Employees welcome new HGC President
Date Posted: November 3, 2010

The officers and staff of the Home Guaranty Corporation (HGC) welcome Atty. Manuel R. Sanchez, the newly-appointed HGC President. Atty. Sanchez was appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III on 17 September 2010.

Atty. Sanchez has a rich educational background and is characterized as possessing a fine analytical mind, having graduated from highly-reputed universities, here and abroad.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws from the University of the Philippines, and was admitted to the Philippine bar in 1968. He holds a Masters Degree in International Politics from Fordham University, Bronx, New York, U.S.A., and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He was likewise admitted to the New York State bar in 1974.

His abounding experience in the academe is complemented by decades of extensive practice, both in the public and private sectors.

He spent fifteen (15) illustrious years in the U.S. as Partner in the Sanchez and Mckay Law Offices, and as Chief Assistant Public Defender in Rockland County, New York.

In 1992, he was elected Representative of the First Congressional District of Rizal, becoming the Assistant Majority Floor Leader during the 9th Philippine Congress.

After his stint in the Legislative Branch, he held various top-ranking posts in the Executive Branch: as Undersecretary for Local Government, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Undersecretary for Broadcast, Office of the Press Secretary (OPS); Undersecretary for Local Government, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Chairman, Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA); Presidential Assistant, Office of the President (OP); and Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC).

With just days into the Presidency, Atty. Sanchez has been regarded as a man of action and eloquence, having demonstrated above par leadership qualities, and having impressed upon the HGC employees a culture of efficiency and excellence in every aspect of HGC’s operations.

With him completing the Housing Team under the leadership of Vice President and Housing Czar Jejomar C. Binay, HGC is expected to achieve a turn around in the areas of asset disposition, business development, and public image.