Victor Sumulong

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Victor "Vic" Sumulong
Mayor of Antipolo City
In office
June 30, 2007 – January 6, 2009
Preceded by Angelito Gatlabayan
Succeeded by Danilo O. Leyble
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Antipolo's 2nd District
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2007
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Angelito C. Gatlabayan
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Antipolo's Lone District
In office
June 30, 1998 – June 30, 2004
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position abolished[1]
Personal details
Born (1946-05-19)May 19, 1946
Antipolo, Rizal
Died January 6, 2009(2009-01-06) (aged 62)
Makati City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party NPC (1998–2009)
KAMPI (2007–2009)
Spouse(s) Michelle J. Sumulong (deceased)
Profession Politician

Victor R. Sumulong (May 19, 1946 – January 6, 2009) was a Filipino politician.

Sumulong was the son of Lorenzo Sumulong, who served in the Philippine Senate for 21 years and once famously provoked Soviet Union premier Nikita Khrushchev to bang his shoe at the United Nations. He was married to Michelle Jalandoni-Sumulong, with whom he had three children.

Education[edit]

Sumulong received his elementary education at De La Salle College and his high school education at the Ateneo de Manila. He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in political science in 1968. Sumulong obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1973, and subsequently from the same university, a Master of Laws degree.

As a student, Sumulong was elected to the university student councils of both the Ateneo de Manila and the University of the Philippines.

Political career[edit]

He worked in private practice, then was named Assistant Secretary for the Department of Local Government and Community Development by President Ferdinand Marcos in 1975.[2] From 1992 to 1996, Sumulong served as Undersecretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government under the administration of President Fidel Ramos.[2]

Sumulong was elected as a congressman of Antipolo from 1998 to 2004 and a congressman of 2nd District of Antipolo City from 2004 to 2007. He was elected Mayor of Antipolo City in 2007 and served until his death on January 6, 2009 due to multiple organ failure resulting from diabetes.[3]

Affiliations[edit]

Among Sumulong's affiliations were as a member of the Couples for Christ and the Hamaka Lions Club of Antipolo City. He was also a member of the Sigma Rho fraternity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antipolo City was divided into two congressional districts on December 22, 2003 by virtue of RA 9232, electing two representatives beginning in 2004.
  2. ^ a b "Sumulong, Victor: Personal Information". I-Site.ph. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  3. ^ Tarra Quismundo (2009-01-06). "Antipolo mayor dies". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
House of Representatives of the Philippines
Preceded by
Newly-created
Congressman, 2nd District of Antipolo City
1998–2007
Succeeded by
Angelito Gatlabayan
Political offices
Preceded by
Angelito Gatlabayan
Mayor, Antipolo City
2007–2009
Succeeded by
Danilo Leyble