2019 Elected SB members of Kawayan, Biliran

2019 Elected SB members of Kawayan, Biliran
2019 – 2020



Gov. Rogelio J. Espina MD., FPOA

98 Balete Drive, Quezon City
[email protected]
Provincial Address: Lomboy Village, Calumpang, Naval, Biliran

Gov. Rogelio J. Espina


Date of Birth: June 30, 1960
Place of Birth: Manila
Father: Gerardo S. Espina, Sr.
Mother: Asuncion S. Jimenez
Wife: Cecil M. Espina, MD
Children: Gerry Victor M. Espina, Gerard Roger Espina
and Gretchen Stephanie Espina


San Sebastian College
Elementary Education

San Sebastian College
Secondary Education

Far Eastern University
BS Zoology

Far Eastern University
Doctor of Medicine


Physician Licensure Board – License No. 58648 January 1, 1986
Top-notcher in Training Exam. Ist Year Level POC
Top-notcher in Training Exam. 2nd Year Level POC


Philippine Board of Orthopaedic – Diplomate
Fellow of the Philippine Orthopaedic Association
Alpha Phi Omega fraternity (Honorary Member)
Biliran Medical Society
Biliran Credit Cooperative – Chairman


Governor,  Lone District of Biliran
Biliran Provincial Government
July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022

Representative of the Lone District of Biliran
House of Representatives
July 1, 2010– June 30, 2019

Governor,  Lone District of Biliran
Biliran Provincial Government
July 1, 2001 – June 30, 2010

Orthopedic Surgeon
Biliran Province

Medical Specialist II
Department of Health -Valenzuela District
January 1, 1997 – April 1, 1998

Medical Specialist II
Department of Health- Valenzuela District
January 29, 1996 – December 31, 1996


Asean Population and Development Association (APDA) Meeting
Addressing Population Issues from a Life-Cycle Perspective
November 27-28, 2014
Tokyo, Japan

Central Asia Parliamentarian Meeting on Gender & ICPD Issues
Asia Forum of Parliamentrians on Population and Development
October 28, 2010 – October 29, 2010

2009 Asia Pacific Cities Summit
September 15, 2009 – September 17, 2009
Incheon, Korea

LPP Benchmarking on Delivery of Basic Services
August 25, 2008 – August 30, 2008

Improving the Quality of Health Services|International Health System Program, Harvard University, Boston
October 15, 2007 – October 26, 2007
Massachusetts, USA

International Executive Course on Good Urban Governance byDr. Behnam Tai, Regional Representative
February 21, 2004 – March 6, 2004

4 Year Residency Training POC Orthopedic
2 Year Residency Training AFPMC Orthopedic


Keyboard Player

Awards & Accomplishments of
Governor Rogelio J. Espina
Representative Lone District of Biliran

May 20, 2009

5th Gawad sa Makataong Pag-unlad Para sa mga Lalawigan: May Malaking Pag-angat sa Kaunlarang Pantao” from the joint collaboration of the Philippine Human Development Network, United Nations Development Program, New Zealand Agency for International Development and the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, for making Biliran the Top 2 among the provinces nationwide with the highest improvement in the “human development index” based on the Philippine Human Development Report of 2008/2009.

July 29, 2013

Rep. Espina and Governor Gerardo Espina, Jr. recipients of the award for the 2nd time “Gawad sa Makataong Pag – unlad Para sa mga Lalawigan: May Malaking Pag-angat sa Kaunlarang Pantao,” by the Human Development Network (HDN) funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The award was the result of the joint statistical research of the HDN, UNDP and National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) for the “most improved Philippine provinces” from 1997 to 2009.Out of the 80 Philippine provinces in the list, Biliran province had been easily promoted from its 44th rank in 1997 to its 13th rank in 2009, because of the combined efforts of the people of Biliran and political leaders during his administration to consistently upgrade the provincial healthcare services, educational system and infrastructure.


One of the six national finalists for the Search for Most Outstanding governors in the Philippines last 2006 for the Local Government Academy – Local Government Leadership Awards.

