Solomon Chungalao Biography

Solomon Chungalao is a Filipino lawyer and politician. Currently, he is serving as the congressman of the lone legislative district of Ifugao Province in the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR). Previously, he was congressman of the same province for three consecutive terms from 2001 to 2010. In the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated the other candidates – incumbent governor Pedro Mayam-o, former governor Atty. Eugene Balitang, Former Kiangan Mayor Jonathan Cuyahon, and Timmy Mondiguing.

Personal Information
Birth Date: December 4, 1955 (Age 63)
Hometown –> Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines

Family
Father –> Former Superintendent Rufino Chungalao of Mayoyao
Mother –> Cesarea Ramirez
Spouse – Grace Hora of Benguet
Children – 4

Education
Elementary – Banaue Central School
High School – Mt. province General Comprehensive High School in Bontoc
College – Baguio Colleges Foundation, Now University of the Cordilleras (UC)
Course – AB Economics and History
Law School – Baguio Colleges Foundation
* Passed the bar in 1980

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Agrarian Reform
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Reforestation
2001-2010, 2019-Present – Congressman
* In 2013 and 2016, he ran for congress but for both election years, he lost to incumbent congressman Teodoro Baguilat Jr.
* In 2010, he ran for governor but lost to Atty. Eugene Balitang

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 2964 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A HUNDRED-BED EXTENSION OF THE LUIS HORA MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN THE PROVINCE OF IFUGAO, TO BE KNOWN AS THE LUIS HORA MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL – IFUGAO EXTENSION HOSPITAL, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 2980 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE MONGGAYANG, MUNICIPALITY OF AGUINALDO, PROVINCE OF IFUGAO ROAD TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF ROXAS, PROVINCE OF ISABELA ROAD INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUND THEREOF

House Bill 3360 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ASIPULO-LAMUT-LAGAWE-AGUINALDO PROVINCIAL ROAD IN THE PROVINCE OF IFUGAO INTO NATIONAL ROAD

House Bill 3361 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD WHICH STARTS AT THE BOUNDARY OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF NATONIN IN MT. PROVINCE, TRAVERSES THE MUNICIPALITIES OF AGUINALDO AND ALFONSO LISTA IN THE PROVINCE OF IFUGAO, AND ENDS AT THE BOUNDARY OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF AURORA IN THE PROVINCE OF ISABELA INTO A NATIONAL ROAD

House Bill 3362 – AN ACT DECLARING “BINTACAN CAVE AND MT. KITUMMAN” LOCATED IN BARANGAY TUNGNGOD IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LAGAWE, PROVINCE OF IFUGAO AS AN ECOTOURISM DESTINATION AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 3363 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD WHICH STARTS AT POSNAAN, MUNICIPALITY OF AGUINALDO, PROVINCE OF IFUGAO, TRAVERSES THE MUNICIPALITY OF ALFONSO LISTA IN THE PROVINCE OF IFUGAO, AND ENDS AT THE BOUNDARY OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF AURORA IN THE PROVINCE OF ISABELA INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF

House Bill 3364 – AN ACT CREATING A BARANGAY TO BE KNOWN AS BARANGAY MAPPIT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF KIANGAN, PROVINCE OF IFUGAO

House Bill 3365 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD WHICH STARTS AT THE BOUNDARY OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF TINOC IN THE PROVINCE OF IFUGAO, TRAVERSES THE MUNICIPALITIES OF KAYAPA AND AMBAGUIO IN THE PROVINCE OF NUEVA VIZCAYA, AND ENDS AT THE MUNICIPALITY OF BAYOMBONG IN THE PROVINCE OF NUEVA VIZCAYA INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF

House Bill 4487 – AN ACT CREATING AND ESTABLISHING AN IFUGAO RICE TERRACES COMMISSION FOR THE RESTORATION, PRESERVATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE IFUGAO RICE TERRACES, THE ONLY LIVING SOCIAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE INSCRIBED IN THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST IN 1995 BY THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO) AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF

House Bill 4488 – AN ACT SEPARATING THE IFUGAO STATE UNIVERSITY (IFSU) – POTIA CAMPUS IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ALFONSO LISTA, IFUGAO, FROM THE IFSU IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LAMUT, IFUGAO, CONVERTING IT INTO A STATE UNIVERSITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE EASTERN CORDILLERA STATE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ECSUAST), AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 4798 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE PROVINCIAL ROAD STRETCHING FROM BARANGAY AMGANAD, MUNICIPALITY OF BANAUE-BARANGAY NORTHERN CABABUYAN, BARANGAY CABABUYAN, BARANGAY POBLACION AND BARANGAY PIWONG, MUNICIPALITY OF HINGYON, ALL IN THE PROVINCE OF IFUGAO INTO A NATIONAL ROAD AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 5599 – AN ACT CREATING A BARANGAY TO BE KNOWN AS BARANGAY DENGAO IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TINOC, PROVINCE OF IFUGAO AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE

House Bill 5699 – AN ACT CREATING A BARANGAY TO BE KNOWN AS BARANGAY COCOY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TINOC, PROVINCE OF IFUGAO AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE

House Bill 5856 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MAYOYAO, PROVINCE OF IFUGAO, TO BE KNOWN AS THE MAYOYAO TESDA TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTER, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

RELATED: List Of Philippine Congressmen and Women, 2019 – 2022

See also: Famous People from Ifugao

See also: Profiles of Philippine Provinces and Tourist Spots

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