Gamaliel Cordoba Biography

Gamaliel Cordoba is a Filipino lawyer and government official. He is currently serving as commissioner of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the agency tasked to supervise, adjudicate and control all telecommunications services in the Philippines. The NTC is an attached agency of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DITC) which is now headed by former Senator Gregorio Honasan.

Gamaliel A. Cordoba
Gamaliel A. Cordoba (Credit: Philippine Information Agency)

Cordoba is in the news lately because, under his watch, ABS-CBN was given the cease and desist order which means to shut down its television and radio operations. The Lopez-controlled ABS-CBN is the biggest and most influential broadcasting company of the country.

A former director of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor), Cordoba was appointed by former President Gloria as commissioner of NTC in 2009 after then Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile complained about slow mobile phone services and loss of prepaid loads. However, Malacanang Palace denied that then Commissioner Ruel Canobas was relieved of his post in order to install Cordoba in the position.

Cordoba is a member of the Fraternal Order of Utopia, the fraternity of former first gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, at the Ateneo Law School. Cordoba was also formerly connected with the powerful Siguion Reyna, Montecillo and Ongsiako Law Offices, one of the country’s oldest law firms where Juan Ponce Enrile was previously a partner.

Personal Information
Full Name : Gamaliel Asis Cordoba
Hometown : Philippines

Education
Degree –> Bachelor of Laws

Political Career / Work Experiences
2009-Present – Commissioner, National Telecommunications Commission
* He was appointed by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and served under the presidency of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III.
* Former Director, Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor)
* Former Appointments secretary, Office of the President (Gloria Macapagal Arroyo)
* Former Assistant Executive Secretary under Secretary Eduardo Ermita
* Former chief of Staff, Presidential Chief of Staff
* Former Partner, Siguion Reyna, Montecillo and Ongsiako Law Offices
* Former employee, SGV and Co.

See also: Top Government Official under President Rodrigo Duterte

Reference:
Philstar.com
rappler.com

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