Monique Lagdameo

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Monique Lagdaméo
Rep. Monique Lagdaméo (16th Congress).jpg
Vice Mayor of Makati
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
MayorAbigail Binay
Preceded byLeonardo Magpantay (acting)
Regional President of the
Vice Mayors' League of the Philippines
for National Capital Region
Assumed office
July 13, 2022
Preceded byLuis Macario Asistio
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Makati's 1st congressional district
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2016
Preceded byTeodoro Locsin Jr.
Succeeded byMonsour del Rosario
Member of the
Makati City Council
from the 1st District
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2010
Consultant, Sangguniang Kabataan Federation, Makati[1]
In office
Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President - Makati
In office
Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman of Barangay Forbes Park, Makati
In office
Member of the Sangguniang Kabataan Council of Barangay Forbes Park, Makati
In office
Personal details
Born (1975-07-25) July 25, 1975 (age 47)
Manila, Philippines
Political partyMakatizens United Party
Other political
United Nationalist Alliance (2012–2021)
PDP–Laban (until 2012)
RelationsAntonio Quiríno (grandfather)
Elpídio Quiríno (great-uncle)
Alma materDe La Salle University (BS)

Monique Yazmin María "Nik" Quiríno Lagdaméo (born July 25, 1975) is a Filipino politician who is the Vice Mayor of Makati since 2016. She previously served as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives representing Makati's first district from 2010 to 2016.

Early life[edit]

Lagdaméo was born on July 25, 1975, to Militza Quiríno and Enrique Lagdaméo. She is a granddaughter of Antonio Quiríno and a great-niece of President Elpídio Quiríno. She graduated Bachelor of Science in commerce (Legal Management) from De La Salle University in 1995.

Political life[edit]

Lagdaméo entered politics in 1992 as a member of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) council of Barangay Forbes Park, Makati. In 1996, she then became the SK Chair, holding the position until 2002. Concurrently, from 2001 to 2002, she was named as the SK Federation Chairperson for Makati, a sectoral representative position on the Makati City Council. She would then become the Consultant of the SK Federation from 2002 to 2003.

In 2004, she was elected as the City Councilor of Makati from the 1st district. She was then re-elected in 2007.

In 2010, she was elected Representative of Makati's 1st District, succeeding Teodoro Locsin Jr., running under the PDP–Laban party. She was then re-elected in 2013, this time under the United Nationalist Alliance.

In the wake of Junjun Binay's ouster as Makati mayor by the Ombudsman of the Philippines in 2015,[2] Lagdaméo announced her candidacy as Vice Mayor of Makati running with fellow Cong. Abigail Binay as Mayor of the city competing with the tandem of Romulo "Kid" Peña Jr. and Karla Mercado.[3] On May 9, 2016, Lagdaméo alongside Abigail Binay, won the vice-mayoral and mayoral elections, respectively.[4] Took their oath of office on June 27, 2016. Lagdaméo's first day as Vice Mayor of Makati began three days later on June 30. As a result, the Binay-Lagdaméo tandem became the first female duo to head as Mayor and Vice Mayor respectively.

In July 2022, Lagdameo was named as the President of the Vice Mayors League for the National Capital Region, succeeding former Caloocan Vice Mayor Luis Macario "Maca" Asistio.[5]


  1. ^ "Makati Web Portal". Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  2. ^ "Ombudsman’s dismissal, disqualification order vs. Junjun Binay legal –law expert". GMA News. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "Abby Binay runs for Makati mayor". Rappler. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  4. ^ ABS-CBN News. "Only Binay in Makati: Abby wins | ABS-CBN News". Archived from the original on November 23, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  5. ^ Fernando, Jean (July 14, 2022). "Aguilar elected secretary general of Vice Mayors' League of the Philippines for NCR". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved July 14, 2022.

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House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by Representative, 1st District of Makati
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Leonardo Magpantay
Vice Mayor of Makati