Rufus Rodriguez Biography

Rufus Rodriguez is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is currently serving as congressman of the second legislative district of Cagayan De Oro City in Misamis Oriental Province. Running under the Centrist Democratic Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he won over Yan Lam Lim of the ruling PDP-Laban Party and Rogelio Villazorda Jr. of Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP).

Rufus Rodriguez
Rufus Rodriguez (Credit: Facebook Page)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Rufus Bautista Rodriguez
Birth Date –> September 13, 1953 (age 69)
Birth Place –> Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Brother –> Maximo B. Rodriguez, Jr., Former representative of Abante Mindanao Partylist
Wife –> Fenina “Nenen” Tiukinhoy of Surigao City, Surigao del norte
Daughter –> Councilor Jocelyn Bebot Rodriguez, Regine Beatrice Rodriguez
Grandchildren –> Gabriel and Angelo

College – De La Salle University (1975)
Degree – Economics
Law School – University of the Philippines Diliman
* Master of Laws at Columbia School of Law, New York City
* Doctorate of Humanities (Civil Law) Honoris Causa by the Central Mindanao University at Musuan, Bukidnon

Political Career / Work Experiences
2020-Present – Deputy Speaker
2019-Present – Chairperson, House Committee on Constitutional amendments
2007-2013, 2016-Present – Congressman
1998 – Director, Bureau of Immigration
1984 – Vice Governor, Misamis Oriental
1980 – Provincial Board Member

Advocacy / Projects / Bills / Laws
* Health
–> Health Center and Medical Apparatus in Barangay Indahag, CDO
* Economic Development
–> House Bill No. 2827 to create a Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
* Environmental Protection
–> House Bill No. 1063 Imposing a Logging Ban in Cagayan de Oro City and House Bill no. 1064 Declaring Cagayan de Oro City as a Mining Free Zone
* Election
–> House Bill No. 10380 – An Act to prohibit candidate substitution except by death or disqualification
* Infrastructure Projects

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