2. Toby Tiangco
• Tobias Renald Marcelo Tiangco (born November 21, 1967) is a
Filipino businessman and politician currently serving as
congressman for Navotas' lone district since 2022, position he
previously held from 2010 to 2019. He was also the Mayor of
Navotas for several times.
3. Personal life
• 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. His father is a second cousin of the broadcaster Mel
Tiangco. He helped his parents by working at the early age with his
brother, John Rey.
• Tiangco attended primary and secondary education at Xavier
School in San Juan and later graduated with a Bachelor's
degree in Management from Ateneo de Manila University in 1989.
4. • He worked as the Assistant Operation Manager at the Engineering
& Maintenance Department of Trans-Pacific Journey Fishing
Corporation from 1991 to 1994 and was promoted to General
Manager in 1994 and Executive Vice President in 1996. Tiangco
also worked as the chief executive officer of Pacific Tomich
• Tiangco married Michelle Romuáldez Yap and together they have a
son nicknamed Tommy.
5. Political career
• Vice Mayor of Navotas (1998; 1999–2000)
• Tiangco first sat as the vice mayor of the then-municipality
of Navotas in early 1998. On June 30, 1998, Tiangco ascended as
mayor due to an electoral protest against Mayor Cipriano
Bautista but became vice-mayor again on February 1, 1999.
6. Mayor of Navotas (2000–2010; 2019–
• On May 12, 2000, Mayor Cipriano Bautista died, resulting in
Tiangco's second accession as mayor until June 30, 2001. Tiangco
ran for a fresh term with running mate Lutgardo Cruz, but Patrick
Joseph Javier, an independent, won the vice-mayoral seat.
7. • In 2004, Navotas was awarded as the “Cleanest Municipality of
NCR”, and Tiangco remained mayor of Navotas until 2010. He also
founded Partido Navoteño in the same year. He focused on the
issues of garbage, and the beatification of Navotas City Hall. In
2007, Navotas was converted into a city, resulting in Tiangco
becoming the first City Mayor. His brother John Rey succeeded him
following the 2010 elections.
8. • Being barred for reelection in congress, he ran for Mayor of
Navotas in 2019. He was successful, defeating 2nd district
councilor Dan Israel Ang by a wide margin. Tiangco succeeded his
younger brother, John Rey, who in turn took his vacated seat as
representative for the lone district of Navotas. He was in-charge of
the Navotas city government during the COVID-19 pandemic. He
donated his salary from April 2020 to the end of his term in June
2022 worth almost ₱3.3 million to families who are not part of the
national government's emergency subsidy program.
9. Congressman (2010–2019; 2022–
• Tiangco ran for Congress unopposed and assumed office on June
30, 2010, as the first representative of Navotas's at-large
congressional district. As congressman, he gave scholarships to
900 Navoteños, and ensured free medical treatment major
hospitals with his Medical Assistance Ordinance. He also initiated
subsidised housing projects in Barangay Tanza.
10. • In 2012, Tiangco served as a state witness at the impeachment
trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. Tiangco
joined United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and later became party
president. In 2013, he sought for a second term and won with
70.05% of votes, defeating Rico de Guzmán, a former balút vendor.
11. • Tiangco ran for a third and final term in 2016 and won. In July 2016,
Tiangco left and resigned as party president of UNA over a House
minority leadership row and became part of the independent
minority in the House of Representatives until his term ended in
• Tiangco once again ran for Congressman and switched places with
his brother John Rey in 2022 and elected in a landslide victory.
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4.^ Cepeda, Mara (July 26, 2016). "Tiangco leaves UNA over minority
leadership row". Rappler. Retrieved February 9, 2023.