Vergel Meneses is a Filipino basketball player and politician. He is currently serving as mayor of Bulakan, a municipality of Bulacan Province in Central Luzon Region, Philippines.
Complete Name –> Vergel C. Meneses
Birth Date –> January 14, 1969
Birth Place –> Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines
Hometown –> Bulakan, Bulacan
Height –> 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Brother –> Vic Meneses
College –> Jose Rizal College (now Jose Rizal University or JRU)
Political Career / Work Experiences
2019-Present –> Mayor
2016 – Ran for Vice mayor but lost to Berting Bituin.
Vergel Meneses started his basketball career by playing for his alma mater (JRU) at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and for RFM-Swift Hotdogs in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL). In 1992, he was the top pick by the Presto Ice Cream (formerly Great Taste Coffee) franchise. In the succeeding years, he played for Sta. Lucia Realty, Swift/Sunkist/Pop Cola, Barangay Ginebra Kings, FedEx Express, Red Bull Barako, and Talk ‘N Text Phone Pals. He retired in 2006.
Vergel Meneses became part of the Philippine National Team that competed in many international games such as the 1989 Asian Youth Championship, Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, and Asian Games.
Before entering politics in 2019, Vergel Meneses was the head coach of JRU Heavy Bombers for nine years.
See also: Famous People from Bulacan