About the Governor for Greater Manila Region

A full-blooded ibanag. he obtained his bachelor of arts degree at the university of the east major in literature, minor in philosophy. Finished his law degree in the same school in 1974. Passed the bar in 1975. Choosing the uncertainties of litigation to the comforts of a swivel chair, he started as associate attorney at Payawal Jimenez Associates then as associate attorney in the law firm of Ambrosio Padilla. Later he would become a senior partner of Ambrosio Padillla Mempin Reyes Calasan law office.