Edgar Mary Sarmiento Biography

Edgar Mary Sarmiento is a Filipino engineer and politician. He is currently the congressman of the first legislative district of Samar Province in Eastern Visayas Region or Region 8. Running as a reelectionist under the Liberal Party in the May 13, 2019 elections, he defeated Jimboy Stephenson Tan of the ruling PDP-Laban Party.

Edgar Mary Sarmiento
Edgar Mary Sarmiento (Photo Credit: Facebook Page

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Edgar Mary Sevilla Sarmiento
Nickname –> Ed
Birth Date –> January 12, 1959 (age 60)
Birth Place –> Catbalogan, Samar, Philippines

Father –> Engr. Oscar Sarmiento of Calbayog City
Mother –> Teresita Sevilla of Roxas City
Brother –> former Congressman and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mel Senen S. Sarmiento
Spouse –> Jennifer Helen
Children –> Andrew, Jasmin and Jennifer

College – Cebu Institute of Technology
Degree – Civil Engineering

Work Experiences
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Transportation
2016-Present – Congressman
* President and CEO, Oscar R. Sarmiento Construction, Inc.

Achievements and Awards
* Authored and co-authored the following house bills and laws:

House Bill No. 0092 – Immediate disqualification of Convicted Officials
RA 10931 – Promoting universal access to quality tertiary education
RA 11223 – Providing Universal Health Care for all Filipinos
RA 11228 – Providing for the mandatory Philhealth coverage of all persons with disability (PWD)
RA 11164 – Increasing the monthly pension of senior veterans
JR 00001 – Increasing in Base Pay of Military and Uniformed Personnel in the Government
RA 11055 – Establishing the Filipino Identification System
RA 10928 – Extending the validity of Philippine Passport
RA 10930 – Providing 5-year validity of Driver’s License
RA 11200 – Providing for the rank classification in the Philippine National Police
RA 11214 – Establishing a sports complex known as the “National Sports Training Center
RA 11035 – Institutionalizing the Balik Scientist Program
RA 11229 – Providing for the Special Protection of Child Passengers in motor vehicles
RA 11188 – Providing for the Special Protection of Children in situations of armed conflict
RA 11232 – Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines
RA 11285 – Institutionalizing an energy efficiency and conservation program
RA 11215 – Institutionalizing a national integrated cancer control program
RA 109621 – Gift Check Act of 2017

* Modernization of Transportation System
* Poverty alleviation
* Agriculture development
* Quality affordable healthcare
* Eradication of prohibited drugs
* Modernization of the assets of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines

RELATED: List of Current Congressmen and CongressWomen of the Philippines 2019 – 2022

See also: Biography of Reynolds Michael Tan; Angelica Teodoro

See also: Famous People from Samar Province


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