Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr. Biography, Age, Achievements

Benhur Abalos is a Filipino politician and government official. He is currently serving as secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Previously, he served as councilor, mayor, and congressman of Mandaluyong City in the National Capital Region (NCR), Philippines.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Benjamin de Castro Abalos Jr.
Nickname –> Benhur
Birth Date –> July 19, 1962 (Age 60)
Hometown –> Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines

Family
Wife –> Mandalutong Mayor Carmelita “Menchie” Abalos
Child –> Maria Corazon Abalos (Beauty Queen)
Father –> Former Mandaluyong Mayor and COMELEC Chair Benjamin Abalos Sr.
Mother –> Corazon de Castro

Education
College –> De La Salle University
Degree –> Bachelor of Arts in history and political science
Law School –> Ateneo de Manila University
* Passed the Bar in 1987

Political Career / Work Experiences
2022-Present – Secretary, Department of Interior and Local Government
February,2022 – May 9, 2022 – National Campaign Manager, Presidential Aspirant Bongbong Marcos
2021—2022 – Chairman, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
2004—2007 – Congressman (Lone District of Mandaluyong)
1998—2004, 2007—2016 – Mayor
1995—1998 – Councilor

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