Henry Oaminal Biography

Henry Oaminal is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is the currently serving as governor of Misamis Occidental Province in Northern Mindanao Region, Philippines. Previously, he was the congressman of the second legislative district.

In the May 13, 2019 election, he ran for congress under the Nacionalista Party (NP) and resoundingly defeated Herminia Ramiro of the National Unity Party (NUP). He ran for governor under the banner of NP in the May 9, 2022 elections and won over incumbent Philip Tan of LDP and independent candidate Bibiano Salvanera.

Henry Oaminal Sr.
Henry Oaminal Sr. (Credit: Congress)

On December 29, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte accused Congressman Oaminal of corruption although he added that there is no evidence yet. Congressman Oaminal denied the accusation.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Henry S. Oaminal Sr.
Nickname –> “The Working Congressman”
Birth Date –> October 11, 1958
Birth Place –> Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental, Philippines

Family
Children – Ozamis City Mayor Sancho Fernando F. Oaminal, Atty. Henry F. Oaminal, Jr.

Education
Degree – Bachelor of Laws

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

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 1930 – AN ACT CONFERRING THE CADETS OF THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE ACADEMY THE STATUS OF A GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND GRANTING THEM WITH CIVIL SERVICE ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES

House Bill 3838 – AN ACT INCREASING THE AUTHORIZED CAMPAIGN EXPENSES OF CANDIDATES AND POLITICAL PARTIES, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 13 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7166, ENTITLED, “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS AND FOR ELECTORAL REFORMS, APPROPRIATING THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”

House Bill 4744 – AN ACT INCREASING THE BED CAPACITY OF MAYOR HILARION A. RAMIRO SR. MEDICAL CENTER IN THE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL FROM FIVE HUNDRED (500) TO ONE THOUSAND (1000) BEDS, UPGRADING ITS SERVICES AND FACILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE, AUTHORIZING THE INCREASE OF ITS MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Voted NO to ABS-CBN franchise application

RELATED: List of Current Governors of the Philippines

See also: Top Government Officials Under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

RELATED: Biography of Philip Tan; Aurora Virginia Almonte

See also: Famous People from Misamis Occidental

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