|Congressman Rodolfo G. Valencia (RGV)|
The honorable Congressman Rodolfo G.Valencia from the 1st District of Oriental Mindoro will always be known as the as the Father of RESA (Real Estate Service Act or RA 9646). More than being a public servant and a lawmaker, he is first and foremost a real estate service practitioner and a realtor. He started selling real estate at the young age of 16. He is a licensed real estate broker, real estate appraiser and real estate consultant. He was a top notcher when he took his real estate broker and real estate appraiser exams. He is also a real estate developer and investor.
His concern and love for the real estate industry is more than lip service. He endeavored and labored to professionalize the industry. As a congressman he filed a bill seeking to professionalize the practice of real estate service in the country in 1988. And for over two decades he endeavored for the passing of the bill into a law. His efforts finally paid off when the Real Estate Service Act was signed into a law in 2009. Real Estate Service Practitioners will always be indebted to him for this law.
He started his political career when he ran and won as congressman of the 1st District of Oriental Mindoro in 1988. He then became the governor of the province for three consecutive terms, from 1992 to 2001. He returned to Congress in 2004. He was awarded one of the Ten Outstanding Congressman of the Philippines in 2011. He is presently the Chairman of the Committee on Housing and Urban Development in the House of Representatives.
Congressman Rodolfo G. Valencia or RGV as he is dearly called, is also a successful hotelier. He is the owner and Chairman of the Filipiniana Resort Hotel in Calapan, Mindoro Oriental.
He studied high school at San Beda College, and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Major in Management) from University of the East. He took his Graduate Study Program in Real Estate Management under the MBA Program of the Ateneo de Manila University.
He is married to Chalie Basa Peñarroyo of Naujan, Oriental Mindoro. He has five children, namely, Joanna, Arnold, Charleston, Gerald and Nico.
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