Erico Aumentado

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Erico Boyles Aumentado
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Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Bohol's 2nd District
In office
June 30, 2010 – December 25, 2012
Preceded by Roberto Cajes
Succeeded by Erico Aristotle Aumentado
Governor, Province of Bohol
In office
Preceded by Rene L. Relampagos
Succeeded by Edgardo Chatto
Member, Philippine House of Representatives from Bohol's 2nd District
In office
Preceded by David B. Tirol
Succeeded by Roberto Cajes
Vice Governor, Province of Bohol
In office
Board Member, Province of Bohol
In office
Personal details
Born (1940-05-18)May 18, 1940
Ubay, Bohol, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Died December 25, 2012(2012-12-25) (aged 72)
St. Luke's Medical Center, Taguig City, Philippines
Resting place Victoria Memorial Park, Taloto, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Nationality Filipino
Political party

NPC (2012)
Lakas-Kampi/Lakas-CMD (2009-10)
Lakas-NUCD/Lakas-CMD (1991-2009)

Nacionalista Party (1967-80)
Spouse(s) Peregrina Adlaon Cabagnot - Aumentado
Children Razel Aumentado - Villamor
Rica Reina Aumentado
Rizalea Aumentado - Dolores
Erico Aumentado Jr.
Rainelda Aumentado - Ramo
Erico Angelo Aumentado,III
Charina Aumentado - Jones
Erico Aristotle Aumentado,IV[1]
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer, Journalist
Religion Roman Catholic

Erico Boyles Aumentado (May 18, 1940 – December 25, 2012) was a former governor, vice governor, and senior provincial board member of Bohol, and congressman and deputy speaker of the Philippine House of Representatives. He is the only governor of Bohol who served for three consecutive terms (2001-2010).[2]

Early Life and Education[edit]

Erico B. Aumentado was born in Fatima, Ubay, Bohol on May 18, 1940.

He finished his elementary education at Ubay Central Elementary School and finished his high school at Holy Child Academy in Ubay, Bohol both as class valedictorian.

Granted with full scholarship, he completed his Pre-law A.B. at the Rafael Palma College (now University of Bohol) and graduated Magna Cum Laude, the highest honor during that time in 1960. He earned his Bachelor of Laws at the same school and finished Cum Laude. He passed the Philippine Bar Examination in 1964.[3] He also became a faculty member of RPC College of Law, and lectures on Constitutional Law and Human Rights.

During his life as a student, he was elected as Chairman of the Student Council Association of the Philippines National Convention in 1961. He served as the vice president of College Editors’ Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) and chairman of CEGP - Visayas Region from 1961-63. He received the Mitra Medal Award been an outstanding student journalist and editor-in-chief of The Collegian (now The Varsitarian) from 1958-1961, the official student publication of the Rafael Palma College.[4]

While studying, he also worked as a staff member of the Bohol Chronicle in 1959 and later promoted as a columnist under his regular column named , “Between Extremes”. He was then hired as the provincial correspondent of the nation's leading newspapers, The Manila Times and of the People's Journal.[5]

Political career[edit]

It was the former president Carlos P. Garcia inspired Aumentado to enter into politics in 1967. At age 27, he became the youngest provincial board member when he was elected in 1967. In 1988, he was elected as vice governor of Bohol. In 1992, he was elected as representative of Bohol's 2nd District and served for three consecutive terms until 2001.

He was the governor of Bohol for three consecutive terms (2001-2010), chairman of both the Regional Development Council and the Regional Tourism Council of Central Visayas, and National President of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) and the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), the umbrella organization of the 1.5M local officials of the Philippines. He is the 1st Boholano ever elected to these positions.[3]

After his stint as governor, he returned to Congress in 2010 until 2012. His youngest son, Erico Aristotle Aumentado continued his remaining term.[5]

Passed Bills[edit]

  • Limited Portability Scheme (RA 7699)
  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation Act of 1995 (RA 7875)
  • Agricultural Tariffication Act of 1998 (RA 8555)
  • GSIS Act of 1997 (RA 8291)
  • Agricultural and Fisheries Modernization Act of 1998 (RA 8178)
  • Home Guaranty Corporation Act of 2000 (RA 8763)
  • Fair Election Act (RA 9006)[6]

Awards and Recognitions[edit]


  1. ^ Loy Palapos (May 19, 2013). "Erico Aristotle Cabagnot Aumentado Honoring His Father's Legacy". Bohol Chronicle. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jose Abueva (December 30, 2012). "Erico Boyles Aumentado: Outstanding and Admired Political Leader". Bohol Chronicle. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Antonio Amora (December 30, 2012). "ERICO B. AUMENTADO: A Legacy of Life and Work". Bohol Chronicle. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Erico B. Aumentado (May 1, 2010). "About Erico Aumentado". Erico Aumentado. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Loy Palapos (June 24, 2007). "A short biography of Gov. Erico Aumentado". Bohol Standard. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ Loy Palapos (December 29, 2013). "Erico Boyles Aumentado: The Undefeated". Bohol Choice Cuts. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ KAS Philippines (December 12, 2006). "The 4th Konrad Adenauer Medal of Excellence". KAS Philippines. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tourism Awards". Rotary Club of Manila. February 9, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2014. 

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