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Prospero C. Nograles, Jr.

February 5, 2008 8:47am
Prospero C. Nograles, Jr. Prospero C. Nograles, Davao City Representative, was elected house speaker on Tuesday. He replaced Rep. Jose de Venecia of Pangasinan.

  • New House speaker. Nograles is the beneficiary of Kampi-initiated move to oust Jose De Venecia from the Speakership.

    In an earlier attempt to unseat de Venecia in 2005, Nograles' friend, Rep. Prospero Pichay, Jr., was reported to be the challenger for the speakership. In an article published on his official website, Nograles made it clear that Pichay and De Venecia are "two of my best friends," and that he would never "do a Brutus" on De Venecia.

  • Birthdate: October 30, 1947
  • Birthplace: Davao City
  • Spouse: Rhodora Bendigo Nograles
  • Children: Kristine Elizabeth, Karlo Alexei, Jericho Jonas, Margarita Ignacia

  • Bachelor of Laws, Ateneo de Manila University (1971)
  • BA Political Science, Ateneo de Manila University (1967)
  • High School, Ateneo de Davao High School (1963)
  • Elementary, Ateneo de Davao Grade School (1959)

  • Representative, 1st District of Davao City, 2007-2010
    • House Speaker, February 2008-2010
    • Head, house panel of the Commission on Appointments, 2007-February 2008
  • Representative, 1st District of Davao City; served as majority floor leader and chaired the Committee on Rules, 2004-2007
  • Representative, 1st District of Davao City, 2001-2004
  • Representative, 1st District of Davao City, 1995-1998
  • Representative, 1st District of Davao City, 1989-1992
  • Chief legal counsel, Development Bank of the Philippines, 1986-1987
  • Executive assistant to the President, University of the Philippines, 1981-1982
  • deputy general counsel, University of the Philippines, 1981-1982
  • Law professor, Ateneo de Davao University, 1978-1979
  • Law professor, University of Mindanao, 1977-1978

  • Former member, Davao Jaycees
  • Former vice president, Rotary Club of West Davao
  • Former director, Hijos de Davao
  • Former legal counsel, Davao Integrated Press Club
  • Former deputy commander, Knights of Rizal - Sta. Cruz
  • Former adviser, Sta. Cruz (Tudaya Falls) Jaycees
  • Former member, Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Member, Banal na Pag-aaral Cursillo Movement
  • Member, Cory Aquino for President Movement, 1985-1986

  • Most outstanding IBP governor, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, 1979–1981
  • Most outstanding IBP chapter president, Integrated Bar of the Philippines, 1979–1981
  • Certificate of appreciation, University of the Philippines Law Center, 1977, 1979
  • Awardee for law and human rights, Ten Outstanding Young Men, Philippine Jaycees (1975)
  • Presidential award, Davao Jaycees (1972)

Sources: Official bio-data,, archived
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