Rex Gatchalian Biography

Rex Gatchalian is a Filipino politician. He is the current mayor of Valenzuela city in Metro Manila, Philippines. Running under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated two practically unknown candidates.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Rexlon Ting Gatchalian
Nickname –> Rex
Birth Date –> January 21, 1979 (age 40 years)
Birth Place –> Manila, Philippines
Hometown –> Valenzuela City

Family
Father –> William Gatchalian, a billionaire who founded the Wellex Group of companies that include Wellex Industries, Waterfront Philippines, and Air Philippines
Mother –> Dee Hua Ting, a pastor of a Christian Church
Brother(s) –> Kenneth, Current Senator Sherwin, Current Congressman Weslie Gatchalian

Education
College – George Washington University

Work Experiences
2013-Present – Mayor
2007-2013 – Congressman, First District of Valenzuela
* worked as business executive of the different companies belonging to the family-owned Wellex Group of companies.

Achievements and Awards
Under Rex’s administration, Valenzuela was given:
1. Hall of Fame award as Most Business Friendly Highly Urbanized City in the country
2. Galing Pook awards for innovation and excellence in local governance
3. Government Best Practices Recognition

Advocacy
Education, Health and Social Welfare Services, Housing, Economic Development, and Liveability

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