Congressman Jerry P. Treñas
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 the Chairman of the Committee on Good Government, which has jurisdiction on all matters directly and principally relating to malfeasance, misfeasance and nonfeasance in office committed by officers and employees of the government and its political subdivisions and instrumentalities, inclusive of investigations of any matter of public interest on its own initiative or upon order of the House of Representatives.
The Iloilo City Congressman is also the Vice-Chairman of both the Committee on Local Government and the Committee on Trade and Industry. He is also a member of the Committees on Appropriation, Ecology, Energy, Ways and Means, and Information Communications Technology.
Despite only being in his first term in the House, Congressman Jerry already spearheaded several bills of national importance, such as the Anti-Extralegal Killing and Enforced Disappearance bill and the Protection Against Juvenile Criminal Exploitation bill. He also filed numerous local bills for the benefit of his constituents in Iloilo City. Congressman Jerry strongly advocates the protection of our environment, the strengthening of local governments, and the abatement of criminal activity. A number of bills and resolutions championing his advocacies were already filed by Congressman Jerry during his first months as a legislator.