
Nickname –> Dendee
Birth Date –> December 2
Hometown –> Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines

Family
Husband –> Jose French “Tracker” Lim
Father –> Governor Claude Bautista
Aunt –> Congresswoman Lorna Bautista-Bandigan

Education
High School – Ateneo de Davao University High School
College – Ateneo De Davao University
Degree – Entrepreneurship
College – King’s College London
Degree – International Politics & Military Strategies

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Transportation
2019-Present – Congresswoman

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 2482 – AN ACT DECLARING MAY 8TH OF EACH YEAR AS A SPECIAL WORKING HOLIDAY ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO HONOR OUR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION DRIVERS

House Bill 4163 – AN ACT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF PASSENGERS BY MANDATING ALL PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION DRIVERS WHO HAVE BEEN APPREHENDED TO BRING THEM TO A SAFE PLACE WITH EASY ACCESS TO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BEFORE THE VEHICLES IS IMPOUNDED AND PROVIDING PENALTY FOR VIOLATION THEREOF

House Bill 4256 – AN ACT STRENGTHENING RURAL BANKS IN THE PHILIPPINES AMENDING FURTHER FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7353 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE RURAL BANKS ACT OF 1992, AS AMENDED

House Bill 4409 – AN ACT PROVIDING THAT PUBLIC UTILITY VEHICLE DRIVERS WHO ENCOUNTER FORTUITOUS VEHICULAR MALFUNCTIONS OR BREAKDOWNS WHILE ON DUTY SHALL BE PROVIDED WITH IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE, AND SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A TRAFFIC OFFENSE

House Bill 4611 – AN ACT DESIGNATING THE THIRD SUNDAY OF NOVEMBER EVERY YEAR AS THE NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ROAD CRASH VICTIMS, SURVIVORS, AND THEIR FAMILIES, ENSURING ITS MEANINGFUL OBSERVANCE

House Bill 5029 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PROFESSIONAL DRIVER’S ACADEMY PROVIDING FOR A GOVERNING BOARD, DEFINING ITS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF

House Bill 5988 – AN ACT TO PROTECT AND PROMOTE THE RIGHTS OF PUBLIC UTILITY DRIVERS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 5992 – AN ACT DEFINING AND PROTECTING THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF COMMUTERS USING PUBLIC UTILITY VEHICLES

House Bill 6134 – AN ACT MANDATING BANKING INSTITUTIONS TO STRENGTHEN THE FINANCING SYSTEM FOR AGRICULTURAL, FISHERIES AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES

Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Safe and Modern Transportation
* Women Economic Empowerment
* Voted NO to ABS-CBN franchise application

RELATED: List of Current Congressmen and CongressWomen of the Philippines 2019 – 2022
See also: Top Government Officials under President Duterte
See also: Famous People from Davao Occidental
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