Birth Name: Ana Theresia Hontiveros
Political Party: Liberal Party
Hometown: Matandang Balara, Quezon City
Civil Status: Married
Birthday: February 24, 1966
Religion: Roman Catholic
Risa served 10 years as a journalist before he entered politics. She is a recipient of the Kapisanan ng Mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas’ Golden Dove Award for Best Female Newscaster. She also earned a Nobel peace prize nomination for her work as chair the Government Panel’s Reciprocal Working Committee on Socio-Economic Reforms in the Peace Talks with the National Democratic Front from 1998 to 1999.
Rep. Risa Hontiveros is a principled opposition leader, an excellent and competent lawmaker; an award-winning broadcast journalist, and a dedicated single-parent. She is the House Party-list Representative, Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party.