Who is Gringo Honasan?

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan II has lived a life full of battles. Even in politics, overcoming challenges did not come easy.

The United Nationalist Alliance's vice presidential bet used to be on the other side of the political fence from his running mate Jejomar Binay.

Full Name: Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II

Birthday: March 14, 1948

Birthplace: Baguio City

Party: United Nationalist Alliance


During the vice presidential debate hosted by CNN Philippines, Honasan shared his view on attaining lasting peace in Mindanao:

"How do you solve an idea for rebellion, secession, insurgency, criminality, terrorism? With the better idea, good government, address the root causes, social injustice, poverty, hunger, ignorance, homelessness."