Congressman Pedro “Jun” Acharon, Jr. of the First District of South Cotabato was present in all of the 45 sessions of the 15th Congress last year.
This makes him one of the 43 members or 15% of the House of Representatives who have scored a perfect 100% attendance record since regular sessions started on July 26 and adjourned on December 14, 2010.
Below is the list of the congressmen/congresswomen with a sterling attendance record at the 15th Congress:
- South Cotabato Rep. Pedro Acharon,
- Antipolo Rep. Romeo Acop,
- DIWA Partylist Rep. Emmeline Aglipay,
- Isabela Rep Rodolfo Albano Jr.,
- Batangas Rep. Tomas Apacible,
- Camarines Sur Rep. Diosdado ‘Dato’ Arroyo,
- Manila Rep. Amado Bagatsing,
- Quezon City Rep. Jorge John Banal,
- Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga,
- Pangasinan Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil,
- Pasay Rep. Imelda Calixto-Rubiano,
- Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo,
- Capiz Rep. Jane Castro,
- Tarlac Rep. Enrique Cojuangco,
- Mountain Province Rep. Maximo Dalog,
- Northern Samar Rep. Raul Daza,
- Cebu Rep. Rachel del Mar,
- Sorsogon Rep. Salvador Escudero III,
- Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone,
- Zamboanga City Rep. Erico Basilio Fabian,
- Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas,
- Camarines Sur Rep. Salvio Fortuno,
- Bataan Rep. Albert Garcia,
- Parañaque Rep. Roilo Golez,
- Butil Rep. Agapito Guanlao,
- Tawi-Tawi Rep. Nur Jaafar,
- Senior Citizen Rep. David Kho,
- Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman,
- Romblon Rep. Leandro Jesus Madrona,
- An Waray Rep. Neil Montejo,
- An Waray Rep. Florencio Noel,
- Bohol Rep. Rene Relampagos,
- Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez,
- Bataan Rep. Herminia Roman,
- North Cotabato Rep. Jesus Sacdalan,
- Sultan Kudarat Rep. Raden Sakaluran,
- Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento,
- Western Samar Rep. Mel Sarmiento,
- Marikina Rep. Marcelino Teodoro,
- Iloilo Rep. Neil Tupas Jr., and
- Bukidnon Rep. Jose Ma. Zubiri.
Representative Acharon, together with North Cotabato Rep Jesus Sacdalan and Sultan Kudarat Rep Raden Sakaluran are the only congressmen from Region XII (South Central Mindanao) who are members of this esteemed list.
They plus four more were the only seven representatives from Mindanao who made it. (Refer to list above with emboldened names)
Out of the 43, seven were on their third term while Congressman Acharon is on his frist.
As a recognition for their feat, Rep Acharon and his 42 colleagues were given a Parker pen each as a token of appreciation.