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HON. NEPTALI M. GONZALES II
Representative of the Lone District
of the City of Mandaluyong in the 15th Congress
Majority Leader, 15th Congress
Senior Deputy Majority Leader, 14th Congress
 
Party Affiliation:
Liberal Party (LP)
 
 
Personal Circumstances:
Born 29 August 1954 in Mandaluyong to Neptali Alvaro (deceased) and Candida Medina Gonzales

Married to Alexandria Pahati-Gonzales, a journalist, with whom he has twin children, Neptali III and Isabel Candida

He has an only child, Kristine Olivia, by his first wife, the late Josephine Olivia Francisco-Gonzales
 
 
Educational Attainment:
Elementary Education - Mandaluyong Elementary School, 1966
Secondary Education - Union High School of Manila
Philippine Christian Colleges (now the Philippine Christian University)
University Education - Far Eastern University, 1975
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree
Post Graduate - Ateneo de Manila University, 1979
Graduated with Honors, Bachelor of Laws
Others - Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Honoris Causa), conferred by the Rizal Technological University in October 2003
 
 
Public Service Record:
2007-2010 - Representative, Lone District of the City of Mandaluyong to the 14th Congress
2004 - 2007 - Mayor, City of Mandaluyong
1995 - 2004 - Representative, Lone District of the City of Mandaluyong

Majority Leader of the 12th Congress (2001-2004)
Chairman, Committee on Rules
Member of all House Standing Committees

Majority Leader of the 11th Congress (1998-2001)

Chairman of the Committee on Rules

Senior Vice Chairman, Committee on Justice

Chairman, Sub-Committee on Inquiries in Aid of Legislation

Assistant Majority Leader of the 10th Congress (1995-1998)

Member of the following Standing Committees of the House of Representatives: Rules; Civil, Political, and Human Rights; Civil Service and Professional Regulation; Energy; Government Enterprises and Privatization; Justice; Public Works and Highways; Ways and Means; Special Committee on Legal Affairs
Bills Enacted into Law - Republic Act 9526 An Act Converting the Eulogio Rodriguez Elementary School in the City of Mandaluyong Into an Integrated School to be Known as the Eulogio Rodriguez Integrated School, and Appropriating Funds Therefor (Enacted on 24 March 2009)

Republic Act 9527 An Act Converting the Highway Hills Elementary School in the City of Mandaluyong Into an Integrated School to be Known as the Highway Hills Integrated School, and Appropriating Funds Therefor (Enacted on 24 March 2009)

Republic Act 9528 An Act Separating the Nueve de Pebrero Elementary School-Pleasant Hills Annex in Barangay Pleasant Hills, City of Mandaluyong From the Nueve de Pebrero Elementary School, Converting It Into an Independent Elementary School to be Known as Pleasant Hills Elementary School, and Appropriating Funds Therefor (Enacted on 24 March 2009)

Republic Act 9848 An Act Creating Four (4) Additional Regional Trial Court Branches and Four (4) Additional Municipal Trial Court Branches for the City of Mandaluyong, Amending for the Purpose Section 14 (d) and Section 27 of Batas Pambansa Blg. 129, Otherwise Known as the "Judiciary Reorganization Act of 1980", As Amended, and Appropriating Funds Therefor (Enacted on 11 December 2009)

Republic Act 9857 An Act Granting the Schutzengel Telecom, Inc. a Franchise to Construct, Install, Establish, Operate, and Maintain Telecommunications Systems Throughout the Philippines (Lapsed into Law on 20 December 2009)

Republic Act 9999 An Act Providing a Legal Mechanism for Free Legal Assistance and for Other Purposes (Enacted on 23 February 2010)

Republic Act 10025 An Act Converting the Ilaya Barangka Elementary School in the City of Mandaluyong Into an Integrated School to be Known as the Ilaya Barangka Integrated School and Providing Funds Therefor (Enacted on 09 March 2010)

Republic Act 8191 An Act Prescribing Measures For The Prevention And Control Of Diabetes Mellitus In The Philippines, Providing For The Creation Of A National Diabetes Commission (signed into law on 11 June 1996)

Republic Act 8249 An Act Further Defining The Jurisdiction Of The Sandiganbayan (signed into law on February 1997)

Republic Act 8424 Cong. Gonzales's proposed measure was incorporated into a substitute bill which subsequently became RA 8424. His significant contribution to the law was the provision of an increase in the level of personal exemptions of taxpayers in the payment of taxes (signed into law on 28 July 1997)

Republic Act 8365 An act converting the Rizal Techological Colleges into the Rizal Technological University (signed into law on 11 October 1997)

Republic Act 8947 An Act Establishing The City Of Mandaluyong Science High School (signed into law on 12 February 1998)

Republic Act 8769 An Act Converting The Mandaluyong High School Annex In Barangay Mauway, City Of Mandaluyong, Into A Separate High School Known As The Mandaluyong East High School (signed into law on 28 March 2000; the school has since been renamed by the City of Mandaluyong Sangguniang Panlungsod as the Mataas na Paaralang Neptali A. Gonzales)

Republic Act 8814 An Act Declaring 09 February Of Every Year As A Special Working Holiday In The City Of Mandaluyong (signed into law on 21 August 2000)

Republic Act 9143An Act Converting The Bonifacio Javier Elementary School Into The Bonifacio Javier National High School (signed into law on 30 July 2001)

Republic Act 9144 An Act Converting The Andres Bonifacio Elementary School Into An Integrated School To Be Known As The Andres Bonifacio Integrated School, And Providing Funds Therefor (signed into law on 30 July 2001)

Republic Act 9150 An Act Providing For The Protection Of Layout Designs Of Integrated Circuits, And Amending Republic Act 8298 Or The Intellectual Property Code Of The Philippines (signed into law on 06 August 2001)

Republic Act 9184 Government Procurement Reform Act or E-Procurement Law (signed into law on 10 January 2003)

Republic Act 9300 An Act Converting The Isaac Lopez Elementary School Into An Integrated School To Be Known As The Isaac Lopez Integrated School And Appropriating Funds Therefor (signed into law on 29 June 2004)
House Resolution adopted for Implementation, 14th Congress - House Resolution 84 Urging the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System to Prescribe a New Level of Tariff for Government Buildings and Non-Revenue Facilities that Perform Vital Frontline Services (Adopted on 12 August 2008)
Resolution adopted for implementation by the Department of Education - House Resolution 1312 urging the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports (DECS), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to include in their curriculum development certain provisions embodied in several House bills (N.B. ?included in this resolution was the proposed bill on Cooperative Education in Tertiary Educational Institutions as originally introduced by Cong. Gonzales)
 
 
Professional Background:
Practicing lawyer from 1979 to 1995
Senior Partner (on leave), Gonzales, Batiller, David, Leabres and Reyes
Former Professor in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law, Far Eastern University
Former Bar Reviewer in the Institute of Law, Far Eastern University
Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
 
 
Civic and Religious Involvement:
Honorary Member, Rotary Clubs of Mandaluyong City
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Good Shepherd Christian School
 
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