Gregorio Honasan

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Gringo Honasan
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2019
In office
June 30, 1995 – June 30, 2004
Personal details
Born (1948-03-14) March 14, 1948 (age 76)
Baguio, Philippines
Political partyUNA (2012–present)
Other political
Independent (1990–2012)
Alma materPhilippine Military Academy (BA)
AwardsPresidential Government Medal
Distinguished Conduct Star
Military service
Allegiance Philippines
Branch/servicePhilippine Army
Years of service1971–1989
Battles/warsInsurgency 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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  1. "Senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II". Retrieved 30 September 2016.