Francisco S. Tatad, Special Counsel to the Vice-President of the Philippines; Former Senate Majority Leader, Philippines

Francisco S. Tatad, Special Counsel to the Vice-President of the Philippines; Former Senate Majority Leader, Philippines

Dr. Francisco Tatad was born in 1939. He took up philosophy at the University of Santo Tomas and business economics at the Center for Research Communications. In 1960, Dr. Tatad worked at the Manila Daily Bulletin (Manila Bulletin) as a reporter and columnist. He was also a correspondent for Agence France-Presse, wrote for the International Herald Tribune, Asian Wall Street Journal, Far Eastern Economic Review, Washington Quarterly, Mr. and Mrs., Business Day, and Philippine Daily Globe in 1984.

From 1969 to 1980, Tatad served as Minister of Public Information, and from 1978 to 1984 he was a member of the Batasang Pambansa, he also served as the Cabinet Secretary of Marcos. In 1997, Dr. Tatad was the Director of the International Right to Life Federation in the Asia Pacific. Dr. Tatad was a senator from 1992 to 1998 and served as Senate Minority Leader, and again from 1998 to 2001. Dr. Tatad is also an honorary member of the Sultanate League of Marawi City,  member of the International Board, International Right to Life Federation, Cincinnati, Ohio and the World Youth Alliance, New York; Cabinet Minister for ten years, Assemblyman and Senator for fifteen years.

Dr. Tatad has also authored some books from 1990's. He is married and has 7 children.