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Israel Virgines

Dr. Israel N. Virgines is the president of Pentagon Professional Safety Specialist Inc. which involves safety education, training and management. In addition, eaning the degrees to be a Master of Divinity (MDiv), a Master in Business Administration (MBA), a Doctor of Divinity (DD), a Doctor of Ministry (DMin), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), he can be considered an expert in the field of education. He is a management consultant and professor/lecturer at the Philippine Advent College.

He was also a professor at the Philippine National Police Academy from the month of June 2007 to March 2008. Furthermore, he became the Associate Vice President for Student Services at the Adventist University of the Philippines and Dean of Student Affairs at the Northern Luzon Adventist College. Dr. Virgines is also the District Pastor of the Central Luzon Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist Church.


Dr. Israel Virgines is currently a senatorial candidate in the Philippines’ 2010 elections. He is running under the banner of Bangon Pilipinas with its standard bearer, Bro. Eddie Villanueva, and vice presidential candidate Perfecto "Jun" Yasay. Every member of the senatorial slate identifies with different sectors in the Philippine society.

Alex Tinsay for the media, Kata Inocencio representing women and children, Ramon Ocampo for the the migrants, Dr. Noldy Alonto for the Muslims in Mindanao and Dr. Israel Virgines for the religious, This "dream team" or "Magnificent 7" was formed, every member not associated with corruption or political power, according to Bro. Eddie Villanueva.

Dr. Virgines was born on November 11, 1966. Now, he is married to Marissa Jose Hizon-Virgines, DMD,MPH and the couple has two children. Their eldest,Leo Mark Israel Hizon Virgines, is fifteen while their second child, John Mark Israel Hizon Virgines, is ten years old. Dr. Israel Virgines passed the Professional Teachers Board Examination (LET) and Career Service Professional.

Other Information

  • Born : November 11, 1966
  • Nationality : Filipino
  • Political party : Bangon Pilipinas
  • Height : 5’ 7”
  • Weight : 71 kgs
  • Religion : Seventh-Day Adventist
  • Spouse : Marissa Jose Hizon-Virgines, DMD,MPH
  • Children : Leo Mark Israel Hizon Virgines, John Mark Israel Hizon Virgines


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