Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism

#33 Gringo Honasan

Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II (born on March 14, 1948, in Baguio City), popularly known as Gringo, is a politician and a former military officer. He was the secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology immediately before he filed his candidacy for senator for the 2022 polls.

Honasan previously served four terms as senator. He also became the running mate of presidential candidate Jejomar Binay in the 2016 elections but lost.

During the Marcos regime, he was one of the leaders of the Reform the Armed Forces Movement, and was involved in planning a mutiny against the dictatorship that sparked the 1986 EDSA Revolution. Later on, he was involved in at least three coup attempts against the administration of Corazon Aquino. | 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