Luis Raymund “LRay” Villafuerte Biography

LRay Villafuerte is a Filipino politician. He is the current congressman of the second legislative district of Camarines Sur Province. Running under the Nationalist Party (NP) in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated Maria Belen Eusebio of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) Party.

Luis Raymund Villafuerte
Luis Raymund Villafuerte (Photo Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Luis Raymund F. Villafuerte Jr.
Nickname –> LRay
Birth Date –> June 3, 1968
Hometown –> Camarines Sur, Philippines

Family
Father –> Former Congressman and Governor Luis Villafuerte Sr.
Mother –> Nelly Favis
Spouse –> Lara Reyes Villafuerte
Children –> Governor Miguel Luis (Migz), Julio, Luigi, and Gabriella

Education
Elementary – De La Salle University
High School – La Salle Greenhills
College – De La Salle University
Course – Political Science
* With executive education from Stanford Graduate School of Business

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative
2016-Present – Congressman
2004-2013 – Governor

Business career
* Owner, Lara’s Gift and Décor, Inc.
President, Bicol Broadcasting Systems, Inc.
President, Global Merchandising Services Ltd.,
President, Digitext Asia Corporation

Projects / Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Support Anti-terrorism Bill
* Voted No to ABS-CBN franchise
* Infrastructure Projects

Bills / Laws
House Bill 59 – AN ACT SETTING THE MINIMUM PAID-UP CAPITAL AND LOCALLY PRODUCED STOCK INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN RETAIL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8762, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌRETAIL TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACT OF 2000ꞌ

House Bill 398 – AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 399 – AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 4 AND 8 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7042, AS AMENDED, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌFOREIGN INVESTMENTS ACT OF 1991ꞌ

House Bill 400 – AN ACT TO RESTRUCTURE, RATIONALIZE AND INTEGRATE THE GOVERNMENT’S LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY SUPPORT AGENCIES INTO THE PHILIPPINE LIVESTOCK AUTHORITY IN ORDER TO STRENGTHEN ITS DEVELOPMENT, PROTECTION AND REGULATORY FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING THE PROMOTION OF DAIRY AND NATIVE ANIMALS, PROVIDE FOR A LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT FUND, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 401 – AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE RESILIENCY OF SMALL FARMERS AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE AND EXTREME WEATHER RISKS BY ESTABLISHING THE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK AND PROGRAM FOR A FREE WEATHER INDEX-BASED CROP INSURANCE, PROVIDING THE SOURCE OF FUNDING THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 402 – AN ACT SETTING THE MINIMUM PAID-UP CAPITAL AND LOCALLY PRODUCED STOCK INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN RETAIL BUSINESS ENTERPRISES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8762, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌRETAIL TRADE LIBERALIZATION ACT OF 2000ꞌ

House Bill 403 – AN ACT AMENDING COMMONWEALTH ACT NO. 146, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE PUBLIC SERVICE ACT, AS AMENDED, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 404 – AN ACT PROVIDING A SOCIALIZED MICROFINANCING PROGRAM FOR MICRO ENTERPRISES THEREBY PROMOTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP

House Bill 405 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD NETWORK CONNECTING BARANGAY GRIJALVO IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN FERNANDO AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF BULA INTO A NATIONAL ROAD

House Bill 406 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ALBAY DIVERSION ROAD, MINALABAC-BULA-NABUA SECTION INTO A NATIONAL ROAD

House Bill 407 – AN ACT GRANTING THE BICOL LIGHT AND POWER CORPORATION A FRANCHISE TO CONSTRUCT, INSTALL, ESTABLISH, OPERATE, OWN, MANAGE AND MAINTAIN DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF ELECTRIC POWER TO THE END-USERS IN THE TOWNS OF BAAO, BALATAN, BATO, BUHI, BULA, NABUA, AND THE CITY OF IRIGA, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 381 – AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF BICOL MEDICAL CENTER FROM FIVE HUNDRED (500) BEDS TO ONE THOUSAND (1000) BEDS, UPGRADING ITS SERVICE FACILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES, AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE OF ITS MEDICAL WORKFORCE COMPLEMENT, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8053, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1243 – AN ACT CREATING A PHILIPPINE POLLUTANT RELEASE AND TRANSFER REGISTRY

House Bill 1244 – AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING AND STRENGTHENING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1245 – AN ACT IMPOSING CLIMATE TAX ON ELECTRIC POWER CONSUMPTION

House Bill 1246 – AN ACT MERGING THE PHILIPPINE CARABAO CENTER AND THE NATIONAL DAIRY AUTHORITY INTO THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL DAIRY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY TO PROVIDE GREATER FOCUS ON THE ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT OF THE DAIRY INDUSTRY AND TO INCREASE PRODUCTION OF DAIRY ANIMALS IN THE PHILIPPINES, PROVIDING A RUMINANT DEVELOPMENT FUND THEREFORE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1247 – AN ACT INTENSIFYING LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY INCREASING THE INTERNAL REVENUE ALLOTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS FROM 40% TO 60% OF ALL NATIONAL TAXES COLLECTED BY THE BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND AUTHORIZING THE LGUs TO AUTOMATICALLY RETAIN THEIR IRA, AMENDING THE SECTION 284 AND 286 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991

