Matthew Joseph Marcos Manotoc is a Filipino politician. He is currently serving as governor of the Philippine northern province of Ilocos Norte. Previously, he was the senior provincial board member of the second district.
In the May 13, 2019 elections, he ran unopposed under the Nacionalista Party. Former Congressman Rodolfo Fariñas filed his candidacy for governor but he withdrew before the campaign period started. Still, some 30,000 people voted for him.
Complete Name –> Matthew Joseph Marcos Manotoc
Nickname –> MJ
Birthdate –> December 9, 1988 (Age: 32)
Hometown –> Batac City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Family Background and Childhood
Father –> Tommy Manotoc
Mother –> Imee Marcos
Elder Brothers –> Borgy Manotoc, Atty. Michael Manotoc
Uncle –> Former Senator Bongbong Marcos
Aunt –> Irene Marcos-Araneta
Grandparents –> former President Ferdinand Marcos and Former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos
College – Claremont McKenna College in California
Course – Psychology
Graduate – Asian Institute of Management (AIM)
2019-Present – Governor, Ilocos Norte
2016-2019 – Provincial Board Member, Ilocos Norte
In 2011, Matthew Joseph started Espiritu Manotoc Basketball Management (EMBM), an entity that manages the career of mostly Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) players such as Japeth Aguilar and Matthew Wright.
Industrial Development (Manufacturing)
Support for Entrepreneurship
Photo above shows MJ Manotoc at work: Checking out products by Ilocano entrepreneurs.
See also: Famous People from Ilocos Norte