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Noli De Castro


13th Vice President of the Philippines
5th Vice President of the 5th Republic
Incumbent
Assumed office 
June 30, 2004
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Teofisto Guingona

Born July 6, 1949 (age 57)
Pola, Oriental Mindoro
Political party Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan
Spouse Arlene Sinsuat

Manuel "Noli" Leuterio De Castro, Jr. (born July 6, 1949) is a politician and former broadcast journalist in the Philippines. De Castro was elected Senator in 2001 and was elected as Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines as the running mate of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2004. He is also the current secretary for housing and urban development. He is the first independent Senatorial topnotcher and the first elected independent Vice-President. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 445 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (555 × 747 pixel, file size: 113 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Source: Office of the Vice President http://www. ... Seal of the Vice President of the Philippines The Vice President of the Philippines is the second highest executive official of the Philippine government. ... The incumbent, in politics, is the current holder of a political office. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947), also known by her initials G.M.A., is the 14th and current president of the Philippines. ... Teofisto Guingona, Jr. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Pola is a 4th class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Oriental Mindoro (Filipino: Silangang Mindoro) is a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... The Koalisyon ng Katapatan at Karanasan sa Kinabukasan (K-4, Coalition of Truth and Experience for Tomorrow), the coalition that supported president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who whon the 2004 presidential elections. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... The Senate of the Philippines is the upper chamber of the bicameral legislature of the Philippines, the Congress of the Philippines. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Seal of the Vice President of the Philippines The Vice President of the Philippines is the second highest executive official of the Philippine government. ... The President of the Philippines is the head of state and government of the Republic of the Philippines. ... PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947), also known by her initials GMA, is the current and 14th President of the Republic of the Philippines. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the British Government, the Cabinet Secretary, or more formally Secretary of the Cabinet, is the senior civil servant in charge of the Cabinet Office, a department that provides administrative support to the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, and the government as a whole. ... Houses in Fishpool Street, St Albans, England For other meanings of the word house, see House (disambiguation). ... Urban, city, or town planning, deals with design of the built environment from the municipal and metropolitan perspective. ...

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Biography

Early life and broadcasting career

Noli de Castro was born in the town of Pola, Oriental Mindoro. He graduated from the University of the East in 1971 with a degree in Bachelor of Commerce,majoring in Banking and Finance. Pola is a 4th class municipality in the province of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. ... Oriental Mindoro (Filipino: Silangang Mindoro) is a province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. ... The University of the East (UE, UE-Manila or UE Main Campus) is a private nonsectarian university located in University Belt Area, district of Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ...


De Castro began his career as a broadcaster during the Marcos dictatorship, when press freedoms were suppressed. He worked as a field reporter for Johnny de Leon, a popular radio announcer at the time. He later became a radio announcer in RPN's DWWW station from 1982 to 1986. Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralín Marcos (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


After the ouster of Marcos, de Castro joined ABS-CBN. He got his break into television as the segment host of Good Morning, Philippines' "At your Service". He also joined dzMM, a radio station of ABS-CBN, as the anchorman of "Kabayan". It was because of the popularity of the program that he gained the nickname "Kabayan Noli". The EDSA Revolution, also referred to as the People Power Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986, was a mostly nonviolent mass demonstration in the Philippines. ... Categories: Corporation stubs | Philippines | Television networks ... DZMM (630 kHz Metro Manila) Radyo Patrol is the flagship AM station of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in the Philippines. ...

The old logo of TV Patrol with Noli De Castro.

In 1987, De Castro became host of "Magandang Gabi Bayan" and anchorman of the news and public affairs hit, "TV Patrol". In January 1999 he became overall head of production of "TV Patrol" and vice president of dzMM. Image File history File linksMetadata History_c3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata History_c3. ... TV Patrol World logo (2005) TV Patrol World is the national network news broadcast of ABS-CBN in the Philippines. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... TV Patrol World logo (2005) TV Patrol World is the national network news broadcast of ABS-CBN in the Philippines. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Political career

In 2001, De Castro successfully ran for senator as an independent candidate, though he campaigned with the opposition. He garnered more than 16 million votes, the highest ever for a senator in the history of Philippine politics at that time. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


As a senator, De Castro authored Senate Bill No. 2029 or the "Local Government Transparency Act" which aimed to end corruption through transparency measures in the local government units.


In the 2004 Philippine election, De Castro ran for vice president as the runningmate of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. He won by a narrow margin over Senator Loren Legarda but an electoral protest was filed by the latter and is still on-going. Presidential elections, legislative elections and local elections were held in the Philippines on May 10, 2004. ... Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (born April 5, 1947), also known by her initials G.M.A., is the 14th and current president of the Philippines. ... Loren Legarda (born January 28, 1960) is a Filipino broadcast journalist and politician. ...

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The De Castro-Soliman Issue

Issues of political patronage immediately began to swirl around the president when rumors that VP-elect Noli de Castro would be taking over as Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, replacing incumbent Secretary Dinky Soliman. Soliman, an ardent supporter of President Arroyo during the campaign in the urban poor areas, announced in a tearful press conference that she felt betrayed. Several weeks later, De Castro formally said he would not accept the DSWD post.


2005 Arroyo wiretapping scandal

In June 2005, President Gloria Arroyo's popularity was rocked by allegations of receiving payments from illegal gambling (juetengate) and by wiretapped conversations that allegedly recorded her involvement in fixing the presidential elections with an elections official (Gloriagate). There were calls for Arroyo to resign, and for de Castro to succeed. However, conventional wisdom was that de Castro was not supported by the elites, and seen as an intellectual lightweight, given his TV anchorman roots. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in June June 27: Shelby Foote June 27: John T. Walton June 26: Richard Whiteley June 25: John Fiedler June 25: Chet Helms June 24: Paul Winchell June 21: Jaime Cardinal Sin June 20: Jack Kilby...


See also

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External links

  • Office of the Vice President of the Philippines
Preceded by
Teofisto Guingona, Jr.
Vice President of the Philippines
2004 – present
Incumbent

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