Edelmiro Amante

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Edelmiro Amante, Sr.
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Agusan del Norte's Second District
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Maria Angelica Rosedell Amante
Succeeded by Maria Angelica Rosedell Amante
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2004
Preceded by Roan Libarios
Succeeded by Maria Angelica Rosedell Amante
In office
June 30, 1987 – May 1995
Preceded by Post created
Succeeded by Edurado Rama, Sr.
Executive Secretary
In office
President Fidel Ramos
Preceded by Teofisto Guingona, Jr.
Succeeded by Reuben Torres
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Agusan del Norte
In office
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Region X
In office
June 12, 1978 – June 5, 1984
Personal details
Born (1933-04-21)April 21, 1933
Butuan, Philippine Islands
Died March 10, 2013(2013-03-10) (aged 79)
Political party Kilusang Bagong Lipunan
Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino

Edelmiro A. Amante, Sr. (April 21, 1933 – March 10, 2013), was a Filipino politician.[1]

Early life

Amante was born in Butuan City. He attended Ampayon Elementary School, then Mindanao Institute, where he graduated from high school as a salutatorian. He then studied at Silliman University, where he received an Associate in Arts degree in 1954, then a Bachelor of Laws in 1958.


Amante started his career as a barrio lieutenant in Ampayon, Butuan City. He held that position for only one year, 1959, before becoming a Councilor, from 1960 to 1964. He represented Agusan del Norte at the 1973 Constitutional Convention. He had also represented Agusan del Norte as an Assemblyman of the defunct Batasang Pambansa from 1978 to 1984. Since 1984, he has been elected to four terms to the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Agusan del Norte. He was most recently elected in 2007, succeeding his daughter Angelica.

Amante was a close ally of President Fidel Ramos, under whose administration he served as the Executive Secretary in 1995. He currently is a member of the KAMPI party.


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  1. ^ Erwin Mascariñas on March 11, 2013 10:05 am. "Edelmiro Amante Sr. passes away at 79". MindaNews. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
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