Jerry P. Treñas
Representative, Lone District of Iloilo City
Iloilo City Representative Jerry P. Treñas is a statesman dedicated to his core principles of service, sacrifice, and excellence. Congressman Jerry firmly believes that public office is not a privilege, but rather, a position of great responsibility that demands passionate service to the Filipino people. As a public servant, he is aware that great sacrifice is necessary in order to be an effective leader. One’s personal needs and aspirations must take a back seat behind the common good of the citizenry.
Yet service and sacrifice shall be for naught if one does not act with excellence. A fine statesman is measured by his commitment to excellence in all of his endeavors. Excellence in public office requires a strong political will, extraordinary diligence, and incorruptible morality. For Congressman Jerry, excellence is not a barometer for measuring the most outstanding leaders of the country. On the contrary, it is the minimum standard that must be expected by every Filipino from their leaders.
Congressman Jerry is currently a member of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal, which has jurisdiction over all contests relating to the election, returns, and qualifications of the Members of the House of Representatives. The Iloilo City Congressman is also currently the Vice-Chairman of both the Committee on Good Government and Accountability and the Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries. He is also a member of the Committees on Accounts, Justice, Ethics and Privileges, Local Government, Public Works and Highways, Trade and Industry & Ways and Means.
He was the Chairman of the Committee on Good Government and Public Accountability in the previous (15th) Congress. In the 15th Congress, twelve out of sixty-one of his authored bills as principal author were signed into law as Republic Acts.
Congressman Jerry strongly advocates for the protection of our environment, the strengthening of local governments, the enhancement of access to basic and tertiary education, the development of the country’s and Iloilo City’s tourism industry and the abatement of criminal activity.