Michael Defensor Biography

Michael Defensor is a Filipino politician. He is currently serving as a congressman who won as nominee of Anakalusugan Partylist in the May 13, 2019 election.

Michael Defensor
Michael “Mike” Defensor (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Michael Tan Defensor
Nickname –> Mike
Birth Date –> June 30, 1969 (age 51 years)
Hometown –> Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Family
Father –> Atty. Matias Defensor Jr., Former Congressman of the third district of Quezon City
Mother –> Florence Defensor
Sister –> Former Congresswoman Maite Defensor
Spouse –> Julie Rose Tactacan
Children –> Miguel Gabriel Defensor, Michaela Francesca Defensor, Juliana Pia Defensor

Education
High School – Niles McKinley High School, Ohio, USA.
College – University of the Philippines
Degree – History
Master – Public Administration, University of the Philippines

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Public Accounts
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Dangerous Drugs
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Good Government And Public Accountability
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Health
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Public Information
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Strategic Intelligence
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Welfare of Children
2019-Present – Congressman (as nominee of Anakalusugan)
2008 – Acting Chairman, Philippine National Railways (PNR)
2008 – Head, Ninoy Aquino International Airport International Passenger Terminal 3 (NAIA-3)
2007 – Member of the Board of Directors, Petron Corporation
2007 – Ran for senator but lost
2006-2007 – Malacanang Chief of Staff
2004-2006 – Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
2001-2004 – General Manager, National Housing Authority
1995-2001 – Congressman, Quezon City third district
1992-1995 – Councilor, Quezon City third district

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 4093 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FREE ANNUAL MEDICAL CHECK UP FOR FILIPINOS
House Bill 4094 – AN ACT GRANTING EXEMPTION OF MAINTENANCE MEDICINES FROM VALUE ADDED TAX
House Bill 4095 – AN ACT STANDARDIZING ASSESSMENT IN THE HEALTH FACILITIES ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM IN ALL GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS
House Bill 4096 – AN ACT REGULARIZING BARANGAY HEALTH WORKERS AND PROVIDING SALARIES THEREOF
House Bill 5147 – AN ACT CREATING THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE URBAN POOR AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 82 OF 1986, AS AMENDED, WHICH CREATED THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION FOR THE URBAN POOR, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Congressman Mike Defensor voted NO to ABS-CBN franchise application and in fact, he is one of the most vocal officials against ABS-CBN.

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