VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
3. DAVID, RIZALITO
DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES

Rizalito David, 60, is a pro-life advocate and perennial candidate for public office.

A near-constant presence in previous elections, he filed two unsuccessful petitions to disqualify Senator Grace Poe and then-Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte from the presidential race in 2016. This was after he was declared a nuisance candidate for the same race.

David also made failed bids for the Senate in 2010 and 2013, campaigning on his experience as a legislative staff member and political consultant.

He has long-espoused stances which he says are guided by his Catholic faith, including opposition to what he claims are the “anti-life” provisions of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, same-sex marriage, abortion and divorce.

In 2022, David is running for vice president on a platform of centering faith in the formation of policies, restoration of confidence in government, and cultural revival. He is also advancing his tandem with Jose Montemayor as a supposed alternative to the political control of oligarchical families in the country, to combat the amorality and cynicism of the general public and promote faith restoration.

Although he vows a science-based approach to the pandemic, David himself claims that the COVID-19 vaccine somehow differs from older vaccines since the former are authorized only for emergency use in the Philippines. In particular, he maintains that the long-term consequences of the vaccines using messenger RNA are still unknown despite the World Health Organization repeatedly confirming that mRNA vaccine technology has been studied for over a decade.

The WHO maintains that mRNA vaccines have been rigorously assessed for safety and clinical trials have shown that they provide a long-lasting immune response. Further, mRNA vaccines are not live virus vaccines and do not interfere with human DNA.

David also opposes mandatory vaccination against COVID-19, citing his belief in each person’s right to informed consent.

Platform and Policy
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The candidate's top priorities if elected to office, tracked against previous promises and accomplishments, if any

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Faith revolution
 
COVID-19 response
 
Anti-corruption
 
Education
Related Policy Proposal:

Push for the creation of a national commission on moral regeneration and cultural restoration, that:
  1. Will be the banner program of the administration;
  2. Will be headed by David;
  3. Seeks to re-establish moral standards and norms, restore confidence on public service and inspire collective will to do what is right and just
Previous Platform:
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Deviation from Previous Platform:
Related Policy Proposal:
  1. Does not agree with mandatory vaccine or other protocols; government must base its strategy on scientific knowledge and informed consent of the public
  2. Dissolve the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases
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Related Policy Proposal:
  1. Establish a truth commission to investigate all corruption of all past administrations
  2. Establish a separate commission to investigate how the pandemic was handled, with certainty of getting caught and prosecution being the goal and aided by a special court for speedy disposition of cases
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Related Policy Proposal:
Return emphasis on teaching good manners and right conduct at the elementary level, poetry at the high school level and quantum mechanics and relativity principles at the tertiary level - to cultivate personal values, interpersonal affection and abstraction skills
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Major Accomplishments
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The candidate's top five accomplishments and contributions for the last 15 years or so


Public Office

In his campaigns for public office, David claimed that his extensive experience in various legislative staffs, background in sociology and environmental studies and experience in the Department of Environment and Natural Resources gave him an edge. According to him, he worked on the Clean Air Act, the Solid Waste Management Act, the Clean Water Act and the Philippine Mining Law.

Legislative staff career
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  1. Office of Senator Robert S. Jaworski, Head Executive Assistant (Director V) and Concurrent Director for Political Affairs, July 1998-June 2004
  2. Office of the Deputy Speaker Hernando Perez, Consultant on Political Affairs and Head of Political Operations for Mindanao, March 1997-May 1998
  3. Office of Senator Fransisco S. Tatad:
    • Director, Political Affairs Staff (Director V), July 1995-November 1996
    • Executive Assistant and Committee Secretary, July 1993-June 1995
DENR career
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Chief, Strategic Planning - Planning and Policy Studies Office, DENR, January 1990-February 1992

Private Sector

Pro-life advocacy
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Executive Director and Member, Board of Trustees, Pro Life Philippines Foundation, Inc., 2014-present
Radio host
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Host of Radio Veritas 846 shows:
  • Gising Kapatid!
  • Ang Turo ng Inang Simbahan
  • Servants on the Air
Part-time faculty member
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Part-time faculty on Environmental Science, Enderun Colleges, Inc., Pasig City, SY 2007-2008
Actions and/or Proceedings
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Actions and/or proceedings pending against or resolved in courts or tribunals involving the candidate, based on publicly available information

There is no publicly available information on this matter at this time. Requested information from the candidate was not provided.
Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth
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Also known as SALN, this document is a declaration of one's personal finances. Philippine Law requires the SALN to be submitted by all public officials and employees to the Ombudsman. Public officials and employees may opt to voluntarily disclose their SALN to the public.

