Risa Hontiveros Biography, Age, Family, Achievements

Risa Hontiveros is a Filipino activist, broadcaster and politician. She is serving her second term as senator of the Republic of the Philippines. On May 9, 2022, she was the only senatorial candidate of Tropang Angat (Team Leni Robredo – Kiko Pangilinan) to enter the magic 12. She placed at no. 11.

Risa Hontiveros
Risa Hontiveros (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Ana Theresia Navarro Hontiveros-Baraquel
Nickname –> Risa
Birth Date –> February 24, 1966 (age 56)
Hometown –> Metro Manila, Philippines

Net Worth –> 16.7 million (as of December 31, 2020)

Family
Husband –> Francisco Baraquel Jr. ​(m. 1990; died 2005)
Children –> (4) Kiko Baraquel, Ianna Baraquel, Sinta Baraquel, Issa Baraquel
Sister –> Broadcaster Pia Hontiveros
Relatives –> Actor Luis Hontiveros, Singers Leah Navarro and Barbie Almalbis, Basketball Player and Cebu City Councilor Dondon Hontiveros

Education
College –> Ateneo de Manila University
Degree –> Bachelor of Arts degree in social sciences (Cum Laude)

Political Career / Work Experiences
2016-Present – Senator
2014-2015 – Trustee, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
* Riza ran for senator in 2010 and 2013 but lost in both elections
2004-2010 – Congresswoman (Akbayan Party List Representative)
* Former Television Journalist at IBC 13 and GMA

Bills / Laws / Resolution
Senate Bill No.163 – Raising the Age of Sexual Consent Act.
Senate Bill No. 166 – Anti-Hospital Detention Bill
Senate Bill No. 935 or the SOGIE Equality Bill
Senate Bill No. 1345 or the Philippine Mental Health Bill (Republic Act No. 11036)

Advocacy / Achievements / Projects
Healthy Pinas Mobile Clinics
Women’s Rights
Children’s Rights
LGBT Rights
Mental Health
West Philippines Sea / Sovereignty

See also: List of Philippine Senators

See also: Top Government Officials Under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

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