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Nationality  Filipino
Profession  Politician
Name  Herminia Roman
Spouse  Antonino P. Roman
Political party  Liberal Party
Religion  Roman Catholic
Role  Filipino Politician
Party  Liberal Party
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Preceded by  Antonino P. Roman (husband)
Born  July 9, 1940 (age 75) Binan, Laguna, Commonwealth of the Philippines (1940-07-09)
Children  Renato Marcelino Roman, Geraldine Roman, Antonino Roman III, Regina Wagan Cruz

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Herminia B. Roman (born July 9, 1940) is a Filipino politician. A member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines under the Liberal Party, representing the 1st District of Bataan since 2007.

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Early life and education

Herminia B. Roman was born on July 9, 1940 in Binan, Laguna to Dr. Marcelino Zarate Batista and Nicomedesa Vizconde Reyes. She is the third of four children and has three half siblings from her mother's first marriage. She took her elementary education at Binan Elementary School from 1946-1952. She finished her secondary education at St. Scholastica's College in 1956. She finished her college degree at St. Scholastica's College in 1960, and obtained her master's degree in Business Administration from New York University in 1964.

Accomplishments

Rep. Roman’s legislative advocacy focus on health, education, livelihood, women's rights and environmental concerns, making sure that all government programs and initiatives should center on sustainability and affordability, consistent with the State’s mandate of promoting the general welfare of the Filipino people.

To advance her goals, she filed, co-authored and supported bills and resolutions which promote the rights and privileges of women, the elderly and the veterans across the country as well as environmental concerns. Locally, she pursued programs beneficial to her constituency, such as medical health assistance, scholarships, and livelihood projects.

She believes that genuine help is not giving a needy person fish, but teaching him how to fish (one of her priorities in her livelihood).

She founded the KABAKA (Kababaihan ng Bataan Tungo sa Kaunlaran) in December 1997, and Kinatawan Foundation Inc. in 1999. Both are women's organizations which emphasize self-reliance by the way of the "teach-the-man-how-to-fish" approach, giving her constituents the opportunity to rise above their present conditions.

Always curious about possible livelihood opportunities, she organized and sponsored various seminars on flower arrangement, hair science and beauty culture, fish and meat processing, soap making, scented candle making, paper recycling, and perfume making.

Her most recent project is the Moral Recovery Seminar, which aims to mobilize all Filipinos for nation building through the practical exercise of human values in our daily lives as citizens and to awaken us all to the power of these values in achieving our individual and national goals. It seeks the empowerment of all our people- the poor, the middle class and the rich through the sustained application of human values and a code of collective existence.

Her favorite quotations applies to the Moral Recovery Seminar: "Do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you." (Golden Rule) "Always do your best so that at the end of the day, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you tried everything even if you have failed." "Honesty is the best policy."

14th Congress

  • Vice Chairperson:
  • Committee of Inter-Parliamentary Relations and Diplomacy

    Special Committee on Bases Conversion

    Committee on Women

  • Member:
  • Committee on Appropriations

    Committee on Energy

    Committee on Foreign Affairs

    Committee on Overseas Workers' Affairs

    Committee on Oversight

    Committee on Small Business Enterprises

    Committee on Tourism

    Committee on Trade and Industry

    Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Welfare

    Committee on Millennium Development Goals

    15th Congress

  • Chairperson:
  • Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Welfare

  • Vice Chairperson:
  • Committee on Bases Conversion

    Committee on Natural Resources

  • Member:
  • Committee on Accounts

    Committee on Foreign Affairs

    Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability

    Committee on Health

    Committee on Labor and Employment

    Committee on Tourism

    House measures sponsored/authored and co-authored

  • HB00229
  • An act increasing the burial assistance for Veterans from ten thousand (P10,000.00) to twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00), amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 6948, as amended, otherwise known as "an act standardizing and upgrading the benefits for military Veterans and their dependents"

  • HB00230
  • An Act granting free hospitalization benefits in government hospitals to all retired public school teachers who have rendered a minimum of twenty years in service and providing funds therefor

  • HB00231
  • An act changing the name of Pagalanggang High School - Annex in Barangay Sta. Lucia (Pita), Municipality of Dinalupihan, Province of Bataan, to Sta. Lucia (Pita) National High School

  • HB00850
  • An act establishing the Bataan Natural Park, Subic Watershed Forest Reserve and Roosevelt protected landscape situated in the municipalities of Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Orani, Samal, Abucay, Bagac and Morong in the province of Bataan and in the Municipality of Subic, province of Zambales and the City of Olongapo, as one protected area under the National Integrated protected areas system, providing for its management and for other purposes

