PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
8. MONTEMAYOR JOSE JR
DEMOCRACTIC PARTY OF THE PHILIPPINES

Jose Montemayor Jr., 60, works primarily as a cardiologist at major hospitals. He claims to bring a medical, legal and economics background to the presidential race and his first campaign for public office.

His tandem with Rizalito David is basing its platform on what the candidates call a faith-based approach to glorify God. Montemayor has expressed his opposition to same-sex unions, abortion (except for medical reasons), divorce and the death penalty.

He is campaigning on a 10-point agenda to address COVID-19, eliminate corruption, improve the campaign against illegal drugs, achieve full employment, alleviate poverty and attain economic prosperity. His agenda also includes a holistic approach to the West Philippine Sea, the welfare of migrant Filipinos, press freedom, education, negotiations with rebel groups and advancements in agriculture and infrastructure.

Although he vows to address the pandemic, Montemayor has made harmful claims about COVID-19 and the tools employed to mitigate its spread. He incorrectly claimed at his campaign kickoff that both RT-PCR tests and antigen tests are useless and inaccurate.

The same event was marked by the non-compliance of some attendees and Montemayor himself with the pandemic task force and Comelec’s rules on mask-wearing.

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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Anti-crime
 
COVID-19 response
 
Efficient governance
 
West Philippine Sea
 
Sectoral reforms
Related Policy Proposal:
  1. Address criminality with compassion; without extrajudicial killings and tokhang-style campaign against illegal drugs
  2. Restructuring of the justice system
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  1. Opposed the militaristic approach to handling the pandemic by the Duterte administration
  2. Focus on preventing COVID-19 infection by strengthening people’s immunity through healthy food and vitamins
  3. Increase the salaries of healthcare workers
  4. Opposes mandatory COVID-19 vaccination
  5. End lockdowns
  6. Abolish the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases instead; doctors and nurses will be stationed at checkpoints to provide treatment
  7. Promotes use of alternative medicine
  8. Promotes use of Filipino interventions and solutions at all barangay levels
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Related Policy Proposal:
  1. Set a creative and lean system of planning use of government funds through “Godly” digitization and responsible innovation
  2. Adopt a synergistic all-inclusive economic planning of barangay development council, based on free market
  3. Promote a Christ-centered government, with a stable and strong government covenant to honor God and care for every Filipino
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  1. Strengthen ties with countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and other states
  2. Seeing China as a security threat, will cut ties immediately and totally
  3. Use the military if there’s no other way and if China is not listening
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Related Policy Proposal:
  1. Restoration of land through smart agricultural technology, but with the use of non-genetically modified seeds
  2. In-depth equipping and assistance to an “outstanding OFWs support system”
  3. Push for a transformative development program and negotiation with rebel groups
  4. Ensure independence and freedom of the press
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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

Montemayor, who obtained both medical and legal degrees, worked primarily as a cardiologist at various major hospitals. He has also taught a variety of classes at the post-graduate level.

St. Luke’s Medical Center National Kidney Institute, Philippine Heart Center
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Position/Date
Consultant in Clinical Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
Status
Current
National Kidney and Transplant Institute
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Consultant in Internal Medicine and Clinical Cardiology
Current
Position/Date
Consultant in Clinical Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
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Current
Professor of Law and Professor, Graduate (MBA, LLM, Ph.D.)
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San Sebastian CollegePalawan State University, San Beda College
Professor of Law and Professor, Graduate Studies (MBA, LLM, Ph.D.)
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  • San Sebastian College
  • University of Manila
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • Philippine Christian University
  • University of the Philippines (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education)
  • New Era University
  • San Sebastian College
  • Palawan State University
  • San Beda College

Member, Faculty:
  • San Sebastian College of Law and Graduate School
  • University of Manila
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • San Beda College Graduate School of Business
  • Philippine Christian University
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Educator
Status
Current
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, Montemayor 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:
Democratic Party of the Philippines(2021-present)
Major Donors
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Candidate's major donors and campaign funding sources

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Major Advocacies
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The candidate's top advocacies in the last 15 years or so

 
Anti-abortion
 
Anti-same sex marriage
 
Anti-death penalty
Anti-abortion
2021-present - As a presidential candidate, he is against abortion except for medical reasons
Anti-same sex marriage
2021-present - As a presidential candidate
Anti-death penalty
2021-present - As a presidential candidate
Personal Details
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Basic information on the candidate's family, background and work experience

Name to appear on the ballot: MONTEMAYOR, JOSE JR.
Full Name: Jose “Jojomo” Cabrera Montemayor Jr.
Birthdate: Feb. 17, 1962 (60 years old as of election day)
Birthplace: Imus, Cavite
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Languages Spoken: Filipino, English
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Education:

•Master of Divinity, Farcorner’s International Theological Seminary, 2016

•Phd Public Health, Ruggero Univ., Italy, 2014

•International Master of Laws (LL.M. Cand.) - Human Rights, Ateneo de Manila University, 2011 to 2014

•Masters in Business Administration, University of the Philippines, 2005 to 2007

•Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Philippine Law School, 2004

•Research fellow in cardiac catheterization, St. Luke’s Heart Institute, 1993 to 1994

•Fellowship in adult cardiology, St. Luke’s Heart Institute, 1991 to 1993

•Post graduate internship and residency in internal medicine, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, 1986 to 1997, 1988-1991

•Doctor of Medicine, Far Eastern University, 1982 to 1986

•B.S. Medical Technology, Far Eastern University, 1978 to 1982

Work Experience:

•President and Member, Board of Trustees, Philippine Society of Cardiac Catheterization and Interventions, 2010-2012

•Consultant in Clinical Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology:

-St. Luke’s Medical Center

-National Kidney Institute

-Philippine Heart Center

•Consultant in Internal Medicine and Clinical Cardiology, National Kidney and Transplant Institute

•Legal Counsel and Legal Officer, Philippine Heart Center

Professor of Law:

-San Sebastian College

-University of Manila

-Polytechnic University of the Philippines

-Philippine Christian University

-University of the Philippines (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education)

-New Era University

•Professor, Graduate Studies (MBA, LLM, Ph.D.):

-San Sebastian College

-Palawan State University

-San Beda College