Toby Tiangco

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Toby Tiangco
Mayor of Navotas
Assumed office
June 30, 2019
Preceded byJohn Rey Tiangco
In office
May 12, 2000 – June 24, 2010
Preceded byCipriano Bautista
Succeeded byJohn Rey Tiangco
Member of the House of Representatives for Navotas
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2019
Preceded byPost created
Succeeded byJohn Rey Tiangco
Vice Mayor of Navotas
In office
February 1, 1999 – May 12, 2000
In office
June 1, 1998 – June 30, 1998
Personal details
Tobias Tiangco

(1967-11-21) November 21, 1967 (age 51)
Manila, Philippines
Political partyIndependent (2016-present)
Other political
Lakas-CMD (2004-2007)
NPC (2004-2010)
United Nationalist Alliance (2010-2016)
Partido Navoteño
ResidenceNavotas West, Navotas
Alma materAteneo de Manila
Professionpolitician, businessperson

Tobias M. Tiangco (born November 21, 1967) is a Filipino politician currently serving as the Mayor of Navotas. He also served as the congressman for Navotas' lone district from 2010 to 2019.

Early life[edit]

Tiangco was born into a middle-class family on November 21, 1967 in Manila. He is the son of Restituto B. Tiangco and Erlinda M. Tiangco. He helped his parents by working at the early age with his brother John Rey Tiangco, the present mayor of Navotas City. Tiangco had his primary and secondary education at the Xavier School and subsequently graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Management at Ateneo de Manila University. He worked as the Assistant Operation Manager at the Engineering & Maintenance Department of Trans-Pacific Journey Fishing Corporation from 1991 to 1994[1] and was promoted as the General Manager in 1994 and Executive Vice-President in 1996. Tiangco also worked as the Chief Executive Officer at the Pacific Tomich Corporation.

Political Career[edit]

Vice Mayor of Navotas (1998–2000)[edit]

Tiangco first sat as the vice-mayor of Navotas in early 1998. On June 30, 1998, Tiangco seated as the Mayor due to electoral protest to Cipriano Bautista and seated as the Vice Mayor again on February 1, 1999.

Mayor of Navotas (2000–2010)[edit]

On May 12, 2000, Cipriano Bautista died, resulting in Tiangco becoming the incumbent mayor until June 30, 2001. Tiangco ran for re-election with his running-mate Lutgardo Cruz but Patrick Joseph Javier (Ind.) won the Vice-mayoral seat. In 2004, Navotas was awarded as the Cleanest Municipality of NCR. Tiangco was still the mayor of Navotas from 2004 to 2007. He focused on the issues of garbage, and the beatification of Navotas City Hall, many were amazed by the new and improved City Hall. In 2007, Navotas become a city, resulting in Tiangco becoming the first City Mayor. John Rey Tiangco, his brother replaced him as the City Mayor in 2010 elections.

Signature in Navotas City Walk Marker

Congressman (2010-2019)[edit]

Tiangco was running unopposed and assumed office on June 30, 2010 as its first representative for the lone district of Navotas City. During his term, he gave 900 scholarships to the Navotenos. Navotenos is also free from the Major Hospitals in Manila because of his Medical Assistance Ordinance of Navotas, and built many houses for free in Tanza, Navotas.

Second and final term (2013-2016)[edit]

Tiangco joined United Nationalist Alliance and later became its party president. He faced Icoy de Guzman former Balut vendor and concluded with Tiangco won with 70.05% of votes. Tiangco served as the state witness of the impeachment trial of Renato Corona. Tiangco sought his candidacy for congress for the final term on 2016 and re-elected once again. On July 2016, Tiangco left and resigned as party president of UNA and became part of the independent minority in the House of Representatives until his term ends in 2019.

Re-election as Mayor of Navotas[edit]

After being term-limited as congressman, Tiangco once again campaigned and re-elected for another term as Mayor of Navotas City. He won against his opponent with a huge margin of votes. Tiangco is expecting to succeed his younger brother, John Rey who was the Congressman-elect for the lone district of Navotas City.