Global Filipino: The Authorized Biography of Jose de Venecia

Global Filipino: The Authorized Biography of Jose de Venecia

by Brett M. Decker


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ISBN-13: 9781596980198
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2008
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Brett M. Decker is an award-winning journalist based in Washington, D.C. Previously he was stationed in Hong Kong as an editor and editorial page writer for The Wall Street Journal. A former Governor of the Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents' Club, he has held positions on the Editorial Board of the Washington Times, as national political reporter for the Evans & Novak Inside Report, television producer for the cable program Insights with Robert Novak, and as speechwriter to Majority Whip Tom DeLay in the U.S. House of Representatives. Decker has served as Senior Vice President of the Export-Import Bank and the Pentagon Federal Credit Union. A native of Michigan, he holds master's degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Naval War College.

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Alexander Haig

Speaker de Venecia has played a key role in the Philippine economic resurgence."--(Alexander Haig, U.S. Secretary of State, 1981-1982)

Estrada Joseph Ejercito

"Jose de Venecia will certainly go down as one of the great Speakers in the history of the [Philippine] Congress. His many successful initiatives in the wider field of regional politics make him one of Asia's leading contemporary statesmen. This biography by Brett Decker is about a man who has constantly reinvented himself to meet the challenges of ever-changing times. Even more important, in the overall way the world works, Jose de Venecia is a good man-and that, I think, is a true testament to character in our rough-and-tumble profession of politics."--(Joseph Ejercito Estrada, President of the Philippines, 1998-2001)

Fidel V. Ramos

"In the pantheon of Philippine democracy which is the oldest in Asia, Speaker de Venecia will reside with those others from the past who spent their lives taking our government to a higher plain. This is because he has nurtured a vision of greatness that beholds a more prominent leadership role for the Philippines on the world stage. It is an inspiring vision, and how he arrived there is an interesting story. In this biography, Brett M. Decker reveals knowledge of the Philippines and devotion to his subject that are only surpassed by Joe de Venecia's own passion for a better Philippines. Global Filipino is a great read about a patriotic Filipino, and I endorse them both with enthusiasm."--(Fidel V. Ramos, President of the Philippines, 1992-1998)

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