Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr.
Former Speaker, Philippine House of Representatives; Founding Chairman and Chair-man of the Standing Committee, International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP); Chairman Emeritus, UPF
Hon. Jose de Venecia Jr., who was elected five times as Speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives, is Founding Chairman and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties, composed of more than 350 ruling and opposition parties from 52 countries in Asia. He is President of Centrist Asia Pacific Democrats International; and Co-Founder, Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council. He is the initiator of Interfaith Dialogue approved by the United Nations and a peacemaker in two peace agreements with military and Muslim rebels.