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Representative of the Lone District
of the City of Mandaluyong in the 14th Congress
Senior Deputy Majority Leader, House of Representatives
Party Affiliation:
LAKAS Christian Muslim Democrats (LAKAS-CMD)
Personal Circumstances:
Born 29 August 1954 in Mandaluyong to Neptali Alvaro (deceased) and Candida Medina Gonzales

Married to Alexandria Pahati-Gonzales, a journalist, with whom he has twin children, Neptali III and Isabel Candida

He has an only child, Kristine Olivia, by his first wife, the late Josephine Olivia Francisco-Gonzales
Educational Attainment:
Elementary Education - Mandaluyong Elementary School, 1966
Secondary Education - Union High School of Manila
Philippine Christian Colleges (now the Philippine Christian University)
University Education - Far Eastern University, 1975
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree
Post Graduate - Ateneo de Manila University, 1979
Graduated with Honors, Bachelor of Laws
Others - Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Honoris Causa), conferred by the Rizal Technological University in October 2003
Public Service Record:
2004 - 2007 - Mayor, City of Mandaluyong
1995 - 2004 - Representative, Lone District of the City of Mandaluyong

Majority Leader of the 12th Congress (2001-2004)

Chairman, Committee on Rules

Member of all House Standing Committees

Majority Leader of the 11th Congress (1998-2001)

Chairman of the Committee on Rules

Senior Vice Chairman, Committee on Justice

Chairman, Sub-Committee on Inquiries in Aid of Legislation

Assistant Majority Leader of the 10th Congress (1995-1998)

Member of the following Standing Committees of the House of Representatives: Rules; Civil, Political, and Human Rights; Civil Service and Professional Regulation; Energy; Government Enterprises and Privatization; Justice; Public Works and Highways; Ways and Means; Special Committee on Legal Affairs
Bills Enacted into Law - Republic Act 8191 An Act Prescribing Measures For The Prevention And Control Of Diabetes Mellitus In The Philippines, Providing For The Creation Of A National Diabetes Commission (signed into law on 11 June 1996)

Republic Act 8249 An Act Further Defining The Jurisdiction Of The Sandiganbayan (signed into law on February 1997)

Republic Act 8424 Cong. Gonzales’s proposed measure was incorporated into a substitute bill which subsequently became RA 8424. His significant contribution to the law was the provision of an increase in the level of personal exemptions of taxpayers in the payment of taxes (signed into law on 28 July 1997)

Republic Act 8365 An act converting the Rizal Techological Colleges into the Rizal Technological University (signed into law on 11 October 1997)

Republic Act 8947 An Act Establishing The City Of Mandaluyong Science High School (signed into law on 12 February 1998)

Republic Act 8769 An Act Converting The Mandaluyong High School Annex In Barangay Mauway, City Of Mandaluyong, Into A Separate High School Known As The Mandaluyong East High School (signed into law on 28 March 2000; the school has since been renamed by the City of Mandaluyong Sangguniang Panlungsod as the Mataas na Paaralang Neptali A. Gonzales)

Republic Act 8814 An Act Declaring 09 February Of Every Year As A Special Working Holiday In The City Of Mandaluyong (signed into law on 21 August 2000)

Republic Act 9143 An Act Converting The Bonifacio Javier Elementary School Into The Bonifacio Javier National High School (signed into law on 30 July 2001)

Republic Act 9144 An Act Converting The Andres Bonifacio Elementary School Into An Integrated School To Be Known As The Andres Bonifacio Integrated School, And Providing Funds Therefor (signed into law on 30 July 2001)

Republic Act 9150 An Act Providing For The Protection Of Layout Designs Of Integrated Circuits, And Amending Republic Act 8298 Or The Intellectual Property Code Of The Philippines (signed into law on 06 August 2001)

Republic Act 9184 Government Procurement Reform Act or E-Procurement Law (signed into law on 10 January 2003)
Republic Act 9300  An Act Converting The Isaac Lopez Elementary School Into An Integrated School To Be Known As The Isaac Lopez Integrated School And Appropriating Funds Therefor (signed into law on 29 June 2004)
Resolution adopted for implementation by the Department of Education - House Resolution 1312 urging the Department of Education, Culture, and Sports (DECS), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to include in their curriculum development certain provisions embodied in several House bills (N.B. included in this resolution was the proposed bill on Cooperative Education in Tertiary Educational Institutions as originally introduced by Cong. Gonzales)
Professional Background:
Practicing lawyer from 1979 to 1995
Senior Partner (on leave), Gonzales, Batiller, David, Leabres and Reyes
Former Professor in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law, Far Eastern University
Former Bar Reviewer in the Institute of Law, Far Eastern University
Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
Civic and Religious Involvement:
Honorary Member, Rotary Clubs of Mandaluyong City
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Good Shepherd Christian School
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