Arthur “Art” Yap Biography

Arthur Yap is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He served as governor of Bohol Province in Central Visayas Region.

Running for governor under PDP-Laban Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he narrowly defeated former Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and three other relatively unknown candidates. He ran for re-election in 2022 but lost.

Arthur Yap
Arthur Yap (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Real Name –> Arthur Cua Yap
Nickname –> Art
Birth Date –> November 10, 1965 (Age 57)
Birthplace –> Manila, Philippines

Father –> Domingo Yap of Sulu Province
Mother –> Natividad Cua of Dagupan, Pangasinan
Spouse –> Carolyne Varquez-Gow of Loboc, Bohol
Children –> 2

Elementary – Xavier School
High School – Xavier School
College – Ateneo de Manila University
Course – Management Economics
Law School – Ateneo de Manila University
* Passed the Bar in 1992

Work Experiences
2019-2022 – Governor
2010-2019 – Congressman
2004-2005, 2006-2010 – Secretary of Agriculture
2005 – Director General, Presidential Management Staff
2005 – Presidential Adviser for Job Creation
* Administrator, National Food Authority
2001 – President and CEO, Philippine International Trading Corporation
* Former National President, Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers
* Founding Partner, Yap, Jacinto, Jacob Law Office
* Associate lawyer at Azcuna, Yorac, Sarmiento, Arroyo, Cua Law Office

RELATED: List of Governors of Philippine Provinces 2019 – 2022

See also: Famous People from Bohol Province

See also: Profiles of Philippine Provinces and Tourist Spots

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