Raul Tupas Biography

Raul Tupas is a Filipino politician. He is currently serving as congressman of the fifth legislative district of Iloilo Province. Running under the Nacionalista Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he defeated his older brother Niel Tupas Jr. of the Liberal Party and independent candidate Gervacio Del Castillo.

Raul Tupas
Raul Tupas (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Raul Causing Tupas
Nickname –> Boboy
Hometown –> Barotac Viejo, Iloilo, Philippines

Father –> Former Governor Niel D. Tupas Sr. (Died: November 24, 2015)
Mother –> former Barotac Viejo Mayor Myrna Causing
Brother –> Former Congressman Niel C. Tupas Jr., Current Barotac Viejo Mayor Niel Tupas III, Dr. Darling Tupas, Iloilo City Councilor Nielex, Former Provincial Board Member Bobong.
Sister –> Nielette (Tweety) Tupas-Balleza (Worked with Philippine Charity Sweepstake Office)
Spouse –> Architect Binky April Montesclaros, daughter of Marianito Montesclaros, founder of real estate and construction firm M. Montesclaros Development Corporation
Children –> Dana Francesca, Kristina Elysse, Raul Javier and Raul Joaquin

College – Philippine Military Academy (Class Bantay Laya 1994)
Course – Military Science

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on National Defense
2016-Present – Congressman
2013-2016 – Vice Governor
2010-2013 – Director and Technical Assistant, Department of Agriculture
2004-2010 – President, Iloilo Mayors’ League
2001-2010 – Mayor, Barotac Viejo Municipality
* Former Captain, Philippine Army

Laws / Bills
R.A. 10931 (Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act)
R.A. 10969 (Free Irrigation Services Act)
R.A. 11037 (Masustansiyang Pagkain para sa Batang Pilipino Act)
R.A. 11005 (Extending the Deadline for Compliance of NIPSC for Conversion into a State University, Amending R.A. No. 10597)

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See also: Famous People from Iloilo

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