Arthur Robes

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Arthur B. Robes
Mayor of San Jose del Monte
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
Preceded by Reynaldo San Pedro
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from San Jose del Monte's Lone District
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2016
Preceded by Eduardo V. Roquero
Succeeded by Florida P. Robes
Personal details
Born (1963-11-06) November 6, 1963 (age 53)
Malabon, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Liberal Party of the Philippines
Spouse(s) Florida Perez Robes
Profession Politician
Religion Roman Catholicism

Arthur Bardillon Robes (born November 6, 1963) is a Filipino politician and the current mayor of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. Robes also served as the former Representative of the lone district of San Jose del Monte for three consecutive terms from 2007 to 2016. He is married to the current Representative of San Jose del Monte, Florida "Ride" Perez-Robes. Robes has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Marketing at the San Sebastian College – Recoletos.

Education[edit]

Robes graduated from the San Sebastian College – Recoletos with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Marketing, in 1998. After graduated, he took up a Management course at the Asian Institute of Management and at the University of the Philippines, as well as an Executive Course at the Development Academy of the Philippines.

Political career[edit]

Robes is a member of the Liberal Party. He was first elected as representative of the lone district of San Jose del Monte in 2007, serving continuously until 2016. During this time, he served as head of various committees, including the Committee on Women and Gender Equality,[1] and Social Services.[2]

In 2015, Robes was implicated in pork barrel scam allegations involving him and his wife, Florida.[3] A whistleblower, Bernadette Ricalde, claimed that Florida Robes directed her to look for a foundation which can be used by then-Representative Robes to funnel funds into. These allegations came to light around the same time as the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam.[4]

In the 2016 local elections, Robes ran and successfully won, defeating incumbent Reynaldo San Pedro.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House committee organization nears completion". August 28, 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "Solon seeks to institutionalize government internship program". November 30, 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Pork anomaly dubbed 'Ridapoles' exposed in Bulacan". Philippine Daily Inquirer. July 4, 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Woman lawmaker behind new P500M pork scam". September 3, 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "2016 Election Results - San Jose del Monte". Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Eduardo V. Roquero M.D.
Lone District of San Jose del Monte City
2007–2016
Succeeded by
Florida P. Robes