Eric Go Yap is a Filipino politician. He is currently serving as congressman of the lone legislative district of Benguet Province in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Philippines. Previously, he was one of three representatives who won as nominees of the Anti-Crime and Terrorism Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Partylist in the May 13, 2019 election. The other two are Jocelyn Pua-Tulfo and Rowena Niña Taduran.
In the May 9, 2022 elections, Eric Yap ran for congressman under the United Benguet Party (UBP) and defeated Victorio Palangdan of the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) and independent candidates Sammy Paran and Atty. Thorrson Keith.
Eric Yap is a staunch supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte. On January 20, 2020, he was appointed as caretaker of Benguet Province in place of elected Nestor Fongwan who passed away on December 18, 2019.
On March 25, 2020 , Representative Yap revealed he tested positive of coronavirus. In a statement, he claimed he got himself tested for COVID-19 on March 15 after meeting people who may have been positive for the disease. Two days later, on March 27, The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) issued another statement claiming that Congressman Yap remains negative of the virus and that the institute committed a “clerical oversight”. (Reference rappler.com)
on December 28,2020, President Rodrigo Duterte included Congressman Eric Go Yap as one of the corrupt officials being investigated although the former also added that there is no hard evidence yet.
Complete Name –> Eric Go Yap
Birth Date –> May 11, 1979
Birth Place –> Philippines
Son –> Congressman Edvic Yap
College –> University of Santo Tomas
Degree –> Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Political Career / Work Experiences
2022-Present – Vice Chairman, Committee on Appropriations
2022-Present – Vice Chairman, Committee on Ways And Means
2020-Present – Congressman, Benguet Province
2020-2022 – Chairperson, Committee on Appropriations
2020-2022 – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Games and Amusements
2020-2022 – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Accounts
2019-2020 – Chairperson, House Committee on Games and Amusements
2019-2022 – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Good Government And Public Accountability
2019-2022 – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Government Enterprises And Privatization
2019-2022 – Vice Chairperson, House Committee on Ways And Means
2019-2022 – Congressman as nominee of ACT-CIS Partylist
Bills / Laws / Resolutions
House Bill 6171 – AN ACT RE-NATIONALIZING THE BENGUET GENERAL HOSPITAL LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LA TRINIDAD, PROVINCE OF BENGUET, PLACING UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION AND CONTROL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, INCREASING ITS BED CAPACITY TO FOUR HUNDRED (400) BEDS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
House Bill 6214 – AN ACT CREATING THE BORACAY ISLAND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
House Bill 6367 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE MUNICIPALITY OF LA TRINIDAD, PROVINCE OF BENGUET INTO A COMPONENT CITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE CITY OF LA TRINIDAD
House Bill 6851 – An Act to have a TESDA Training Center in all municipalities of Benguet
House Bill 7031 – An Act to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas (PPP)
Projects / Advocacy Programs / Stand on Issues
* Pro Death Penalty
* Distribution of Relief Goods thru the Mobile Tulong Program of ACT-CIS
See also: Famous People from Baguio and Benguet