Presbitero Velasco, Jr. is a Filipino politician and former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. He is currently the governor of the Philippine island province of Marinduque in Region 4B or MIMAROPA.
In the May 13, 2019 election, Justice Velasco ran under the ruling PDP-Laban Party and beat independent candidate Reynaldo Salvacion and Violetta Reyes of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
Complete Name –> Presbitero Jose Velasco Jr.
Spouse –> Lorna Q. Velasco
Birthdate –> August 8, 1948
Birthplace –> Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Spouse – Current Torrijos Mayor Lorna Quinto Velasco
Sons –> Vincent Michael Velasco, Congressman Lord Allan Jay Quinto Velasco
Daughter –> Atty. Tricia Nicole Velasco
Elementary – J. Sumulong Elementary School
High School – University of the Philippines (UP) Preparatory School
College – University of the Philippines
Course – Bachelor of Laws
* Passed the Bar in 1971 with a rating of 89.85% (6th place).
2019-Present – Governor, Marinduque
2006-2018 – Associate Justice, Supreme Court
1998-2001 – Associate Justice of the Philippine Court of Appeals
1995-1998 – Undersecretary, Department of Justice
1987 – National President, Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)