Hermenegildo ‘Dong’ Gualberto Biography

Hermenegildo Gualberto is a Filipino politician. He is currently serving as mayor of San Fernando city in La Union Province.

In the May 13, 2019 election, he ran for mayor as independent candidate and defeated Jose Maria Ortega, a scion of the powerful Ortega Dynasty.

On January 7, 2020, Dong Gualberto announced that he is stepping down as mayor after the Office of the Ombudsman imposed the penalty of dismissal against him. The order from the Ombudsman was based on the complaint-affidavit filed by Cadaclan Barangay Chair Samuel Jucar and 46 other barangay chairmen on January 28, 2019. He, however, denied any wrongdoing and vowed to elevate the case to a higher court.

On May 9, 2022, Mayor Dong Gualberto narrowly defeated incumbent Governor Pacoy Ortega of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and Pepe Ortega of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP).

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Hermenegildo Andaya Gualberto
Nickname –> Manong Dong
Birth Date –> October 3, 1966 (Age 56)
Birth Place –> San Fernando, La Union, Philippines

Wife –> Connie Abuan Gualberto (Public school teacher)
Children –> Miguel, Paz, Marie and Celestine
Father –> Atty. Miguel Gualberto
Mother –> Pacita Andaya (Public School Teacher)

Elementary – Christ The King College
High School – St. Louis College
College – San Juan De Letran
Course – Management major in Accountancy

Work Experiences
2016-present – Mayor
* Board Member, La Union
* Vice Mayor, San Fernando
* Councilor, San Fernando

Advocacy / Projects
* Vision to make San Fernando a People’s City by 2025 through inclusive and innovative programs
* Drug Rehabilitation under Lakas ng Pagbabago program

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See also: Famous People from La Union

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