Since he has not held an official government position, Rizalito is not required to disclose his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth per the latest rules set by the Civil Service Commission.
Campaign Details
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Key details about the candidate's campaign

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Party History:
Ang Kapatiran Party, 2010
Indicated Ang Kapatiran Party in his CoC but Comelec found that the party did not field any candidate for the 2016 elections (misrepresentation was among the grounds for cancellation of his CoC)
Îndependent, 2018-2019
Democratic Party of the Philippines, 2021-present
Major Donors
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Candidate's major donors and campaign funding sources

There is no publicly available information on this matter at this time. Requested information from the candidate was not provided.
Major Advocacies
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The candidate's top advocacies in the last 15 years or so

 
REBUILD covenant
 
Promoted the “Koalisyong Katoliko Kristyano Party,
 
Promotes “pro-life” policies which he says are rooted in his Catholic faith
 
Environmental research and legislative work on key environmental laws
REBUILD covenant

  • R - restore sacredness in public service and governance
  • E - establish a modern and dignified Filipino nation (empower, not patronize the poor)
  • B - build an economy that produces its own durable goods (industrialization)
  • U - undertake popularization of ownership of resources and what we consume (broaden public ownership stakes in vital industries; treat citizens as industrial partners not debtors of the government in investment programs)
  • I - institute lasting peace based on justice and equity (continue talking peace)
  • L - live our lives in anchor with our faith
  • D - de-institutionalize all vestiges of colonial and feudal arrangements


Position/Date
As advocate and public office aspirant since 2016
Status
Ongoing support
Koalisyong Katoliko Kristyano Party,

Promoted the “Koalisyong Katoliko Kristyano Party, composed of leaders of various Catholic charismatic communities nationwide” after being expelled from the Ang Kapatiran Party

Position/Date
2015
Status
Ongoing support
“Pro-life” policies which he says are rooted in his Catholic faith

Promotes “pro-life” policies which he says are rooted in his Catholic faith, including:
  1. Opposition to and promise to repeal the “anti-life” Reproductive Health Law
  2. Anti-political dynasty
  3. Abolition of pork barrel
  4. Legislated gun control
  5. Passage of freedom of information bill


Position/Date
As a senatorial candidate in 2013
Status
Ongoing support for policies, although shifted organizations from Ang Kapatiran Party to Koalisyong Katoliko Kristyano Party
Environmental research and laws
Environmental research and legislative work on key environmental laws

Position/Date
Various positions at the DENR and legislative staffs in both chambers of Congress
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Personal Details
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Basic information on the candidate's family, background and work experience

Name to appear on the ballot: DAVID, RIZALITO
Full Name: Rizalito David Yap
Birthdate: Jan. 12, 1962 (60 years old as of election day)
Birthplace: Tondo, Manila
Residence: Makati
Religion: Catholic
Languages Spoken: English, Filipino
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Siblings:
Marital Status: Single
Children: Three children
Education:

•MS Environmental Studies, Minor in Rural Sociology

•(Completed Course Work; Passed Oral and Written Comprehensive Examinations), University of the Philippines Los Baños

•Bachelor of Arts Major In Sociology, University of the Philippines Los Baños, 1984


Work Experience:

•Council Member, Koalisyong Katoliko Kristyano

•Executive Director and Board of Trustees member, Pro-Life Philippoines, Inc., 2014-present

•Radio commentator, Radio Veritas 846: Gising, Kapatid!, Ang Turo ni Ina Simbahan, and Servants on the Air

•Head Executive Assistant and Political Affairs Director, Sen. Robert Jaworski, Philippine Senate, 1998 - 2004

•Consultant on Political Affairs and Head of Political Operations in Mindanao, Deputy Speaker Hernando Perez, House of Representatives, 1997 - 1998

•Executive Assistant (1993 - 1995) and Political Affairs Director (1995 - 1996), Sen.

•Francisco Tatad, Philippine Senate

•Chief, Research Monitoring Staff, Liberal Party-PDP Laban 1992 Presidential Elections, 1992

•Former Chief, Strategic Planning Section, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 1990 - 1992

•Development Management Officer, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 1989


•Academe:

  • Part-time Faculty on Environmental Science, Enderun Colleges, Inc., Pasig City, SY 2007-2008
  • Senior Research Assistant, University of the Philippines Los Banos-Institute of Environmental Science and Management, November 1987-January 1989
  • Instructor and Discussant, University of the Philippines Los Banos-Department of Social Sciences and UPLB Graduate School, June 1986–October 1987
  • Research Assistant , Uplb- Program on Environmental Science and Management Upland Technology Documentation and Field Trials Project, January-May 1986
  • Research Assistant (part-time), UPLB-NEDA-Philippine Institute for Development Studies, Upland Population Pressure and Migration Project, September–November 1985
  • Research Assistant , UPLB-Program on Environmental Science and Management Community Appraisal and Agro forestry Techniques Project, April 1984-December 1985