Luis Raymund Villafuerte

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Luis Raymund Villafuerte
Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte (19th Congress).jpg
Villafuerte official portrait during the 19th Congress
Member of the
Philippine House of Representatives
from Camarines Sur's 2nd district
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
Preceded byDato Arroyo
Deputy Speaker
of the Philippine House of Representatives
In office
July 22, 2019 – October 14, 2020
House SpeakerAlan Peter Cayetano
Succeeded byMikee Romero
29th Governor of Camarines Sur
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2013
Vice GovernorSalvio Fortuno (2004–2010)
Fortunato Peña (2010–2013)
Preceded byLuis Villafuerte Sr.
Succeeded byMiguel Luis Villafuerte
Personal details
Luis Raymund Favis Villafuerte Jr.[citation needed]

(1968-06-03) June 3, 1968 (age 54)[1]
Manila, Philippines[1]
Political partyNUP (2021–present)
Other political
Nacionalista (2009–2021)
Lakas–CMD/Lakas–Kampi–CMD (2004–2009)
SpouseLara Reyes Villafuerte
Children4 (inc. Miguel Luis and Vincenzo Renato Luigi)
ResidenceQuezon City
Alma materDe La Salle University(BA)
Stanford University
OccupationPublic servant

Luis Raymund "L-Ray" Favis Villafuerte Jr. (born June 3, 1968) is a Filipino politician serving as the Representative of Camarines Sur's 2nd district since 2016. He was a House Deputy Speaker from 2019 until October 14, 2020. He previously served as the governor of Camarines Sur from 2004 to 2013.

He belongs to a family of politicians. His father is a former governor Luis Villafuerte Sr. His son is the former governor of Camarines Sur, Miguel Luis Villafuerte, and the incumbent governor Luigi Villafuerte.

Business career[edit]

He and his wife Lara own Lara's Gift and Décor, Inc., an export company serving clients in different countries. They were the only Philippine business directly selling to Target branches in the United States.

He was the President of Lara's Gift and Décor, Inc from 1990 to 2004, and President of Lara's Gift and Décor, Inc. U.S.A. from 2000 to 2004. He was also the President of Bicol Broadcasting Systems, Inc. (2001–2004), Global Merchandising Services Ltd. (2001–2004), Digitext Asia Corporation (2002–2004), and the Philippine Association of Medical Transcription, Inc. (2001–2004).

Currently, he is the CEO of Republic Wakeparks Inc., President of Blank Boardsports Supply Company Inc., Vice-President of Breddas Inc., and a Trustee of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship and the likes.

He is also President of Villafuerte Brotherhood Foundation, Inc, (2001–present) and of Philippine Water Ski and Wakeboard Federation, Inc. (2006-president) and serves as Vice-President of Asian Wakeboarding Association (2001–present) and an Executive board member of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines Camarines Sur Council (2003–present).

Political career[edit]

House of Representatives[edit]

During the 2020 House leadership crisis, Villafuerte supported House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano's refusal to step down after Lord Allan Velasco was elected as the new speaker, Villafuerte was ousted from being a deputy speaker on October 14 and was replaced by Mikee Romero, a Velasco ally who was removed as a deputy speaker two weeks prior by Cayetano's side.

In a statement, Villafuerte announced that he will continue to support President Rodrigo Duterte's legislative agenda, and added "if the intention of removing me was to intimidate all those who remain loyal to former Speaker Cayetano, then they have miscalculated badly." He also accused the new leadership of "rejecting" the Cayetano faction's "offers of cooperation."[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Hon. Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr.
  2. ^ Ferreras, Vince (October 14, 2020). "Romero back as deputy speaker, replaces Cayetano ally Villafuerte". CNN Philippines. Archived from the original on October 14, 2020. Retrieved October 14, 2020.
  3. ^ Villaruel, Jauhn Etienne (October 14, 2020). "House revamp: Cayetano ally ousted, Romero back as Deputy Speaker". ABS-CBN News. Archived from the original on October 14, 2020. Retrieved October 14, 2020.

Metro Society (December 2010 Issue) The Bull Runner (July–August 2011 Issue) Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr. Curriculum Vitae

House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by Member of the House of Representatives
from Camarines Sur's 2nd district

Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Camarines Sur
Succeeded by