Rep. Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza
Rep. Raymond Democrito C. Mendoza is TUCP’s Representative to the 14th, 15th and 16th Congresses of the Republic of the Philippines. He is husband to Governor of Cotabato Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza and father to Maria Alana Samantha and Emilio Ramon. Born in Cebu City in 1962, he found his affinity in the labor movement at a young age having been introduced to the struggle of workers by his father DemocritoT. Mendoza, founder of TUCP.
Raymond obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of San Carlos and passed the Bar in 1988. His passion for the labor sector also led him to pursuing studies in this field earning certificates from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and completing the Financial Analysis Program for Labor Leaders in Turin, Italy (1995) and Occupational Safety and Health Course also in Turin, Italy (2000).
This Major (Reserve Rank) of the Philippine Army/Armed Forces of the Philippines and Licensed Maritime Voluntary Arbitrator, also has Masters in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila University.
Raymond or “Ray” as he is known to his family and friends, started his career in the labor sector as an Executive Assistant of the Associated Labor Unions –TUCP in 1995. He eventually became the National Vice President for Education and Information in 2001 and acquired the designation of National Vice President for National and International Affairs in 2008. He is currently the National Vice President for Mindanao Affairs.
At the House of Representatives, he is presently the Chairman of the Committee on Poverty Alleviation. He acts as the Chairman for oversight on the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) which is the flagship program of the Administration of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III. The Committee’s flagship bill is the Magna Carta of the Poor which ensures better targeting of resources intended for the poorest of the poor. It also identifies the basic rights of the poor which are the right to food, the right to employment and livelihood, the right to quality education, the right to shelter, and the right to basic health services and medicines. The proposed bill is a complementary measure to Republic Act 8425 or the Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act and the National Anti-Poverty Agenda of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC).
He is also currently the Vice Chairman of Committee on Labor and Employment and the Committee on People’s Participation. Other committee memberships include: Energy; Ecology; Veterans Affairs and Welfare; Overseas Workers Affairs; Legislative Franchises; Population and Family Relations; Natural Resources; Housing and Urban Development; Globalization and WTO; and Reforestation.
House of Representatives, Quezon City
Phone: (632) 931-5001; local 7265