Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan Biography, Latest Update, Achievements

Kiko Pangilinan is a Filipino lawyer, farmer and politician. He served as senator of the Republic of the Philippines for 18 years.

Latest Update
June 1, 2022 – Senate approved Senate Resolution No. 1018 commending Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan for his immeasurable contributions to the chamber’s fruitful achievements during the 17th and 18th Congresses.

* Kiko Pangilinan lost his vice-presidential bid to Sara Duterte, running mate of former Senator Bongbong Marcos. He said he will become a full time farmer after his lost but he also promised to help the Angat Buhay Foundation to be established by his running mate Leni Robredo who also lost her bid for the presidency.

October 8, 2021 – Senator Kiko Pangilinan filed his certificate of candidacy for vice president in tandem with Leni Robredo who is running for president. Earlier, his wife actress and singer Sharon Cuneta expressed her support for him.

Kiko Pangilinan
Kiko Pangilinan (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Francis Pancratius Nepomuceno Pangilinan
Nickname –> Kiko
Birth Date –> August 24, 1963 (age 58)
Hometown –> Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Net Worth –> 23.9 million (as of December 31, 2020)

Family
Wife –> Actress and singer Sharon Cuneta (Married 1996)
Children –> Frankie Pangilinan, Miel Pangilinan, Miguel Pangilinan, and step-daughter KC Concepcion
Father –> Donato Pangilinan Jr.
Nephew –> Actor Donny Pangilinan

Education
College –> University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman
Degree –> Bachelor of Arts in English, Major in Comparative Literature
Law School –> UP College of Law
Master’s Degree –> Master of Public Administration degree at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

Political Career / Work Experiences
2001-2013, 2016-2022 – Senator
2014-2015 – Chairman, Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization
1998-1992 – Councilor, Quezon City

Affiliations
* President, Liberal Party since 2016
* Member, Liberal Party since 2001

Bills / Laws / Resolution
Senate Resolution 953 – A report recommending that social media platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Tiktok be held accountable for the spread of disinformation
Senate Bill No. 2450 or the Permanent Validity of the Certificates of Live Birth, Death and Marriage Act
Republic Act No. 11524 or the Coconut Farmers and Industry Trust Fund Act
Republic Act 11478 to increase the bed capacity of the Bicol Medical Center from five hundred (500) beds to one thousand (1,000) beds
Republic Act 11321 or the Sagip Saka Act which aims to empower farmers and connect them to market
Republic Act 11511, Amending RA 10068 or known as the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010

Republic Act No. 11476 or the GMRC and Values Education Act (Co-Author)
Republic Act No. 11510 or the Alternative Learning System Act
Republic Act No. 11525 or the COVID Vaccination Program Act of 2021

Advocacy / Achievements
* Ayudang Bigas para sa panahon ng ECQ (Rice Distribution during ECQ)
* Food Security
* Agricultural Modernization
* Inclusive Governance

See also: List of Philippine Senators

See also: Top Government Officials Under President Rodrigo Duterte

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