Officers of the Senate Secretariat

The Senate Secretariat is headed by a Secretary, who is elected by members of the Senate. The Secretary assists the Senate President in extending adequate and timely legislative and administrative support to the offices of Senators. He exercises supervision and control over all the offices of the service units and officers and employees of the Secretariat. He formulates plans, policies and programs aimed at professionalizing the institution.

The Secretary is assisted by appointed deputy secretaries, and the Sergeant-at-Arms, who is also elected by the Senators. The Secretariat is divided into four major departments all under the Office of the Senate Secretary: the Legislation Department, the Administrative and Financial Department, the Office of External Affairs and Relations, and the Office of the Sergeant-At-Arms.

Atty. Renato N. Bantug Jr.

Senate Secretary

Education Bachelor of Laws (Lyceum of the Philippines, College of Law, 1994)
(Ateneo De Manila, School of Law, 1991)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Colegio de San Juan de Letran, 1987)
Birthplace Pasay City
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601 to 6670 loc. 6122

Lt. Gen. Roberto T Ancan PA (Ret)


Education Bachelor of Science (Philippine Military Academy, 1987)
Masters in Public Administration (Philippine Christian University, 2010)
Senior Executive Course in National Security ( National Defense College of the Philippines, 2013)
Birthplace Victorias, Negros Occidental
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601 to 6670 loc. 1406 / 1407
(632) 8-552-6867

Atty. Marivic Laurel Garcia

Deputy Secretary for Legislation

Education Master in Public Safety Administration (Philippine Public Safety College 2022)
Bachelor of Laws (University of Santo Tomas 2007)
Bachelor of Arts Major in Legal Management (University of Santo Tomas 2002)
Birthplace Manila
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601 loc. 2314/2316
(632) 8-552-6808

Atty. Arnel Jose S. Bañas

Deputy Secretary for Administrative and Financial Services

Education B.S. Tourism (University of the Phils. 1984, ranked 3rd)
Bachelor of Laws (Ateneo de Manila 1990)
Master of Laws (University of Warwick, England 1997; British Chevening Scholar)
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow (University of Washington, Seattle USA 2008)
Birthplace Manila
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4250 to 53
(632) 8-552-6798

Atty. Maria Valentina S. Santana-Cruz

Senate Legal Counsel

Education Bachelor of Arts in Economics (University of the Phils. 1984), cum laude
Bachelor of Laws (University of the Phils. 1988)
Birthplace Manila
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601to 6670 loc. 4117
(632) 8-552-6806

Enrique Luis D. Papa

Deputy Secretary for External Affairs and Relations

Education B.S. Math Major in Computer Science (Ateneo de Manila 1986)
Master in Business Management (Asian Institute of Management - AIM 1990)
Birthplace Quezon City
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4101 to 03
(632) 8-552-6805

Eireen R. Palanca

Director General, Legislative Budget Research and Monitoring Office

Education Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Accounting (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, 1992)
Certified Public Accountant, 1993
Master in Business Administration (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, 2008)
Birthplace Manila
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601 to 6670 loc. 2138
(632) 8-552-6811
(632) 8-552-6887

Atty. Rodelio T. Dascil, MNSA

Director General, Senate Tax Study and Research Office

Education A.B. Political Science, Magna Cum Laude (Lyceum of the Philippines  1987)
Bachelor of Laws, Dean’s Lister (Lyceum of the Philippines 1995)
M.N.S.A. (National Defense College of the Philippines 2003)
Awarded a certificate of completion for the Comparative Tax Policy and Administration program, June 2012, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5507
(632) 8-552-6677

Antonio G. de Guzman Jr.

Director General, Office of the International Relations and Protocol

Education FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS (FSO) Eligibility (Department of Foreign Affairs, 1996)
(Ateneo de Manila University, 1983)
(Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore joint with School of International & Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York, 2007)
Birthplace Baguio City
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601 to 6670 loc. 6130 / 31
(632) 8-552-6795; (632) 551-2186
(632) 8-552-6794 (Fax)

Atty. Rodolfo Noel S. Quimbo

Director General, Blue Ribbon Oversight Office Management

Education BA English (University of the Philippines – Diliman, 1988)
Bachelor of Laws (University of the Philippines – Diliman, 1991)
Birthplace Catbalogan, Samar
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601 to 6670 loc. 5510 / 5511
(632) 8-552-6851
(632) 8-552-6877 (Fax)

Ronald R. Golding

Director General, Senate Economic Planning Office

Education BSBA, Major in Accounting, University of the East, Manila (1980), CPA.
Master in Government Management, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (2013).
Master in Business Administration (48 units), De La Salle University - Graduate School of Business and Economics (1991).
Birthplace Pto. Rivas, Balanga City, Bataan
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601 to 6670 loc. 4179
(632) 8-552-6823
(632) 8-552-6824 (Fax)

Lino S. Ong

Director General, Senate Public Assistance Office

Education Bachelor of Physical Education, (University of the Philippines, 1993)
Master in Business Administration, (International Academy of Management and Economics, 2009)
B.S. Commerce, (Lacson College, 2013)
Birthplace Dipolog City
Contact Nos. (632) 8-552-6601 to 6670 loc. 1113 / 1114
(632) 8-552-6708