Mayor of Valenzuela
Punong Lungsod ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela
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Incumbent
Wes Gatchalian

since June 30, 2022
Style(Mr.) Mayor, Honorable Mayor
AppointerNone, elected via popular vote
Term length3 years
(Maximum of three consecutive terms)
Inaugural holderPío Valenzuela
FormationSeptember 6, 1899
Salary334,104
(US$7,856.28, Aug 2011)
Websitevalenzuela.gov.ph

The mayor of Valenzuela (Filipino: Punong Lungsod ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela), a highly urbanized city in northern Metro Manila, Philippines, is the official head and chief executive of Valenzuela. He leads on enforcing city ordinances and improving public services. The mayor has a term of office of three years, but has a maximum electoral tenure of three consecutive terms. Inaugural holder of the office was Pío Valenzuela (1869–1956), served from 1899 to 1901, whom the city received its name.

During the Spanish colonial period, the town that composed of what is now Valenzuela, called before as Polo, was ruled by a gobernadorcillo appointed through an exclusive nomination provided by the Spanish law. Later in the American period, first mayor Pío Valenzuela was appointed as its first municipal president until his resignation in 1901. Since then, municipal presidents are elected by a popular vote.

The current 1987 Constitution of the Philippines and the City Charter of 1998 defined the position, powers and responsibilities of the mayor.[1]

List of mayors

Town of Polo, Bulacan (1623–1899)

Municipality of Polo, Bulacan (1899–1960)

Name From To Party Notes
1 Pío Valenzuela y Alejandrino 1899 1901 Member of the Katipunan triumvirate. First mayor of Polo. Appointed by the Americans as the municipal president (presidente municipal) of the town in 1899. Served as the 10th governor of Bulacan from 1921–1925.[2]
2 Nemencio D. Santiago 1901 1903
3 Rufino D. Valenzuela 1903 1907 First of two terms as mayor.
4 Inoc D. Guansing 1908 1909
5 Melencio Hernandez 1910 1912
6 José Serapio 1912 1917 Served as the 3rd governor of Bulacan from 1900–1901.[3]
Fortunato Rivera 1917 Acting mayor
7 Rufino D. Valenzuela 1917 1919 Second of two terms as mayor.
8 Tomás de Castro 1920 1922
9 Arcadío Deato 1922 1928
10 Barcenico Espiritu 1928 1931
11 Andres Fernando 1931 1937 First two of three terms as mayor.
12 Leopoldo Santiago 1937 1940
13 Andres Fernando 1940 1942 Third of three terms as mayor.
14 Feliciano Ponciano 1942 1943 Replaced Fernando in 1942. Executed by the Japanese during the reign of terror of 1943.[4]
Office vacant (1943–1944)
15 Pedro de Guía 1944 1945
16 Faustino Cruz y Dela Cruz 1945 1946 First Military Mayor. The prime mover in changing the name Municipality of Polo to Municipality of Valenzuela in honor of Dr. Pio Valenzuela in 1947 and later approved by President Carlos P. Garcia in 1960.
17 Florentino Deato 1946 1951 First of two terms as mayor.
18 Avelino Deato 1952 1955
19 Ignacio Santiago, Sr. 1956 1959 First of two terms as mayor, last mayor of a unified Polo.

Division (1960–1963)

Municipality of Polo, Bulacan

Name From To Party Notes
20 Florentino Deato 1960 1963 Only mayor of Polo; second of two terms as mayor.

Municipality of Valenzuela, Bulacan

Name From To Party Notes
Enrique Bautista 1960 First mayor of Valenzuela; appointed mayor
Pío Angeles 1960 1961 Appointed mayor
Gregorio Marcelo 1961 1962 Appointed mayor
Faustino Lazaro 1962 1963 Last mayor of Valenzuela; appointed mayor

Municipality of Valenzuela (1964–1998)

