Hans Christian Señeres (born March 3, 1976) is a non-governmental organization worker who served as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives, representing the BUHAY Partylist from 2003 to 2007.
Christian Señeres was born on March 3, 1976 in Makati. From 1979 to 1985, he received his primary and elementary education in the Benedictine Abbey School (presently known as San Beda College-Alabang). In 1985, his family moved to the United Arab Emirates and he studied in St. Joseph’s School, the Catholic school in Abu Dhabi operated by the Carmelite Sisters. From 1990 to 1994, Señeres studied in South Lakes High School in Virginia, USA where he received the 1992 Science Exposition Silver Ribbon, the Certificate of Merit from the Spanish Honor Society and the President’s Award for Educational Excellence from President Bill Clinton. Christian Señeres became a member of the National Business Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, graduating with top honors. In 1998, Señeres graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Management from Southeastern University and became a member of the International Institute of Certified Financial Planners.
To complement his US education, Christian Señeres enrolled in the University of the Philippines where he took courses on the life and works of José Rizal (PI-100), Philippine History (Kasaysayan-1) and Nationalism (Kasaysayan-116). He then organized the Nationalist Leadership Council, composed of student leaders from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University and San Beda College-Manila. The organization was later registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission and thereafter granted college scholarships to numerous youths who demonstrated exceptional leadership and love for country. Señeres went back to the US and pursued his Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern School of Law, majoring in United States Constitutional Law. For two terms, Christian Señeres was the youngest Congressman and he prioritized development projects that would primarily benefit the youth, such as the construction of a Community Recreation Center in Sta. Ana, Manila, the public library building in the Municipality of José Panganiban, Camarines Norte, the Provincial Drug Rehabilitation Center in Laurel, Batangas and additional classrooms for the National High School of Jalajala, Rizal.
Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal of Cebu conferred on him the Blessed Pedro Calungsod Pro-Vita Medal for his “firm and clear stand for the fundamental truths upon which our Constitution is anchored.” Señeres also received a Plaque of Appreciation from Human Life International “in recognition of his uncompromising and unrelenting advocacy in Congress for the protection of the rights of the unborn, of authentic rights of the family, and for his fidelity to the public trust and the demands of Christian citizenship.”
Profile of Christian Señeres
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (2003-2007)
- Vice Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs.
- Chairman, Subcommittee on Economic Diplomacy
- Chairman, Technical Working Group on the Archipelagic Baselines Law
- Member, Committees on Banks and Financial Intermediaries; Civil, Political and Human Rights; Constitutional Amendments; Cooperatives Development; Dangerous Drugs; Foreign Affairs; Government Reorganization; Justice; Labor; Legislative Franchises; Public Order and Security; Social Services; Transportation and Communication (Twelfth Congress).
- Member, Committees on Justice; Health; Tourism; Constitutional Amendments; Banks & Financial Intermediaries, Economic Affairs; Railways & Roll-On/RollOff Systems; and the Special Committee on Overseas Workers’ Affairs (Thirteenth Congress).
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST FOUNDATION (2005-2007).
Member of the Board of Advisors.
NATIONALIST LEADERSHIP COUNCIL, INC. (2002-2004)
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS (1999-2001)
NORTHWESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW (1999-2003)
Juris Doctor, major in United States Constitutional Law.
SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (1994-1998)
B.S. Financial Management, Magna Cum Laude.
SOUTH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL (1990-1994)
High School Diploma with Honors.
ST. JOSEPH’S SCHOOL, ABU DHABI (1985-1990)
BENEDICTINE ABBEY SCHOOL, ALABANG HILLS (1979-1985)
2004 BLESSED PEDRO CALUNGSOD PRO-VITA MEDAL
Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop of Cebu.
2012 WHO’S WHO IN THE PHILIPPINES 2012: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVER FOR CIVIC AND HUMANITARIAN SERVICE
National Consumer Affairs Foundation
2004 PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
Human Life International.
2005 GAWAD PAGKILALA
Philippine General Hospital.
2004 PLAQUE OF ADOPTION
City of Tacurong, Province of Sultan Kudarat.
2004 ADOPTED SON OF ALIMODIAN
Municipality of Alimodian, Province of Iloilo.
2006 CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
Columbus College, Lucena City, Quezon Province.
2006 PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
Municipality of José Panganiban, Camarines Norte.
2005 PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
Southern Mindanao Institute of Technology.
2004 PLAQUE OF APPRECIATION
Cooperative Development Authority, Office of the President.
1995 ORDER OF THE HOOK
USS Independence, United States Navy.
1994 PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR ADACEMIC EXCELLENCE
President Bill Clinton.
1994 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Johnson & Wales University.
1992 DIPLOMA DE MÉRITO
Spanish Honor Society.
1992 SILVER RIBBON
Washington Science Exposition.
Sources: Christian Señeres Facebook Profile, wikipedia.org, congress.gov.ph