Angelito Gatlabayan

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Angelito Gatlabayan
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Antipolo's 2nd District
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Victor Sumulong
Succeeded by Romeo Acop
Mayor of Antipolo City
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2004
Preceded by Daniel Garcia
Succeeded by Victor Sumulong
Personal details
Born (1952-07-03) July 3, 1952 (age 65)
Antipolo City, Rizal
Political party Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Spouse(s) Josefina G. Gatlabayan
Residence Antipolo City, Rizal

Angelito Cabaron Gatlabayan (born July 3, 1952) is a Filipino politician. He was the first City Mayor of Antipolo following its transition to cityhood, serving from 1998 to 2007. A member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, representing the 2nd District of Antipolo City during the 14th Congress, from 2007 to 2008.

An Antipolonian native as he was born and raised in the City to parents Former Vice Mayor Maximo Leyva Gatlabayan and Catalina Legado Cabaron. Before his stint as the City Mayor of Antipolo for (9) consecutive years, he worked and held top positions in various multinational companies such as Handyware Philippines, Macstrat Incorporated, N.P Foods Company, Nagai Package Company, Philippine Cellophane Film Corporation and Union Ajinomoto Philippines.[citation needed]

At the dawn of Antipolo's transition into cityhood he was then elected as its first local chief executive on May 15, 1998 and was then re-elected to a second term via landslide victory by more than 42,000 votes last May 5, 2001. Mayor Gatlabayan guides the second largest municipality in Rizal Province, exercising authority over Antipolo City's 800,000 million budget and representing its 500 thousand residents.

Under his leadership, Antipolo City experienced an all-time high in tax revenues, the lowest unemployment rate in decades, a substantial improvement in healthcare services and a progressive and comprehensive relocation and housing program for the needy. He was able to put the City's economic resources at a high point.[citation needed]

His administration had focused on restoring ethics to the local government and elevating quality of life in the community, while utilizing fiscally sensible strategies and policies in reducing crime, corruption and illiteracy - Likewise, He has been streamlining and making government services more efficient and accessible for his constituents.[citation needed]

Since he was elected, Mayor ACG has combined a substantial legislative record. The first initiative of his administration was the comprehensive crime fighting measures, where crime rate level is at its lowest in the last 20 years. The highly successful clean and green program, where streets are cleaned constantly, canals and streams are dredge periodically and tree planting for an eco-friendly environment. This program earned the city GAWAD SA PANGULO SA KAPALIGIRAN AWARD (1st Place for the Cleanest and Greenest City in Region IV and 2nd Place at the National Level).[citation needed]

Troubled by the worsening illiteracy condition of youth and adults in the city, He unveiled his most ambitious undertaking in his last five years, this initiative called for championing the rights of the children. Thus in 1999, the literacy program was conceived. It details long range plans to better prepare less privilege children for school. It motiveates out-of-school youths and adults to pursue and education or skill. It facilitates the re-education of Dumagats ethnic group. It provides teaching facilities, faculty members, books, notebooks and classrooms in all 16 barangays.

A remarkable feat worth mentioning is that the young Mayor was able to establish 14 Public High Schools in different barangays in just 1 year.

Economic development is another priority for him, In alleviating the poor sectors of the city, His most important triumph for the economic revitalization of Antipolo was the revolutionary way of increasing revenues from a P140 Million mark to P600 Million in his first term alone. This paved way for building modern infrastructures, systematized water system, facilitating lightning fixtures throughout the City.

At year 2007, He ended his post as the City Mayor and then was elected once again via landslide victory as the 2nd District Representative of Antipolo City.

He was a member of Eleven (11) standing Committees back at the Congress, which includes the Committee on Appropriation which passed the 2008 General Appropriations Act or the 2008 National Budget.

Personal background[edit]

  • Licensed Chemical Engineer
  • Birthday July 3, 1952
  • Father: Maximo L. Gatlabayan
  • Mother: Catalina L. Cabaron


House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Victor R. Sumulong
Representative, 2nd District of Antipolo City
Succeeded by
Romeo M. Acop
Political offices
Preceded by
Daniel S. Garcia
Mayor, Antipolo City
Succeeded by
Victor R. Sumulong