Jopet Sison

Jopet Sison

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Jopet Sison is a lawyer who has served as a barangay kagawad and Quezon City councilor. He is best known for co-hosting the dramatized television series, “Ipaglaban Mo”, with his father, Atty. Jose Sison. Sison also provides legal advice and services through the Ipaglaban Mo Foundation.

He served as assistant general manager at the National Housing Authority from 2001 to 2005 and then as president of the National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation from 2005 to 2012. In 2009, he launched the “Bahay Bonds I”, the first residential mortgage-backed securities in the country. He was also the secretariat for the National Summit on Housing and Urban Development from 2015 to 2016.

He ran unsuccessful races for a seat at the lower house representing the 1st District of Marikina City in 2016 and for vice mayor of Quezon City in 2019.

For the 2022 election, Sison substituted former vice president and veteran broadcaster Noli de Castro as a senatorial candidate under Aksyon Demokratiko. As listed in his 14-point legislative agenda, he is campaigning on reforming government on both a systemic level, through a shift to federalism and unicameralism, and enhancing transparency and democratization in governance whether in budget preparation, oversight and monitoring of government agencies and grant of legislative franchises.

He supports shifting to a federal system of government, the passage of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression Equality Bill and the legalization of divorce and medical marijuana. Conversely, he opposes legalizing abortion, reinstating the death penalty and the reported human rights violations perpetrated by the Duterte administration.

Sison is endorsing the platform of Aksyon Demokratiko’s standard-bearer Isko Domagoso, the incumbent mayor of the City of Manila, and is running under the latter’s Senate slate.

“I came from the lowest government—barangay level. I legislated for the barangay, for the city. I was able to have approved 270 ordinances and resolutions. In terms of doing the job, legislation-wise, I think I can do that job.”

“Ang nais ko ay maglingkod sa lehislatura – sa Senado. Nakita ko na may pagkakataon na maka-ikot sa bawat sulok ng Pilipinas at malaman ang mga problema ng mamamayan, at makatulong sa solusyon, sa posisyon na makapagbibigay ng mas malawak na serbisyo.

So if we are looking for a chance to make a difference, to have an impact and to initiate significant changes I think this is the best position to run in.”

JOSEPH PETER “JOPET” SAMPEDRO SISON

Full Name: Joseph Peter Sampedro Sison
Nickname: “Jopet”
Birthday: October 19, 1965 (Age 58)
Birthplace: Manila
Residence: Quezon City
Languages Spoken: Tagalog, English
Parents:
– Jose Sison, father, Ipaglaban Mo co-host, lawyer
– Josefina S. Sison
Siblings:
– Joyce Sison (deceased)
– Joel Sison
– Jay Sison
– Jolly Sison
– JB Sison
Spouse: Cef Macalino-Sison, lawyer
Children:
– Jat Sison
– Jigo Sison
– Javi Sison
Profession/Occupation: Legal Consultant

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Laws, Manuel L. Quezon University, 1992
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Management, Ateneo de Manila University, 1987

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • President, FIRMAMENT Development Corporation, 2013-Present
  • Head, Secretariat for the National Summit on Housing and Urban Development, 2015-2016
  • Co-host, Kapag Nasa Katwiran, Ipaglaban Mo, 2014-Present
  • President, National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation, 2005-2012
  • Assistant General Manager, National Housing Authority, 2001-2005
  • Councilor, 4th District of Quezon City, 1992-1998
  • Segment Host, “Ikaw at ang Batas” and “Ito ang Batas,” 1992-1998
  • Trustee/Consultant, Ipaglaban Mo Foundation and Sison Law, 1989-present
  • Barangay Kagawad, Brgy. Pinagkaisahan, Quezon City, 1989-1992

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Public Office

Sison served as barangay kagawad and city councilor of Quezon City for nearly a decade, and claims to have passed at least 270 ordinances and resolutions during his tenure. He touts the Quezon City Tricycle Ordinance of 1992 as having pioneered the regulating model for tricycle drivers throughout the country.

He also headed the NHMFC from 2005 to 2012, a government-owned and controlled corporation that operates a secondary home mortgage market by buying mortgages from originators, like banks and developers, and sells them back to the public through the issuance of mortgage-backed financial instruments. In 2009, he led the launch of Bahay Bonds I, the first residential mortgage-backed security to be issued by a Philippine government agency and sold to institutional investors. The NFMHC has since made several other highly-rated offerings under Bahay Bonds securitization program.

Private Sector

Sison co-hosted the long-running television drama series, Ipaglaban Mo, with his lawyer father. Sison also provided consulting services for free through the Ipaglaban Mo Foundation.

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