Chavit Singson

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Chavit Singson
Chavit Singson Miss Universe 2016.jpg
Singson in 2017
Mayor of Narvacan, Ilocos Sur
Assumed office
June 30, 2019
Vice MayorPablito V. Sanidad Sr.
Preceded byZuriel Zaragoza
Municipal Councilor of Narvacan, Ilocos Sur
In office
June 30, 2016 – June 30, 2019
Governor of Ilocos Sur
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2013
Preceded byDeogracias Victor B. Savellano
Succeeded byRyan Luis Singson
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2007
Succeeded byDeogracias Victor B. Savellano
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2001
Preceded byEvelyn Singson
In office
January 1, 1972 – March 26, 1986
Preceded byCarmeling Crisologo
Succeeded byEvelyn Singson
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Ilocos Sur's First District
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1992
Preceded byVacant
Post last held by Floro Crisologo
Succeeded byMariano Tajon
Member of the Vigan City Council
In office
Personal details
Luis Crisologo Singson

(1941-06-21) June 21, 1941 (age 78)
Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippine Commonwealth
Political partyNacionalista (2011–present)
Other political
Lakas-Kampi-CMD (2009–2011)
Lakas-CMD (2000–2009)
PMP (1998–2000)
LDP (1992–1998)
Lakas ng Bayan (1987–1992)
KBL (1980–1987)
Liberal (1963–1972)
Spouse(s)Evelyn Versoza (died 2016)
OccupationBusinessperson, politician

Luis Crisologo Singson (born June 21, 1941), better known as Chavit Singson, is a Filipino politician. He was the Governor of the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines and the Deputy National Security Adviser for the Philippine government (2008).

He also ran under Team Unity for the Senate in the 2007 Elections in the Philippines but lost.

Early life[edit]

Chavit Singson was born on June 21, 1941 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur. He is second eldest among the seven children of José Singson and Caridad Crisólogo. He studied in Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila and finished his Commerce degree.

Both his paternal (Singson) and maternal (Crisologo) families have dominated the political environment of the Ilocos region for generations. Although many members of both families, such as Chavit are related to one another, the two families have shared a bitter feud which reached its apex in the 1960s and 1970s, when shootings and political intimidation were rampant in the Ilocos region. Chavit considered his uncle, Floro Crisologo as a mentor, but eventually had a severe falling out with his cousin and once-confidant Vincent Crisologo who was Floro's son and there were many bloody encounters between the two. It is currently stated by both sides that tensions have eased.


Political career[edit]

Singson had secured a spot as a candidate for the 2007 Philippine senatorial elections. He has sided with the government party, despite being former friends with the former president Joseph Estrada.[1] After losing the elections, Singson had been appointed Deputy National Security Adviser, on September 5, 2008 by Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.[2]

Business career[edit]

Through his conglomerate LCS Group of Companies, Singson pledged to raise $11 million needed to host the Miss Universe 2016 pageant in the country on January 30, 2017, according to Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo.[3] For the big event, which was to entail a budget of about $13-million, Singson had tapped possible sponsors including big hotels where the candidates and the Miss Universe entourage will be billeted.[4] On October 8, the company filed its bid[5] to become a third telecommunications provider in the Philippines.

In November 2018, Singson entered the Philippine automobile industry with Legado Motors Inc. (LMI), which is the exclusive distributor of GAC Motor vehicles.[6]

Sporting career[edit]

Presently, Singson is the president of the Philippine National Shooting Association, a local governing body for Shooting sports in the country since 2018.[7]


  1. ^ Chavit Singson Confirms Appointment as Deputy NSA[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Arroyo Names Chavit Singson as Deputy National Security Adviser
  3. ^ LCS Group of Companies, DOT confirms PHL hosting of Miss Universe 2016
  4. ^ 65th Miss Universe, 65th Miss Universe 2016 Press Event
  5. ^ Singson-led LCS Group strengthens bid to become third PH telco
  6. ^ Subido, Paulo Rafael (November 7, 2018). "Chavit Singson is the new distributor of GAC Motor in PH. Here are the prices". Top Gear Philippines. Summit Media. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  7. ^ Atencio, Peter (July 31, 2018). "Singson promises coaches, exposure for PH shooters". Manila Standard. Retrieved September 17, 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Limpe, Linda C.The 9 Lives of Luis "Chavit" Singson, Foresight Books, 2003.

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