For the sake of our most precious children,
let us work together!
The situation in front of us , to include the pandemic, requires management at the individual, family, community, domestic, and
global level. It is overwhelmingly bigger than individuals, but manageably surmountable if we all together work and pray hard with faith, hope, love, moral, courage, single-mindedness, and perseverance for the sake of our most precious children. Let us help each other.
Magtulungan po tayo.
Senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II was first elected to the Senate in 1995, the first truly independent candidate in Philippine political history to win in national elections. He has been elected senator four times as an independent.
“Gringo” is the eldest child of Col. Romeo Honasan and Alice Ballesteros, an educator from Sorsogon. He dreamt of becoming a priest, then a doctor, but was advised by his father to apply at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) for a free college education. There, his father said, he would be trained as a cadet and find a noble profession as an officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
After a year at the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Honasan entered the PMA in 1967, topping some 10,000 applicants during the entrance exam. He was elected President of his class for four years until he graduated in 1971 as Class Baron or First Captain, the highest leadership and aggregate award given by the institution. He was also a contender for the Master of the Sword Award, the highest honor for athletics and physical fitness, after setting records in gymnastics and combat sports.