Ronnel Rivera is a Filipino politician. He is currently serving as mayor of General Santos City in South Cotabato Province in SoCCSkSarGen Region or Region 12. Running under the banner of People’s Champ Movement Party in the May 13, 2019 election, he won over Jacinto Omila of Achievement With Integrity Movement and independent candidates Teodulo Ramirez and Armando Borja.
Complete Name –> Ronnel Chua Rivera
Nickname –> Nel
Birth Date –> September 1, 1971
Hometown –> General Santos City, South Cotabato, Philippines
Father –> Rodrigo E. Rivera, Sr. (Founder of RD Pawnshop, Inc.)
Mother –> Dolores Chua
Spouse –> Jane Gollon Rivera (Chairperson, Gensan Tourism Council)
Children –> 4
College – University of San Carlos, University of the Philippines – Diliman
Political Career / Work Experiences
2020-Present – Chairman, Regional Development Council of Region XI or SoCCSKSarGen
2019-Present – National Vice Chairman, League of Cities of the Philippines
2013-Present – Mayor
2010-2013 – City Councilor
RD Group of Companies including its flagship RD Fishing, RD Pawnshop with many branches nationwide, real estate (RD Mall and RD Plaza, both in General Santos), livestock and agriculture.
Advocacy / Projects
* Investment and Tourism Development
– Direct Flight to Clark International Airport was inaugurated on February 2, 2020
– Establishment of the Tourism Information Center
RELATED: Biography of Governor Reynaldo Tamayo Sr.
See also: Famous People from South Cotabato