Name From To Party Notes
21 Ignacio Santiago, Sr. 1964 1967 Second of two terms as mayor; mayor of the reunified municipality of Valenzuela; served as the 15th governor of Bulacan from 1968–1986.[5]
22 Geronimo S. Angeles 1968 1986 Longest-serving mayor; Republic of the Philippines up to Martial Law and integration of Valenzuela to Metropolitan Manila Commission in 1975. The Finance Center Building of the city, Bulwagang Geronimo Angeles (Geronimo Angeles Hall) was named after him.
Wilfredo F. Chongco 1986 1987 PDP–Laban Appointed mayor by President Corazon Aquino
Artemio P. Andres 1988 Acting mayor.
Linda Tantay Santos 1988 Acting mayor.
Romeo Llenado 1988 Acting mayor.
23 Santiago A. de Guzman 1988 1995 Nacionalista
24 Jose Emmanuel L. Carlos 1995 1998 Lakas–CMD Term extended until the cityhood of Valenzuela.

City of Valenzuela (since 1998)

No. Image Name From To Election Party Notes
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Jose Emmanuel L. Carlos 1998 2004 1998
2001
Lakas–CMD First mayor of the city of Valenzuela.
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Sherwin T. Gatchalian 2004 2013 2004
2007
2010
NPC
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Rexlon T. Gatchalian 2013 2022 2013
2016
2019
NPC
27
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Weslie T. Gatchalian 2022 2022 NPC

Timeline

History of the city government

The following lists incorporate all people who became members of the city council. The city council is always headed by the city's Vice Mayor.

Summary of city council membership

Name 2001 -
2004
2004 -
2007
2007 -
2010
2010 -
2013
2013 -
2016
2016 -
2019
2019 -
2022
Idol Alejandrino
Jon-jon Bartolome A
Romy Bularan
Janine Carlos B
Chiqui Carreon B
Beth Chongco
Cora Cortez
Rey Cuadra
Ritche Cuadra
Adrian Dapat
Bimbo dela Cruz
Meme Dizor B
Ramon Encarnacion A A
Ricar Enriquez
Ricmar Enriquez B
Tony Espiritu
Gerry Esplana
Jenny Pingree-Esplana
Lotlot Esteban
Alvin Feliciano A
Cristina Marie Feliciano B
Rovin Feliciano
Fernando Francisco A
Kim Galang-Tiangco
Kate Galang-Coseteng
Ghogho Deato-Lee A
Niña Lopez
Eddie Lozada A
Pablo Marcelo
Eric Martinez
Cecil Mayo
Mar Morelos
Lorie Natividad-Borja
Lai Nolasco
Louie Nolasco
Boy Padrinao
Charee Pineda
Khay Pineda-Hernandez
Jun Santiago
Goyong Serrano B
Lani Soledad-Romulo
Tyson Sy
Sonny Tiquia

Notes:
A: Ex-officio member, Association of Barangay Chairmen (ABC) president.
B: Ex-officio member, Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation president.

City council, 2022–2025

Members of the city council, 2022–2025
Designation First district Second District
Representatives Rexlon T. Gatchalian (NPC) Eric M. Martinez (PDP–Laban)
Mayor Weslie T. Gatchalian (NPC)
Vice Mayor Lorena C. Natividad–Borja (NPC)
Councilors Marlon Paulo D. Alejandrino (NPC) Gerald Cloyd D. Galang
Ramon L. Encarnacion (NPC) Niña Sheila B. Lopez (NPC)
Ricardo Ricarr C. Enriquez (Lakas) Roselle C. Sabino–Sy (NPC)
Cristina Marie M. Feliciano–Tan (PFP) Louie P. Nolasco (NPC)
Joseph William D. Lee (NPC) Christopher Joseph M. Pineda (NPC)
Walter Magnum D. dela Cruz (NPC) Chiqui Marie N. Carreon (NPC)
ABC President Bienvenido T. Bartolome (Bisig)
SK President Exequiel D. Serrano (Coloong)

