Christopher De Venecia is a Filipino politician and former actor. He is the current Congressman of the 4th legislative district of Pangasinan Province. Running under the Lakas Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated three independent candidates namely, Alipio Fernandez, Redford Erfe-Mejia and Teodoro Manaois.
The fourth legislative district of Pangasinan is composed of the city of Dagupan and the municipalities of Mangaldan, Manaoag, San Fabian, and San Jacinto.
Complete Name –> Christopher George Martin Vera Perez De Venecia
Nickname –> Toff
Birth Date –> November 5, 1963 (Age 56)
Birth Place –> Manila, Philippines
Father –> Jose de Venecia, Jr. – Former Speaker of the House of Representative
Mother –> Gina Vera-Perez de Venecia – Former Congresswoman (Daughter of Dr. Jose Perez at Azucena Vera-Perez, owners of the former foremost movie company Sampaguita Pictures)
Cousin –> Congressman Edward Maceda (4th district, Manila)
* As a politician, he was elected in 2016 (succeeding his mother Gina De Venecia) and re-elected in 2019 as congressman of the 4th district of Pangasinan which convers the city of Dagupan and the municipalities of Mangaldan, Manaoag, San Fabian, and San Jacinto. His second term ends in 2022 but can still run for his third term.
* As a director, he helmed the play No Filter 2.0
* As an actor, Toff appeared in the television programs Ober The Bakod (1993-1994), Billy Bilyonaryo and also in the films Pretty Boy (1993), Kung Kailangan Mo Ako (1993), Ober The Bakod: The Movie (1994) and OO Na Sige Na (1994)
Advocacies / Projects
* Agricultural Development
* LGBT rights
* Establishment of a Department of Culture
* Infrastructure Projects
* Promotion of Sports like biking
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