July 31, 2007

Sandugo Outstanding Local Government Executive Award for Five Consecutive Years and Three Times Hall of Gamer and for his outstanding support, commitment and active involvement in the promotion of voluntary blood donation for five consecutive years towards the achievement of the vision of RA 7719 known as the National Blood Services Act of 1994.

August 8, 2008

Received Huwarang Sebastino Award by the San Sebastian Alumni Association.

July 26, 2006

Sandugo Outstanding Local Government Executive Award for Four Consecutive Years for his outstanding support, commitment and active involvement in the promotion of voluntary blood donation for four consecutive years towards the achievement of the vision of RA 7719 known as the National Blood Services Act of 1994 given last July 26, 2006 at the Philippine International Convention Center at the CCP complex, Roxas Blvd. Pasay City by Sen. Richard Gordon, chairman and CEO Philippine National Red Cross, Elizabeth Arcellana-Nuqui, President-Philippine Blood Coordinating Council and Sec. Francisco Duque III, Department of Health.

October 31, 2002

Bronze Medal of Merit from the National Court of Honor of the Boy Scout of the Philippines by Sec. Gen. Carlos Escudero and National Court of Honor Chairman Binay for his meritorious service rendered to the organization.

April 23, 2015

Certificate of Appreciation for his invaluable contribution in the implementation of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs in the Lone District of Biliran from TESDA Region VIII

March 27, 2015

Certificate of Recognition of the valuable contribution and unwavering support extended to Atipolo Elementary School which contributed to the success on the implementation of different school activities and school projects for SY 2014-2015.

March 26, 2015

Certificate of Appreciation for his untethered and generous cooperation and support in the achievement of the goals of education and development of Western Biliran High School for the Arts & Culture, Tamarindo, Almeria, Biliran.

March 20, 2015

Certificate of Recognition for his active participation as Keynote Speaker during the Cabucgayan District Stakeholders’ Congress with the Theme “Senior High School Implementation Program: Stakeholders at the Helm” at Cabucgayan Municipal Gymnasium

February 25, 2015

Certificate of Recognition as Keynote Speaker during the 1st Maripipi 4-H Club with the theme “4-H Club: Leading the Youth towards Better Future at Brgy. Agutay, Maripipi, Biliran.

August 15, 2014

Plaque of Recognition for his active involvement and continued support to Barangay Loor accomplished covered court/Multi-Purpose Hall during the occasion of Annual Fiesta Celebration at Barangay Loor, Cabucgayan, Biliran.

December 18, 2014

Certificate of Recognition for the invaluable support and services rendered to the school which led to the success of all School Programs, Projects, and Goals for the school year 2014-2015 during the occasion of Pasidungog and Family Day 2014.

December 19, 2014

Certificate of Recognition of his invaluable assistance in the successful implementation of the different school programs and projects that gears towards the achievement of the goals and objectives of Caraycaray Centeral School, Naval South District, Biliran.

November 22, 2014

Certificate of Recognition for his exemplary support and outstanding performance that contributed to the success of the Biliran Provincial Athletic Meet held last Nov. 20-22, at Naval Central School Ground, Naval, Biliran. Given by the DepEd Division of Biliran.

November 15, 2014

Certificate of Recognition for his invaluable and huge support extended to the Municipality that contributed to the development and progress of every Cabucgayanons. Given by the Municipality of Cabucgayan during the 65th Founding Anniversary.

March 27, 2014

Plaque of Recognition in deep gratitude and appreciation for his tenacious support which promotes the vision and mission toward its advancement. Given by Cabucgayan National School of Arts and Trades (CNSAT).

February 14, 2014

Certificate of Recognition in grateful acknowledgement and appreciation for his valuable support and contribution as one of the stakeholder which greatly contributed to the improvement of the Naval Night High School. Given by DepEd Region VIII, Division of Biliran.

