Manuel Fortes Jr. is a Filipino lawyer and politician. He is currently serving as congressman of the second legislative district of Sorsogon Province in the Bicol Region, Philippines. Previously, he was the vice governor of province.
Running for vice governor under the banner of Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) Party in the May 13, 2019 election, Atty. Manuel Fortes Jr. won over Edwin Zuñiga of PDDS-DPP. In the May 9, 2022 elections, he ran for congressman under the same party and won over Bobet Lee Rodrigueza of the National Unity Party (NUP), Cris Gotladera of Lakas-CMD, and Edgar Gino of PDDS.
Complete Name –> Atty. Manuel Laurio Fortes Jr.
Nickname –> Wowo
Birthday –> February 24
Hometown –> Barcelona, Sorsogon Province, Philippines
Wife –> Atty. Cynthia G. Falcotelo-Fortes (Current Mayor, Barcelona Municipality)
Degree – Bachelor of Laws
Political Career / Work Experiences
2022-Present – Congressman, Sorsogon 2nd District
2019-2022- Vice Governor
* Former Mayor, Barcelona Municipality
Bills / Laws / Resolution
HB03455 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING ALEGRIA HIGH SCHOOL IN BARANGAY ALEGRIA, MUNICIPALITY OF BARCELONA, PROVINCE OF SORSOGON, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
HB03456 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING CALINTAAN HIGH SCHOOL IN THE ISLAND BARANGAYS OF CALINTAAN AND CALAYUAN, MUNICIPALITY OF MATNOG, PROVINCE OF SORSOGON APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
HB03457 – AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE PHILIPPINE BLOOD CENTER, DEFINING ITS OBJECTIVES, POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
HB03458 – AN ACT INSTITUTIONALIZING THE COMMUNITY-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT APPROACH AS A NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH AND SOCIAL PROTECTION AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
HB03459 – AN ACT CREATING THE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT OFFICE AND GENERAL SERVICES OFFICE IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS, AND DEFINING THEIR FUNCTIONS
HB06326 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE ALEGRIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BRGY. ALEGRIA, BARCELONA, SORSOGON INTO AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS THE ALEGRIA INTEGRATED SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
HB06327 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE BATANG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BRGY. BATANG, IROSIN, SORSOGON INTO AN INTEGRATED SCHOOL TO BE KNOWN AS THE BATANG INTEGRATED SCHOOL AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR
RELATED: List of Congressmen of the Philippines 2022 – 2025
See also: Top Government Officials under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
See also: Famous People from Sorsogon Province