Senator Francis N. Tolentino

Senate Office: Rm. 511 & 2 (New Wing 5/F) GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Diokno Blvd., Pasay City
Trunk Lines: (632) 8-552-6601 to 70 local nos. 5688 / 8602
Direct Line/s: (632) 8-291-1948
Telefax No: (632) 8-291-1940
Email Address: [email protected]
Facebook Account: @francistolngbayan
Twitter Account: @Tolentino2019

Born in Region 5 (Albay); Grew up and raised in Tagaytay City (Cavite) Region 4-A


  • Master of Laws (LLM) University of Michigan Law School (Ann Arbor) (Constitutional Law)

  • Master of Laws (LLM) – University of London (England) Specializing in Public International Law – (with Merit) Second Honors

  • Master on National Security Administration (MNSA) – National Defense College of the Philippines (Ranked # 6 out of 55 Graduates)

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – Ateneo de Manila University Law School

  • Completed SJD Studies – Tulane University Law School (New Orleans) (Environmental Law)

  • Passed the 1984 Philippine Bar Exams with a General Average of 86.25%.

  • Passed the New York State (USA) Bar Exams.


  • Served as OIC – City Mayor, Tagaytay City (1986)

  • Elected City Mayor, Tagaytay City (for 3 Consecutive Terms 1995-2004)

  • Elected by his peers as President, League of Cities of the Philippines (2001)

  • Served as Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman (2010-2015)

  • Appointed as Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs of H.E. Rodrigo Roa Duterte – 2017 – 2018

  • Elected as Senator of the Republic (May 2019 National Elections) Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Government (18th Congress) Chairman, Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing, and Resettlement (18th Congress) Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (18th Congress)


  • Pandemic Handbook for Philippine Local Governments (2020)

  • Philippine Cities Creation (Book) (1999)

  • Soul of Freedom (Book, 2006)

  • The Precautionary Principle: Closing the Gap Between International Trade Organization and Biotechnology (Tulane Law School, Fall 2009)

  • An Environmental Writ: The Philippine’s Avatar (Integrated Bar of the Philippines Journal 2010) · Metro Manila Skybridge: Link…Dream…Tomorrow (Book) (2012)

  • Metro Rotundas: A Measure of Simplicity (Book) (2012)

  • Civil Will: His Own Words (First Printed by the University of Arizona Libraries, USA, 2014 and 2018 Edition) (Book)

  • Conferred the University’s Award of Highest Honor by the Soka University (Tokyo, Japan – 1998)

  • Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Reserve Officer of the Year (2001)

  • Philippine Army Officer of the Year (2000)

  • Most Outstanding City Mayor of the Philippines –Awarded Several Times by Various Organizations

  • SOON OFF THE PRESS!!! (2021) – A Tale of Two Ballots: Comparative Analysis of the United States and Philippine Overseas Voting Laws (Book)

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18th Congress Senators