Ramon Naval Guico

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Ramon Guico, Jr.
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Ramon Guico, Jr.
Chairman of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines
In office
Mayor of Binalonan, Pangasinan
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010
Personal details
Born (1953-12-10) December 10, 1953 (age 63)
Binalonan, Pangasinan
Nationality Filipino
Spouse(s) Arlyn Grace Guico
Children Mon-mon; RG; Mike; Michelle; Melissa; Patrick
Alma mater University of Baguio
Occupation Public Servant

Ramon Naval Guico, Jr. (born December 10, 1953 in Binalonan, Pangasinan) is the President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) and the current Mayor of the Binalonan. He recently launched the Ginhawa Mo, Gets (Gamot, Edukasyon, Trabaho, Serbisyo) Ko Agad Campaign which aims to strengthen the local government and provide faster and improved services to the people. He ran for Senator in the 2010 elections but lost.

He is the third child of Ramon and Vicenta, of Pangasinan and Isabela. A born entrepreneur, Ramon at age 5 and all throughout his elementary and high school was already helping her mother, “Aling Quita” in their store. He was a known student leader and was the President of his high school student council.

Ramon went to Baguio City for college and took up engineering at the University of Baguio. He met his future wife, Arlyn, a pharmacist, in the nearby town of Santo Tomas.

Business career[edit]

In the early 1970s and while newly married, Guico began poultry and hog-raising business. He then dived his business into gravel and sand by buying junk Pantranco buses to be used for transport of sand and moon. This earned him the moniker, "Magbubulok" or Junk Man by his relatives and friends. Guico then ventured into the construction business where he built dams and farm-to-market roads. In 1985, he then entered the business of health care and education, which by then was the largest business venture he had undertaken.

Political career[edit]

In 1987, Guico was appointed by President Cory Aquino as mayor of Binalonan, Pangasinan. Binalonan was a 5th class municipality when Guico took office.

Guico also served as President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines. To correct the image of LMP as nothing but a forum for mayors to socialize, Ramon used the LMP as a platform for mayors to share their practices. During his first term as LMP National President, he launched the Ang Galing mo Mayor[1] (You are the Best Mayor) Project as LMP’s serious efforts to promote innovation and excellence in local governance.

During Ramon’s second term, the LMP founded the Mayor’s Development Center (MDC),[2] a first in Philippine local government organization, and even the first in Asia.


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