Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism

#31 Wow Dick Gordon

Richard Juico Gordon (born on August 5, 1945, in Castillejos, Zambales), popularly known as Dick, is a lawyer and politician. He is a senator of the Philippines since 2016. He also served as senator from 2004 to 2010.

Gordon first entered politics when he was elected mayor of Olongapo in Zambales in 1980, serving for two terms until 1986, and from 1988 to 1993.

In 1992, Gordon became the founding chairperson of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, serving until 1998. In 2001, he became the secretary of tourism under Gloria Macapagal Arroyo until his election in the Senate in 2004.

He ran and lost in the 2010 presidential elections, as well as the senatorial race in 2013.

Gordon is the chief executive officer and chairperson of the Philippine Red Cross. | Rappler

Issues and Stands

Safe re-opening of schools and transition to face-to-face classes

Ensure that quality internet is available to students and work to provide subsidies to ensure they can keep up in their classes (i.e., load or laptop subsidies)

Integrate Human Rights and Peace Education into basic and secondary education curriculum

Junking of Anti-Terror Law

Demand that campaigns declare online campaign expenditures beyond their official social media accounts (i.e., influencers engaged, unofficial groups or pages tapped, etc.)

Increased participation of the youth in local and national governance by allowing them to influence & craft legislation

Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and support their increased participation in cultural spaces

Legalization of Divorce

Increase national minimum wage to P750

Increase budget for farming and fishing support/infrastructure

Enact the right to an adequate food bill or the Zero Hunger Bill

Continue support for the rice tariffication law

Seeking climate change accountability from better developed, high-pollutant countries

Increase financial and technical support for local climate adaptation and mitigation projects

Support for Open Pit Mining

Pass an Alternative Mining Act in accordance with human rights norms, standards, and obligations

Increase funding for mental health support

Decriminalizing Abortion

Reparations for Martial Law Victims & Retrieval of Marcos’ Ill-gotten Wealth

Criminalizing of Vote-buying