Roberto Cajes

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Roberto Castaño Cajes
Mayor, Trinidad, Bohol
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2013
Preceded by Judith Cajes
Succeeded by Judith Cajes
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Bohol's Second District
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Erico B. Aumentado
Succeeded by Erico B. Aumentado
Provincial Board Member, Province of Bohol
In office
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2001
Personal details
Born (1950-08-10) August 10, 1950 (age 65)
Trinidad, Bohol, Philippines
Political party Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats
Spouse(s) Mayor Judith del Rosario Cajes
Religion Roman Catholic

Roberto C. Cajes (born October 8, 1950) is a Filipino politician. A member of the Lakas-CMD Party, he has been elected to three terms as a Member of the House of Representatives, representing the Second District of Bohol. He first won election to Congress in 2001, and was re-elected in 2004 and 2007. His daughter is Jane Censoria Cajes Yap.

Biography[edit]

As a former priest, he worked as a Priest at the Immaculate Concepcion Parish in Baclayon, Bohol; St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Jagna, Bohol; and St. Anthony de Padua Parish in Sikatuna, Bohol. Cajes served as a Chaplain at the Knights of Columbus Parish in Tagbilaran, Bohol. He worked at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary and University of Bohol in Tagbilaran City as a professor. He then became an attorney-at-law in Roberto Cajes Law Office in Talibon, Bohol. From 1992 to 1995, he served as the Provincial Board Member, and then again from 1998 to 2001.

He finished his magisterial and doctoral degrees and completed the Bachelor of Laws at the Holy Name University (Divine Word College of Tagbilaran).

A lawyer by profession, Cajes had served as a member of the Provincial Board of Bohol from 1992 to 2001. During his first term as congressman, Cajes, who was a neophyte, earned the respect of his colleagues that lead to his seat as Senior Vice Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Telecommunications, a seat that is rarely given to neophyte solons.

In his second term, Cajes became the Chairman of the Ethics Committee. During his chairmanship, the committee had caught media mileage as it delved into national issues that shook the country and even affected its economic activity to include the controversial alleged wealth of the first family in a German Bank.

Cajes led the investigation team to Germany to conduct a probe on the allegations against the first family. His leadership in the committee has paved the way for a fair and impartial resolution of said case.

Today, Cajes is the first Boholano congressman to become member of the House of Representative Electoral Tribunal (HRET). This tribunal hears and decides election contests and protests.

In his service to the people he has attained multiple achievements such as: one of the most Outstanding Neophyte Congressman of the 12th Congress; a Legislator par Excellence of the year 2002; awarded by the Philippines Media Enforcers, Inc. as Congressman of the Year; Public Servant of the Philippines for 2002; and the Development of the Filipino Youth Inc. as an Outstanding Congressman of the year 2002.

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House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Erico B. Aumentado
Representative, 2nd District of Bohol
2001–2010
Succeeded by
Erico B. Aumentado