Maria Valentina Plaza

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Maria Valentina Galido Plaza
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Agusan del Sur's 1st congressional district
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2019
Preceded byDistrict established
Succeeded byAlfelito Bascug
Governor of Agusan del Sur
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2010
PrecedingAdolph Edward G. Plaza
Preceded byAdolph Edward G. Plaza
Personal details
Born (1967-06-01) June 1, 1967 (age 55)
Political partyNational Unity Party (Philippines) (2011-present)
ResidenceProsperidad, Agusan del Sur
EducationUniversity of the Philippines Los Baños (BS)

Maria Valentina Plaza is the former governor and current representative of the first district of the Philippine province of Agusan del Sur. She was Agusan del Sur's second female governor.

Early life and education[edit]

Plaza is the daughter of former governors Democrito Plaza and Valentina Plaza. She is also the sister of incumbent governor Adolph Edward "Eddiebong" Plaza and former congressman Rodolfo "Ompong" Plaza. She graduated from the University of the Philippines Los Baños with a degree in agricultural business.

Political career[edit]


Although a neophyte, in 2007, Plaza chose to run for governor of Agusan del Sur with the help of her brother Eddiebong Plaza. She won as the second female governor after her mother.[1]


In the 2010 elections, Plaza was elected as the first representative of the newly created 1st district of the province of Agusan del Sur.[2][citation needed]


  1. ^ "Philippines Local Leaders". Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership.
  2. ^ Gaitano, Jennifer P. (June 13, 2016). "Security in place for Naliyagan Festival, says Naliyagan Foundation prexy". Philippine Information Agency. Retrieved June 24, 2016.

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