Alejo Mabanag

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Alejo Mabanag
Senator of the Philippines
In office
December 30, 1953 – December 30, 1959
In office
May 25, 1946 – December 30, 1949
Senator of the Philippines from the Second Senatorial District
In office
1931 – 1935
Served with:
Teofilo Sison (1931-1935)
Preceded by Alejandro de Guzman
Succeeded by Post abolished
In office
1922 – 1928
Served with:
Bernabe de Guzman (1922-1925)
Camilo Osías (1925-1928)
Preceded by Pedro Maria Sison
Succeeded by Teofilo Sison
Personal details
Born (1886-07-14)July 14, 1886
San Fernando, La Union, Captaincy General of the Philippines
Political party Nacionalista Party

Alejo R. Mabanag (born July 14, 1886 – ?) was a Filipino politician born in San Fernando, La Union, to Liberato Mabanag of Calamanugan, Cagayan and Manuela Ragojo of Bangar, La Union.


Mabanag supported himself while getting his higher education. He was clerk in the defunct Executive Bureau from 1903 to 1912 and finished his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Santo Tomas in 1908. He was senior clerk when he obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from La Jurisprudencia in 1912 and passed the bar examinations the same year. He opened his law firm in Lingayen, Pangasinan and attracted big clients in the province.

Political career[edit]

His popularity and his ability became his qualifications for a three-year service as Lingayen municipal councilor from 1916 to 1919. He ran for Senator and won overwhelmingly to represent the second senatorial district of La Union in 1922 and re-elected in 1931.

Upon the establishment of the Commonwealth government on November 15, 1935, President Manuel L. Quezon appointed him Judge of the Court of First Instance of Iloilo up to 1938 and later named as city fiscal of Manila until 1945.

He ran anew for the Senatorial election and won in 1946 but he lost in the 1949 election. As a distinguished Senator he became the chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee from August 1952 to August 1953 and in the 1953 elections he ran and won again as Senator under Nacionalista Party ticket.

He was also member of the following committees; Corporations and Franchises, Codes and Constitutional amendments, Government Reorganization, Investigation, Justice, Labor and Immigration, National Defense and Security, National Enterprises, provincial and Municipal Governments and Cities, Transportation and Public Service.


He is a father of 13. Some of them named: Ramon Mabanag, Alfredo Mabanag, Jose Mabanag and Antonio Mabanag. He never stole from the people and raised his family with dignity. He has this saying in Pilipino "Mabuti nang mahirap ka, basta hindi ka nandaraya." translated in English "Its better to be poor and not cheat". This saying was passed on from him, to his children, to his grandchildren and up to now – to his great grandchildren.

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