Si Amado Sevilla Bagatsing ay isang politiko sa Pilipinas na pinanganak noong Disyembre 3, 1947 sa Sampaloc, Maynila. . Napangasawa niya si Rosario LaO' Bagatsing at mayroon siyang apat na anak. Siya ay nagtapos ng batsilyer sa kursong Business Administration. Bilang miyembro ng kongresista ng 5th Distrito ng Maynila, siya naging kongresista mula 1987-1998, 2007-2016. Si Amado Bagatsing ay anak ng yumaong Mayor ng Maynila na si Ramon Bagatsing at kapatid ng dating kongresista ng 4th District na si Atty. Dondon Bagatsing.
Isa sa mga legasiya niya ay ang pagbuo ng NGO na “Kabalikat ng Bayan sa Kaunlaran” o mas kilalang tawagin na (KABAKA). Sa mahigit kumulang 30-dekada na pagtulong sa Maynila sa aspeto ng medikal, libreng gamot, at pagbigay ng mga bokasyonal na kursong maglalayon magbigay ng trabaho ay may humigit kumulang 150,000 na ang miyembro ng KABAKA sa buong lungsod ng Maynila. Ang KABAKA ay libreng serbisyong medikal at may mga pasilidad gaya ng 2D echo, X-Ray, at ulrasound machines. Lahat ito ay libre at maaring kumunsulta lahat ng miyembro sa kanilang klinik sa Pandacan, Maynila. HIndi lang iyan, dahil mayroon ding programa para sa edukasyon ang KABAKA kung saan lahat ng kurso nito ay aprubado ng TESDA sa ilalim ng KABAKA "Manpower Training and Assessment Center Inc.".
Ngayong paparating na eleksyon 2019, ang Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) ni Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada at KABAKA ni Amado Bagatsing ay nagkaroon ng kowalisyon. Ang tambalang Mayor Erap at bilang Vice Mayor na si Amado Bagatsing. Ang dalawang magkaalyado ngayong eleksyon ay binuo ang Team Legacy na may katagang "SULONG MAYNILA! MAKIBAKA NA!".
Bilang kongresista ng 5th District ng Maynila ay naging chairman at komite siya ng iba't-ibang ahensya ng gobyerno na nagpatunay ng kahusayan niya bilang isang lingkod bayan. Ang mga ito ay ang mga sumusunod:
As Chairman of the Committee on Housing[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]
Principal Author and Sponsor of the following laws;
RA 7742 – Making mandatory the Counterpart Contributions of all Employees to the Home Development Mutual Fund (PAGIBIG) giving life to a clinically dead government corporation whose membership rose from 500,000 to 15 million.
RA 7279 – Urban Development and Housing Act (UDHA Law)
RA 7835 – Comprehensive Integrated Shelter Financial Act (CISF A Law)
Hosted the “Bahay at Buha” television program fo ten (10) consecutive years on Channel 13 which served as a forum for discussing issues on shelter among NGO’s, housing agencies, and the marginalized sector to the urban poor.
As Vice-Chairman of HUDC[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]
I. Conceptualized the first beneficiary-led relocation for more than 60,000 informal settlers along north and south railways (from Pampanga to Calamba) giving them the option to choose their own site in Bignay, Bulacan.
II. As Chairman of Anti-squatting Syndicates Task Force, was responsible for the arrest of WILFREDO SUMULONG TORRES and other squatting syndicates operating in Metro Manila and other areas in the country victimizing the urban poor.
III. Implemented the housing project for the soldiers on a prime lot (Bonifacio Heights located at Global City near Forbes Park and Dasmarinas Village in Makati) approximately 2,000 units for the soldiers.
IV. The first ever legislator to enact and execute laws he passed on Housing earning him the title “AMA NG PABAHAY”.
As Chairman of the Committee on Games[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]
I. Supported the first-ever Entertainment City.
II. Initiated the investigation of gambling syndicate operating in PAGCOR Operated Casinos.
III. Conceptualized and recommended the smooth transition of Casino operation of PAGCOR Operated Casinos to private Casinos.
Other Committees held in Congress[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]
Chairman of the following:
Committee on Housing (8th Congress)
Committee on Accounts (8th Congress)
Committee on Civil Service and Profession Regulation ( 10th Congress)
Committee on Games and Amusements (14th and 15th Congress)
Oversight Committee on Clean Water Act (16th Congress)
Committee on Ecology (16th Congress)
Housing & Urban Development Coordinating Council
October 15,2002 – March 28, 2007
National Task Force Against Professional Squatters and Squatting Syndicate
Associations, Organizations, and Clubs[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]
I. Chamber of Real Estate & Builders Association (CREBA)
- 3-term President
II. Philippine National Red Cross
- Chairman, Manila Chapter
III. Domus Mariae Foundation
IV. Manila Polo Club
V. Gawad Kalinga
Political Party Affiliation[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]
Awards and Distinctions[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]
I. Awards and Distinctions – when he served for three consecutive terms as representative of 5th District of Manila (1987-1998 & 2007-2016)
II. “Most Outstanding and Congressman for 2015” -Publishers Assn. of the Philippines Inc. (PAPI)
III. “Propter Humanitatem Award” -November 27,2014 (St. Jude College)
IV. “Outstanding Congressman of the Year” -1996
V. “Grandslam Award”- for attaining decent and dignified way of living of Manilans through ideal and basic community service approach 1995.
VI. “Outstanding Congressman of the Year” -1994
VII. “Most Outstanding Congressman of the Year” -1993
VIII. “Distinguished Community Service Citation Award” -1993
IX. “Outstanding Solon and Civic Leader Award
X. “Media Award for Exemplary Leadership as a Congressman” -1989
XI. “Honor and Distinction Award”- for being one of the Most Outstanding Lawmakers of the Philippines – 1989
XII. “Mactan Award of Distinction” -1988
XIII. “Honor and Distinction Award”- as one of the Ten Outstanding Representatives of the Philippines -1988
XIV. “GawadKarangalan Award” -1988
XV. “People’s Choice Award” – as one of the Ten Outstanding Representatives of the Philippines -1988
Significant Legislative Measures Authored and Sponsored[baguhin | baguhin ang batayan]
RA 7644 – Rent Control Law
RA 7742 – Making mandatory Counterpart Contributions of all Employees to the Home Development Mutual Fund (PAGIBIG)
RA 7835- (CISFA) Comprehensive and Integrated Shelter and Finance Act 2
RA 6846 –Abot Kaya Pabahay Fund
RA 7279 – Urban Development and Housing Act (UDHA)
RA 6965 – Act revising the form of taxation on oil products from ad valorem to specific taxes
RA 7639 – Act further amending the uses of oil price stabilization fund to strengthen the financial viability of NAPOCOR
RA 8544- Merchant Marine Professional Act
RA 10587- Environmental Planning Act of 2013
RA 9994 - Expanded Senior Citizens Act