2. Narciso Bravo Jr.
• Narciso "Bong" Recio Bravo Jr. is a Filipino politician, who
represents the 1st congressional district of the province
of Masbate. The district is composed of the municipalities
of Batuan, Claveria, Monreal, San Fernando, San Jacinto and San
Pascual. He was elected in 2013 as the new mayor of San
3. Personal life
• Bong Bravo was born on January 15, 1964, in Cataingan, Masbate.
His parents are Narciso G. Bravo, a former RTC judge, and Amparo
Recio-Bravo, a teacher. He took up civil engineering at Aquinas
University of Legazpi City and graduated in 1986 and passed the
PRC licensure examination on the same year. He is married
to Maria Vida Espinosa-Bravo who is the daughter of two former
representatives (Tito R. Espinosa and Vida Versoza-Espinosa).
They have 4 children.
4. Political career
• Narciso "Bong" Bravo, Jr. is a native of the Province of Masbate in
Bicol Region, Philippines. The inevitable course of his political
career came in upon the assassination of his father-in-law, the late
Rep. Tito R. Espinosa in 1995. He was elected as one of the
Provincial Board Members in 1995 and finished the term in 2004. In
2004, upon completion of her mother-in-law, Rep. Vida Espinosa's
term in Congress, he took over and completed the three-term stint
5. • Thereafter, he was elected Municipal Mayor of San Fernando in
Ticao Island from 2013 to 2016. He regained his congressional seat
in 2019 for his 4th term, and while on this spot, he was also elected
by the lower house as the Chair of the Committee on Public Order
and Safety, which is one of the most powerful committees of the
House of Representatives as this ensures safety and security of the
nation, as a whole.
• While serving in the lower chamber Bravo served different
committee membership including the vice-chair of the powerful
committee on appropriations. He is a member and the current
Secretary General of the National Unity Party (NUP).
7. • July 30, 2019 - elected CHAIR of the Committee on Public Order and Safety, House of
• July 3, 2020 - Sponsored the enacted Republic Act 11479, otherwise known as "The Anti-
Terrorism Act of 2020"
• Sponsored, co-authored RA 11549, otherwise known as "An Act Lowering the Minimum Height
Requirement for the Applicants of the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire
Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and Bureau of
Corrections (BUCOR), was signed May 26, 2021
• To date :
• -- Two (2) Legislative measures enacted into law -- acted on sixty five (65) House Bills --
drafted nine (9) Substitute Bills -- prepared ten (10) Committee Reports of which four (4) were