|Senator of the Philippines|
Assumed office |
June 30, 2007
June 30, 1995 – June 30, 2004
March 14, 1948|
|Political party||UNA (2012–present)|
|Alma mater||Philippine Military Academy (BA)|
Presidential Government Medal |
Distinguished Conduct Star
|Years of service||1971-1989|
|Battles/wars||Insurgency in the Philippines|
Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II, better known as Gringo Honasan, is a retired Philippine Army officer. He led an unsuccessful coups d'état against President Corazon Aquino. He played a key role in the 1986 People Power Revolution that ended the rule of President Ferdinand Marcos.
President Fidel Ramos granted Honasan amnesty in 1992 for his actions against President Aquino. He entered politics and became a senator. In 2016 he ran unsuccessfully for vice president of the Philippines as Jejomar Binay's running-mate.
References[change | change source]
- "Senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II". Retrieved 30 September 2016.