Wednesday, November 4, 2015


REP. CRESENTE "CRIS" C. PAEZ is a veteran and visionary co-op leader, who had represented the Coop-NATCCO Partylist in 5 Congresses.

(He filed his Certificate of Candidacy for Senator, as Independent; and was adopted as Senatorial Candidate of the Liberal Party.)

HE IS A MULTI-AWARDED LEADER, having been awarded with:  Award of Excellence as NATCCO Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2009; Outstanding Director of United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB); Outstanding Partner for 2009 of DID (Desjardin Development International) based in Canada; and 2011 Recognition Award by the Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions (ACCU), based in Thailand.

He served as ASSISTANT SECRETARY for Support Services of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in 1990.  He was also appointed as COOPERATIVE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVE to the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC); and was a Board of Director of the United Coconut Planters Bank; and of Aflatoun Child Savings International in the Netherlands.

He is INVOLVED FOR MORE THAN FOUR DECADES in cooperatives and civil society organizations, as a volunteer, manager, officer, and consultant.

As a SEASONED LEGISLATOR in the House of Representatives, he worked for the passage of the Land Bank of the Philippines Charter; mandatory appointment of cooperative development officers in Local Government Units; agricultural loan condonation act; amendments to the customs and tariff laws; Sangguniang Kabataan charter; and the New Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 9520.

He also AUTHORED SEVERAL MEASURES like the social enterprise bill; extension of the land acquisition and distribution program of DAR; Freedom of Information Bill; amendments to the Urban Development and Housing Act, among others.

CONG. PAEZ EARNED A DEGREE in Agriculture, major in agricultural engineering from the University of Southern Mindanao.  He also took a MASTER'S DEGREE in Business Management at the University of San Jose Recoletos; and Basic Management Program, at the ASIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT;  and very recently, in STRATEGIC BUSINESS ECONOMICS, at the University of Asia and Pacific.

He now lives in Cebu, but originally hails from Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte.  He is married to Priscilla Villanueva Paez of Baguio City, and they have four children.

(From: Cresente "Cris" Paez, ). 

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