Cris Aglugub

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Cris Aglugub
MLA for The Maples
In office
Preceded byGary Kowalski
Succeeded byMohinder Saran
Personal details
Political partyNew Democratic Party, Progressive Conservative Party
ResidenceWinnipeg, Manitoba

Cris Aglugub is a former politician in Manitoba, Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1999 to 2007.

Aglugub was educated at Araneta University Foundation in the Philippines, and at Red River Community College in Manitoba. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.[1]

Before entering politics, he worked as a computer programmer and provided technical support to Manitoba Agriculture.[1] He has served on the Mayor's Race Relations Committee and the Manitoba Citizenship Council's Language Bank, and is a Past President of the Philippine Association of Manitoba.[2] He co-founded the Philippine Centre of Manitoba in 1984, and was instrumental in founding a community day care facility.[2] During the 1990s, Aglugub helped facilitate a twinning agreement between Winnipeg and Manila, with a corresponding arrangement between the University of Manitoba and the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

Aglugub was elected to the Manitoba legislature in 1999, running as a New Democrat in the north Winnipeg riding of The Maples. He received 4,329 votes against 2,310 for his nearest opponent, Progressive Conservative Ellen Kowalski.[3] Following the NDP's election victory (the Conservatives had formed government since 1988), he was named Legislative Assistant to the Minister of Labour and Immigration,[4] and subsequently to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Trade. In 2003, he supported Bill Blaikie's bid to become leader of the federal New Democratic Party.[5]

Aglugub was easily re-elected in the 2003 Manitoba general election, receiving about 68% of the vote in The Maples.[3] He was not re-nominated for the New Democratic Party in the 2007 provincial election; Mohinder Saran retained the district for the NDP. He ran in the 2011 provincial election as a Progressive Conservative in the riding of Tyndall Park, being contested for the first time, finishing third behind Ted Marcelino of the NDP and Roldan Sevillano of the Liberals.[6]


  1. ^ a b O'Handley, Kathryn (2002). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. ISBN 0-7876-6048-5.
  2. ^ a b Magsino, Romulo F. (2006). "History of PCCM". Philippine-Canadian Centre of Manitoba. Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b "The Maples". Manitoba Votes 2007. CBC. 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  4. ^ Press release (25 September 2002). "PREMIER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANTS". Manitoba Government. Retrieved 29 December 2009.
  5. ^ "Cross Canada Support for Bill". Bill Blaikie, Elmwood—Transcona. Archived from the original on April 1, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  6. ^ "Tyndall Park". Elections Manitoba. Archived from the original on 2014-07-17.