Janette Garin Biography

Janette Garin is a Filipino physician and politician. She is the current congresswoman of the first legislative district of Iloilo Province. Running under the Nacionalista Party in the May 13, 2019 election, she defeated independent candidate Gerardo Flores.

Janette Loreto Garin
Janette Loreto Garin (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Janette Loreto Garin
Birth Date –> December 11, 1972 (age 46)
Birth Place –> Leyte, Philippines
Hometown –> Guimbal, Iloilo, Philippines

Family
Father –> Former Leyte Board Member Jose V. Loreto
Mother –> Asuncion E. Petilla-Loreto (Member of the board of directors of Philippine Postal Corporation)
Brother –> Leyte Vice Governor Carlo Petilla Loreto
Spouse –> Richard S. Garin (son of former Iloilo Congressman Oscar Gemarino Garin and Ninfa Serag Garin)
Sister-in-law –> Congresswoman Sharon Garin (AAMBIS-OWA partylist)
Relative: Leyte fifth district Congressman Carl Nicolas Cari

Education
College – Divine Word University of Tacloban
Course – Medical Technology
Medical School – St. Luke’s College of Medicine, Iloilo Doctors’ College

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Senior Deputy Minority Leader
2004-2013, 2019-Present – Congresswoman
2015-2016 – Secretary, Department of Health (DOH)
* Former Provincial Board Member of Iloilo
* Former Provincial Board Member of Leyte

Controversy
Dengvaxia issue

Bills / Laws / Regulation
House Bill 4664 – AN ACT INSTITUTING REFORMS IN REAL PROPERTY VALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES, REORGANIZING THE BUREAU OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 5712 – AN ACT MODIFYING THE SALARY SCHEDULE FOR CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL AND AUTHORIZING THE GRANT OF ADDITIONAL BENEFITS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

House Bill 5832 – AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF FILIPINOS OVERSEAS AND FOREIGN EMPLOYMENT, DEFINING ITS MANDATE, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 5989 – AN ACT CREATING THE DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER RESILIENCE, DEFINING ITS MANDATE, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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

RELATED: Biography of Governor Arthur Defensor Jr.; Christine Garin

See also: Famous People from Iloilo

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