Emilio Macias

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Emilio Macias II
Governor of Negros Oriental
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 13, 2010
Preceded by George Arnaiz
Succeeded by Jose Baldado
In office
June 30, 1988 – June 30, 1998
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Negros Oriental's Second District
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Miguel Romero
Succeeded by George Arnaiz
Vice-Governor of Negros Oriental
In office
Personal details
Born (1933-10-08)October 8, 1933
Died June 13, 2010(2010-06-13) (aged 76)
Nationality Filipino
Alma mater Silliman University
University of the Philippines

Emilio C. Macias II (October 8, 1933 – June 13, 2010) was a Filipino politician who held various positions in the Philippine Government, particularly in the Province of Negros Oriental.

Early life and education[edit]

Macias was born on October 8, 1933 to former Congressman Lamberto L. Macias and Estrella Cabrera Macias. He started his education at the West City Elementary School in Dumaguete City, and then proceeded to Silliman University for his high school and college degrees. After graduating from Silliman, he went to the University of the Philippines where he obtained his Doctor in Medicine degree. He later on married, Dr. Melba Pandy Lopez, a classmate of his, and together practiced medicine at their family-owned hospital in Dumaguete until 1984.[1]

Private and public career[edit]

Private sector[edit]

In addition to his medical practice, Macias served as president and chairman of the Rural Bank of Siaton from 1974 to 1975 and from 1978 to 1980. He also founded the Manuel L. Teves Memorial Hospital School of Midwifery, where he sat as a director until 1996.[1]

Entry into politics[edit]

Macias’ entry into politics started when he was elected as one of the delegates to the 1971 Constitutional Convention, the body that drafted the 1973 Constitution of the Philippines. In 1975, he acquired a post in the Provincial Council in the Province of Negros Oriental, and was subsequently elected as Vice-Governor in 1980. From 1985 to 1986, he served as Deputy Health Minister of what was then the Health Ministry (now the Department of Health) of the Philippine Government.[2]

Macias was elected Governor in 1988 and continued to hold on to the post for three consecutive terms until 1998. After the expiration of his term, he ran for Congress and was elected as a Representative of the 2nd District of the Province. He served for three consecutive terms until 2007 when in the same year he was again elected as Governor of the Province. In the 2010 May elections, Macias won a second term but died of liver cancer before taking his oath of office.[1][3] His body was cremated and the ashes flown to Dumaguete City where a three-day wake was held in the Provincial Capitol. His ashes were subsequently brought to the Municipality of Siaton, Macias' hometown.[4]

Macias was succeeded in office by incumbent and outgoing vice-governor Jose Baldado.


  1. ^ a b c Alex Pal. "Negros Oriental governor, 76, dies of liver cancer" . Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  2. ^ "Gov. Emilio C. Macias II". League of Provinces in the Philippines. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  3. ^ Pal, Alex (2011-01-05). "Negros Oriental governor dies of stomach cancer". Inquirer Visayas. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  4. ^ "Aquino visits wake of Negros Or. gov". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-06-19.

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