Richard "Dick" Juico Gordon
(born August 5, 1945 in Castillejos
) is a Filipino politician
who currently serves as the chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross
As a politician, Gordon gained national prominence as the Chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
during the administration of President Fidel Ramos, and as Secretary of Tourism
under the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. In 2004, he was elected as Senator
under the senatorial ticket of President Arroyo. He ran for President in the 2010 Philippine elections
as the standard-bearer Bagumbayan - Volunteers for a New Philippines
, but was unsuccessful in his bid.
Apart from his current position in the Red Cross, he also works as a broadcaster for News5
. He presently hosts the radio show Aksyon Solusyon
with Amelyn Veloso on Radyo5 92.3 News FM
and the television show Duelo: Barilan ng Opinyon
In an interview with The Manila Times
that was published on July 21, 2011, Gordon declared his intention to run in the 2013 Philippine election
either for a position in the Senate or in the local government.
Early life and career
Gordon is the son of James Leonard T. Gordon
, the second municipal mayor of Olongapo
and first mayor of Olongapo when it was converted into a city, and Amelia Juico Gordon, Olongapo mayor from June 1967 to June 30, 1972.
, he completed his elementary education at Lourdes......