Ferdinand Martin Romualdez is a Filipino lawyer, businessman and politician. He is the currently serving as congressman of the first legislative district of Leyte Province in the Eastern Visayas Region, Philippines. On July 25, 2022, he was elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippine Congess.
Ferdinand Martin Romualdez ran unopposed as the candidate of Lakas Party for congressman in the May 9, 2022 election.
In the May 13, 2019 election, he ran under the Lakas Party and defeated Lino Dumas of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP).
Complete Name –> Ferdinand Martin Gomez Romualdez
Birthdate –> November 14, 1963 (age 58)
Hometown –> Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines
Wife –> Party-List Representative Yedda Marie M. Kittilstvedt
Children -> Andrew Julian (Board Member of MarcVentures Holdings), Ferdinand Martin, Jr., Mariabella Gabrielle and Maddey
Father –> former Leyte Governor and Ambassador Benjamin “Kokoy” Romualdez, Sr.
Mother –> Juliet Gomez-Romualdez
Brothers –> Daniel Romualdez II, Benjamin Philip Romualdez Jr.
Sister –> Marean Romualdez
Aunt –> Former First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos
First Cousins –> President Bongbong Marcos, Senator Imee Marcos
College – Cornell University
Degree – Government
Law School – University of the Philippines
* With a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard University
Political Career / Work Experiences
2022-Present – Speaker of the House of Representatives
2004-2016, 2019-Present – Congressman
2019-2022 – Majority Floor Leader and Chairman, House Committee on Rules
2016 – Ran for senator but failed to win
Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Voted NO to ABS-CBN franchise application
* Marcventures Holdings Inc. and its shareholder Bright Kindle Resources & Investments Inc. are firms linked to Romualdez
* The Romualdez family owns the Manila Standard newspaper as well as Journal Publications, Inc., the publisher of tabloid papers People’s Journal and People’s Tonight.
* Director and legal counsel for the CARPA Realty Development Corporation
* President of Doña Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical and Dr. Vicente Orestes Romualdez Educational Foundation
* Former Chairman of the Board, Equitable PCI Bank (Sold to Banco de Oro Universal Bank in 2007)
* President, Lakas-CMD political party
* Chairman, Upsilon Sigma Phi
See also: Famous People from Leyte Province