Arthur Defensor Jr. is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is currently serving as governor of Iloilo Province in Western Visayas Region.
In the May 13, 2019 election, he ran for governor under PDP-Laban Party and defeated incumbent Congressman Dr. Ferjenel Biron of the Nacionalista Party (NP) and three other relatively unknown candidates. He ran for re-election as a candidate of the National Union Party (NUP) and won over independent candidate Noli Gil.
Real Name –> Arthur R. Defensor Jr.
Nickname –> Toto
Hometown –> Mina, Iloilo, Philippines
Father –> Former Governor and Congressman Arthur Defensor Sr.
Mother –> Cosette Rivera
Brother –> Congressman Lorenz “Nonoy” Defensor
Sister –> Arlette
Brother-in-law –> Atty. Eric Pilapil, husband of Arlette and Vice President for Legal and Corporate Secretary of Stradcom Corporation (the company that used to have a multi-billion contract with the LTFRB)
Spouse –> Ma. Michaela Camacho
Son –> Lorenz Arturo
College – University of the Philippines
Course – Philosophy
Law School – Ateneo De Manila University (1998)
2019-Present – Governor
2010-2019 – Congressman, third legislative district of Iloilo
2007-2010 – Provincial Board Member
* Former Member of the Board, Manila Electric Company (Meralco) and the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco)
* Founding Partner, Defensor, Enrile and Mata Law Offices (SEDALAW)
Social Justice through Collaboration
Support to Education (Watch his video message below.)
* March, 2020 – P1 million assistance to 43 municipalities to strengthen the LGUs in their fight against COVID-19
* Ranked No. 2 in job approval rating among all governors according to RP- Mission and Development Foundation Inc.
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