Carlos R. Imperial

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Carlos del Rosario Imperial
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Albay's 3rd District
In office
December 30, 1965 – September 23, 1972[1]
Preceded by Justino Nuyda
Succeeded by Post Abolished
(Position next held by Himself)
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
Preceded by Post Created
Succeeded by Norma B. Imperial
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Norma B. Imperial
Succeeded by Al Francis Bichara
Regional Mambabatas Pambansa, Region V
In office
June 12, 1978 – June 5, 1984
Personal details
Born (1930-07-15)July 15, 1930
Albay, Philippine Islands
Died April 11, 2010(2010-04-11) (aged 79)
Nationality Filipino
Political party Lakas-CMD(2004-2010)Nationalist People's Coalition(1992-2004), Independent(1987-1992), Kilusang Bagong Lipunan(1978-1987), Nacionalista Party(1965-1978)
Spouse(s) Norma B. Imperial
Religion Roman Catholic

Carlos "Papay" del Rosario Imperial (July 15, 1930 – April 11, 2010)[2] was a 2nd district representative of Albay in the Philippines. He was a member of the Imperial family, a prominent political family in the area.

Early life and career[edit]

Carlos Imperial was born in Daraga, Albay. His father, Domingo Imperial,[citation needed] became a senator during the American and Commonwealth period. Carlos Imperial finished his elementary and secondary education at Ateneo de Manila University and took law at the same university. In 1957, he successfully passed the bar examination obtaining the third highest score. He went on to earn his Master of Law at Harvard University in the United States.

Political career[edit]

In 1965, Imperial ran successfully for representative of Albay's 2nd District under the banner of the Nacionalista Party of Senate President Ferdinand Marcos; Imperial was re-elected in 1969. He ran for membership of the Interim Batasang Pambansa representing Region V under the banner of the administration party, the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan, and won. He ran and won as representative of Albay's 2nd district as an Independent Politician in 1987. After his tenure in office, his wife, the late Norma B. Imperial, served as representative of the same district. Imperial ran and won again in 2001 and 2004. He lost to Al Francis Bichara during the 2007 election.


Imperial died on April 11, 2010. The Imperials remain an important political family in Albay.


  1. ^ Congress was dissolved when President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law.
  2. ^ Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 14, 2010 "Carlos R. Imperial(July 15, 1930-April 11, 2010)"