“Jun Magsaysay”
Ramon Banzon Magsaysay Jr.

74 Businessman LIBERAL PARTY

Ramon B. Magsaysay Jr. is the son of President Ramon Magsaysay, who died in a plane crash in 1957.

Jun entered politics in 1966 as the representative of the lone district of Zambales.

After a short stint in Congress, he returned to the private sector, where he gained experience that he would later use in his career as a senator.

While in the private sector, the young Magsaysay pioneered the cable television business in the country. In recognition for his role in boosting the cable industry, Magsaysay was tagged as “The Father of Cable Television.”

In 1991, he was tapped by then Agrarian Reform Secretary Miriam Defensor Santiago to run as her vice president. He lost, however, to then Senator Joseph Estrada in the 1992 elections.

Despite the loss, he sought to continue his father’s legacy in public service. He finally joined and won in the senatorial elections in 1995 and reelection in 2001.

In the Senate, Magsaysay, says his official website, worked “for legislation that [helped] improve the living conditions of the majority of the Filipino people. His programs and policies for the development of cooperatives and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are geared toward encouraging ordinary Filipinos to make use of their individual capabilities as they strive to attain their socio-economic goals and uplift their standard of living to a more decent and humane condition.”

He is seeking another stint in the upper house of Congress under administration Liberal Party alliance.

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