Angelito Sarmiento

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Angelito M. Sarmiento
Mayor of the City of San Jose del Monte
In office
October 26, 2009 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Reynaldo S. San Pedro (Acting)
Succeeded by Reynaldo S. San Pedro
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Eduardo V. Roquero
Succeeded by Eduardo V. Roquero
Presidential Adviser on Agricultural Modernization
In office
2001–2004
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Bulacan's Fourth District
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2001
Preceded by Rogaciano Mercado
Succeeded by Reylina Nicolas
Personal details
Born (1947-01-07)January 7, 1947
Manila, Philippines
Died October 1, 2015(2015-10-01) (aged 68)
Bulacan, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal Party/Partido Del Pilar
Other political
affiliations
Lakas-CMD (1992-2009)
Residence San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan
Profession Businessman

Angelito Monsura Sarmiento (nickname Lito or Boy) (January 7, 1947 – October 1, 2015) was a Filipino politician. A member of Liberal Party/Partido Del Pilar, he served as the mayor of the City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan[1] from 2004 and 2007 and from 2009 to 2010.

Political career[edit]

As legislator[edit]

Sarmiento served three terms as representative of the 4th District of Bulacan (1992–2001). It was under that term that he authored Republic Act 8797, an act converting the Municipality of San Jose del Monte in the Province of Bulacan into a component city to be known as the City of San Jose del Monte. He was then appointed by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as Presidential Adviser on Agricultural Modernization and concurrently appointed as Chairman of the National Food Authority, a position he held until 2004.

As city mayor[edit]

Sarmiento successfully vied for the mayorship of San Jose del Monte in 2004 but lost his re-election bid to then Representative and former two-term Municipal Mayor and the first City Mayor Eduardo V. Roquero (who ran under the Kampi banner) in 2007, amid allegations of cheating and bomb threats. In 2009, after a seemingly lengthy legal battle on the resolution of his election protest which affected even the residents of the city (the Comelec earlier ruled that Sarmiento is the duly-elected mayor, thus nullifying Roquero's election), he returned to his mayoralty seat after the Supreme Court dismissed the petition of Acting Mayor Reynaldo S. San Pedro to stop Sarmiento from assuming the seat. San Pedro became the Acting Mayor of the city when Mayor Eduardo V. Roquero died on August 24, 2009.[2]

Sarmiento formally assumed control of City Hall on October 26, 2009, after San Pedro peacefully conceded his hold of the mayorship of the city, following the Supreme Court, Comelec and DILG decisions and the effectivity of the contested Comelec resolution. (Per the DILG order, San Pedro reverted to his old position of city vice mayor.)[3]

He ran for a full term as city mayor on 2010 but lost to outgoing Vice Mayor Reynaldo San Pedro.

Outside politics[edit]

Known as the "Dean of Agribusiness" during his term in Congress, Sarmiento sits as a member of the board of directors of the family-owned Vitarich Corporation, an agribusiness company which manufactures hog feeds, aquaculture feeds, agricultural feeds, speciality feeds (i.e. feeds for gamecocks), and livestock products (dressed chicken, dory fish, and day-old chicks).[4] On October 1, 2015, he died of a heart attack.[5]

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House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Rogaciano M. Mercado
Representative, 4th District of Bulacan
1992-2001
Succeeded by
Reylina G. Nicolas
Political offices
Preceded by
Eduardo V. Roquero
City Mayor of San Jose del Monte
2004 - 2007
Succeeded by
Eduardo V. Roquero
Preceded by
Reynaldo S. San Pedro
(Acting Mayor)
City Mayor of San Jose del Monte
2009 - 2010
Succeeded by
Reynaldo S. San Pedro