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Gender MALE
Industry Law
Occupation Lawyer/Professorial Lecturer/Politician
Location Quezon, Palawan, Philippines
Introduction VICTORINO DENNIS M. SOCRATES was born on September 21, 1961, in the island of Cuyo, Palawan, to Salvador P. Socrates, then a practising lawyer, and Elsa S. Macalinao, a public schoolteacher. “Dennis”, as he is known to friends, or “VDMS”, was elected Vice-Governor of Palawan in the May 13, 2013 elections, after serving a term as Member of the House of Representatives representing the Second Congressional District of Palawan. A member of the Bar, he obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines in 1986 and his Bachelor of Science degree (Major in Legal Management) from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1982. Before his election as Representative, he taught law at the Palawan State University. He had also served as Mayor of Puerto Princesa City. Dennis is married to Judge Ma. Rowena C. Pangalangan-Socrates with whom he has five children. He is now a resident of the town of Quezon, Palawan (situs of the world-famous Tabon Caves), and of Puerto Princesa City where he attends to his duties as Vice-Governor.
Interests Social philosophy, theology, history
Favorite Movies The Godfather, Casablanca, The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Favorite Music the beatles, sergio mendes, frank sinatra
Favorite Books Joseph M. De Torre, Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, Barbara Tuchman, Scott Hahn, Peter Kreeft, Nick Joaquin, John Le Carre, Frederick Forsyth