Jocelyn “Joy” Bernos Biography

Jocelyn Bernos is a Filipino politician. She is currently serving as vice governor of Abra Province in the Cordillera Region of northern Philippines. Previously, she was the governor of the province.

Running as a re-electionist under the National Unity Party in the May 13, 2019 election, she defeated Dolores Mayor Robert Victor Seares Jr. of the ruling PDP-Laban Party.

Joy Valera Bernos
Joy Valera Bernos (Photo credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Maria Jocelyn Valera Bernos
Nickname –> Joy
Hometown –> Bangued, Abra, Philippines

Father –> Current Governor Dominic Valera
Mother –> Current Bangued Mayor Mila Valera
Husband –> Former La Paz Mayor Ysrael Bernos who was assassinated in 2000
Son –> Bangued Vice Mayor Joaquin Enrico “Kiko” V. Bernos
Daughter –> Mary Sandrine “Sandy” Valera Vernos
Brother –> Current Pidigan Mayor and Former Bangued Councilor Joseph Domino Valera
Brother-in-Law –> Current La Paz Mayor Joseph Bernos
Father-in-law –> Former Governor Andres Ma. Brillantes Bernos
Other Relatives –> Current Bangued Councilor Joaquin Enrico Bernos

Work Experiences
2022-Present – Vice Governor
2019-2022 – Chairperson, CAR Regional Development Council (RDC)
2016-2022 – Governor
2010-2016 – Congresswoman
* Provincial Board member

Projects / Advocacy
* Purchase of vegetables from local farmers for distribution to families affected by quarantine
* Agri-tourism and innovation center that will demonstrate modern agricultural technologies in Gaddani, Tayum

RELATED: List of Governors of Philippine Provinces 2019 – 2022

See also: Famous People from Abra Province

See also: Profiles of Philippine Provinces and Tourist Spots

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