City council, 2019–2022

Members of the city council, 2019–2022
Designation First district Second district
Representatives Weslie T. Gatchalian (NPC) Eric M. Martinez (PDP–Laban)
Mayor Rexlon T. Gatchalian (NPC)
Vice Mayor Lorena C. Natividad-Borja (NPC)
Councilors Walter Magnum D. dela Cruz (NPC) Chiqui Marie N. Carreon (NPC)
Ramon L. Encarnacion (NPC) Kimberly Ann D. Galang-Tiangco (NPC)
Ricardo Ricarr C. Enriquez (NPC) Niña Sheila B. Lopez (NPC)
Rovin Andrew M. Feliciano (PDP–Laban) Louie P. Nolasco (NPC)
Joseph William D. Lee (NPC) Crissha Charee M. Pineda-Soledad (NPC)
Jennifer P. Pingree-Esplana (NPC) Kristian Rome T. Sy (NPC)
ABC President Bienvenido T. Bartolome (Bisig)
SK President Exequiel D. Serrano (Coloong)

City council, 2016–2019

Members of the city council, 2016–2019
Designation First district Second district
Representatives Weslie T. Gatchalian (NPC) Eric M. Martinez (PDP–Laban)
Mayor Rexlon T. Gatchalian (NPC)
Vice Mayor Lorena C. Natividad-Borja (NPC)
Councilors Marlon Paulo D. Alejandrino (NPC) Rosalie D. Esteban (Liberal)
Ramon L. Encarnacion (NPC) Kimberly Ann D. Galang (NPC)
Ricardo Ricarr C. Enriquez (NPC) Ma. Cecilia V. Mayo (Liberal)
Antonio R. Espiritu (NPC) Lailanie P. Nolasco (NPC)
Rovin Andrew M. Feliciano (PDP–Laban) Crissha Charee M. Pineda (NPC)
Jennifer P. Pingree-Esplana (NPC) Kristian Rome T. Sy (UNA)
ABC President Fernando Francisco (Mapulang Lupa, 2016–2018)
Joseph William D. Lee (Mabolo, 2018–2019)
SK President Janine Alexandra R. Carlos (Marulas)
Chiqui Marie N. Carreon (Mapulang Lupa, 2018–2019)

City council, 2013–2016

Members of the city council, 2013–2016
Designation First district Second district
Representatives Sherwin T. Gatchalian (NPC) Magtanggol T. Gunigundo (Lakas)
Mayor Rexlon T. Gatchalian (NPC)
Vice Mayor Eric M. Martinez (Liberal)
Councilors Marlon Paulo D. Alejandrino (NPC) Rosalie D. Esteban (Lakas)
Corazon A. Cortez (NPC) Kimberly Ann D. Galang (NPC)
Jennifer P. Esplana (NPC) Lorena C. Natividad-Borja (NPC)
Antonio R. Espiritu (NPC) Lailanie P. Nolasco (NPC)
Rovin Andrew M. Feliciano (Liberal) Crissha Charee M. Pineda (NPC)
Marcelino G. Morelos (Lakas) Kristian Rome T. Sy (UNA)
ABC President Ramon L. Encarnacion (Dalandanan)
SK President Cristina Marie Feliciano (Arkong Bato, until 2013 only)

City council, 2010–2013

Members of the city council, 2010–2013
Designation First district Second district
Representatives Rexlon T. Gatchalian (NPC) Magtanggol T. Gunigundo (Lakas)
Mayor Sherwin T. Gatchalian (NPC)
Vice Mayor Eric M. Martinez (Liberal)
Councilors Marlon Paulo D. Alejandrino (NPC) Adrian C. Dapat (Nacionalista)
Corazon A. Cortez (NPC) Kate Abigael D. Galang-Coseteng (Nacionalista)
Ritche D. Cuadra (Lakas) Maria Cecilia V. Mayo (Lakas)
Antonio R. Espiritu (NPC) Lorena C. Natividad-Borja (Nacionalista)
Gerald A. Esplana (NPC) Lailanie P. Nolasco (NPC)
Katherine C. Pineda-Hernandez (Lakas/NUP) Shalani Carla S. Soledad-Romulo (Liberal)
ABC President Ramon L. Encarnacion (Dalandanan)
SK President Cristina Marie Feliciano (Arkong Bato)

