About the Governor for Northern Luzon Region

Hails from and is a registered voter of Bauang, La Union

Previously served as Assistant National Secretary, IBP (during the 23rd Board of Governors; 01 August 2016 - 30 June 2019); Member, Board of Directors, La Union Chapter, IBP (April 2016 - March 2019), and Commissioner, Commission on Bar Discipline (2002 to 2005)

Product of the public school system. Finished: - Elementary Education - Bauang North Central Elementary School (1969; With Honors); - Secondary Education - La Union High School (1973; now LUHNS; First Honorable Mention); - A.B. Economics - University of the Philippines (1977) - Bachelor of Laws - University of the Philippines (1982, evening program)

Also completed the Executive Development Program (EDP) of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) (1999)

Served in various positions (including Head & Asst. Head, Legal Services Department/Group) in various banks: Isla Savings & Loan Association, Inc, Philippine Commercial International Bank, Associated Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank, Philippine Postal Savings Bank

Served as Vice-President & Head, Legal Services Group, & AVP-Head, Legal & Regulatory Affairs & Consultant, Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. (now merged with Globe Telecom, Inc. VP-Legal and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Telecommunications Infrastructure Corporation of the Philippines (1995-2003)