Ruwel Peter Gonzaga Biography

Ruwel Peter Gonzaga is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is currently serving his second term as congressman of the second legislative district of Davao De Oro (Formerly Compostela Valley) Province. The second district is composed of the municipalities of Laak, Mabini, Maco, Mawab, Nabunturan, and Pantukan.

In the May 13, 2019 election, he ran unopposed under the administration-backed PDP-Laban Party.

Ruwel Peter Gonzaga
Ruwel Peter Gonzaga (Credit: Congress)

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Atty. Ruwel Peter S. Gonzaga
Nickname –> Dotdot
Birth Date –> April 27, 1970
Birth Place –> Mawab, Davao De Oro, Philippines

Family
Father –> Former Provincial Board Member of the undivided Davao del Norte Atty. Ruperto C. Gonzaga
Mother –> Justina S. Gonzaga
Brother –> Mawab Mayor Ruperto “Rupet” Gonzaga III
Spouse –> Judge Dorothy M. Gonzaga at Regional Trial Court in Panabo City
Children –> Thea Petricia, Theodore Peter and Theo Patrick

Education
Elementary – St. Mary’s College – Tagum City
High School – Holy Cross of Davao – Davao City
College – San Pedro College – Davao City
Law School – Ateneo de Davao University

Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Appropriations
2016-Present – Congressman
2007-2016 – Provincial Board Member
2004 -Ran for congress but lost to incumbent Congressman Prospero Amatong
2001-2004 – Vice Governor
1998-2001 – Provincial Board Member

Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 2716 – AN ACT GRANTING HAZARD PAY TO REGIONAL TRIAL COURT JUDGES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORE

House Bill 2717 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING CHILDREN AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 2718 – AN ACT CREATING A BARANGAY TO BE KNOWN AS BARANGAY BUKAL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF NABUNTURAN, PROVINCE OF COMPOSTELA VALLEY

House Bill 2719 – AN ACT GRANTING HAZARD PAY TO ALL PUBLIC PROSECUTORS IN THE PHILIPPINES DURING THEIR INCUMBENCY AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

House Bill 2720 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING ADDITIONAL BRANCHES OF THE COMPOSTELA VALLEY STATE COLLEGE IN CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES OF COMPOSTELA VALLEY THEREBY AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10958 ENTITLED ꞌAN ACT ESTABLISHING A STATE COLLEGE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF COMPOSTELA, PROVINCE OF COMPOSTELA VALLEY TO BE KNOWN AS COMPOSTELA VALLEY STATE COLLEGE, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFORꞌ

House Bill 2721 – AN ACT PROVIDING COMPENSATION TO BARANGAY OFFICIALS AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ꞌLOCAL GOVERNMENTS CODE OF 1992ꞌ AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR

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See also: Famous People from Davao De Oro

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