  • HB00851
  • An act reclassifying portions of Roosevelt protected landscape in the municipalities of Dinalupihan and Hermosa, province of Bataan as Alienable and disposable land

  • HB03697
  • An act further amending Republic Act No. 6948 otherwise known as "An act standardizing and upgrading the benefits for military Veterans and their dependents,"as amended"

  • HB03700
  • An act converting a portion of the land, embraced under proclamation No. 508 and proclamation No. 532 as alienable and disposable to the actual bona fide occupants thereof

  • HR00157
  • Resolution expressing the sincerest gratitude of the House of Representative, Congress of the Philippines to the United States President Barack Obama and the United States Congress for the release of $67 Million as additional fund for the Filipino World War II Veterans' lump sum claims

  • HR00436
  • Resolution directing the committee on health to conduct an inquiry in aid of Legislation on the memorandum of agreement entered into by the province of Bataan with the Department of Health with respect to the management and control of Bataan General Hospital and its annex and recommend appropriate remedial measures thereto

  • HB00061
  • An act providing for a comprehensive revision of the charter of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) by amending Republic Act No. seventy-six hundred and fifty-three entitled "The New Central Bank Act"

  • HB00093
  • An act to strengthen and enhance the use of English as the medium of instruction in Philippine schools

  • HB00463
  • An act reverting to the national government the discharge of basic health services devolved to local government units (LGUs)and amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the local government code of 1991

  • HB00464
  • An act reverting to the national government the discharge of basic agricultural functions and responsibilities devolved to local government units and amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991

  • HB00724
  • An act to establish and maintain an office of Veterans Affairs in the Philippine Embassy in the United States of America, prescribing funds therefor, and for other purposes

  • HB00914
  • An act prohibiting all corporal punishment and all other forms of humiliating or degrading punishment of children and promoting positive and non-violent discipline of children, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes

  • HB01487
  • An act providing for a Magna Carta of Agriculture and Fishery development workers

  • HB03252
  • An act creating the Philippine Millennium development fund, appropriating funds therefor and for other purposes

  • HR00308
  • Resolution directing the house committee of Foreign Affairs to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the state and management of properties utilized by Philippine posts and maintained by our Department of Foreign Affairs

  • HR00309
  • Resolution directing the committee on Foreign Affairs to conduct a performance evaluation of our Philippine posts

  • HR00524
  • Resolution urging his Excellency, President Benigno S. Aquino III to grant amnesty to all active and former members of the AFP and their supporters who have or may have committed violations of the revised Penal Code, the articles of war and other special laws in connection with the so-called Oakwood Mutiny, the Manila Pen incident, and the February 2006 Marine stand-off and related incident

  • HR00529
  • A resolution urging the house committee on rules to create a special committee to oversee the implementation of the government's P21B conditional cash transfer program

    Membership in organizations

    1963 to 1984 - (Member) Christian Family Movement

    1989 to Present - (President) Romanville Realty & Development Corporation

    1995 to Present - (Member) Couples for Christ

    1997 to Present - KABAKA (Kababaihan Tungo sa Kaunlaran)

    1998 to 2004 - (Member) Congressional Spouses Foundation Inc.

    1999 to Present - (President & CEO) Kinatawan Foundation Inc.

    2004 to 2007 - (Director, Region III) Congressional Spouses Foundation Inc.

    Awards and recognition

  • 2008 Principal Author
  • Republic Act 9499

    "Filipino World War II Pensions & Benefits Act of 2008" signed by H.E. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on April 9, 2008 in celebration of "Araw ng Kagitingan"

  • 2000 - 2001 Mae Carvell Awardee
  • Venture Club of Americas - Bataan

    For Uplifting the Spirit of Women and Children

  • 1999 - 2000 Woman of Distinction Awardee
  • Soroptomist International - Bataan

    For Making a Difference for Women

  • December 1997 Organized the Kababaihan Tungo sa Kaunlaran (KABAKA)
  • It has grown into 35,000 women members with the objective of "Dagdag Kaalaman Para sa Dagdag Kita"

    Personal life

    Herminia married Antonino Pascual Roman of Orani, Bataan, a former Representative of the 1st District of Bataan and the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) Secretary, until his death in 2014. They have four children: Renato Marcelino (a medical doctor), Geraldine (a journalist), Antonino III (a lawyer) and Regina (a freelance artist). She is a member of Couples for Christ and the Christian Family Movement. She is president and chief executive officer of Romanville Realty & Devt. Corp. from 1989 to present. Rep. Roman is also a collector of antiques.

    References

    Herminia Roman Wikipedia


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