Thursday, October 15, 2015

Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan Is Running For Congressman In Next Year's Elections

Nestor Fongwan, the current Governor of the province of Benguet has filed his certificate of candidacy today (Thursday). He is eyeing a seat in Congress.

Born and raised in the capital town of La Trinidad, Fongwan started his political career in 1988 when he ran and won a seat in the town's council. He became Vice-Mayor in 1992 then served several terms as Mayor from 1995 to 2007. He ran and won as Governor in 2007, a position he occupies until now after being re-elected twice.

For more information about Fongwan and his track record as a politician, go here.
The beautiful Mt. Jumbo overlooking La Trinidad in Benguet. Photo by the Cordilleran Sun.