Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr. served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 1992 to 1998 and from 2001 to 2008, and is Founding Chairman, International Conference of Asian Political Parties. During his distinguished career, Hon. De Venecia was instrumental in successfully securing a peace agreement with the secessionist Moro National Liberation Front in southern Philippines and in forging a ceasefire and a peace pact with the rebellious Armed Forces group, RAM-YOU. He also revived the imperiled and long-stalled peace process with the communist National Democratic Front-New People’s Army, and progressed peace talks with the residual fundamentalist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mindanao. Hon. DeVenecia is a member of GPF’s Global Leadership Council.
Hon. Jose de Venecia, Jr.
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives
Speech Jose de Venecia, Jr. Speaks at 2011 Global Peace Convention Presented at 2011 Seoul Global Peace Convention
Global Peace Convention November 28-30, 2011 Seoul, South Korea Theme: "Peace-building in East Asia and the Unification...