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|Samuel D. Pagdilao, Jr.|
|Member of the House of Representatives from Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-List|
June 30, 2013 – June 30, 2016
|Police Director of Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group|
April 8, 2011 – February 8, 2013
|Born||Samuel Duldulao Pagdilao, Jr.|
February 13, 1957 (age 65)
General Santos, Philippines
|Alma mater||Philippine Military Academy (college) |
University of Santo Tomas (law school)
Manuel L. Quezon University (graduate school)
|Profession||Pulis, Abogado, Mambabatas|
Samuel Duldulao Pagdilao, Jr. (born February 13, 1957), is a retired Filipino police officer who served in the House of Representatives from 2013 to 2016. Pagdilao used to work as Director General of the Philippine National Police (PNP), holding multiple positions and receiving a number of distinctions and recognition in his 34-year stint as a police officer.
On October 13, 2015, Pagdilao announced his senatorial bid for the 2016 elections at the University of the Philippines Bahay ng Alumni, after which he proceeded to the Commission on Elections to file his Certificate of Candidacy. He was placed 31st overall in the official count of the COMELEC's National Board of Canvassers.
Pagdilao was born on February 13, 1957 to retired Colonel and incumbent Pinili, Ilocos Norte Mayor Samuel Salviejo Pagdilao, Sr. and former Mayor Anunciacion Duldulao-Pagdilao in Cotabato City. His brother, Police Director Joel D. Pagdilao, is currently the Chief of National Capital Region Police Office. His family later moved to General Santos City, where he grew up.
Pagdilao is happily married to Ma. Rosella Pagdilao (née Paño), and is a doting father to his five (5) children.
Pagdilao is also the main host of his radio program entitled, "Sir Tsir Reporting For Duty" aired every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5pm on DZRJ-AM/8TriMedia Broadcasting Network.
In a radio interview, Pagdilao mentioned that he attended Dadiangas West Elementary School for his elementary education. He also attended the Notre Dame of Cotabato for a year, then transferred to Mindanao State University - General Santos Basic Education Department to complete his secondary education. He later entered the prestigious Philippine Military Academy (PMA), where he was chosen as the First Captain or Baron (equivalent to an organization's president) of his class, the Matapat Class of 1979. As First Captain, he acts as the immediate assistant of the Commandant of Cadets in the discipline, interior administration, training and general efficiency of the Cadet Corps.
Pagdilao graduated from PMA with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979. From 1979 to 1986, he was a Junior Officer of the 60th Battalion of the Philippine Constabulary, the precursor of the PNP. He then attended the Faculty of Civil Law of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), where he received his Bachelor of Laws cum laude in 1987. In 1995, he received his Master in Public Administration degree from Manuel L. Quezon University in 1995. Pagdilao was also a founding member of the Special Action Force.
After his stint in the Philippine Constabulary, he held a number of positions in PNP. In 1997, he was appointed as Chief of Police of the Caloocan City Police Station from 1997 to 2001. He was also the representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the International Coalition Planning Center for Operation Iraqi Freedom in US Central Command Headquarters at Tampa Bay, Florida from April to November 2003.
From 2006-2007, Pagdilao was the Spokesman and Chief of the Public Information Office of the PNP. He held a number of high-ranking positions in district and regional levels. From July to October 2010, he was the Regional Director of Police Regional Office 6 and from October 2010 to April 2011, he was the Regional Director of Police Regional Office 4A CALABARZON. His last stint in the agency was as the Chief of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).
ACT-CIS Party-List was elected in 2013 midterm elections with 377,165 votes, ranking 20th overall. In Congress, Pagdilao authored 38 House bills and resolutions, and co-sponsored 114 measures. He was selected as Vice Chairperson of the House Committee on Public Order and Safety. He was a member for the majority of the following committees: Banks And Financial Intermediaries; Dangerous Drugs; Energy; Information And Communications Technology; Justice; Metro Manila Development; Mindanao Affairs; National Defense And Security; Peace, Reconciliation And Unity; and, People's Participation.
Among his most notable bills filed in the 16th Congress were the following:
- HB02637 (AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES FOR BARANGAY TANODS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 393 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991)
- HB02777 (AN ACT MANDATING DRUG TESTING TO ALL CONVICTS, PAROLEES, PROBATIONERS AND APPREHENDED INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DANGEROUS DRUGS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9165, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'COMPREHENSIVE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 2002')
- HB03507 (AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE COMMUNITY INFORMANT REWARD ACT AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR)
- HB04451 (AN ACT TO INSTITUTIONALIZE AUTOMATIC REHABILITATION OF ARRESTED/APPREHENDED PERSONS FOUND TO BE DRUG DEPENDENT, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9165, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE 'COMPREHENSIVE DANGEROUS DRUGS ACT OF 2002,' AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES)
- HB04541 (AN ACT PROVIDING FOR PROTECTION OF PREGNANT DETAINEES AND PRISONERS)
- HB05810 (AN ACT DESIGNATING BICYCLE LANES IN ALL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ROADS AND TO ESTABLISH A BIKE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES)
- HB06301 (AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY SYSTEM AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR)
Pagdilao announced his candidacy in an event held at the University of the Philippines Bahay ng Alumni. Right after the said event, he went straight to the COMELEC office in Intramuros to file his Certificate of Candidacy. His primary advocacy is on the advancement of peace and order in the country. Pagdilao primarily believes that the maintenance of a peaceful and orderly society is a necessary condition for the social and economic development of the country. Summed up by his tagline Kay Sir Tsip, Safe Ka! (With Sir Tsip, Your Safe!), he advocates the following:
- Welfare of Barangay Officials and Tanods
- Community Involvement in Crime Prevention
- Modernization of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines
- Stronger punishment for murderers, rapists, kidnappers, and thieves.
- Eradication of corrupt practices in the government.
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