August 1, 2013

Certificate of Appreciation for his exemplary discussion and unselfish sharing of time and effort as Resource Speaker on Module 1:PNoy’s Social Contract on the Ground and SONA 2013 during the 2-day Newly Elected Officials Program: Jumpstarting Local Governance (Modules 1 and 2) at Marvin’s Seaside Inn, Atipolo, Naval, Biliran. Given by DILG Provincial Local Government Operations Office, Naval, Biliran.

June 05, 2013

Plaque of Appreciation House of Representatives 15th Congress for his valuable contributions to the achievements of the Fifteenth Congress in sustaining and spreading the benefits of inclusive growth to the greater number of Filipinos, and in transforming the House of Representatives into an authentic HOUSE OF THE PEOPLE.

March 16, 2013

Plaque of Recognition in deep appreciation of his devoted and valuable personal service and support to the youth development program of the Scouting Movement which contributed to a large measure in the success of the 2012 Council operations. Given by BSP Biliran Council, Naval State University Campus.

February 5, 2013

Plaque of Recognition for being a champion of the landmark RH Law for the Human Development Legislator of the 15th Congress. Given by Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development Foundation, Inc.

March 26, 2012

Plaque of Appreciation in grateful appreciation for the continued support extended to the successful implementation of the programs, projects and activities of the National Service Training Program of the Naval State University during SY 2011-2012. Given by Naval State University, Naval, Biliran.

February 17, 2012

Certificate of Appreciation for his commendable participation as Guest Speaker in this year’s JS Promenade of the Naval National High School held at Naval State University Gymnasium, Naval, Biliran.

August 5, 2011

Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of valued service in support of the various programs and projects of the different barangays in the Municipality of Caibiran Province of Biliran. Given by Liga ng mga Barangay-Caibiran Chapter.

July 18, 2011

Certificate of Appreciation for his invaluable support and contribution during the conduct of 1st Eastern Visayas Governor’s Forum on Universal Health Care. Given by Philhealth Regional Office VIII, Tacloban City.

July 16, 2011

Certificate of Appreciation of the time, talent and effort which he unselfishly shared during the 62nd Annual Fiesta Celebration at Sto. Niño Shrine de Leyte, Commonwealth, Q.C. Given by United Caibiran Association of Metro Manila, Inc.

July 12, 2011

Plaque of Recognition for his valuable services rendered as Special Guest of Honor of the International Conference Symposium on Research and Development Trends for Global Competitiveness held at Naval State University duly endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education given by Naval State University.

December 21, 2010

Plaque of Recognition for his selfless dedication and unwavering support extended that contributed to the success of the Division’s participation to the EVRAA 2010 as well as in providing the necessary financial assistance intended for the various school improvements; all invaluable contributions to the achievement of quality basic education for all. Given by DepEd Reg VIII, Division of Biliran.

October 14, 2010

Certificate of Recognition in recognition and grateful appreciation for the immeasurable support and contributions as a valuable partner in the attainment of the University Status of the Naval State University per Republic Act No. 9718 and in ensuring its sustainable development and progress as a premiere State University in the Province of Biliran.

June 1, 2010

Award in recognition of his valuable contributions in the promotion of gender mainstreaming and environmental care. Given by Women Involved in Nation-Building (WIN).

February 25, 2010

Plaque of Recognition for his visionary, trailblazing and dynamic leadership in the implementation of the Micro Livelihood Program to assist agricultural and non-agricultural development projects by providing financial, management and technical assistance to farmers’ and fishermens’ organizations or cooperatives toward rural development, during his term of office from 2007 to 2010. Given by League of Provinces of the Philippines.

December 3, 2009

Certificate of Appreciation for his invaluable effort in promoting women’s health and in improving the capability of the Women’s Health Team (WHT) / BQRT in the province of Biliran. Given by Provincial Health Office in partnership with Department of Health-Eastern Visayas.

November 4, 2009

Certificate of Appreciation for the invaluable support extended in the conduct of TESDA-Biliran Jod Bridging Program for Tech-Voc Graduates held on November 4, 2009 at Cabucgayan National School of Arts and Trade, Brgy. Libertad, Cabucgayan, Biliran. Given by TESDA Biliran Provincial Office.

