Candidate for Senator 2013: Richard Gordon and His Profile

Richard J. Gordon, candidate for senator, 2013 – United Nationalist Alliance

Richard J. Gordon, candidate for senator, 2013 – United Nationalist Alliance

Richard “Dick” Juico Gordon is a Filipino politician and broadcaster who currently serves as the chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC).

He also works as a broadcaster for News5. He presently hosts the radio show Aksyon Solusyon with Amelyn Veloso on Radyo5 92.3 News FM and the television show Duelo: Barilan ng Opinyon on AksyonTV.

Senator Gordon has held many positions, and succeeded beyond expectation at every single one of them. The job he loves the most is one that he has held for over forty years – his job as a volunteer of the Philippine National Red Cross. Today, he is its Chairman, and is a Governor of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, but his commitment and dedication to this organization and the work that it does goes far beyond title and position.


Bachelor of Laws, University of the Philippines (1975)

A.B. History and Government
Ateneo de Manila University (1966)


01 July 2004 to 30 June 2010
Senator, Republic of the Philippines
Chair, Senate Committee on Accountability of Public Officers and Investigations (Blue Ribbon)
Chair, Senate Committee on Tourism
Chair, Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments (13th Congress)
Chair, Senate Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises
Member, Commission on Appointments

29 Jan 2001 to 05 Jan 2004
Cabinet Secretary, Department of Tourism
Chair, Philippine Tourism Authority (ex-officio)
Chair, Philippine Convention & Visitors Corporation (ex-officio)
Chair, Intramuros Administration (ex-officio)
Chair, National Parks Development Committee (ex-officio)
Chair, Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving (ex-officio)
Member, Manila International Airport Authority (ex-officio)
Member, Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (ex-officio)
Member, Board of Trustees, Philippine Retirement Authority

1992 to 1998
Founding Chairman and Administrator
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (Envisioned in 1971 and together with the people of Olongapo lobbied for the creation of a free port after the rejection of the Bases Treaty in 1991)

1988 to 6/30/93
City Mayor of Olongapo

1980 to 1986
City Mayor of Olongapo

1975 to 1979
ACCRA Law Office

1974 to 1975
Kong Commercial Philippines, Inc.

Youngest Delegate
Constitutional Convention of the Philippines

1966 to 1967
Brand Manager
Procter and Gamble (Philippine Manufacturing Company)


2008 Ateneo USA Award – Public Service
Ateneo USA Chicago All Ateneo Convention

2008 Gold Humanitarian Award
Japanese Red Cross

2007 Gold Humanitarian Service Cross Award
Philippine National Red Cross

2006 Gawad Panday Award
Public Relations Society of the Philippines (Highest Honor and Recognition)

2005 Emilio Aguinaldo Outstanding Achievement Award in Public Service
Provincial Government of Cavite

2003 International Awardee, Visit Korea Year
Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Korea

2002 Aduana Awardee for Public Service
Aduana Foundation

2001 Gintong Ama Awardee
Gintong Ama and Ina Foundation

2001 Silver Humanitarian Award
Philippine National Red Cross

2000 Upsilonian Noble and Outstanding (UNO)
Upsilon Sigma Phi Alumni Association (Highest Honors)

1997 Most Distinguished Alumnus
UP Alumni Association (Highest Award)

1997 Presidential Award for Relief and Disaster Management
Safety Organization of the Philippines

1997 Sports Hall of Fame
Ateneo de Manila Alumni Association

1997 Outstanding Alumnus in Public Service
Letran College

1996 The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL)
Philippine Jaycees Senate (Youngest Awardee)

1996 Man of the Year Alas Singko y Media Program, ABS-CBN

1995 One of the 20 Great Asians of the Future
Asiaweek Magazine 20th Anniversary Special

1995 One of Who’s Who in Asia
NHK TV Japan

1994 One of the 50 Young Leaders of Asia
Asahi Shimbun, Japan

1993 Luminary Award for Exemplary Achievement in Public Administration
Upsilon Sigma Phil Alumni Association

1991 Aurora Aragon Quezon Peace Award
Philippine National Red Cross (Highest National Award)

Gold Vision Triangle Award National YMCA (Highest National Award)

Award for Outstanding and Dynamic Leadership in Government Service
International Lions Club National

Award for Community Service
Rotary Club of Makati, San Miguel Corporation Republic Day

Award National Council of Women of the Philippines

1983 Professional Award in the Public Administration
UP Alumni Association

1982 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) in Public Administration
Philippine Jaycees Senate


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7 Responses to Candidate for Senator 2013: Richard Gordon and His Profile

  1. Gud evening your Honor Mr. Senator … i know with your good record you can really make it !!! I will do my best to inform others about your works, achievements & your passion to be of service to others. May God bless you always and give you a healthier and longer life …

  2. Angge Reply

    January 31, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    U have my vote MR.Gordon!

  3. wyda berina Reply

    February 1, 2013 at 2:34 am

    If there was anyone most fit to run for office, it is you, Sir! Nothing to prove because you lead by example and tireless dedication. You serve as one of the brightest beacon for Filipinos to lo look to and be proud of. You have had always my support, Mr. Gordon and always will. Mabuhay po kayo!!

  4. TwentyOne Reply

    February 12, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Sa senatorial race…no doubt sir…you’re on the lead…saludo kami sa talino mo…selfless and dedicated service…yan ang KAILANGAN at hindi yung magaling lang na magblah blah kulang naman sa gawa.

  5. MARK H.MACOTO Reply

    February 15, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    TNX ALOT…..

  6. Marcial Bonifacio Reply

    February 20, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Talaga, ang track record ni Gordon remains unmatched by anyone. His diverse experience sa variety ng mga positions makes him perfectly qualified to re-enter sa Senado. Most notable, his position as a delegate sa 1971 Constitutional Convention gives him added experience and understanding ng batas ng Pilipinas, which other senatoriables lack.

    Mabuhay si Sen. Dick Gordon! Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

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