In a move that highlights the government’s dedication to addressing the nation’s most pressing challenges, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has appointed lawyer Lorenzo “Larry” G. Gadon as the Presidential Adviser for Poverty Alleviation.
Lawyer Gadon, a graduate of Far Eastern University (FEU) in Manila, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and a law degree. He is widely recognized for his legal expertise and extensive experience across various industries. In his new role, he will play a crucial part in advising the President on strategies and policies aimed at combating poverty and improving the lives of the most vulnerable sectors of society.
Working closely with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders, Attorney Gadon will contribute to the design and implementation of comprehensive programs that address the root causes of poverty. His wealth of experience as a corporate executive and legal counsel in diverse sectors, including manufacturing, information technology, realty development, healthcare, resorts and hotels, construction, and trading, will be instrumental in formulating innovative and sustainable strategies for poverty alleviation.
Throughout his career, Lawyer Gadon has held prominent positions, including Chairman of APU and AsiaGroup Philippines, Vice President of Kolonwel Trading Corp., and Director of esteemed institutions such as Our Lady of Lourdes International Medical Center and Perpetual Help Hospital.
Prior to his appointment, he served as the Managing Partner of Gadon and Associates Law Office and an Associate at Antonio Abad and Associates Law Office, where he showcased his legal acumen and commitment to serving the public interest.
This appointment reflects President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.’s determination to prioritize poverty alleviation and improve the welfare of the Filipino people.