October 10, 2009

Certificate of Appreciation for his invaluable contribution to the success of the 13th Visayas Regional Masonic Convention. Given by Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippines Masonic District R-VIII-B, Tacloban City.

August 25, 2009

Plaque of Recognition in deep recognition and grateful acknowledgment for his exemplary contributions in giving the following: school supplies, school uniforms and free transportation to the students in the newly-opened Naval Night High School; supplementary reading materials to both elementary and secondary schools; financial assistance for the water system in Biliran Division, that have contributed to the success of DepEd Region VIII programs and projects.

August 1, 2009

Certificate of Appreciation for his unstinted support to the programs and projects of Naval National High School and his tireless dedication to the improvement of the quality of education among the youth in Biliran province.

July 30, 2009

Plaque of Appreciation for his stern commitment to further uplift the quality of education in the Province of Biliran through the province’s untiring assistance, numerous infrastructure projects and programs extended to the Naval School of Fisheries which geared towards students and community development. Given by Parents, Teachers and Employees Association of Naval School of Fisheries.

May 13, 2009

Certificate of Appreciation in grateful recognition of his invaluable and steadfast support and contribution for the successful conduct of the 2nd National Executive Conference of Regional Directress, Assistant Regional Directors and Division Chiefs of the Parole and Probation Administration, Department of Justice held on May 12-15, 2009. Given by Parole and Probation Administration, Region VIII.

May 10, 2009

Certificate of Recognition for his invaluable contribution and support to the progress of the “Seminar Workshop on 2008 New Rules in Basketball Officiating and Accrediting of Referees” given by Basketball Association of the Philippines, Biliran Provincial Chapter.

March 27, 2009

Certificate of Recognition for his invaluable support extended to the Cabucgayan Central School. Given by the Municipality of Cabucgayan.

September 25, 2008

Plaque of Recognition First Place Province of Biliran thru Naval Institute of Technology (NIT) for Best LGU Booth. Given by Regional Development Council, Eastern Visayas Region VIII.

September 7, 2008

Certificate of Recognition of his unconditional support to the organization in the success of organizational goals and objectives contributory to sustainable development to the populace of Biliran Province in celebration of the Hugpong-Lahi 1st Year Anniversary.

August 20, 2008

Plaque of Recognition for judicious allocation of Local School Board (LSB) funds for the hiring of LGU-paid teaching and non-teaching personnel; provision for the livelihood, Agriculture and Values Education (LAVE) Program; provision of Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) Program; organized the Speech Laboratory of the division; funded the distribution of Books for the Barrios; and provided equity to the Adopt-Child Trust Fund; thereby sustaining pupil-teacher motivation to attain excellence on the occasion of the 33rd Founding Anniversary of DepEd Region VIII.

March 25, 2008

Plaque of Appreciation for his invaluable support and genuine commitment to the different DepEd programs especially along sports development among the youths in Region VIII. Given by Region VIII, Candahug, Palo, Leyte.

December 6, 2007

Certificate of Appreciation for unselfishly sharing his knowledge and expertise as a Resource Speaker during the Regional Policy Forum on Adolescent Health and Youth Development. Given by Commission on Population, Region VIII.

April 2, 2006

Plaque of Recognition for invaluable support and outstanding contribution to the Youth Development Program of the Department of Education, Regional Office No. VIII, marked by his commitment to the successful conduct of the EVRAA 2006.

September 13, 2005

Plaque of Appreciation for his concern and unwavering support for the continued development of UPM-SHS students during the culmination Program of the 10th Batch Medical Clerks of the UP Manila –School of Health Sciences in Culaba, Leyte.

December 23, 2005

Award of Recognition for his untiring and valuable support to the implementation of the different programs of the Department of Interior and Local Government. Local Government of Cabucgayan and the Liga ng mga Barangays – Cabucgayan Chapter that enhanced the capabilities of the barangays and its officials that greatly uplift the living conditions of its constituents.

