Pablo John Garcia

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Pablo John Garcia
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Cebu's 3rd District
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2013
Preceded by Antonio Yapha, Jr.
Succeeded by Gwendolyn Garcia
Personal details
Born (1967-05-19) May 19, 1967 (age 49)
Nationality Filipino
Political party NUP
United Nationalist Alliance
One Cebu (local)
Profession Politician
Religion Roman Catholic

Pablo John Fiel Garcia (born May 19, 1967) is a Filipino politician. A member of NUP, United Nationalist Alliance and the One Cebu party, Garcia was elected to the House of Representatives of the Philippines in 2007 and 2010, representing the Third District of Cebu. In the 2013 elections, he ran for Governor of Cebu due to his sister Gwen being barred to run for another term. He was defeated by Hilario Davide III, the son of former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Hilario Davide, Jr..

Personal life[edit]

Pablo John, 48, and Karen Flores-Garcia have 3 children: Gabriela, 11, Pablo Andres, 6, and Juan Francisco, 1.

He has one child with his ex wife, Nini Fe Gonzalez: Sofia, 17. His sister Gwendolyn Garcia is the eldest daughter of Pablo P. Garcia and Judge Esperanza “Inday” Fiel-Garcia, who have 8 children (5 sons). Pablo John is the youngest. His brother Byron, is a security consultant for the Cebu provincial government, and caught global attention in 2007 due to Thriller (viral video). His other brother, Winston Garcia, is the former manager of the Government Service Insurance System (Philippines) and the official candidate of One Cebu for Governor on May 9. [1]

Garcia's father Pablo served as governor of Cebu from 1995 to 2004 and in the House of Representatives, as the member from the Second District of Cebu from 2007-2013. Garcia's sister Gwendolyn was elected governor of Cebu in 2004 and re-elected in 2007.

Education and career[edit]

Pablo John finished elementary at the Cebu Sacred Heart School for Boys, and high school, at the University of the Philippines - Cebu High School (UP High), 1984, with Gold Medal for Journalism. At the Ateneo de Manila University, Pablo John became a Merit Scholar, in the Economics Honors Program, but he shifted to Philosophy, and graduated in 1989. In 1993, he graduated at the University of the Philippines College of Law and placed 4th in the 1994 Philippine Bar Examination with a rating of 86.5125%, as his father Pabling placed third in the 1951 bar exams, USC, 91.5%.[2]

Pablo John, in 1995, worked as managing partner of Garcia Garcia Ong Vaño, the law firm Winston established. He handled the celebrated Batas Pambansa Blg. 22 case, "Lina Lim Lao versus The Court of Appeals, et al.", G.R. No. 119178, 30 June 1997. He then served as strategist, chief legal counsel, and consultant of Gwendolyn Garcia. He writes “Breakfast at Noon,” a Cebu Daily News column and later, at Sun.Star Cebu from 1998-2005.[3]

Garcia & Garcia Law Offices (with address at 2091 Andres Abellana St., Guadalupe, Cebu City) is the law offices of Gov. Pablo P. Garcia and sons, Winston Garcia and Pablo John Garcia.[4]



Preceded by
Antonio Yapha, Jr.
Representative, 3rd District of Cebu
Succeeded by
Gwendolyn Garcia