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 9, 2022 elections, he ran under the Nacionalista Party (NP) and defeated former Congressman Rodolfo Fariñas.
Complete Name –> Matthew Joseph Marcos Manotoc
Nickname –> MJ
Birthdate –> December 9, 1988 (Age: 33)
Hometown –> Batac City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Miss Earth 2014 Jamie Herrell is the girlfriend of Governor MJ Manotoc.
Family Background and Childhood
Father –> Tommy Manotoc
Mother –> Senator Imee Marcos
Elder Brothers –> Borgy Manotoc, Atty. Michael Manotoc
Uncle –> President 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