December 1, 2005

Award of Appreciation for the success of The Spirit of Adventure The Best of Eastern Visayas Showcase in Intramuros 2005 given by the Department of Tourism

December 21, 2004

Award of Recognition towards public service and steadfast coordinative efforts resulting to a highly effective implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) for the province of Biliran. Given by Department of Agrarian Reform Provincial Office

March 31, 2004

Plaque of Recognition from DepEd – Naval SPED Center for his invaluable contribution and support and cooperation extended to the Naval SPED Center, Naval North District, Division of Biliran which contributed to the achievement of its goal for physical improvement and quality education in the Division of Biliran.

March 20, 2004

Certificate of Appreciation for strong commitment and unwavering support to the very successful conduct of the 2004 Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA) Meet. Given by DepEd Region VIII and Governor of Leyte.

October 14, 2003

Certificate of Appreciation from Department of Justice for his invaluable and unstinting support and assistance extended to the Parole and Probation Administration Region VIII thereby contributing immensely to the attainment of Agency mission and objectives. Given this 14th day of October 2003 at Marvin’s Seaside Inn, Atipolo, Naval, Biliran Province.

September 2003

Plaque of Appreciation from DepEd for providing the financial counterpart of the TEEP School Building Program. Hiring of contractual teachers from Counterpart of the TEEP School Building Program, hiring of teacher from SEF, boosting the GinintuangMasaganangAni (GMA) rice for teachers as well as instructional materials and computers to identified school.

June 25, 2003

Certificate of Appreciation in grateful recognition for his meritorious and outstanding commitment to serve the community by providing San Pablo Elementary School all the materials needed for the water supply connections that paved the way to the realization of their long cherished dream of having water connections in every classroom to be used by all the pupils and teachers of the school. By setting the best example as an outstanding leader among his constituents in the Province of Biliran. Awarded this 11th day of May 2003 at the Provincial Capitol, Calumpang, Naval, Biliran during the occasion of the 11th Provincehood Anniversary of Biliran.

March 31, 2003

Certification of Recognition from Department of Agriculture for his highly successful implementation of the Rabies Control and Eradication Program for the past five years, resulting in a zero incidence of rabies among the dog bite victims. The strong coordination and adoption of effective strategies to control rabies have enhanced the involvement of Biliranons in the Program and have transformed them into responsible pet owners. Given this 31st day of March, 2003 at Caibiran, Biliran during the Closing Ceremony of the Rabies Awareness Month Celebration 2003.

December 23, 2002

Certificate of Appreciation for his untiring support and providing assistance to the Municipality of Biliran for an effective good local governance and service delivery to the people. Given this 23rd of December 2002 at Biliran, Biliran, Philippines.

September 20, 2002

Certificate of Appreciation from NSO – Regional Office for his invaluable support thereby making civil registration more available and accessible among the constituents in the province.

July 5, 2002

Certificate of Membership to the LEADERS FOR HEALTH PROJECT is awarded to the Province of BILIRAN. Given this 5th day of July 2002 at Ateneo Professional Schools, Rockwell Center, Makati City.

May 20, 2002

Plaque of Appreciation in recognition and appreciation for his concern to the youth and the graduates by delivering an inspiring commencement address on March 20, 2002 at Biliran National Agricultural High School. Given this 20th day of March, 2002 at Biliran National Agricultural College, Biliran, Biliran.

May 11, 2002

Certificate of Recognition for his genuine concern and wholehearted support in the conservation and protection of the environment and natural resources through the creation of “TASK FORCE KALIKASAN” that led to the apprehension of voluminous forest products and sand and gravel. His strong political will had a drastically minimized illegal activities in the province a clear indication that the level of conscious of the citizenry on the on the importance of natural resources was enhanced. Given this 11th day of May 2002 at DENR Provincial Office, Naval, Biliran.

March 2, 2002

Plaque of Recognition for invaluable support and cooperation rendered to this unit for the counter insurgency campaign in the Province of Biliran which immeasurably contributed to the overall accomplishment of the unit’s mission. Given on the 2 March 2002 at Headquarters, 43rd Infantry Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, Brgy. Hibod-Hibod, Sogod, Southern Leyte.

