Senator Joker P. Arroyo

Senate Office:
Rm 511 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
runk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 5567-68
Direct Lines: (632) 552-6730 / (632) 812-1323
Fax No.: (632) 552-6790
Email:[email protected]

Biography | Resume

EDUCATION : Law, A.B. University of the Philippines
                    AAPL, Ateneo de Manila


Human Rights Lawyer, Freedom Fighter

  • First lawyer to challenge before the Supreme Court the constitutionality of Proclamation 1081 imposing martial law.
  • Thereafter, he joined other lawyers in questioning before the Supreme Court: 1) the ratification of the Marcos-dictated 1973 Constitution; 2) amendment Six that empowered President Marcos to exercise law making powers alongside the Batasang Pambansa; 3) the power of military tribunals to try civilians.
  • Participated in the trials of political detainees such as Ninoy Aquino, Eugenio Lopez, Jr., Serge Osmena III, Jose Maria Sison, Jovito Salonga, Nene Pimentel, Eva Kalaw, Renato Tañada, Eduardo Olaguer and many others.
  • Handled more human rights cases than any other lawyer from 1972 - 1986.
  • Incarcerated in a military stockade.
  • Gassed, injured and hospitalized during protest tallies.
  • Counsel of Cory Aquino during the snap elections.
  • Co-founded MABINI and FLAG.
  • Member, American Bar Association

After EDSA 1986 1992

Executive Secretary
First appointee of Cory Aquino

Chairman of the Philippine National Bank
- 1990

Executive Director for 'the Philippines, Asian Development Bank
- 1990

The Senate enacted Resolution No. 100, "Commending Jolter P. Arroyo for his Invaluable Services to the Filipino People."

The Philippine Bar Association awarded him its Most Distinguished Award for Justice as a "man beholden to no one except to his country."

In CONGRESS 1992, 1995 and 1998

Representative, 1st District of Makati

  • Obtained 80% of the votes cast in the elections.
  • 100% attendance record in the House of Representatives for 9 years from the time he was elected up to the end of his last term.
  • He remained an independent throughout his 3 terms in the House of Representatives.
  • Never traveled abroad on government money.

  • His Statement of Assets and Liabilities has remained the same from the time he entered public service in 1986 up to the present.
  • Consistently voted every year by meclin as “OUTSTANDING CONGRESSMAN OF THE YEAR”
  • Lead Prosecutor, Impeachment Trial of President Joseph Ejercito Estrada

2001 to present

Elected to the Senate

  • Chairman, Senate Blue Ribbon Committee
  • Chairman, Justice and Human Rights Committee
  • Chairman, Public Services Committee

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15th Congress Senators