Carlos Charlie Cojuangco Biography

Carlos “Charlie” Cojuangco was a Filipino politician. He served as congressman of the first legislative district of Tarlac Province. In the May 13, 2019 election, he ran under the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) Party with no opponent.

On Febuary 21, 2022, Congressman Charlie Cojuangco passed away. Previously, it was reported that he suffered an aneurysm in the middle of a circuit race in October 2021.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Carlos Oppen Cojuangco
Nickname –> Charlie
Birth Date –> April 14, 1963
Hometown –> Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines

Father –> Business tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco Jr., founder of the Nationalist People’s Coalition Party
Mother –> Soledad “Gretchen” Oppen
Brother –> Marcos “Mark” Cojuangco
Sisters –> Margarita “Tina” Cojuangco Barrera and Luisa “Lisa” Cojuangco-Cruz
Spouse – Rio Diaz, actress, beauty queen and former Vice mayor of Pontevedra, Negros Occidental. (Note: She died of cancer in 2004.)
Wife –> China Jocson-Cojuangco
Former Girlfriend – Bernadette Romulo Puyat (Note: Berna also lost her husband David Puyat due to heart attack.)
Children – Claudia, Jaime (Children with the late wife Rio Diaz)

Political Career / Work Experiences
2016-2022 – Congressman, first district of Tarlac
1998-2007 – Congressman, fourth district of Negros Occidental

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