City council, 2007–2010

Members of the city council, 2007–2010
Designation First district Second district
Representatives Rexlon T. Gatchalian (NPC) Magtanggol T. Gunigundo (Lakas)
Mayor Sherwin T. Gatchalian (NPC)
Vice Mayor Eric M. Martinez (NPC)
Councilors Corazon A. Cortez (Lakas) Adrian C. Dapat (Nacionalista)
Ritche D. Cuadra (Lakas–CMD) Kate Abigael D. Galang (later Coseteng) (LDP)
Gerald A. Esplana (Lakas–CMD) Rosalie D. Esteban (Lakas–CMD)
Marcelino G. Morelos (LDP) Maria Cecilia V. Mayo (Lakas–CMD)
Katherine C. Pineda (later Hernandez) (LDP) Fernando D. G. Padrinao (NPC)
Ignacio G. Santiago, Jr. (NPC) Shalani Carla S. Soledad (Liberal)
ABC President Alvin S. Feliciano (Arkong Bato)
SK President Ricmar C. Enriquez (Pasolo)

City council, 2004–2007

Members of the city council, 2004–2007
Designation First district Second district
Representatives Jose Emmanuel L. Carlos (Lakas–CMD) Antonio M. Serapio (Nacionalista)
Mayor Sherwin T. Gatchalian (NPC)
Vice Mayor Antonio R. Espiritu (NPC)
Councilors Elizabeth A. Chongco (NPC) Rosalie D. Esteban (Lakas–CMD)
Ritche D. Cuadra (Lakas–CMD) Kate Abegail D. Galang (LDP)
Gerald A. Esplana (Lakas–CMD) Eric M. Martinez (Lakas–CMD)
Marcelino G. Morelos (LDP) Lorena C. Natividad (NPC)
Katherine C. Pineda (LDP) Fernando D.G. Padrinao (NPC)
Ignacio G. Santiago, Jr. (NPC) Shalani Carla S. Soledad (Lakas–CMD)
ABC President
SK President

City council, 2001–2004

Members of the city council, 2001–2004
Designation First district Second district
Representatives Sherwin T. Gatchalian Magtanggol T. Gunigundo
Mayor Jose Emmanuel L. Carlos
Vice Mayor Antonio R. Espiritu
Councilors Romeo P. Bularan Maria Cecilia V. Mayo
Corazon A. Cortez Lorena C. Natividad
Reynaldo S. Cuadra Eric M. Martinez
Ignacio G. Santiago, Jr. Pablo D. Marcelo
Elizabeth A. Chongco Rosalie D. Esteban
Marcelino G. Morelos Carlitos B. Tiquia
ABC President Edilberto M. Lozada
SK President Meilene T. Dizor

Municipal council, 1998–2001

Members of the municipal council, 1998–2001
Designation Lone district
Representative Magtanggol T. Gunigundo (Lone district)
Mayor Jose Emmanuel L. Carlos
Vice Mayor Ernesto P. de Guzman
Councilors Romeo P. Bularan Ritche D. Cuadra
Corazon A. Cortez Erlinda S. dela Cruz
Reynaldo S. Cuadra Pablo D. Marcelo
Antonio M. Dalag Maria Cecilia V. Mayo
Roberto B. Darilag Lorena C. Natividad
Antonio M. Espiritu Fernando D.G. Padrinao
Edilberto M. Lozada Isidro S. Valenzuela
ABC President
SK President

See also

References

  1. ^ "REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8526 – AN ACT CONVERTING THE MUNICIPALITY OF VALENZUELA INTO A HIGHLY URBANIZED CITY TO BE KNOWN AS THE CITY OF VALENZUELA". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Pio Valenzuela (1921–1925)". Provincial Governors of Bulacan. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Jose Serapio (1900–1901)". Provincial Governors of Bulacan. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  4. ^ Arenas, Mar DJ (1997). Valenzuela: Ang Bayani at ang Bayan (in Tagalog). Valenzuela: Museo Valenzuela Foundation, Inc. & Valenzuela Historical and Cultural Society. p. 52.
  5. ^ "Ignacio Santiago (1968–1986)". Provincial Governors of Bulacan. Retrieved 4 February 2013.