Hon. Florencio B. Abad is the secretary of the Department of Budget and Management. He is also a former Representative of the Lone District to the 8th (1987-1990), 10th, 11th, and 12 Philippine Congress (1995-2004) and was appointed Secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform (January 4, 1990 – April 5, 1990) and Department of Education (July 2004 – July 2005).
Florencio “Butch” Abad was born on July 13, 1945 in Sampaloc, Manila. His parents were the late Jorge Abad, five times Liberal Congressman and Secretary of the Department of Public Works, Transportation and Communications during the administration or Pres. Diosdado Macapagal, and Aurora Abad, former Representative (1964-68) and OIC Governor of Batanes. Married to Henedina V. Razon, Director of the Ateneo School of Government and Representative of Batanes, he was blessed with four children: Julia Andrea, who is an employee of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Pio Emmanuel, Luis Andres and Cecilia Paz.