Douglas Cagas is a Filipino politician. He is the current governor of Davao Del Sur Province in Northern Mindanao Region. Running under the ruling PDP-Laban Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he easily defeated former Digos Mayor Joseph Peñas of the regional Hugpo Ng Pagbabago Party (HNP).
Complete Name –> Douglas R.A. Cagas
Hometown –> Davao Del Sur, Philippines
Spouse – Congresswoman Mercedes Chan Cagas
Son – Former Congressman and Current Vice Governor Marc Douglas Cagas IV
Brother – Digos City Councilor Gary Cagas, Rio Cagas
Nephew – Digos City Mayor Josef Fortich Cagas (son of Gary)
1. Digos City Vice Mayor Atty. Johari Baña (son-in-law of Rio)
2. Digos City Councilor Atty. Dominic Fernandez (another son-in-law of Rio)
3. Provincial Board Member John Tracy Cagas (nephew)
2016-Present – Governor
1998-2007 – Congressman
1985-1986 – Assemblyman
Scandals and Controversies
In 2010, Douglas Cagas was charged along with Matanao Mayor Vicente Fernandez, Ali Ordaneza and Bado Sanches in connection with murder of newsman Nestor Bedolido. In 2014, he was jailed after he surrendered. In 2016, he walked free after posting bail.