|Affiliation||Progressive Movement for Devolution of Initiative
|Name||Emilio Mario Renner Osmeña Jr.|
, Cebu, Philippines
|| September 11, 1938
|Last Modifed||User 215|
Apr 05, 2005 01:09am
|Info||Place of Birth Cebu |
Parents Dr. Emilio Osmeña (son of Pres. Sergio Osmeña Sr.)
Name of Spouse Annette Versoza Osmeña
Children Mariano Antonio, Maria Luisa, and Emilio III
Education Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
University of San Carlos
1960 - Cebu City
Vision Lito is of the conviction that the Cebu success can be replicated nationwide through the rapid movement of human activity towards services and manufacturing thereby enabling higher agricultural productivity. He dreams of transforming the country into becoming the service area of Asia enjoying the higher return segment which provides a better quality of life. This is easily attainable because of our East - West orientation. "Global competitiveness" lies definitely in services. Lito envisions the Philippines not only free from hunger and from fear, but also free from environmental and moral degradation.
Philosophy of Government The main responsibility of government is to provide a good quality of life for the Filipino. To be effective, we have to improve the efficiency of sourcing application of funds. Taxation should be shifted to consumption from the present system of income. And, Central Government should be trimmed and these functions devolved to the lowest unit possible. The Filipino people can never realize their dreams and aspirations unless we have a system of self-determination.
Political Career & Public Service Record Chief Economic Adviser of Pres. Fidel V. Ramos (1993-1997)
Chairman, Presidential Committee on Flagship Program & Projects under Pres. Fidel V. Ramos Cabinet (1993-1997)
Executive Vice President of Lakas-NUCD (1992-1997)
Governor of Cebu (1988-1992)
Chairman, League of Governors of the Philippines (1990-1992)
Chairman, Regional Development Council (1988-1992)
Chairman, Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (1988-1992)
Imprisoned during Martial Law in 1973 at Fort Bonifacio for nine months
Put under house arrest for four years
Notable Achievements as Governor During his term as Governor of Cebu, Osmeña was able to increase the Provincial Budget from PPh1 billion per annum. His vision was to apply these funds on key areas that could fasttrack the economic development of Cebu. His program of Government included the Four Pillars for Progress -- Roads, Communication, Water and Power. This propelled the Cebu Economic Boom, in which the Cebu Domestic Products' turn-over became three times faster than that of the nation. His biggest success was in the motivation of the Cebuano towards optimum productivity.
Roads He accomplished a gigantic Road Cementation Program unprecedented in the Province of Cebu. He made possible the construction of Flyovers and Causeways, and purchased Heavy Equipment that cuased the opening and maintenance of several Barangay Roads and Bridges as well as the Farm-to-Market Roads. In his desire to improve the economic activity of the city, he linked all municipalities and barangays with good roads.
Communication Osmeña made available the amount of PPh 50 million to PLDT to establish communication linkages of all the municipalities and cities of Cebu with an efficient and advanced telephone system. Cebu gained the distinction of being the first Island Province in the entire archipelago to have all her towns served with telephones. He also issued local franchises to operate cellular phones to communication companies in the province.
Power At the prodding and request of Osmeña thru Pres. Corazon Aquino, four Power Barges were sent to Cebu, along with the installation of two land-based gas turbines. He proposed the Leyte-Cebu HVAC Interconnection Project that significantly increased Cebu's electrical power.
Water Osmeña launched a Water Distribution Program in the entire island, making water available to 90% of the population, as opposed to the 56% before his incumbency.
Airport Osmeña initiated the Modernization of Cebu's International Airport. He also initiated direct flights from Cebu to the different parts of the world.