Arthur Defensor Jr. Biography

Arthur Defensor Jr. is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is the current governor of Iloilo Province in Western Visayas Region. Running under PDP-Laban Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated incumbent Congressman Dr. Ferjenel Biron of the Nacionalista Party (NP) and three other relatively unknown candidates.

Arthur Defensor Jr.
Arthur Defensor Jr. (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Real Name –> Arthur R. Defensor Jr.
Nickname –> Toto
Hometown –> Mina, Iloilo, Philippines

Family
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

Education
College – University of the Philippines
Course – Philosophy
Law School – Ateneo De Manila University (1998)

Work Experiences
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)

Advocacy
Social Justice through Collaboration

Support to Education (Watch his video message below.)

Projects
* March, 2020 – P1 million assistance to 43 municipalities to strengthen the LGUs in their fight against COVID-19

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See also: Famous People from Iloilo

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