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Gordon elected Senator of the Philippines

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 26 May 2004

Former Philippines Tourism Secretary, Mr. Richard Gordon, was proclaimed Senator of the Philippines on Monday, after more than 12 million votes secured him the fifth seat in an election race for 12. Senator Gordon will serve a six-year term.

“We congratulate Richard on this fine achievement, which is great news for the people of the Philippines,” said PATA President and CEO, Mr. Peter de Jong. “For PATA, it is good to know that it has a strong ally in the highest circles of  Philippines government. Richard Gordon remains dedicated to the cause of tourism as an instrument for empowerment, job creation and poverty alleviation.” 

As 2003/2004 PATA Chairman, Mr. Gordon honoured his responsibilities to PATA by attending the April PATA Board Meeting and the 53rd PATA Annual Conference, which took place during peak pre-election campaigning in the Philippines.

Mr. de Jong said: “We are relieved that Richard’s conscientious participation at the Conference did not diminish his electoral success.”

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