Joseph “Jojo” Lara Biography

Joseph Lara is a Filipino politician. He is the current congressman of the third legislative district of Cagayan Province. Running under the ruling PDP-Laban Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated Nancy Ting of the National Unity Party (NUP) by a wide margin.

Joseph Jojo Lara
Joseph Jojo Lara (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Joseph Lasam Lara
Nickname –> Jojo, Pulsar
Birth Date –> July 19
Birth Place –> Cagayan, Philippines

Family
Father –> Former Governor Edgar Lara

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Public Information
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Agriculture And Food
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on North Luzon Growth Quadrangle
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Public Works And Highways
2019-Present – Congressman

Projects / Advocacy Programs
* Supply of potable water to different areas of District 3
* Capacity Development Seminar / Workshop on Information Technology

Sponsored Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 716 – AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF THE CAGAYAN VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (CVMC) IN TUGUEGARAO CITY, PROVINCE OF CAGAYAN, FROM FIVE HUNDRED (500) TO ONE THOUSAND (1,000) BEDS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 5309 – AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM IN THE BASIC EDUCATION FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHILDREN, YOUTH AND ADULTS, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, AND OTHER MARGINALIZED SECTORS OF SOCIETY, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill – 5343 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP AND RETURN SERVICE PROGRAM FOR DESERVING STUDENTS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 5344 – AN ACT DEVELOPING THE CACAO INDUSTRY IN CAGAYAN VALLEY REGION, CREATING FOR THE PURPOSE THE CACAO SUBSIDY FUND AND THE CACAO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill No. 5434 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF IGUIG, PROVINCE OF CAGAYAN TO BE KNOWN AS THE CAGAYAN NATIONAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

Business Interests
* Owner of Pulsar Hotel
* Owner of Pulsar Construction Company, one of the biggest construction companies in Region 2

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See also: Famous People from Cagayan Province

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