Leovigildo Banaag

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Leovigildo B. Banaag
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Agusan del Norte's First District
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Charito B. Plaza
Succeeded by Jose Aquino II
Personal details
Born (1943-12-31)December 31, 1943
Butuan, Commonwealth of the Philippines
Died January 6, 2011(2011-01-06) (aged 67)
Davao City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Lakas-Kampi-CMD
Spouse(s) Pearl Famador (deceased)
Children Trisha Ysobelle, Jan Gilbert
Residence Butuan City, Agusan del Norte
Alma mater San Beda College
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic

Leovigildo Briones Banaag (December 31, 1943 – January 6, 2011) was a lawyer and a Congressman in the Philippine House of Representatives for 3 consecutive terms from 1998 to 2007.

Early life and career[edit]

Banaag was born on December 31, 1943 in Butuan City. He graduated Cum Laude in both Bachelor of Arts in 1964 and Bachelor of Laws in 1968 at San Beda College. He was admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in March 14, 1969 and has been a law practitioner ever since. Married to Pearl Famador(†), they had two children, Trisha Ysobelle and Jan Gilbert.[1][2]

Banaag began his career in politics in 1980 when he was elected as a Provincial board member of Agusan del Norte. Since then he had held several positions, as a Councilor of Butuan City (1988–1995) and then Vice Mayor of Butuan City (1995–1998), while holding other positions as well.[3]

House of Representatives[edit]

After just one term as Vice Mayor of Butuan City, Banaag was elected as District Representative for the First District of Agusan del Norte in 1998, serving Butuan City and Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte. He was a Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, as well as a Member of several other House Committees, including Agrarian Reform, Ethics, Good Government, and Ways and Means, among others.[4]


Leovigildo Banaag died of cardiac arrest, aged 67, at Davao Doctors Hospital, Davao City on January 6, 2011.[5]


House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Charito B. Plaza
Representative, 1st District of Agusan del Norte
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2007
Succeeded by
Jose Aquino II