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Zosimo Jesus Paredes II

Zosimo Jesus "Jess" Paredes II is a former Filipino government official. He was the former head of Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFACom) later on resigned at the height of the Philippine government’s perceived protection of convicted American rapist Lance Corp. Daniel Smith after the latter’s transfer of detention from the Makati City jail to the United States Embassy compound.

He has twice ran for the Senate namely, the 1987 Senatorial elections under the Grand Alliance for Democracy, the same party of Joseph Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile but placed 46th place and more recently the 2007 Senatorial elections under the Ang Kapatiran Party but placed 29th place.


Paredes was born on May 27, 1948 in Manila, he was elected Assemblyman of Regular Batasang Pambansa representing Ifugao from 1984 until its dissolution in 1986. He is related to Ducky and Jim Paredes (one of the member of APO Hiking Society and a composer-singer). Paredes used to host two programs on DZXQ 1350: Para sa Diyos, Bayan at Sambayanan and Moral Force Radio.

Other Information

  • Born : May 27, 1948
  • Birth place : Manila, Philippines
  • Nationality : Filipino
  • Political party : Ang Kapatiran (2007–present); Nacionalista (1987); KBL (1984–1986)
  • Spouse : Maria Olivia Errea Dela Merced Paredes
  • Residence : Ifugao
  • Occupation : Civil servant
  • Profession : Politician
  • Religion : Roman Catholic


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