Officers of the Senate Secretariat

The Senate Secretariat is headed by a Secretary, who is elected by members of the Senate. The Secretary assists the Senate President in extending adequate and timely legislative and administrative support to the offices of Senators. He exercises supervision and control over all the offices of the service units and officers and employees of the Secretariat. He formulates plans, policies and programs aimed at professionalizing the institution.

The Secretary is assisted by appointed deputy secretaries, and the Sergeant-at-Arms, who is also elected by the Senators. The Secretariat is divided into four major departments all under the Office of the Senate Secretary: the Legislation Department, the Administration and Financial Department, the Office of External Affairs and Relations, and the Office of the Sergeant-At-Arms.



Atty. Lutgardo B. Barbo

Senate Secretary

Education Bachelor of Science in Elem. Education, Philippine Normal University, (1966)
Bachelor of Laws, University of Santo Tomas, (October 1974)
Program for Regional Development Managers, Asian Institute of Management (AIM, 1989)
Short Courses, Travel Studies, Conferences, Workshop-Seminars on Governance, Leadership, Public Management and Education (Europe, United States, Australia, Asia (1989, 1994, 1995, 2007-09)
Birthplace Llorente, Eastern Samar, Region VIII (Samar-Leyte)
Contact Nos. (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 6128
(632) 552-6735



M/Gen. Jose V. Balajadia Jr.

Sergeant-At-Arms

Education B.S. Aviation / A.B. English (Basa Airbase College 1971)
M.B.A. (De La Salle School of Business 1980)
Birthplace Baguio City
Contact Nos. (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 1406
(632) 552-6867



Atty. Edwin B. Bellen

Deputy Secretary for Legislation

Education A.B. Political Science (First three years, Bicol University. Graduated at University of Manila, 1986)
Bachelor of Laws (Manuel L. Quezon University, School of Law, 1992)
Diploma in Development Policy (University of Antwerp-Belgium, 1995)
Master in Public Administration and Management (University of Antwerp-Belgium, 1997)
Birthplace Sto. Domingo, Albay
Contact Nos. (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 2314 / 2316
(632) 552-6808 / 09



Atty. Arnel Jose S. Bañas

Deputy Secretary for Administration and Financial Services

Education B.S. Tourism (University of the Phils. 1984, ranked 3rd)
Bachelor of Laws (Ateneo de Manila 1990)
Master of Laws (University of Warwick, England 1997; British Chevening Scholar)
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (University of Washington, Seattle USA 2008)
Birthplace Manila
Contact Nos. (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4250 to 53
(632) 552-6798



Atty. Maria Valentina S. Santana-Cruz

Senate Legal Counsel

Education Bachelor of Arts in Economics (University of the Phils. 1984), cum laude
Bachelor of Laws (University of the Phils. 1988)
Birthplace Manila
Contact Nos. (632) 552-6601to 6670 loc. 4117
(632) 552-6806



Peter Paul L. Pineda

Deputy Secretary for External Affairs and Relations

Education B.S. Social Works (University of the Phils. 1973)
M.P.A. (University of the Phils. 1978)
M.B.A. (Ateneo de Manila 1983)
Birthplace Butuan City
Contact Nos. (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4101 to 03
(632) 552-6805



Atty. Yolanda D. Doblon

Director General, Legislative Budget Research and Monitoring Office

Education BSC-Acctg. (University of Nueva Caseres 1979)
Bachelor of Laws (MLQU 1986)
Birthplace Naga City
Contact Nos. (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 2138
(632) 552-6811
(632) 552-6887



Atty. Rodelio T. Dascil, MNSA

Director General, Senate Tax Study and Research Office

Education A.B. Political Science, Magna Cum Laude (Lyceum of the Philippines  1987)
Bachelor of Laws, Dean’s Lister (Lyceum of the Philippines 1995)
M.N.S.A. (National Defense College of the Philippines 2003)
Awarded a certificate of completion for the Comparative Tax Policy and Administration program, June 2012, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education
Contact Nos. (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5507
(632) 552-6677



Antonio G. de Guzman Jr.

Director General, Office of the International Relations and Protocol

Education FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS (FSO) Eligibility (Department of Foreign Affairs, 1996)
A.B. PHILOSOPHY
(Ateneo de Manila University, 1983)
MASTER IN PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
(Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore joint with School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, 2007)
Birthplace Baguio City
Contact Nos. (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 6130 / 31
(632) 552-6795; (632) 551-2186
(632) 552-6794 (Fax)



Atty. Rodolfo Noel S. Quimbo

Director General, Blue Ribbon Oversight Office Management

Education BA English (University of the Philippines – Diliman, 1988)
Bachelor of Laws (University of the Philippines – Diliman, 1991)
Birthplace Catbalogan, Samar
Contact Nos. (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5510 / 5511
(632) 552-6851
(632) 552-6877 (Fax)



Ronald R. Golding

Director General, Senate Economic Planning Office

Education BSBA, Major in Accounting ,University of the East, Manila (1980), CPA.
Master in Government Management, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (2013).
Master in Business Administration (48 units), De La Salle University - Graduate School of Business and Economics (1991).
Birthplace Pto. Rivas, Balanga City, Bataan
Contact Nos. (632) 552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4179
(632) 552-6823
(632) 552-6824 (Fax)

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