House Bill 1248 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE E-GOVERNMENT, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1249 – AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM

House Bill 1250 – AN ACT CREATING THE SUSTAINABLE BICOL RIVER DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, PRESCRIBING ITS POWERS, FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1251 – AN ACT TO ESTABLISH AND INTEGRATE BICYCLE LANES IN THE PHILIPPINE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

House Bill 1252 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CAMARINES SUR SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE IN THE PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR, CREATING FOR SUCH PURPOSE THE CAMARINES SUR SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE AUTHORITY, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1255 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FRAMEWORK FOR FILM AND TELEVISION TOURISM IN THE PHILIPPINES, PROVIDING TAX INCENTIVES, MARKETING THE INDUSTRY GLOBALLY AND PROVIDING EMPLOYMENT FOR THE SECTOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1264 – AN ACT CREATING THE BANANA INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1265 – AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE PHILIPPINE ABACA INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1266 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE ENERGY RESEARCH AND POLICY INSTITUTE, DEFINING ITS OBJECTIVES, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1267 – AN ACT CREATING A DENTAL UNIT IN EVERY RURAL HEALTH UNIT UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AS PART OF THE PRIMARY APPROACH IN THE DELIVERY OF HEALTH SERVICES AND PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1271 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE COFFEE INDUSTRY PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1274 – AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING BAMBOO INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES, CREATING THE BAMBOO INDUSTRY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER (BIRDC), APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1282 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FISH PORT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LIBMANAN, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1283 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FISH PORT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1284 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FISH PORT IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MINALABAC, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1285 – AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE GRANT OF A TEACHING SUPPLIES ALLOWANCE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1288 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING PUBLIC RECREATIONAL SPACES IN ALL CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES IN THE COUNTRY AND ITS INTEGRATION IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLANS

House Bill 1292 – AN ACT INSTITUTING A NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE FRAMEWORK ON RESILIENT HOUSING AND HUMAN SETTLEMENTS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 1308 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A DRUG REHABILITATION CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LIBMANAN, IN THE PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR, TO BE KNOWN AS THE CAMARINES SUR DRUG REHABILITATION CENTER AND ALLOCATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill – 1711 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (TESDA) TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTER IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF MINALABAC, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR, TO BE KNOWN AS THE MINALABAC TESDA TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT CENTER, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1712 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD NETWORK CONNECTING BARANGAY SAN RAMON AND BARANGAY POBLACION IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PAMPLONA INTO A NATIONAL ROAD

House Bill 1713 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ROAD NETWORK CONNECTING BARANGAY SAN JUAN AND BARANGAY CONCEPCION IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LIBMANAN INTO A NATIONAL ROAD

House Bill 1720 – AN ACT SEPARATING THE SAN ISIDRO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL – CALABNIGAN ANNEX IN BARANGAY CALABNIGAN, MUNICIPALITY OF LIBMANAN, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR FROM THE SAN ISIDRO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, CONVERTING IT INTO AN INDEPENDENT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS CALABNIGAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

House Bill 1724 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE PAMUKID NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY PAMUKID, MUNICIPALITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR INTO A NATIONAL SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS PAMUKID NATIONAL SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1725 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE SAN ANTONIO HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY SAN ANTONIO, MUNICIPALITY OF MILAOR, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR INTO A NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS SAN ANTONIO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1726 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE CAPUCNASAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY CAPUCNASAN, MUNICIPALITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR INTO A NATIONAL SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS CAPUCNASAN NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1727 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MULTI-SPECIES MARINE HATCHERY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1728 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A MULTI-SPECIES MARINE HATCHERY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LIBMANAN, PROVINCE OF CAMARINES SUR AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 1735 – AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY IN THE PHILIPPINES PRESCRIBING EVERY SECOND SUNDAY OF SEPTEMBER A NATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY

House Bill 1760 – AN ACT CREATING THE PHILIPPINE SEAWEED DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND DEFINING ITS OBJECTIVES, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS

House Bill 7867 – to declare Camarines Sur as wakeboarding capital of the Philippines

House Bill 6616 – an act giving additional powers to President Rodrigo Duterte in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

House Resolution 1044 – Asking the government to temporarily tap into the frequencies once granted to ABS-CBN to broadcast alternative distance learning modalities to benefit students

Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Voted Yes to Anti-terrorism Bill
* Voted No to ABS-CBN franchise renewal
* Supported the call of President Duterte for the Lopezes to just sell ABS-CBN

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

See also: Famous People of Camarines Sur

See also: Profiles of Philippine Provinces and Tourist Spots

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