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Silvestre "Bebot" Bello III (born June 23, 1944)[1] is a Filipino businessman and lawyer from Cagayan. He is the current Secretary of the Philippines' Department of Labor and Employment and concurrently Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.[2][3] Bello was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace Rosalinda Baldoz in the secretaryship.[4] Bello was a former Justice Secretary, Solicitor General[4] and representative of 1-BAP party-list during the 16th Congress of the Philippines.[5]

Silvestre Bello III
SEC. SILVESTRE H. BELLO III.jpg
Secretary of Labor and Employment
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
PresidentRodrigo Duterte
Preceded byRosalinda Baldoz
Cabinet Secretary of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2010
PresidentGloria Macapagal Arroyo
Preceded byRicardo Saludo
Succeeded byJose Rene Almendras
Solicitor General of the Philippines
In office
June 9, 1998 – June 30, 1998
PresidentFidel Ramos
Preceded byRomeo de la Cruz (acting)
Succeeded byRicardo P. Galvez
In office
September 23, 1996 – February 3, 1998
PresidentFidel Ramos
Preceded byRaul Goco
Succeeded byRomeo de la Cruz (acting)
Secretary of Justice
In office
February 1, 1998 – June 30, 1998 (acting)
PresidentFidel Ramos
Preceded byTeofisto T. Guingona, Jr.
Succeeded bySerafin R. Cuevas
In office
July 15, 1991 – February 10, 1992
PresidentCorazon Aquino
Preceded byFranklin M. Drilon
Succeeded byEduardo G. Montenegro (acting)
Personal details
Born
Silvestre Hernando Bello III

(1944-06-23) June 23, 1944 (age 75)
Gattaran, Cagayan, Philippines
NationalityFilipino
Political partyLakas-CMD (1992-2015)
PDP-Laban (2016- present)
ResidenceQuezon City
Alma materManuel L. Quezon University
Ateneo de Manila University Law School
OccupationLawyer
ProfessionPolitician

Early life and educationEdit

Bello was born in Gattaran, Cagayan on June 23, 1944. He is married to Regina Gerona.[1] He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Manuel L. Quezon University in Quiapo, Manila, in 1966. He earned his Bachelor of Laws from Ateneo de Manila University Law School in 1970.[6][7]

CareerEdit

Bello has worked as Justice Secretary from July 1990 to February 1992. He served as Solicitor General from September 23, 1996 until February 3, 1998.[4] He was the Chairman of the Government Negotiating Panel for Talks with the CPP/NPA/NDF from January 2001 to August 2004. He served as President and CEO of PNOC Development and Management Corporation from November 2004 to December 2005. From January 2006 to December 2006 he was the General Manager and CEO of PRA. He was a presidential adviser for New Government Centers from July 2007 to July 2008. He served as Cabinet Secretary during the presidency of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Silvestre Bello III". Scribd. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  2. ^ Maitem, Jeoffrey (May 19, 2016). "CPP-NPA prepares list of nominees to posts in Duterte Cabinet". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  3. ^ "More changes seen in selection of Duterte Cabinet; Bello concurrent as DOLE chief". Interaksyon. May 22, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Ranada, Pia (May 22, 2016). "Duterte eyes Bebot Bello for DOLE, Pernia for NEDA". Rappler. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  5. ^ "Party-list rep, CDO lawmaker go for Duterte". Philippine Daily Inquirer. March 28, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  6. ^ "Silvestre H. Bello III : Executive Profile and Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Silvestre H. Bello III Biography". Global APO Network. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Romero, A.D.B; Allauigan, B.U. (May 14, 2008). "Silvestre Bello is new Cabinet secretary". GMA News. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Franklin M. Drilon
Secretary of Justice
1991–1992
Succeeded by
Eduardo G. Montenegro
Acting
Preceded by
Raul Goco
Solicitor General of the Philippines
1996–1998
Succeeded by
Romeo de la Cruz
Acting
Preceded by
Teofisto T. Guingona, Jr.
Secretary of Justice
Acting

February 1, 1998 – June 30, 1998
Succeeded by
Serafin R. Cuevas
Preceded by
Romeo de la Cruz
Acting
Solicitor General of the Philippines
June 9, 1998 – June 30, 1998
Succeeded by
Ricardo P. Galvez
Preceded by
Ricardo Saludo
Cabinet Secretary of the Philippines
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Jose Rene Almendras
Preceded by
Rosalinda Baldoz
Secretary of Labor and Employment
2016–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Leonor Briones
as Secretary of Education
Order of Precedence of the Philippines
as Secretary of Labor and Employment
Succeeded by
Delfin Lorenzana
as Secretary of National Defense