Lucy Torres

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In this Philippine name for married women, the birth middle name or maternal family name is Martinez, the birth surname or paternal family name is Torres, and the marital name is Gomez.
Lucy Torres Gómez
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Leyte's 4th District
Assumed office
June 30, 2013
Preceded by Vacant
In office
June 30, 2010 – March 19, 2013
Preceded by Eufrocino Codilla, Sr.
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born Lucy Marie Martinez Torres
(1974-12-11) December 11, 1974 (age 42)
Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party PDP-Laban
Spouse(s) Richard Gomez (m. 1998)
Children Juliana Marie Beatriz T. Gomez
Residence Quezon City
Profession Actress
politician
Religion Roman Catholicism

Lucy Marie Martinez Torres-Gomez (born December 11, 1974), more commonly known as Lucy Torres and Lucy Torres-Gomez, is a Filipina actress and representative of the 4th District of Leyte. She is a member of the PDP-Laban and is the wife of actor Richard Gomez.

Early life and media career[edit]

Torres was born on December 11, 1974, in Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines, to Manuel "Manoling" Torres, Jr. and Julie Martínez. Her family owned several hectares of land in the province. She is of Chinese, German, Spanish and Visayan descent.[citation needed]

Torres attended elementary and high school at St. Peter's College in Ormoc City and earned a degree in business management from the University of the Philippines Cebu.[citation needed]

In 1993, Torres was introduced as the new model for Lux shampoo together with her now husband, actor Richard Gomez.

The two were cast in the ABS-CBN television series Richard Loves Lucy along with Gloria Romero and Jolina Magdangal. She has also hosted All About You, Shall We Dance?, and The Sweet Life. Torres is also an endorser for the clothing brand Bench and one of the celebrity designers for Kashieca, another clothing brand.

Political career[edit]

Torres was elected representative of the 4th District of Leyte in 2010. She substituted for her husband, Richard Gomez, who was disqualified by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) because of his failure to sufficiently establish residency in Ormoc City.[1]

In June 2012, she sponsored an amendment to the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009. The proposed amendment revises the provisions rendering a time for breastfeeding babies during work hours.[2]

On March 19, 2013, the Supreme Court ousted her, ruling that she "did not validly substitute" her husband.[3] However, her ouster did not affect her re-election bid and she regained her seat in the elections that May.[citation needed]

In the May 9, 2016 national elections Torres won her re-election bid, defeating Violeta Codilla of the Aksyon Demokratiko party.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Torres married actor Richard Gomez at the St. Peter and Paul Parish Church in Ormoc in 1998. They have one daughter, Juliana.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Film Producer
2011 Ang Panday 2 Inang Engkantada GMA Films

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014–present Celebrity Dance Battle Host TV5
2013 Showbiz Police: Intriga Under Arrest Host TV5
2010-2013 Talentadong Pinoy Judge TV5
2010-2011 P.O.5 Host TV5
2007 Mga Mata ni Anghelita Birheng Maria (Virgin Mary) GMA Network
2007-2011 The Sweet Life Host Q (now GMA News TV)
2005-2010 Shall We Dance? Host ABC/TV5
2004-2005 Forever in My Heart Herself GMA Network
2004-2007 Bahay Mo Ba ‘To? Lucinda GMA Network
2003-2004 All About You Host GMA Network
1998-2001 Richard Loves Lucy Lucy ABS-CBN

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pagsolingan, Karen A. (April 29, 2010). "ELECTION WATCH: Lucy Torres-Gomez becomes substitute candidate for husband Richard Gomez". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 
  2. ^ "Leave breastfeeding law alone, lawmakers told". Newsinfo.inquirer.net. 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  3. ^ Pedrasa, Ira (19 March 2013). "SC ousts Lucy Torres as Leyte rep". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Lucy Torres-Gomez reelected Leyte representative". Rappler.com. May 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ Pingol, Anna (May 2, 2008). "Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez celebrate 10th wedding anniversary". GMA New Media. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 

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