OSCAR MUÑOZ ORBOS
Partido Para sa Demokratikong
LEADERSHIP GOALS AND VISION
He believes in free market and widespread deregulation.
He believes government should provide the climate for businesses to flourish, instead of
planning economic development at every step.
He stands against strong authoritarian leadership and
believes that government should no longer control the lives of people. He prefers
consensus to commands. He believes that the primary duty of the Government is to give
people access to opportunities, as well as service and products.
Governor, Province of Pangasinan, June
1995 to present
Executive Secretary, Office of the
President, December 1990 to July 1991
- Secretary, Department of Transportation and Communication
(DOTC), January 4 to December 21, 1990
Congressman, First District of
As Governor of Pangasinan:
The establishment of a Provincial
Action Center to provide public direct access to all provincial and national government
offices to respond to their needs.
A very affordable housing program for
the whole province
A General Land Use program for the
Elimination of jueteng operations and
Holding of multi-sectoral conferences
on specific problems and issues
Development of eco-tourism projects
for the province
Implementation of the KALAKALAN
Program for countryside development
As Executive Secretary:
Laid out contingency plans for the
Middle East crisis, e.g. installation of telephone lines in Malacanang that enabled
families of contract workers to call overseas free of charge.
Initiated a study that would implement
a mass transit and transportation infrastructure development for Metro Manila
As DOTC Secretary:
Increased the number of buses and
taxicabs by authorizing their immediate importation in order to stabilize the supply of
Cleared Manila's traffic mess, which
had attained crisis proportions when he assumed office.
Sought alternative forms of
transportation: water, ferry and rail.
He fought and won telephone monopoly
He sought the immediate implementation
of the Municipal Telephone Act (Republic Act No. 6849) which asked private
telecommunication companies to embark on countryside telephone development network and
open public calling stations in various provinces and municipalities.
AS A CONGRESSMAN:
He authored about 300 bills,
fore most of which are "Kalakalan ng 20," which exempts small businesses from
taxes and labor regulations for a certain period to give them a head start, and the Import
He received the 1989 Ten Outstanding
Young Men (TOYM) Award for Public Service and legislation.
Cited as One of the Ten Outstanding
Solons by the Philippine Star
Cited as the "Top
Congressman" by the Manila Chronicle
Cited as "One of the Most
Innovative Men in Congress" by the Philippine Star Weekend
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