August 10, 2001

Plaque of Appreciation for the commendable commitment to give support and assistance to the students of naval Central School by REHABILITATING THE OVAL needed to divert the way of the transporting vehicles from passing the school plaza. Given this 10th day of August 2001 at the Naval Central School, Biliran, Philippines.


Plaque of Recognition to the Provincial Government of Biliran thru Gov. Rogelio J. Espina for maintaining its status as the Cleanest and Greenest Province in Region VIII, CY 2001. Given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Regional Office, Tacloban City.

May mokontra pa ba sa partido sa Bando Espina sa piniliay sa 2016 dinhe sa probinsya sa Biliran?

Pipila na lang ka bulan, piniliay na usab sa Mayo 2016, apan may mokontra pa ba kaha sa partido sa Bando Espina?

May mokontra pa ba sa partido sa Bando Espina sa piniliay sa 2016 dinhe sa probinsya sa Biliran?

Gerardo Sabinay Espina Sr.

Former Mayor, Kawayan, Biliran Former Congressman 10th, 11th and 12th Congress.
Was also Deputy Speaker 11th Congress, Chairman, Committee on Public Information,
10th Congress and Majority Leader, Commission on Appointments, 12th Congress
Former National Spokesperson, League of Municipalities of the Philippines
President, League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Biliran Chapter
Former Mayor, Municipality of Naval, Biliran Province,

Gerardo “Gerry” S. Espina, Sr. is a recipient of three US scholarship grants, the Smith/Mundt, Ford Foundation and Fulbright scholarships all at the same time, 1962-1964, University of Oregon, USA. A self-made man, he was a ward of Boys Town Orphanage as a young boy, his father having died during the Second World War. He did odd jobs to support himself through high school and college yet, was an outstanding student leader, scholar and campus journalist.

Well known all over Metro Manila where he was a tri-media journalist and where he was elected in 1971 and 1978 as Manila Constitutional Convention delegate and Assemblyman respectively, he decided to relocate to Biliran province in 1994 when Biliran, his birthplace and a former sub-province of Leyte province, became a regular province in 1992.

He therefore holds the distinction of being the first elected Congressman of Biliran and perhaps the only one who has experienced representing in the Legislature an urban and a rural constituency. In the nine years that he was in congress, he was well respected and admired as an eloquent and articulate speaker and a very effective debater. In the words of Mayor Sonny Belmonte of Quezon City who was a colleague of Gerry for several years “Gerry is the only one in Congress I know who delivers eloquent speeches without codigo”, a quotation from an item which appeared in the Philippine Free Press.

In the province of Biliran, most of the national circumferential and cross country roads were cemented when he became congressman of the province. All barangays practically were given electricity; 234 school rooms were built all over the province. Also, all 132 barangay roads became mostly concrete, a total of 104.220574 Km.

Hundreds received college scholarships; one in fact finished medicine and is now in the U.S., the daughter of Mr. Apolinario Gervacio.

As a member of the Interim Batasang Pambansa from 1978-1984 and its Assistant Majority Leader, then President Marcos who had a keen sense of getting brilliant minds to join his executive team, also appointed Gerry as concurrent Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry, Minister of State for Labor, Administrator of EPZA now PEZA, and member of the Presidential Special Committee on Government Reorganization.

Presently three of his children are elected officials of Biliran province while his eldest son is the City Auditor of the City of Pasay. A daughter is an ortho dentist who has a dental clinic in Burbank, California, USA for about 20 years now while also operating a clinic at the 2nd Floor, Vira Mall, Greenhills, San Juan hence, she travels to and from Los Angeles, USA several times a year.

Whom would you vote for mayor of Naval in 2016?

The race for the 2016 mayoralty post in Naval is the most colorful and exciting since the term of office of Mayor Susan V. Parilla will already end in 2016.

BI has conducted an early survey on possible mayoralty candidates in Naval for 2016 to give the Navalenos an ample time to think and discern of whom to put as new mayor of Naval after Mayor Susan V. Parilla will step down in 2016.

Whom would you vote for mayor of Naval in 2016?

DISCLAIMER: This is not a scientific poll.


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