One of the youngest Constitutional Convention delegates of 1971 who opposed the dictatorship and one of the few who refused to sign the Marcos-dictated Constitution.
Evaded a "Shoot-to-Kill" order, went on exile and founded the opposition movement that cut military and economic aid to the dictatorship. The Wall Street Journal called this movement, the Ninoy Aquino Movement (NAM), the biggest and most organized opposition movement in the US.
Even before protecting the environment has become THE fashionable cause to support, or even before Al Gore first showed his award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and shocked the world, Heherson T. Alvarez, Presidential Adviser on Global Warming and Climate Change, was already fighting the good fight – for the environment.
That is why you can’t blame Alvarez when, upon hearing that Typhoon Ondoy was lashing at Metro Manila ...
Heherson T. Alvarez was first elected to the Philippine Senate in 1987 and was reelected for another six-year term in 1992.
In 1993, Heherson T. Alvarez initiated the signing of the "Healthy Air Pact."
Heherson T. Alvarez was elected representative of the 4th District of Isabela in May 1998 under the Lakas-NUCD-UMDP party which he then served as Secretary General.
As DENR Secretary, Heherson T. Alvarez implemented initiatives aimed at making the DENR a more efficient and effective agent for sustainable development in this new millennium.
Heherson T. Alvarez was one of the youngest and was named one of ten most outstanding delegates of the 1971 Constitutional Convention.
Among legislators,Senator Heherson
Alvarez, the father of Land Reform Law,
is one of the most principled.
- Sen. Neptali Gonzales, Former Senate President
He's among the few in our officialdom
who have displayed competence,
intelligence and integrity.
- Napoleon Rama, Publisher/Editor, Manila Bulletin/Panorama
For Sonny Alvarez, the fight for justice,
freedom and democracy, nationalism and human
rights is a struggle that will never end.
- Larry Henares, Write/TV Host