Lawrence Fortun Biography, Latest News

Lawrence Fortun is a Filipino Lawyer and politician. He is currently serving as congressman of the first legislative district of Agusan del Norte in Caraga Region. Running under the Nacionalista Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated Samuel Allan Amante of the ruling PDP-Laban Party.

Lawrence Fortun
Lawrence Fortun *Photo Credit: Facebook Page

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun
Nickname –> Law
Birthdate –> August 7, 1971 (Age 48)
Birthplace –> Agusan del Norte, Philippines

Family Background and Childhood
Father – Camilo Fortun – Former Councilor of Butuan City

Work Experiences
2013-Present – Congressman
2010-2013 – Vice Mayor, Butuan
2007-2010 – Councilor, Butuan
* Private Lawyer

Advocacy / Projects / Bills
A. Preservation and promotion of the Butuanon heritage like
1) Declaration of the Balangay boat as the national boat
2) Declaration of Butuan City as a heritage tourism zone
3) Declaration of Mt. Mayapay as a Protected Landscape
B. Promoting people’s access to government information (Freedom of Information), protection of whistle-blowers, and the ban on political dynasties
C. Imposition of stricter regulations on tobacco use and advertisements
D. Additional benefits for Barangay Security, Health, and Nutrition Workers and Implementation of a Magna Carta of Day Care Workers
E. National land use policy for the sustainable allocation of the country’s land resource

2015- Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual

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See also: Top Government Officials under President Duterte

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