Gregorio Honasan

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Gringo Honasan
Gregorio Honasan.jpg
Senator of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 30, 2007
In office
June 30, 1995 – June 30, 2004
Personal details
Born March 14, 1948 (1948-03-14) (age 69)
Baguio, Philippines
Political party UNA (2012–present)
Other political
affiliations
Independent (1990–2012)
Residence Manila
Alma mater Philippine Military Academy (BA)
Profession Soldier
Religion Christian
Awards Presidential Government Medal
Distinguished Conduct Star
Military service
Allegiance  Philippines
Service/branch Philippine Army
Years of service 1971-1989
Rank Colonel
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.[1] In 2016 he ran unsuccessfully for vice president of the Philippines as Jejomar Binay's running-mate.

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