Antonio Cerilles

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Antonio Herrera Cerilles
Governor of Zamboanga del Sur
Assumed office
June 30, 2010
Preceded by Aurora E. Cerilles
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Zamboanga del Sur's Second District
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Nenet S. San Juan
Succeeded by Aurora Cerilles
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
Preceded by Newly created
Succeeded by Aurora Cerilles
Personal details
Born (1948-10-07) October 7, 1948 (age 68)
Manila, Philippines
Political party NPC
Spouse(s) Aurora E. Cerilles
Children Ace William Cerilles
Residence San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur
Alma mater Far Eastern University
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholicism

Antonio "Tony" Herrera Cerilles (born October 7, 1948 in Manila, Philippines) is the present Governor of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines, since June 30, 2010. Prior to governorship, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines as the representative of the second district of Zamboanga del Sur.[1] He has been succeeded in the Congress by his wife, Aurora Enerio-Cerilles as congressman who also preceded him in the governorship of the province.
He also worked as the Secretary of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during the tenure of then Philippine President Joseph Estrada from 1998–2001.


He is an active member of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity. He was the National President of JCI Senate Philippines 2012. He is also the National Senior Vice President of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines and the current Council Chairman of BSP Zamboanga del Sur-Pagadian City Council.

Career in the House of Representatives[edit]

He is one of the signatories of House Resolution 1109 calling for a constituent assembly to amend the Constitution.[2]

See also[edit]

List of Governors in the Philippines