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Noli L. de Castro
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12th Vice President of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2010
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Teofisto Guingona Jr.
Succeeded by Jejomar Binay
Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2010
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Mike Defensor
Succeeded by Jejomar Binay
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2004
Personal details
Born July 6, 1949 (1949-07-06) (age 71)
Pola, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
Political party K4 (2004)
Independent (2001–2004, 2004–2010)
Spouse(s) Pacita Torralba (divorced)
Arlene Sinsuat
Children Manuelli
Katherine
Shamier
Alma mater University of the East
Occupation Journalist
Nickname Kabayan
Noli
TV/radio shows hosted


  • Kabayan radio commentator (1986-2001, 2010-present)
  • Magandang Gabi, Bayan host (1988-2001, 2001-2004)
  • TV Patrol anchor (1987-2001, 2010-present)

Manuel Leuterio de Castro Jr. (born July 6, 1949), better known as Noli de Castro or "Kabayan" Noli de Castro, is a Filipino journalist, politician and was elected as senator in 2001 and as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 2004 until 2010, under the presidency of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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