Carlos R. Imperial
||The neutrality of this article is disputed. (January 2012)|
|Carlos del Rosario Imperial|
|Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Albay's 3rd District|
December 30, 1965 – September 23, 1972
|Preceded by||Justino Nuyda|
|Succeeded by||Post Abolished
(Position next held by Himself)
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
|Preceded by||Post Created|
|Succeeded by||Norma B. Imperial|
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2007
|Preceded by||Norma B. Imperial|
|Succeeded by||Al Francis Bichara|
|Regional Mambabatas Pambansa, Region V|
June 12, 1978 – June 5, 1984
July 15, 1930|
|Died||April 11, 2010(aged 79)|
|Political party||Lakas-CMD(2004-2010)Nationalist People's Coalition(1992-2004), Independent(1987-1992), Kilusang Bagong Lipunan(1978-1987), Nacionalista Party(1965-1978)|
|Spouse(s)||Norma B. Imperial|
Carlos "Papay" del Rosario Imperial (July 15, 1930 – April 11, 2010) was a 2nd district representative of Albay in the Philippines. He was a member of the Imperial family, a prominent political family in the area.
Early life and career
Carlos Imperial was born in Daraga, Albay. His father, Domingo Imperial, became a senator during the American and Commonwealth period. Carlos Imperial finished his elementary and secondary education at Ateneo de Manila University and took law at the same university. In 1957, he successfully passed the bar examination obtaining the third highest score. He went on to earn his Master of Law at Harvard University in the United States.
In 1965, Imperial ran successfully for representative of Albay's 2nd District under the banner of the Nacionalista Party of Senate President Ferdinand Marcos; Imperial was re-elected in 1969. He ran for membership of the Interim Batasang Pambansa representing Region V under the banner of the administration party, the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, and won. He ran and won as representative of Albay's 2nd district as an Independent Politician in 1987. After his tenure in office, his wife, the late Norma B. Imperial, served as representative of the same district. Imperial ran and won again in 2001 and 2004. He lost to Al Francis Bichara during the 2007 election.
Imperial died on April 11, 2010. The Imperials remain an important political family in Albay. His only son Niño "Kie" Imperial serves as a board member. His nephew Michael, son of Mayor Benjamin S. Imperial, served as councilor from 2001 to 2004, and his other nephew, Harold, served as Board Member from 2004 to 2007 and Vice Governor from 2010 to present.
- Congress was dissolved when President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law.
- Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 14, 2010 "Carlos R. Imperial(July 15, 1930-April 11, 2010)"